2002–03 Cupa României

The 2002–03 Cupa României was the 65th edition of Romania's most prestigious football tournament.

2002–03 Cupa României
CountryRomania
ChampionsDinamo Bucureşti
Runners-upNaţional București

Dinamo Bucureşti won the title by defeating Naţional București, 1–0.

FormatEdit

Cupa României is an annual knockout tournament. The first round of matches are played on the grounds of the lower-ranked teams; in the second round the matches are played in a neutral location. If a match is tied after 90 minutes, the game goes into extra time. If the match is still tied, the result is decided by penalty kicks. In the quarterfinals and semifinals, the winner was determined by the combined score from two matches.

First round properEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
6 November 2002
IS Câmpia Turzii (Div. B) 3–0 (Div. A) Oțelul Galați
CFR Cluj (Div. B) 1–0 (Div. A) Sportul Studențesc București
FC Oradea (Div. B) 1–1 (a.e.t.) (7–6 p) (Div. A) Gloria Bistrița
Progresul Caracal (Div. C) 0–3 (Div. A) Naţional București
Petrolul Ploiești (Div. B) 0–1 (a.e.t.) (Div. A) Steaua Bucureşti
Midia Năvodari (Div. B) 3–2 (Div. A) FC U Craiova
Unirea Focșani (Div. B) 1–0 (Div. A) Politehnica AEK Timișoara
Politehnica Iași (Div. B) 2–1 (a.e.t.) (Div. A) Ceahlăul Piatra Neamț
Laminorul Roman (Div. C) 0–3 (Div. A) Astra Ploieşti
Minerul Motru (Div. C) 2–2 (a.e.t.) (5–6 p) (Div. A) FCM Bacău
CF Predeal (Div. C) 1–6 (Div. A) Farul Constanța
FC Baia Mare (Div. B) 0–1 (a.e.t.) (Div. A) FC Brașov
CSM Reșița (Div. B) 1–3 (Div. A) Argeș Pitești
UM Timișoara (Div. B) 0–1 (Div. A) Dinamo Bucureşti
Inter Gaz București (Div. B) 0–1 (a.e.t.) (Div. A) UTA Arad
Electromagnetica București (Div. B) 1–5 (Div. A) Rapid București

Second round properEdit

Team 1  Score  Team 2
27 November 2002
Argeș Pitești 1–1 (a.e.t.) (3–1 p) Rapid București
CFR Cluj 2–1 (a.e.t.) FC Brașov
Naţional București 3–0 Midia Năvodari
Farul Constanța 2–1 FC Oradea
Unirea Focșani 0–1 Astra Ploieşti
Politehnica Iași 1–0 (a.e.t.) UTA Arad
IS Câmpia Turzii 1–3 FCM Bacău
Steaua Bucureşti 0–3 Dinamo Bucureşti

QuarterfinalsEdit

The matches were played on 12 March and 2 April 2003.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Naţional București 5–0 CFR Cluj 4–0 1–0
Politehnica Iași 1–3 Astra Ploieşti 1–2 0–1
Farul Constanța 2–3 Dinamo Bucureşti 0–1 2–2
Argeș Pitești 5–1 FCM Bacău 5–1 0–0

SemifinalsEdit

The matches were played on 23 April and 14 May 2003.

Team 1 Agg. Team 2 1st leg 2nd leg
Naţional București 5–2 Argeș Pitești 4–0 1–2
Astra Ploieşti 3–4 (a.e.t.) Dinamo Bucureşti 2–1 1–3 (a.e.t.)

FinalEdit

Dinamo Bucureşti1–0Naţional București
Tameș   30' Report
Attendance: 25,000
Referee: Alain Sars (France)


 Cupa României 2002–03 Winners 
Dinamo Bucureşti
10th title

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