A Stadium Called Wanda: Rolling Thread For Champions League Football

Let’s see if this works, a rolling thread that concerns itself only with the achievements of the top tier clubs (and Spurs) in Europe when playing each other. It’s the will of the people.


Yesterday saw a handful of second round qualifying matches (first leg). No surprises there except for Manchester United’s nemesis last season, FC Basel, losing to PAOK Salonika.

More games tonight, including Scotland’s Celtic lining up for a tasty home tie with Rosenburg, and the legendary Ajax hosting Sturm Graz at the Johan Cruijff Arena.

None of these games are shown on live on British television as far as I can tell, but I’m happy to be told otherwise.

Over to you. Keep it clean, this thread needs to last until 1 June 2019, when the final will take place at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid.

Always been a big Rosenburg fan.


Got a good feeling about United’s chances this year. But whether we win or lose, the fun is really just in the taking part

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I wish to clarify that this is not a dig towards fans of other clubs not qualified for this year’s competition, who I also wish to have a nice time watching the tournament

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I reckon this is City’s year. It won’t be Real Madrid again, Barca seem a bit shambolic. Juventus or City I reckon.

Be pretty funny if Juve won it

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Cork City have already been knocked out 4-0 on aggregate by Legia Warsaw in the first qualifying round so my interest in this year’s competition as a fan is over. going to observe the goings on as a neutral.

Cork play the losers of the Celtic vs Rosenborg tie in the next Europa League qualifying round, we might be able to anti-bants it up.

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Europa League will get its own thread, obviously.


As Hoogy says above, will bants it up in the EL thread.

I’m hopeful Celtic can beat Rosenborg and I won’t have to enter the EL thread at this stage of the season, you may have to deal with a Rosenborg fan instead (who are our resident Norwegians? @whiterussian maybe).

On tonight’s game - we’re missing half our defence which isn’t ideal, would settle for a clean sheet.

i don’t think Jozo is as big a miss as he could’ve been previously, reckon we’ll go 3-5-2 with Ajer, Hendy & KT

also @casinobay i presume your stance extends to returning the £360k our CL run got your club last year…?

If we’re honestly going to keep all UCL chat in this thread then it’s gonna be about 30,000 replys come May

Sean is gonna have to sort the fuck out of that ’privacy settings’ overlay


What my club does with that money is nothing to do with me.
I just don’t want Rangers or Celtic to win, ever.

Ajax are winning easily and convincing: 2 - 0 after 70 mins with goals by Hakim Ziyech and Lasse Schöne (pen).

Celtic on the other hand are making it difficult for themselves, going behind first, but they have now a narrow lead (2 - 1).

All other CL games tonight have already finished in goalless draws. It’s the magic of Europe.

All stayed as it was in Amsterdam: Ajax 2 - Sturm Graz 0.

Celtic managed another one against Rosenborg and finish 3 - 1 up.

Second legs are taking place next Tuesday and Wednesday.

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our second goal last night was a bit tasty



It’s back tonight, with the following exciting games:

  • Hapoel Be’er Sheva v Dinamo Zagreb (agg 0-5)
  • Sheriff Tiraspol v Shkendija (agg 0-1)
  • Spartak Trnava v Legia Warsaw (agg 2-0)

Nothing is televised, obviously.

Dinamo Zagreb, Shkendija and Spartak Trnava go through to the next round of the CL.