UEL 2012/13: CFR Cluj fact file

MILAN – CFR Cluj were the opponents drawn from the pots in Nyon to be pitted against Inter in the UEFA Europa League round of 32.

The side coached by Portuguese manager
Paulo Sergio are currently 5th in the Romanian
championship on 32 points, 15 points behind Liga I leaders Steaua Bucarest.
Their league record after 19 games reads: won 9, drawn 5 and lost 5.

CFR Cluj
finished third in this season’s Champions League Group H with 10 points, behind Manchester United and Galatasaray and
ahead of Braga. They won 3 games, drew 1 and
lost 2, missing out on the Champions League last 16 due to head-to-head results with Galatasaray. Here are their matches:

Braga 0-2 CFR Cluj
CFR Cluj 1-2
Manchester United
Galatasaray 1-1 CFR Cluj
CFR Cluj 1-3
CFR Cluj 3-1 Braga
Manchester United 0-1 CFR Cluj

CFR Cluj squad

Goalkeepers: 1 Mario
Felgueiras, 32 Mihai Minca, 61 Man Cristian, 44 Eduard Stancioiu, 98
Nuno Claro

Defenders: 3 Ivo Pinto, 4 Cristian
Panin, 13 Felice Piccolo, 20 Ricardo Cadu, 12 Vasile Maftei, 8 Laszlo
Sepsi, 24 Ionut Rada, 45 Mario Camora, 55 Nuno Diogo

83 Juan Carlos Martinez, 18 Adam Vass, 5 Bakary Sare, 6 Gabriel
Muresan, 7 Ciprian Deac, 15 Kisoka Kivuvu, 11 Viorel Nicoara, 16
Rafael Bastos, 22 Ioan Hora, 23 Nicolas Godemeche, 25 Luis Alberto,
26 Pedro Celestino, 28 Matteo Lignani, 31 Matias Aguirregaray, 63
Adofo Godfred, 10 Diogo Valente

Forwards: 9
Pantelis Kapetanos, 19 Sasa Bjelanovic, 17 Bus Sergiu, 62 Paun
Alexandru, 27 Ronny Carlos, 30 Rui Pedro, 88 Liviu Ganea, 99 Modou

CFR Cluj’s home:

Cluj play their home games at the Stadionul Dr. Constantin Radulescu,
a 25,000 capacity venue built in 1973. The pitch measures
105 x 60 metres.

Inter have never faced the Romanian
side in the Europa League before.

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