BELGRADE May 5 Roundup of the weekend soccer
action in eastern Europe:
One fan was seriously injured and 48 were arrested after
champions Dinamo Zagreb, who secured their 10th league title
last month, drew 1-1 at rivals Hajduk Split.
A 26-year-old fan had two fingers amputated after
mishandling a pyrotechnical device that also injured four other
people and police confiscated 111 flares before kick-off.
Fans fought running battles in the Adriatic city before and
after the fixture, which has a history of crowd trouble.
Brazilian midfielder Etto snatched a late equaliser to earn
Dinamo a point after Ante Rukavina had headed Hajduk into a
A Sebastian Dubarbier goal gave CFR Cluj a 1-0 home win
over Gloria Bistrita and sent them top a point ahead of Steaua
Bucharest with one match left after the champions lost 2-1 at
bitter city foes Dinamo.
Cluj, who returned to the top flight four years ago for the
first time since 1976, will win their first league title if
they beat lowly city rivals Universitatea on Wednesday.
Leaders MTK Budapest suffered a shock 2-0 home defeat by
neighbours Vasas, allowing champions Debrecen and third-placed
Ujpest to go level on points with them.
All three teams have 54 points with three matches remaining
after Debrecen crushed REAC Budapest 4-0 at home and Ujpest
snatched a late 1-0 win over Fehervar.
Front-runners Rubin Kazan lost their 100 percent record
following a 3-0 home defeat by Spartak Moscow but their closest
rivals failed to take full advantage.
Second-placed Lokomotiv Moscow are six points behind after
a 2-2 home draw with Luch Energiya Vladivostok while city
rivals Dynamo are a further point adrift following a 2-0 defeat
at promoted Shinnik Yaroslavl.
Pacesetters Shakhtar Donetsk and champions Dynamo Kiev won
in contrasting fashion to continue their absorbing title race
with two games remaining.
Shakhtar stayed top a point ahead after a 79th-minute goal
by Fernandinho gave them a 1-0 home win over Kryvbas Kryvyi
Rih, while an Ismael Bangoura hat-trick helped Dynamo to a 4-1
win at struggling Zakarpattya Uzhgorod.
Champions Sparta Prague slipped to a 2-0 home defeat by
fourth-placed Brno and opened the door to second-placed Slavia
Prague, who can cut the deficit to one point when they visit
Sigma Olomouc later on Monday.
Partizan Belgrade scraped a 1-0 win at Smederevo to stay
top three points ahead of champions and city rivals Red Star,
who won at Mladost Lucani by the same score.
(Additional reporting by Radu Timofte in Bucharest and
Zoltan Fazekas in Budapest; Editing by Alastair Himmer)