Viitorul managed to recover from the loss against ACS PoliTimişoara last weekend to claim a crucial 2-1 win over CFR Cluj.
Manager Gheorghe Hagi was pleased with the outcome of the game, but he admitted that the opponents could have certainly equalised the match for they had numerous chances over the course of 90 minutes.Viitorul have been in dominant force in the Romanian league this season and they are only four points behind leaders Steaua Bucharest.
Even though there is still a long way to go, the presence ofHagi could motivate the team towards a title challenge.
The possibilities of being in the hunt for the title took a hit after the shock 1-0 loss againstACS PoliTimişoara in the previous match. A team at the bottom of the table, ACS PoliTimişoara managed to resist all the attacks from the away team in order to hang on to the win.
This turned out to be the first defeat suffered byViitorul since the middle of August. Hagi managed to get the team back to winning ways quickly, as a 2-1 win overCFR Cluj helped reduce the deficit at the top of the table to four points.
Both goals scored by the home team came from penalties withIancu and Chitu converting while Bud came up with a late goal that threatened a comeback from the away team. “We knew we meet the best team, have scored more goals and received little. We must admit that we have been lucky, they had chances, they score and the second goal. We played well in the first half, the second half not I wanted to play. the team last year was more technical, we had several tens. the year that has more strength and speed,” said Hagi.