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Dinamo wins Romanian Cup

After a 1-0 victory in the Romanian Cup final in football, Dinamo has the same number of trophies as Rapid, both teams boasting 13 cups of Romania. The only goal of the game was scored in minute 58 by defender Adrian Scarlatache.

Dinamo wins Romanian Cup
Photo: Reuters.

Articol de Ionuţ Dragu, 26 Mai 2012, 10:46

Dinamo Bucharest has won the Romania Cup in football, Timişoreana, after defeating in the final Rapid Bucharest with 1-0 (0-0) Wednesday evening, on the National Arena.

The only goal was scored by defender Adrian Scarlatache in minute 58, with the head, after a corner made by Alex Curtean.

This is the 13th Cup won by the Dinamo, which thus fast equals Rapid.

It is also the first trophy won by Dinamo in the last five years, after winning the 2007 championship and last year losing the Cup final to Steaua.

The team with the most cups of Romania is Steaua, which won 21 cups.

The first great opportunity of the match was signed by Dinamo forward Marius Niculae, but his shot sent the ball near the goal in the minute 15.

Rapid replied shortly after, but Surdu and Deac have both missed from Dinamo’s square.

The last clear position before the break was the shot on the long corner of Curtean rejected by Coman, in minute 40.

After the break, Dinamo opened the scoring by Adrian Scarlatache, which marked with the head after a corner executed by Curtean in minute 58.

From this moment Dinamo did not matter in the attack and Rapid urged continuously, missing some great opportunities. Herea repeated with the head in minute 65, then Naumovski rejected Deac's shot in 75th minute.

Pancu sent the free kick just over the cross in minute 79, and Deac, in the 86th minute and Ioniţă, one minute later, were blocked in extremis within the square of Dinamo.

The match was preceded by impressive choreography of the two galleries, huge banners with the colors of both teams were stretched on the grass and giant balloons with logos of the two bands floating above the ground.

The national team also attended the match, met for friendlies with Switzerland and Austria.

Djakaridja Kone, the Romanian Cup final man

Kone Djakaridja, the Ivorian midfielder from Dinamo Bucharest, was named the best player of the Romanian Cup final of football-Timişoreana.

Kone, the International from Burkina, received from the official sponsor of the competition an impressive trophy, a huge football boot.

The former International of Rapid, Rică Răducanu, gave the medals for the team from Giulesti, the former Dinamo International Ionel Augustin awarded the players of the winner team, while Mircea Sandu, the Romanian Football Federation President, presented medals to referees Brigade in Italy, headed by the referee Daniele Orsato .

“This night saved the season”

The executive president of FC Dinamo, Cristian Borcea, said Wednesday evening that Dinamo managed to save the season, after they have won the Romanian Cup to Rapid.

“It is a very important cup, a trophy won after four years of drought. This night saved the season. The first happy evening after four years, "said Cristi Borcea.

Dinamo shareholder, Dragoş Săvulescu, agrees with Borcea, but he believes that is a big regret not winning the title.

"It's a happy evening when I received the first trophy after many years. I think now the season is saved.

"It is a great regret, however, not winning the title. Bonetti was staying anyway; he was not appointed coach for a few weeks. I liked the tonight's determination, although the game was not attractive," said Dragoş Săvulescu.

“Rapid stands with head up"

The coach Răzvan Lucescu said Wednesday night after the Romanian Cup final, that the Rapid team has two regrets, that he was fooled at the corner from which marked Dinamo and that failed to score, but he is proud to be out with the head up from this confrontation.

"Finals are always won and we unfortunately lost it. The others are happy. I experienced fantastic moments when I won this cup. It's the first time I lose as a coach.”

"I congratulate Dinamo because it won and showed great spirit of sacrifice, but I honestly do not criticize them because the boys played football amazingly, honoured the football and they were those who controlled the game and ran continuously.

"We have though two regrets this evening; we were fooled at the corner from which Dinamo scored and that we have failed to adhere to the big opportunities we had. But at least we have pride to be left with the head up from this confrontation.

"Roman has played great; I do not know if Rui Duarte would have done it better. We also remain with the impression of playing a very good match. The players are sad too, but that's it, you cannot always win" Lucescu said.

"Dinamo did not play better than Rapid, but deserved the victory"

LPF chairman, Dumitru Dragomir, said immediately after the Romanian Cup final that Dinamo did not play better than Rapid in the final but it deserved to win the trophy, because it scored.

"Kone deserved to be named the best player of the final. They should keep him; I would give myself some money out of the pocket just to stay in our league.

"Scarlatache did not three bad parties in the last three years, but he was not suffered for he was the child of a big boss.

"Dinamo did not play better than Rapid, but worth the victory. They scored, that's football.

"Rapid played not bad at all, but Dinamo deserves the victory. This thing with the beautiful game began to disappear. I've seen, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Bayern have not taken anything, although they played well," said Dumitru Dragomir to a television.

Asked to comment that fans attending the National Arena chanted against him, Dumitru Dragomir said humorously that "only to figures the world cries, not to litter."

Cristian Borcea: “A trophy obtained after four years of drought”

Răzvan Lucescu: “It's the first time I lose the Romanian Cup as a coach”

Translated by Alexandra-Diana Mircea
MTTLC, Bucharest University

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