Football can be easy, when everything is in place. An instant opener, in the first minute of the match, which turned into a quickfire double three minutes later and no worries left in the world.
Magera opened the score with a great lob, before he assisted Chiacu for the second. The Czech international scored again at the beginning of the second half, missed a couple of one on ones later on, before Alexa and Bonfim aided Goga to a double. Magera insisted on staying in the limelight, as he offered another brilliant pass to Chiacu in the 90th minute, to call it game, set, match.
A really enjoyable night in Timisoara, despite the freezing weather, and hopefully something to build on in view of the upcoming three super-matches (Anderlecht, CFR Cluj and Steaua). It's clear we'll need a determined performance to take the most out of the three matches.
You can find the goals by looking through the fanatik archive.
Poli: Pantilimon (6) - Maxim (5), Nibombe (6), Scutaru (5,5), Bonfim (6) - Curtean (5), Vrsic (6), Bourceanu (5,5), Chiacu (7) - Goga (6,5), Magera (8)
Art. Karamyan (6,5) for Curtean (min 45)
Alexa (6,5) for Bourceanu (min 60)
Stancu (5,5) for Maxim (min 64)