He quickly forgot the failure in Iasi with the clear victory over UTA

Rapid Bucharest returned to second place in the Football Super League, after defeating UTA Arad with a score of 4-1 (2-1), on Wednesday evening, at home, in a match of the 28th stage .

Rrahmani to the 3rd fastest goal in the championship. Photo: sportpictures.eu

He quickly forgot the failure in Iasi, clearly imposing himself, with the goals scored by Albion Rrahmani (1, 82), Robert Bădescu (13) and Borisav Burmaz (90+6), while Claudiu Micovschi scored for the guests ( 44). The team coached by Cristiano Bergodi opened the scoring after only 52 seconds, through the Kosovar Rrahmani, after a major blunder committed by Alexandru Benga. The hosts missed the breakaway chance in the min. 12, when Christopher Braun shot at goalkeeper Florin Iacob. From the resulting corner, executed by Claudiu Petrila (13), the young defender Robert Bădescu (18) scored in his debut match in the Super League.

UTA came out and Slovakian Andrej Fabry (38) missed a huge opportunity, shooting wide from 10 meters. Arădeni managed to score at the end of the first half, through Micovschi, a player on loan from Rapid until the summer, who headed the ball centered by Tiberiu Căpuşă into the goal (44). The guests dominated the beginning of the second half and missed several great opportunities to score. Kevin Luckassen (ex-Rapid) sent a header wide of the goal (51), goalkeeper Marian Aioani rejected Fabry's long-range shot (52), and Croatian defender Marko Stolnik (52) resumed a little near the goal at the corner executed by Fabry (52).

In the end, Rapid managed to break away, after a wrong pass by the Kenyan Eric Johana Omondi, Funsho Bamgboye launched Rrahmani, who made the double (82). The Serbian striker Borisav Burmaz closed the scoreboard (90+6), in the last phase of the game, a free kick from almost 30 meters, which he sent into the net.

In min. 27, the game was interrupted for about five minutes due to a spectator with health problems. He was evacuated by ambulance.

The goal scored by Albion Rrahmani after 52 seconds is the third fastest in this championship. Doru Andrei (FC Voluntari) scored the fastest goal of the season, in the 11th second of the game with Rapid (2-1), from the fourth stage (August 7). Jovan Markovic (Universitatea Craiova) scored the second fastest goal, after 48 seconds, in the match with Sepsi OSK Sfântu Gheorghe (2-1), in the 9th stage of the Football Super League (September 16).

Rapid and UTA have met in the main domestic competition 70 times, each of them recorded 25 victories, and another 20 games ended in a draw. The record with Rapid as host is now 35 games, 17 Rapid successes, 10 draws, 8 UTA wins.

The coach of Arada, Mircea Rednic, won the title with Rapid as a player (1998-1999) and as head coach (2002-2003).

The kick-off was given by weightlifter Loredana Toma (CS Rapid), multiple European and world champion. Toma received a Rapid team t-shirt with number 10 and her first name on the back.

FC Rapid Bucharest – AFC UTA Arad 4-1 (2-1)Giulesti Superbet Arena – Bucharest Scored: Albion Rrahmani (1, 82), Robert Bădescu (13), Borisav Burmaz (90+6), respectively Claudiu Micovschi (44).

Referee: Cătălin Popa (Pitesti); assistant referees: George Florin Neacșu (Câmpulung Muscel), Adrian Popescu (Craiova); fourth official: Ovidiu Robu (Chitila) Video referee: Rares George Vidican (Satu Mare); video assistant referee: Andrei Moroiţă (Ploiesti)

Observers: Corneliu Fecioru (Bucharest) – CCA, Viorel Anghelinei (Galaţi) – LPF