The most controversial final of the Romanian Cup took place. A minute and a half after Răducioiu's equalizer goal (87 minutes), Balint (Steaua) scored for 2-1. Initially, referee Radu Petrescu validated the goal but, after advice from one of his assistant referees, George Ionescu, he canceled the goal. As a sign of protest, Steaua players left the pitch. The following day, the Romanian FA Executive Committee decided that the goal was correctly scored and awarded the trophy to Steaua. After 1990, Steaua gave up this trophy.