FC Viitorul and FC Voluntari begin their adventure in the League 1 play-out on Saturday February 29th starting from 5:30 pm (Romanian time) at Viitorul stadium, the match being broadcasted live by Digi Sport 1 and Look Sport HD.
For Viitorul Constanta this experience represents something new. Gheorghe Hagi's boys were used to the top year after year and qualification for the European Cup qualifiers. Now, however, they are obliged to play out and avoid relegation. Only one victory has won Viitorul since the restart of the championship, a 2-1 tormented at Politehnica Iasi. Then, however, they were defeated by Univeristatea Craiova at home that being only the beginning of the decline. A later round, Gheorghe Hagi's team drew white at CFR Cluj and seriously complicated their situation and in the last round of the regular season they were unable to score on home soil with Academica Clinceni being thus condemned to the play-offs.
If for Viitorul this play-out is a real disaster the guests are used to fighting year after year until the last stage to avoid relegation, which they will also do now. The winter transfers of Eric, Tudorie or Pascanu changed the face of the team, and now Voluntari looks excellent Mihai Teja managing to biphase with ilfoveni three wins in three stages in the end of the regular season.
Volunteers start the play-out from the last position of the leaderboard. The guests have 10 points gathered, but are only 3 lengths away from the rescue. On the other side, Viitorul is in first place in the play-offs, with 20 points accumulated. Although the situation is not worrying at the moment, a defeat by the constants would put them in grave danger.
An interesting duel is looming, with occasions on both sides.
Probable team Viitorul: (4-1-2-1-2)
C?buz -Boboc, Mladen, Ghi??, De Nooijer – Artean - Matei, Cristi Ganea - Iancu - Rivaldinho, G. Ganea
Coach: Gheorghe Hagi
Subs: Buzbuchi, Dussaut, Dulca, Iacob, Ciobanu, Vlad Achim, Chi?u
Probable team FC Voluntari: (4-2-3-1)
Cojocaru - Kocic, Achim, Pa?canu, Strun? – Pablo, Gorobsov - Gheorghe, Eric, C?p??ân? – Simonovski
Coach: Mihai Teja
Subs: Râmniceanu, Arma?, Belu Iordache, Laidouni, Sanoh, Tudorie,?îr?