League 1: In Craiova 1948 – Academic ClinceniSunday, 3:00 p.m., Digi Sport 1
League 1: CFR Cluj – FCSBSunday, 8:30 p.m., Digi Sport 1
How does Dan Petrescu want to “concretize” his 1st place?
- CFR Cluj-FCSB will be played on Sunday 17 April and can be watched live on Digi Sport 1. Digi Mobil subscribers will also be able to watch the game on the Digi Sport app and on the digisport.ro website.
The “badger” seems tempted to send the most experienced players on the field, in order to fade the momentum of the red-blues.
The technician seems to be betting between the logs, most likely on Cristian Balgradean (34 years old), who has not defended since February 5, 2022, of the match Universitatea Craiova – CFR 1-1. In the batch it is likely to be included, as a reserve for “Pufi”, and The “giant” Karlo Letica (24 years old), once considered one of the hopes of Croatian football.
CFR Cluj – FCSB | Probable teams
CFR Cluj: Bălgrădean – Graovac, Yuri, Burcă – Susic, Deac, Boateng, Bordeianu, Camora – Omrani, Petrila
Coach: Dan Petrescu
FCSB: Tarnovanu – Ov. Popescu, I. Cristea, Miron, Radunovic – Edjouma, Șut, Olaru – I. Stoica, Fl. Tănase, oct. Popescu
Coach: Anton Petrea.
Changing the “type” defense: what formula is FCSB preparing for the derby with CFR Cluj
In the week of the match, Toni Petrea received bad news: it will not be possible to count on Paulo Viniciusdue to a medical problem.
The Brazilian defender had recently returned from another injury and had been a fundamentalist with the University of Craiova and FC Voluntari, but he will miss the duel in Cluj, according to As.ro.
Paulo Vinicius, FCSB’s “defensive pillar” this season, will be replaced by Andrei Miron in the center of defense, where the former FC Botoșani player will “couple” with Iulian Cristea.
Paulo Vinicius won’t be the only ‘typical’ FCSB defensive player this season who won’t play in Cluj. Valentin Cretu is in the same situation, replaced by Ovidiu Popescu and in the last round match with FC Voluntari, due to recent developments which leave a lot to be desired.
Ovidiu Popescu was one of FCSB’s best players from the National Arena, so he will definitely keep his place in the starting line-up in Cluj.
CFR Cluj, five points ahead of FCSB
After the fourth stage of the play-offs, the FCSB managed to get closer to the CFR by five points, thanks to the victory, 4-0, with FC Voluntari and the defeat suffered by Cluj in Craiova, 2-3.
A victory in Cluj would revive the fight to win the championship, but, at the same time, Gigi Becali recognized that even an equal would do -0 on CFR in immense champion proportion.
”If CFR defeats us, goodbye. And the equal is 95% ready. I am also afraid of the emotion of the players, but I tell them that they have no reason to be emotional. If you are a footballer, you realize that you are worth more, the difference is great in value.
If we win, it’s 50-50, because we’re in our hands, we have more value and we even tip the scales towards us, 51-49Said Gigi Becali of the Digisport League.
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