Club Bugge vs Dinamo Bucharest - Group stage - 23 November 2006 20:30
November 20, 2006 4:20pm CST
Give me a prognostic at this game. Who do you think will win? Fortza Dinamo Bucharest memories inspire Brugge A rainy encounter back in 2002/03 may be on some players' minds as Club Brugge KV and FC Dinamo 1948 Bucuresti meet again in UEFA Cup Group B. • Club Brugge start the game with one point, having drawn 1-1 at home against Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Matchday 1 and lost 3-1 at Tottenham Hotspur FC on Matchday 2. • Dinamo did not play on Matchday 1 but earned a dramatic 2-1 win against Besiktas JK on Matchday 2 thanks to a late Claudiu Niculescu penalty. Cosmin Moti and Andrei Margaritescu were both sent off in the closing minutes. • The two sides have met before in a two-legged tie in the second qualifying round of the 2002/03 UEFA Champions League. • The Belgian side won 3-1 in the home leg with a goal from Rune Lange and two from Andrés Mendoza cancelling out Dan Alexa's effort for Dinamo. Dinamo's Ciprian Danciu was also sent off after picking up two yellow cards. • Lange then scored the only goal in the rain-soaked second leg to complete a 4-1 aggregate win. Then Club Brugge coach Trond Sollied said afterwards: "I am very happy that it rained because in Belgium it rains much more than it does in Romania and we are used to such conditions."• Of the current Club Brugge squad, Gaëtan Englebert, Serhiy Serebrenikov and Birger Maertens started both previous games against Dinamo, Olivier came on as a substitute in both matches while goalkeeper Stijn Stijnen was twice an unused substitute. • Of the current Dinamo squad, Claudiu Niculescu started both of those games against Club Brugge KV, while Ionel Danciulescu came on as a substitute in both matches. • Dinamo's Ghanaian defender George Blay knows plenty about Belgian football, having spent five seasons at R. Standard de Liège, one at KV Mechelen and three at RAA Louvièroise prior to moving to Bucharest this summer. • Including their previous meetings with Dinamo, Club Brugge have met Romanian opposition eight times in European competition. They have won four of those games, drawing three and losing one. Their record on home soil reads won three and drawn one. • Including their previous meetings with Club Brugge, Dinamo have met Belgian opposition six times, losing 3-0 on aggregate against Mechelen in the 1987/88 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup first round, and 2-0 on aggregate against RSC Anderlecht in the semi-finals of the same competition in 1989/90. They have thus lost all six of their games against Belgian sides. • Leverkusen play Tottenham in Matchday 3's other Group B game.
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