Romanian Soccer Club Demolished 31–0

by Nigel Assam

CS Buftea, which plays in Romania’s second-division soccer league, were demolished 31–0 by ACS Berceni, a third-division team, creating a record defeat in Romanian soccer. Apparently not taking the Romanian Cup (equivalent to England’s FA Cup competition) seriously, cash-strapped CS Buftea, located northwest of the capital, Bucharest, rested their starting team and played mostly teenagers. ACS Berceni, by contrast, took the game seriously. By half-time, they were up 12–0.

Triumphant ACS Berceni’s president remarked, “I’m ashamed to tell you the score. But it’s not our fault they disregarded the competition.”