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Zicu zest sparks Rapid success

Published: Saturday 26 May 2007, 11.52CET
AFC Rapid Bucuresti retained the Romanian Cup with Ianis Zicu producing a man of the match display in a 2-0 victory against FCU Politehnica Timisoara.
by Paul-Daniel Zaharia
from Bucharest

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Published: Saturday 26 May 2007, 11.52CET

Zicu zest sparks Rapid success

AFC Rapid Bucuresti retained the Romanian Cup with Ianis Zicu producing a man of the match display in a 2-0 victory against FCU Politehnica Timisoara.

AFC Rapid Bucuresti have retained the Romanian Cup as a dominant final display against FCU Politehnica Timisoara was rewarded with a 2-0 victory.

Zicu magic
In front of a sell-out crowd of 30,000 in Timisoara, Rapid took control from the first whistle and opened the scoring in the 15th minute as man of the match Ianis Zicu produced a fine piece of skill down the left wing and crossed for Mugurel Buga to convert. Rapid doubled their advantage three minutes after half-time, with Zicu finding the net from close range. Any lingering Poli Timisoara hopes of preventing their opponents taking the trophy for the 13th time and securing a place in the UEFA Cup first round for 2007/08 were effectively ended in the 61st minute as substitute Peter Omoduemuke was dismissed for violent conduct.

Last updated: 28/05/07 13.35CET

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