A UEFA Champions League round of 16 place remains a possibility for CFR 1907 Cluj following a frenetic Group H encounter in which Rui Pedro completed a 27-minute hat-trick.
In a dizzying first half, former FC Porto trainee Rui Pedro demonstrated unerring finishing, but SC Braga never seemed out of the game even after they were reduced to ten men when Douglão was sent off. However the defeat, and Galatasaray AŞ's 1-0 win against Manchester United FC, spelled the end of Braga's European campaign, while CFR are sure of a UEFA Europa League berth and will forge on in Europe's top club competition if they can better Galatasaray's result on matchday six.
We played almost perfectly. It's important that we qualify, even if we should have done so in the home match against Galatasaray last time out.
Paulo Sergio, CFR coach
We were not focused during important moments of the match and that cost us the goals we conceded. We are out and it is my fault.
José Peseiro, Braga coach
|1||Mário Felgueiras (GK)||33||Beto (GK)|
|3||Ivo Pinto||4||Nuno André Coelho|
|44||Stăncioiu (GK)||1||Quim (GK)|
|Paulo Sérgio (POR)||José Peseiro (POR)|
|Sergei Karasev (RUS)|