CFR Cluj looking for a Hat Trick of Romanian Cup Victories

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CFR Cluj a one time lower league club playing in the city of Cluj Napola will be looking to win the Romanian Cup for a third successive year on 25th May when they face fellow Liga 1 team SC Vaslui. Cluj are currently six points clear in Liga one and if they do take the cup as well it will be their second League and cup double in 3 years as well as a hat trick of cups, which has broke the normal trend of the cup going to one Bucharest teams.

Cluj’s success is down to the substantial funding they received from Árpád Pászkány which started pumping sponsorship into the then 3rd division club in 2002. Prior to this funding they had only ever spent 10 seasons in the top flight in their history. There is a good article on this fairy tail rise from relative obscurity here

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