Europa League play-off: FC Viitorul, defeated by Red Bull Salzburg 3-1
Romanian football team FC Viitorul Constanta is almost eliminated from the Europa League competition, following the defeat Thursday evening, at home, by FC Red Bull Salzburg 3-1 (3-1) in the first round of the play-off.
Hee-Chan Hwang (2nd min.), Hannes Wolf (29th) and Munas Dabbur (31st) scored for the guests and George Țucudean (7th min.) for Viitorul.
Football legend Gheorghe Hagi, currently FC Viitorul coach, said after the match: “They were faster than us. They were on the attack, they were aggressive, faster and stronger than us. We positioned ourselves poorly in the field, they scored, that’s the reality. It was an open match, with lots of opportunities. Two teams that like to play football. The only positive thing is that we have scored and I hope that from now on we would get together and understand our mistakes. We have to go forward, however there a lots of things to be changed, otherwise we will face big problems.”
The match was played in Ovidiu, Constanta County.
FC Viitorul: 12. Victor Rîmniceanu — 21. Kevin Boli, 14. Bogdan Țîru (captain; 19. Robert Hodorogea, 46th min.), 4. Marius Constantin, 22. Cristian Ganea — 18. Dani López, 5. Sebastian Mladen, 11. Ionuț Vînă — 25. Aurelian Chițu (27. Eric De Oliveira Pereira, 72nd min.), 20. George Țucudean, 23. Alexandru Cicâldău (7. Florinel Coman, 51st min.). Coach: Gheorghe Hagi.
Red Bull Salzburg: 1. Cican Stankovic — 22. Stefan Lainer, 3. Paulo Miranda, 5. Duje Caleta-Car, 17. Andreas Ulmer — 11. Marc Rzatkowski (4. Amadou Haidara, 70th min.), 13. Hannes Wolf (18. Takumi Minamino, 81st min.), 8. Diadie Samassékou, 14. Valon Berisha (captain) — 19. Hee-Chan Hwang (21. Fredrik Gulbrandsen, 75th min.), 9. Munas Dabbur. Coach: Marco Rose