Posts Tagged: Champions League Qualification

Qualifying for Champions League Proper: Partizan Stadium, Belgrade

A view of the crowd when Partizan took the lead 3-2

The disappointment of missing the game in the Arena Națională in Bucharest was unexplainable. Through no fault of ours, we didn’t get to the game, and it disrupted our travels, but I was on my way to watch the return leg between FK Partizan Belgrade and Steaua Bucharest. I came in from Timisora, Romania, after an early hungover start in the morning twilight, on yet another scorching Balkan day. After a short walk, I was in central Belgrade and meeting my host. After the formalities, I explained that I was hoping to go to see Partizan Belgrade game in the… Read more »

Qualifying for Champions League Proper: Arena Filip II

Corner taken by APOEL

A blog as @MossInBerlin travels through eastern Europe to the early qualification games to the World’s biggest club competition: The Champions League (proper). Fresh from the adventure in Zagreb, we scoured the UEFA competitions fixture lists again, looking at our planned travel route, to find a suitable fixture. A tasty little 2nd Leg of the Second Round of Qualification between FK Vardar and APOEL Nicosia in Skopje fitted suitably and didn’t require a change to our travel plans, or a 400 km diversion like the Zagreb trip. The game was delicately balanced after the first leg resulted in a 0-0 draw,… Read more »