1988 Cupa României Final

The 1988 Cupa României Final was the 50th final of Romania's most prestigious football cup competition. The match was between Steaua București and Dinamo București, and was won by Steaua București. It was the club's 16th cup, but later in 1990 Steaua gave back the trophy because it was won unfairly.[1][2]

1988 Cupa României Final
Event1987–88 Cupa României
Date26 June 1988
Venue23 August, Bucharest
RefereeRadu Petrescu (Brașov)
Attendance45,000
1987
1989

Route to the finalEdit

Steaua București

Round of 32 Voinţa București 0–3 Steaua București
Round of 16 Maramureş Baia Mare 1–3 Steaua București
Quarter-finals Steaua București 2–1 Universitatea Craiova
Semi-finals Steaua București 3–1 Sportul Studenţesc București

Dinamo București

Round of 32 Montana Sinaia 1–2 Dinamo București
Round of 16 Dinamo București 4–1 Progresul Brăila
Quarter-finals Dinamo București 4–2 Corvinul Hunedoara
Semi-finals Dinamo București 4–2 Victoria București

BackgroundEdit

The goal scored by Balint was annulled because of offside, at the signaling of assistant referee George Ionescu. Steaua retired from the field after the command of Valentin Ceaușescu, the son of president Nicolae Ceaușescu, but the Romanian Football Federation offered the Cup to Steaua București. In 1990, Steaua renounced the trophy because it was won unjustly.

The match was interrupted in 90th minute at the score 1–1, because the goal scored by Steaua was cancelled for the offside. In the end, the final was 2–1 for Steaua, but the team renounced the trophy.

Match detailsEdit

Steaua București2–1Dinamo București
Lăcătuș   27'
Balint   90'
Report Răducioiu   87'
Attendance: 45,000
Referee: Radu Petrescu (Brașov)
GK 1   Gheorghe Liliac
DF 2   Ștefan Iovan
DF 4   Adrian Bumbescu
DF 6   Miodrag Belodedici
DF 3   Iosif Rotariu
MF 8   Lucian Bălan
MF 5   Tudorel Stoica (c)
MF 11   Gheorghe Popescu
MF 10   Gheorghe Hagi
FW 7   Marius Lăcătuș
FW 9   Victor Pițurcă   52'
Substitutions:
FW 12   Gabi Balint   52'
Manager:
  Anghel Iordănescu
GK 1   Dumitru Moraru
DF 3   Iulian Mihăescu   46'
DF 4   Mircea Rednic
DF 6   Ioan Andone
DF 2   Ioan Varga
MF 5   Dănuț Lupu
MF 8   Ioan Lupescu
MF 10   Dorin Mateuț
MF 11   Costel Orac   82'
FW 9   Rodion Cămătaru
FW 7   Claudiu Vaișcovici
Substitutions:
DF 12   Lică Movilă   46'
FW 13   Florin Răducioiu   82'
Manager:
  Mircea Lucescu

Match Officials

  • Assistant referees:
    •   Gheorghe Constantin
    •   George Ionescu

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Regele Fotbal | Cupa României: Istoria". Regelefotbal.ro. Archived from the original on July 7, 2014. Retrieved 2015-08-30.
  2. ^ "Lista tuturor finalelor Cupei României – Ripensia Sport Magazin". Ripensia-sport-magazin.ro. Retrieved 2015-08-30.

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