Thursday December 20 2012
Cluj 'wanted to avoid Inter'

Romanian club Cluj admit they “really wanted to avoid” Inter in the Europa League draw, though at least the second leg will be at home.

Cluj came third in their Champions League group and now face the Nerazzurri in the Round of 32.

“I had said that we really wanted to avoid Atletico Madrid and Inter, but we didn’t manage it,” said Cluj President Arpad Paszkany.

“Nonetheless, we still have a 50 per cent chance of going through. It will be crucial to score at least a goal in Milan.

“It means a lot for us to be playing the second leg on home turf in Romania.”

The first match is at San Siro on February 14, while the return is at the Constantin Radulescu Stadium on February 21.

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