BOMB statements in Portugal. The player who did NOT WANT to defeat CFR Cluj: "He told us that Star does not have to take the title!" When the match is over
Vasco Matos is not a name that has remained in the memory of too many fans in Romania. The former right-hander was under contract with the Rapid from February 2008 until July 2008, but had only four appearances. Vasco Matos, however, tells an episode in the Portuguese press that he says he thought was very strange.
At the end of that season, CFR Cluj was in first place and Steaua made considerable efforts to recover the points difference. As a result, Gigi Becali promised bonuses to all who succeeded in defeating Cluj. Vasco Matos says that the FCSB boss got to promise bonuses even to the speedsters, before a match with CFR Cluj.
The former Portuguese footballer claims that the club's bosses have announced to the players that they receive 10,000 euros in bonuses from the FCSB if they defeat the CFR. Matos says that Săpunaru was vehemently opposed then, because he cannot send the title to the great rival. In the end, CFR Cluj won 1-0, through a goal scored by Ruiz, in the 48th minute, from a phase that Matos says that Săpunaru was wrong.
"Beira-Mar sold me at Rapid. It was Joao Paulo, who played at U. Leiria. This is unreal (no. What to tell). I remember playing in Cluj (n.r. with CFR), who was fighting for the title with Rapid's rival, Steaua. The management announced that Steaua gives us 10,000 euros for each player if we defeat Cluj. At that moment, Sapunaru, who later left for FC Porto, got up and started screaming. He said we can't beat Cluj, because Steaua doesn't have to be a champion. He was a rapist. The star didn't even think about it. We lost 1-0 and, interestingly, the goal came after a ball behind Sapunaru, but he made a good match. We lost 10,000 euros then, ”Vasco Matos told Mais Futebol.