Otelul - ConcordiaConcordia Chiajna although they eliminated last year Steaua from the cup, that match was special. Robert Nita, Steaua's actual second goalkeeper, made a brilliant match, also Steaua used a squad with lost of substitutes. It was a match that also had a lot of missed chanches, it came down to a penalty shoot-out and Chiajna was more luckier.
There were also some rumors about that match was fixed, because in the championship Steaua won with 6-0 at Chiajna several months later after they were eliminated from the cup.
But, that match in which Chiajna eliminated Steaua had special circumstances : they weren't threatend with relegation, Chiajna really had a good start last year and didn't thought that they will end up to have only one victory in the last 18 matches. This is why Chiajna relegated last year, nobody thought they will have such a bad ending.
Now, things stand differently. Chiajna after they were putted back in the first division in Rapid's place, started well : 2 victories against Corona and U Cluj. But this victories aren't relevant since it was against the two most weaker teams, U Cluj is 17th with 2 points, Corona is last, with only one point.
It's true this two teams met last Monday in a 1-1 draw at Chiajna, but now things stand differently. Otelul anounced that they are interested in the cup while Chiajna, being a team that will fight to avoid relegation I doubt they want some extra matches in the Romanian Cup.
So, most probably, they will come with a lot of youngsters at Galati. Otelul will probably use some substitutes, but not so many since they want to win. Anyway, I'm sure that Chiajna will want to lose, they really aren't interested in the cup. I see a home win in 90 minutes here.
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