The Bucharest derby is a fixture that never needs a boost to the atmosphere, but Iasmin Latovlevici did exactly that when opening the scoring in the latest clash.
Steaua Bucharest and Dinamo Bucharest are fierce rivals, so the defender’s incredible striker would have given him a major boost.
Sunday’s match was barely five minutes old when a Steaua corner was cleared to about 30 yards out, where it was met on the run by Latovlevici.
The 27-year-old didn’t hesitate and hit an incredible volley that arrowed into the roof of the net, Dinamo ‘keeper Cristian Bălgrădean only moving after it had crashed into the back of the net.
Latovlevici then ran off doing an unusual celebration, pulling his shorts up really high and then holding up a shirt wishing teammate Paul Parvulescu a happy 25th birthday.
Watch Iasmin Latovlevici score an amazing 30-yard volley in Steaua Bucharest’s 2-1 win over Dinamo Bucharest below…