CFR Cluj - Petrolul PloiestiFootball - Romania - Liga I.
CFR Cluj won their first game in this calendaristic year, 1-0 away from home against Pandurii-Targu Jiu, the winning goal was scored in the injury time by the italian Felice Piccolo with a header. Anyway, their game isn't impressive in 2014, while the situation at the club it's still uncertain and the owner is thinking about retirement. Defenders Cadu and Camore are back in the squad after suspension. Another defender, Ionut Rada it's suspended, while Sulley Muniru si Robert Maah are injured, all 3 are decent players, but not key players, but if I'm thinking well they don't have an essential player in this season like in the last seasons.
On the other hand, Petrolul it's still searching their first win under new manager, Razvan Lucescu. He came on the bench of Petrolul 4 games ago and all games were draws. Also, Petrolul didn't looks great in this days, but they have a better group of players than CFR and they are more motivated to win games. The situation it's more stable here and one of the best player of the team, Juan Angel Albin extended his contract with Petrolul in this week. Two key players are out for this game, Alcenat and Mutu, while the good offensive midfielder, Teixeira is back in the squad after suspension.
I still remember a game between CFR Cluj vs a squad managed by Razvan Lucescu, Rapid, and the team Bucharest trashed CFR with 5-0. Razvan Lucescu prepare very well this kind of games and Petrolul is in a good position to win this game, especially as CFR hasn't a great season and they aren't the team who won the title some years ago.