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The 1996–97 Cupa României was the 59th edition of Romania's most prestigious football cup competition.

1996–97 Cupa României
CountryRomania
ChampionsSteaua Bucureşti
Runners-upNaţional București

The title was won by Steaua Bucureşti against Naţional București.

Contents

FormatEdit

The competition is an annual knockout tournament.

First round proper matches are played on the ground of the lowest ranked team, then from the second round proper the matches are played on a neutral location.

If a match is drawn after 90 minutes, the game goes into extra time. If the match is still tied, the result is decided by penalty kicks.

From the first edition, the teams from Divizia A entered in competition in sixteen finals, rule which remained till today.

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First round properEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
29 November 1996
FC Oneşti (Div. B) 0–2 (Div. A) Steaua Bucureşti
30 November 1996
FC Brașov (Div. A) 3–0 (Div. A) Sportul Studenţesc Bucureşti
Rocar București (Div. B) 0–3 (Div. A) FC U Craiova
Dunărea Călărași (Div. B) 3–1 (Div. A) Chindia Târgoviște
Electroputere Craiova (Div. B) 0–2 (Div. A) Petrolul Ploiești
Midia Năvodari (Div. C) 1–0 (a.e.t.) (Div. A) Argeș Pitești
Petrolul Moinești (Div. B) 0–2 (Div. A) Universitatea Cluj
Viitorul Oradea (Div. C) 0–3 (Div. A) Politehnica Timișoara
Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț (Div. A) 1–0 (Div. A) Jiul Petroșani
Dacia Piteşti (Div. B) 1–2 (Div. A) Dinamo Bucureşti
Danubiana Ploieşti (Div. B) 1–2 (Div. A) Farul Constanța
CSM Reșița (Div. B) 1–0 (Div. A) Gloria Bistrița
Olimpia Satu Mare (Div. B) 3–0 (Div. A) FCM Bacău
Inter Sibiu (Div. B) 1–0 (Div. A) Rapid București
UM Timișoara (Div. C) 2–4 (Div. A) Oțelul Galați
ASA 1962 Târgu Mureș (Div. B) 1–3 (Div. A) Naţional București

Second round properEdit

Quarter-finalsEdit

Semi-finalsEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
21 May 1997
Naţional București 2–1 Dinamo Bucureşti
Steaua Bucureşti 2–1 FC U Craiova

FinalEdit

Steaua Bucureşti4 – 2Naţional București
S.Ilie   2'5'30' (pen.)
Ciocoiu   86'
Report Dună   10'
Petre   89'
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Sorin Corpodean (Ocna Mureș)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lista tuturor finalelor Cupei României - Ripensia Sport Magazin". ripensia-sport-magazin.ro. Retrieved 2015-10-21.

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