of Stani's Mates, they needed a result to guarantee
Cup qualification. A win would put them on 10
points and temporarily in 2nd which would be
automatic qualification and almost certainly
a best 3rd placed spot if the Tigers also won.
A draw would possibly be good enough as one
of the two best 3rd placed teams but they would
rely on results going their way in other groups.
A defeat would probably mean the Plate.
they were going to achieve would not be easy
as they were up against ABC United. The Romanian
team had 4 wins out of 4 thus far and needed
just a draw to take the Group A title. If there
was any doubt that ABC United would win this
group it was extinguished in a first half that
saw Robert Florin Matei and Mihai Mihalache
open up a 2-0 lead. ABC United were yet to concede
in this tournament and it would take 3 for them
to lose this one. The game finished 2-0 and
ABC United claimed the Group A title with a
perfect 100% record. Stanis Mates would have
to settle for the Plate.