2018 Cupa României Final

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2018 Cupa României Final
Event2017–18 Cupa României
Date27 May 2018
VenueArena Națională, Bucharest
RefereeMarcel Bîrsan

The 2018 Cupa României Final was the final match of the 2017–18 Cupa României and the 80th final of the Cupa României, Romania's premier football cup competition. It was played on 27 May 2018 between Hermannstadt and Universitatea Craiova.

Hermannstadt reached their first ever cup final in the third year of the club's existence. They are the 16th team, and the first in 36 years, to reach the final despite not playing in the top league.[1]

This was be the first final for Universitatea since 1991, and the first for a team from Craiova in 18 years.

The winner qualified for the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League. They also earned the right to play against 2017–18 Liga I champions for the 2018 Supercupa României.

The game was be hosted by the Arena Națională stadium in Bucharest.[2]

Route to the Final[edit]

Hermannstadt Round Universitatea Craiova
Opponent Results Opponent Results
Industria Galda 3–1 (A) Fourth Round N/A N/A
Voluntari 1–0 (a.e.t.) (H) Last 32 Sepsi Sfântu Gheorghe 2–0 (A)
Juventus București 2–0 (H) Last 16 Afumați 3–2 (a.e.t.) (A)
FCSB 3–0 (H) Quarter-finals Dinamo București 1–0 (H)
Gaz Metan Mediaș 1–0 (H) and 3–2 (A) Semi-finals Botoșani 5–1 (H) and 1–2 (A)


Hermannstadt (2)0–2Universitatea Craiova (1)
Gustavo Goal 30'
Mitriță Goal 58'
Attendance: 30,642
Referee: Marcel Bîrsan (Bucharest)[3]
Universitatea Craiova
GK 01 Romania Cătălin Căbuz
RB 91 Romania Alexandru Coman Yellow card 73'
CB 27 Romania Radu Crișan Yellow card 71'
CB 04 Romania Ionuț Stoica Yellow card 26'
LB 17 Romania Daniel Tătar
DM 05 Romania Răzvan Dâlbea (c) Substituted off 64'
DM 15 Romania Robert Boboc Yellow card 78'
RM 14 Romania Andrei Hergheligiu Yellow card 61' Substituted off 69'
AM 90 Romania Bogdan Rusu
LM 07 Romania Petrișor Petrescu
FW 89 Romania Ștefan Blănaru Substituted off 77'
AM 08 Romania Alexandru Curtean Substituted in 64'
AM 10 Romania Cosmin Neagu Substituted in 69'
CM 44 Romania Lucian Dumitriu Substituted in 77'
Romania Alexandru Pelici
GK 51 Switzerland Miodrag Mitrović
CB 02 Portugal Tiago Ferreira
CB 04 Romania Răzvan Popa Yellow card 2'
CB 06 Croatia Renato Kelić Yellow card 61'
RM 27 Switzerland Ivan Martić
CM 08 Romania Alexandru Mateiu
CM 23 Bulgaria Hristo Zlatinski (c) Yellow card 42'
LM 11 Romania Nicușor Bancu Yellow card 55'
RW 07 Brazil Gustavo Substituted off 74'
FW 10 Romania Alexandru Băluță Yellow card 73' Substituted off 90'
LW 28 Romania Alexandru Mitriță Substituted off 84'
FW 14 Croatia Dominik Glavina Substituted in 74'
LW 36 Romania Andrei Burlacu Substituted in 84'
RM 30 Bulgaria Radoslav Dimitrov Substituted in 90'
Italy Devis Mangia



  • Assistant referees:
    • Adrian Ghinguleac
    • Ciprian Danșa
  • Fourth official:
    • Cătălin Popa
  • Additional assistant referees:


  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.


  1. ^ "AFC Hermannstadt intră în istorie » Ce s-a întâmplat în precedentele 14 finale de Cupa României în care au evoluat formații din eșaloanele inferioare" [AFC Hermannstadt makes history » What happened in the previous 14 finals involving teams from the lower leagues]. Gazeta Sporturilor (in Romanian). 10 May 2018. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  2. ^ Federația Română de Fotbal. "The website for the Romanian football association, the Romanian Cup and the Romania football team". cuparomaniei.frf.ro. Retrieved 11 May 2018.
  3. ^ https://refereesfifa.blogspot.fr/2018/05/romania-2018-cupa-romaniei-final.html
  4. ^ "Mitrita, omul finalei: "De asta am venit la Craiova, sa castig un trofeu!" Reactia dupa banner-ul afisat in tribune: "S-a ajuns prea departe!" :)" [Mitriță, the man of the final: "That's why I came to Craiova, to win a trophy!" His reaction after the banner displayed in the stadium: "It went too far!" :)] (in Romanian). Sport.ro. 27 May 2018. Retrieved 28 May 2018.

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