BUCHAREST, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Cash-strapped Romanian second
division side CS Buftea paid the price for fielding a side of
teenagers when they were thumped by the astonishing scoreline of
31-0 by third-tier ACS Berceni in a Romanian Cup match.
Buftea celebrated promotion to the second division in May
but a team containing predominantly under-19 players were on the
wrong end of a goal deluge in the fourth preliminary round
match.
Buftea, located 20 km north-west of capital Bucharest,
conceded 19 goals in the second half of Tuesday’s match.
Local media reported the loss as a record defeat in Romanian
soccer.
“I’m ashamed to tell you the score,” ACS Berceni president
Stephen Stana told local media. “But it’s not our fault that
they disregarded the competition.”
(Writing by Angel Krasimirov in Sofia, editing by Justin
Palmer)

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