CONSTANțA. CFR Cluj was ultimately too much to handle for SSC Farul with the goal of E. Krasniqi (49′), Cristian Manea (59′ pen) and C. Petrila (77′). SSC Farul was definitely superior in terms of ball possession (61%).
The match was played at the Stadionul Farul stadium in Constanța on Monday and it started at 8:00 pm local time. The referee was Istvan Kovacs with the collaboration of Vasile Marinescu and Mihai Ovidiu Artene. The 4th official was Marian Alexandru Barbu. The weather was cloudy. The temperature was quite cold at 0.6 degrees Celsius or 33.1 Fahrenheit. The humidity was 80%.
SSC Farul had a strong ball possession 61% while CFR Cluj was struggling with a 39% ball possession.
Attitude and shots
CFR Cluj had a more offensive attitude with 64 dangerous attacks and 10 shots of which 4 were on target. This is one of the reasons why CFR Cluj won the match.
SSC Farul shot 5 times, 2 on target, 3 off target. Talking about the opposition, CFR Cluj shot 10 times, 4 on target, 6 off target.
SSC Farul received 4 yellow cards (Louis Munteanu, Dragos Nedelcu, Dragos Nedelcu and Carlo Casap). On the opposite side, CFR Cluj received 2 yellow cards (Cristian Manea and Andrei Burca).
After this contest, SSC Farul will stay with 45 points to hold in the 2nd place. On the other side, CFR Cluj will have 47 points to hold in the 1st place.
In the next match in the Liga 1, SSC Farul will host Universitatea Craiova on the 6th of February with a 4-1 head to head record in favor of Universitatea Craiova (0 draws).
CFR Cluj will host FCSB on the 5th of February with a 14-11 head to head record in favor of FCSB (21 draws).
SSC Farul – Formation
SSC Farul started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
The manager Gheorghe Hagi decided to play with the following team: Mihai Marian Aioani, Ionuț Justinian Larie, Kévin Gnonher Boli, David Enagnon Kiki, Andrei Viorel Artean, Dragoș Ionuț Nedelcu, Tudor Cristian Băluţă, Constantin Grameni, Denis Alibec, Alexi Pitu and Louis Munteanu.
The home team had on the bench: Alexandru Buzbuchi, Andrei Sebastian Borza, Adrian Mazilu, Dan Sirbu, Kevin Grobry Doukoure, Vlad Călin Morar, Rolandas Baravykas, Carlo Roberto Casap and Enes Sali.
SSC Farul made 5 changes: Dragos Nedelcu for Dan Sirbu (46′), David Kiki for Andrei Borza (55′), C. Grameni for Carlo Casap (64′), Louis Munteanu for Vlad Morar (64′) and Alexi Pitu for E. Sali (78′).
CFR Cluj – Formation
CFR Cluj started with a aggressive line-up (4-3-3).
Dan Vasile Petrescu played with: Simone Scuffet, Christopher Braun, Andrei Andonie Burcă, Cristian Marian Manea, Jefferson Yuri de Sousa Matias, Bismark Adjei-Boateng, Lovro Cvek, Karlo Muhar, Ermal Krasniqi, Daniel Birligea and Emmanuel Damoah Yeboah.
The following players were sitting on the bench: Claudiu Petrila, Cristian Emanuel Bălgrădean, Cephas Malele, Anton Maglica, Bogdan Ionuț Țîru, Rangelo Janga, Ovidiu Ștefan Hoban, Mihai Cătălin Bordeianu and Rareș Cristian Bălan.
CFR Cluj made 5 changes: D. Bîrligea for C. Petrila (46′), Emmanuel Yeboah for R. Janga (67′), Cristian Manea for Bogdan Tiru (85′), Lovro Cvek for Ovidiu Hoban (89′) and E. Krasniqi for Anton Maglica (90′).
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Liga 1.