Astra is playing in phenomenal form without defeat in the last 10 matches in all competitions, and in the duel against Dinamo Bucharest in the semifinals of the Romanian Cup they have the opportunity to fight for the trophy. They ended the regular part of the season with a draw against UTA Arad, where they rested a couple of players, in order to be better prepared for this match. As for Dinamo, they have huge financial problems throughout the season. They tied 4 consecutive defeats in the championship and will lead an uncertain battle for survival. Coach Multescu is threatening to resign, and they are threatened with a direct relegation to the lowest rank if they don’t find 220,000 euros for a license by Thursday. Today, Bejana (13/0), Anton (21/3), Rautsa (20/0), Gage (18/3) are uncertain, and Esanou (14/0) is injured. Astra is a far better team at the moment and I expect them to reach a favorable result before the rematch in Bucharest.