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Rapid stunned by Otelul

Published: Thursday 18 March 2004, 10.16CET
League champions AFC Rapid Bucuresti were knocked out the Romanian Cup by CS Otelul Galati.

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Published: Thursday 18 March 2004, 10.16CET

Rapid stunned by Otelul

League champions AFC Rapid Bucuresti were knocked out the Romanian Cup by CS Otelul Galati.

The major shock of the Romanian Cup quarter-finals was champions AFC Rapid Bucuresti's elimination at the hands of CS Otelul Galati.

Non-stop attacking
Trailing 2-0 from the first leg, Rapid attacked almost non-stop but only managed one goal, through Valentin Badoi in the 73rd minute, and were knocked out 2-1 on aggregate.

Holders through
Elsewhere, cup holders FC Dinamo Bucuresti beat FC Petrolul Ploiesti 2-1 to secure a huge 9-2 aggregate win while a 1-0 win for FC Arges-Dacia Pitesti against FC Apulum Unirea secured a 5-0 overall victory.

Golden goal
Finally, FC Gloria 1922 Bistrita overcame FC Politehnica AEK Timisoara courtesy of a 112th-minute golden goal from Mihai Peres. Gloria's 2-0 win overturned a 1-0 first-leg loss. The semi-finals will take place over two legs on 7 and 21 April.

Last updated: 18/03/04 11.48CET

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