Pandurii-Dinamo B.Two teams heading into different directions: locals are having one of their best period of their history, while Dinamo one of the worst. Locals managed to qualify in EL group stages, performed a small miracle i would say, after losing first leg 0-1 with Braga, so they were forced to win in Portugal and they have played a smart game and did it in extra time. This team is totally different from last season, they did sold some good players but they have a smart coach and they did brought some solid back-ups and they will look again to challenge of euro-spots. Start of the season was decent enough although the EL distraction made them lose some points, since they do not have such a wide squad, but they remain a very good home team, lost only to Astra this season, but Durii didnt played bad in first half. They have playmaker Eric in good form, while striker Matulevicius looks like scoring also for NT of Lithuania lately. They took attacker Rubio on loan from Sporting.
Dinamo struggles finanicially big time and they are forced to use second hand players with low contracts and promote youngsters. They looked very mediocre so far, even disapointing i would say, winning only 2 games, against unmotived Vaslui and poor U Cluj, but game with U Cluj could have had another story if Cluj attackers would have scored from their 3 huge chances which they had at 0-0 in first 20 minutes. Dinamo struggled as visitor so far, although they had an easy schedule with trips at newly promoted Timisoara and Corona and also an easy game at Viitorul, but they couldnt won a single one of them, being rather inferior to Viitorul and also Corona managed to cause them real issues in first half, so yea the level of this Dinamo is really poor this days. They did managed to sign a senegalese attacker and to bring back Tucudean from Standard but i doubt that will be enough.Reality is that Pandurii is much stronger at this moment, they are having a good season and should have enough weapons to punish a weak Dinamo defense.