In a thrilling match that pitted FCSB against Universitatea Craiova, Siyabonga Ngezana’s impressive performance led his team to a commanding 3-0 victory.
This victory comes at a crucial time for FCSB, as they had recently been dethroned from the top spot in the SuperLiga by CFR Cluj.
Both teams entered the match with a point to prove after suffering defeats in the previous round.
The high stakes and fierce rivalry between these two teams set the stage for an intense battle.
Siyabonga Ngezana’s Impact
FCSB started the match without key players such as Vlad Chiricheș, Florinel Coman, and Alexandru Pantea.
However, it didn’t take long for them to make their mark.
In the 13th minute, Dariu Olaru capitalised on a mistake by the Universitatea Craiova defense and opened the scoring for FCSB.
Just eight minutes later, Ngezana demonstrated his defensive prowess by thwarting an attacking move from the opposition.
This solid defensive display set the tone for the rest of the match.
Olaru proved to be a thorn in the side of the Universitatea Craiova defense throughout the match.
In the 21st minute, Olaru once again showcased his skill by scoring his second goal of the game.
This time, it was a well-executed combination with Tavi Popescu that led to the goal.
The deftness of Olaru’s finishing left the opposition helpless and added to FCSB’s lead.
Olaru’s exceptional performance highlighted the difference in quality between him and his counterpart, Mitriță, who struggled to make an impact.
Universitatea Craiova’s Struggles
Universitatea Craiova had a difficult time finding their rhythm in the match.
FCSB’s high-pressing game made it challenging for the opposition to build coherent attacking plays.
The lackluster performance from the Oltenia-based team was evident in their inability to create clear-cut opportunities.
Even when they did manage to venture into FCSB’s half, their finishing was poor.
Ivan and Mitriță, in particular, missed several chances to get their team back into the game.
FCSB continued to dominate the match in the second half.
With a comfortable lead, they took a more measured approach to the game.
This allowed Universitatea Craiova to have more possession and occasional forays into FCSB’s half.
However, FCSB’s defense remained resolute, and their control of the game from their own half ensured that Universitatea Craiova’s attempts remained futile.
The occasional counter-attacks from FCSB posed a constant threat, with Compagno coming close to extending their lead late in the game.
The Final Whistle
As the final whistle blew, FCSB emerged victorious with a convincing 3-0 scoreline.
The goals from Olaru and Radunovic, combined with Ngezana’s solid defensive performance, secured the three points for FCSB.
This win not only restores FCSB’s position at the top of the SuperLiga but also sends a strong message to their rivals.
The manner in which they dismantled Universitatea Craiova highlights the quality and determination of the FCSB team.
Here are some key statistics from the match:
- Goals: Olaru (13′, 45′), Radunovic (21′)
- Attendance: 21,304 fans
FCSB’s victory against Universitatea Craiova sets them up for an exciting seasonin thhe SuperLiga.
With Ngezana’s impressive performance and Olaru’s goal-scoring prowess, FCSB has a strong foundation to build upon.
The team will be looking to maintain their winning form and continue their dominance in the league.
On the other hand, Universitatea Craiova will need to regroup and address their shortcomings in order to bounce back from this defeat.