The 2016–17 Cupa României is the seventy-ninth season of the annual Romanian primary football knockout tournament. The winner will qualify for the third qualifying round of the 2017–18 UEFA Europa League.
The competition has achieved the quarterfinals stage. ACS Poli Timisoara, CS U Craiova, CFR Cluj, Voluntari, Mioveni, Astra Giurgiu, Viitorul Constanta and Dinamo Bucharest being the remaing teams that are fighting for the trophy.
The second league team CS Mioveni has managed a huge upset by eliminating Steaua Bucharest in the Romanian Cup, in Mioveni, by winning the penalty shootout 5-4 after the scoreboard showed 1-1 at the end of extra time, in the round of 16. Steaua has once again disappointed fans through its performance and result, this being its third defeat in a row in all competitions (after defeats in Europa League and Liga I). CS Mioveni, who had won few weeks before that meeting a friendly against Steaua, managed to put one over Steaua in the debut of extra time, through Andrei Nila (95). Vlad Achim leveled things off (114) for Steaua and sent the match to the penalties.
Dinamo Bucharest qualified for the quarterfinals of the Romanian Cup Football after defeating away on Gaz Metan Medias 3-1 (0-0) in the final match of the knockout competition. The first part of the match in Medias was held on snow, but the playing was presented in good condition. The team coached by Ioan Andone took such revenge after the failure suffered in the championship outright in Medias, 0-4.
Astra Giurgiu (Romania champions) qualified in the Romanian Football Cup quarterfinals, after defeating 3-1 on Luceafarul Oradea (a team from League 2). For Astra scored Morais Junior '33, Daniel Niculae 68 'and Hlincea (89' - own goal) for and Cigan (40 ') for the Oradea’s team.
CFR goes on in the Romanian Cup. "Railway men" have secured qualification to the quarterfinals of the competition after they defeated at home SCM Politehnica Iasi 2-0. Current holder of the Cup of Romania opened the scoring through striker Cristian Bud (5). Peak 31 years has taken head a cross from the left by Mario Camora. Cluj team was increased by new entrants Dan Roman, in the second half. Footballer of Poli Iasi brought even scored the first touch of the ball after a cross from Tiago Lopes (73). It is the first success of Roman from coming in Gruia[ CFR’s stadium].
Last but not least, FC Voluntari got the tickets for the quarterfinals after winning against the team of ASA Targu Mures, one which is getting through difficult problems regarding the financial stability. The team of Dan Alexa, ASA played with the young players that match, the stars of the team did not travel to play that phrase of the competition as the owners of the club are now focusing on keeping the money for being able to make the travels for the matches from Romania’s Liga 1.
The quarterfinals will take place on March 29, the semifinals will play on April 26 (first leg) and May 17 (second leg), with the final to take place on May 27.