Steaua and Metaloglobus, future opponent in the League 2 championship in the last stage of the regular season, the 19th, scheduled for March 12, 2022, measured their strengths on Wednesday evening, in a friendly played on the new stadium in Ghencea.
The match ended in a draw, score 2-2, after Steaua was 2-0 and received the second goal in the last minute of regulation time, after a mistake by the goalkeeper used. In the end, coach Daniel Oprița encouraged his student who made a decisive mistake in establishing the result of this match.
Liviu Băjenaru, “double” with Metaloglobus with two superb shots
Steaua started the friendly with a first “11” in which there were only two novelties, the players Andrei Zătreanu and Cezar Gherghiceanu, in rehearsals. Instead, Metaloglobus had three new “pieces” in the starting formula, Ionuț Sîrbu and George Tudoran, former at Dunărea Călărași, and Claudiu Borțoneanu, borrowed from FC Voluntari.
Despite this, of the few changes in the starting teams, Steaua, a newly promoted in League 2, controlled the game in front of a team that had the Herea brothers on the field and that fought until the last stage for access to the play. the promotion off in League 1.
Liviu Băjenaru, at 38, was more inspired than his opponent Ovidiu Herea, 36. The midfielder managed to score twice in two minutes. In the 30th minute BAJENARU he passed in front, the ball was placed behind him and the experienced midfielder fired hard, on foot, from about 19 meters in the center, near the right bar. Later, in the 32nd minute, Călințaru centered from the right of the square, the ball went over Huiban, but perfect for BAJENARU, who, climbing alone in the central area, took the lead with his belly, 16 meters, and then caught a bomb shot with his left hand directly near the right bar, with no hope for Gavrilaș, who remained motionless on the goal line.
After half an hour of the match, Steaua had to change their goalkeeper, captain Horia Iancu, after being injured. He was replaced by the young Codruț Sandu, who would eventually make a mistake. The “military” could not use the goalkeeper Raul Bălbărău, who was also injured.
Ovidiu Herea and Potecea equalized for Metaloglobus, second after a big blunder by goalkeeper Sandu
In the second half, both coaches, Daniel Oprița and Nicolae Grigore, respectively, called for several changes.
Metaloglobus came back into the game in the 60th minute, when after Sava threw from a car on the right, Covalciuc took over, passed Neacșu and centered towards the goal. Mihăescu, the one who took over the captain’s armband, missed the rejection at the short corner, and Ovidiu Herea, appeared behind the Steaua defender, put the 4-meter wide and sent to the long corner, next to the goalkeeper.
Both teams had situations to score, but the one who did it was only Alexandru Potecea, the striker entered the field in the 73rd minute. pathway (90) executed a free kick from the goal from about 33 meters slightly on the left side, on the long corner, not dangerous at all, but Codruț Sandu dropped the ball between the legs and received the equalizer in the last minute of regulation time.
It ended 2-2, and Steaua and Metaloglobus enter the last hundred meters to prepare for the start of the League 2 season, scheduled for next weekend. Metaloglobus will play on July 31, at 11:00, away at Astra, and Steaua will meet on its own field, on August 3, at 21:00, on FK Csikszereda.
Daniel Oprița: “I am especially pleased with the way they played in the first half”
After the game, Daniel Oprița was upset, but also satisfied. He also had words of encouragement for the goalkeeper Codruț Sandu, the one who blundered and allowed Metaloglobus not to leave Ghencea defeated.
“I am upset that we did not manage to win, especially since we took a goal as we took it. I don’t think there was a foul on that shot either. What can I say, I want to congratulate the child, even if he made a mistake on this ball, he was quite mature in the game, he was not scared. A mistake like this can be made by an experienced goalkeeper, so he has to get over it and I have no problem with him.
I am especially pleased with the way they played in the first half. We have to keep in mind that in the end there were some players I wanted to see, children who came in the rehearsals, maybe that’s why I got the goals, but as long as I played with the right team I controlled the game and I had good situations and some pretty good goals. I congratulate them for their attitude, considering that Metaloglobus played the first half with the base team “, said Daniel Oprița at the Steaua TV microphone.
Liviu Băjenaru: “I played a good game and that matters more”
The author of the double in this friendly, Liviu Băjenaru, was not affected by the fact that Steaua failed to win this friendly in which he led 2-0.
“We created many opportunities, we had the opportunity to score and win. That’s it, in the end it’s a friendly match, I didn’t lose with a team, I say, among the best of the series, with very good and experienced players. However, we played a good game and that matters more.
My secret is that I am still 100 percent prepared, it’s also about rest, extrasport life, I feel very good and I hope to help my team as long as I will be used “, said Băjenaru on Steaua TV.
The star: H. Iancu (captain) – Călințaru, Ov. Morariu, Mad. Mihăescu, Rob. Neacșu – Răsdan, Băjenaru, Enceanu, Zătreanu – Huiban, Gherghiceanu
Also played: C. Sandu – Buhăescu, St. Drăghici, Bactăr, M. Iordache, Văidean, Șt. Pacionel
Coach: Daniel Oprița
Metaloglobus: Gavrilaș – I. Sîrbu, D. Lung, Caramalău, Andr. Sava – Tudoran, Borțoneanu, Al. Coman, Covalciuc – Ov. Herea (cpt.), Cl. Herea
Also played: Cazan, Ed. Vraciu, Jul. Ciubotaru, Pandele, Potecea, Gafaru, Enache
Coach: Nicolae Grigore
For Steaua, this was the fifth friendly match of this summer training period, after those with Academica Clinceni (score 1-2), OFK Belgrade (score 6-0), in which he inaugurated the new stadium in Ghencea, Astra (score 3-1) and CS Smoke (score 4-0). The last test before the start of the League 2 season is scheduled for Saturday, from 11:00, also on the Steaua arena, with Unirea Constanța.
The friendly between Steaua and Metaloglobus:
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