Sorry for the delay. I was on holiday and was unable to see the debut match against Bistrița. Not the best of starts, Poli still showing signs of old weaknesses, especially uncertainty in defense. On the other hand, Petrovic has imposed a more passing style, and it seems that Poli will remain one of the top goal scorers in the championship. The problem will be efficiency.
A balanced match, but one which was plagued by very tight refereeing. Goga managed an early goal in the 11th minute, but Bistrița scored a very quick equaliser after an excellent counter attack in the 19th minute. The match died down, with only two important moments in the rest of the first half. In a similar opportunity, Bistrița scored again about one third into the match, but the goal was ruled out, because of a slight infringement. Goga also tried a long distance shot, but without any success.
The second half started in much the same manner, until in the 70th minute, Bonfim was overtaken and provoked a penalty. Coroian scored, and at the next moment, Contra, sent in at half-time, fought with a bit too much determination for the referee, who showed him the red card after a duel with an adversary.
Luck would have it that just 3 minutes later, Magera scored from a free kick to make 2-2. The numbers were balanced when an opponent was sent off for a bad tackle, but Poli couldn't change the result, only having a goal invalidated after Tameș played the ball with his hand.
Poli: Pantilimon (5) - Sepsi (6), Cisovsky (5,5), Mera (4,5), Bonfim (5) - Poparadu (5), Alexa (5,5), Tameş (5,5), Bourceanu (5,5) - Magera (6,5), Goga (6)
Contra (2) for Poparadu (min 57)
Curtean for Bourceanu (min 75)
Axente for Tameş (min 88)