July 26, 2006
The Champions' League comes to town
Tonight is a special night for Scottish football, as this is the first time a Champions' League fixture has been played outside of Glasgow. Hearts FC from the west of the city earned the right to play in the CL by virtue of coming 2nd in the Scottish Premier League last season. Since it became the Champions' League, only Celtic and Rangers (both from Glasgow) have ever qualified for it. The last time a non-Glasgow team won the Scottish League was back in 1986, when Aberdeen became champions. Hearts will play the champions of Bosnia-Herzegovina, Siroki Brijeg, not at their home stadium, Tynecastle, but here at the national rugby stadium, Murrayfield. Murrayfield can seat 65,000 people, Tynecastle only 17,000!
Posted by G Fraser at 10:20