The Europa League Adventure Begins…
Our Europa League adventure has started this afternoon when from the resulting draw Floriana have picked up Serbian giants of Crvena Zvezda or as they are commonly known Red Star Belgrade. For Floriana this will be the first time meeting a Serbian side in a European competition.
A brief information about our opponents..
FC Crvena Zvevda founded approximately seventy two years ago exactly on the fourth of March 1945 play their home games in the Rajko Mitic Stadium, Belgrade a stadium with a capacity of 55,538 people known as the Marakana. Red Star won the Serbian First League 27 times, and 24 the National Cups both are national records. They won the UEFA Champions League once together with the Intercontinental Cup, Europa League and Super Cup .. all once.
Some interesting facts about Floriana and Red Star Belgrade..
In Floriana’s history we hosted a former Red Star Belgrade player, in fact in the season 2007-8 Floriana had defender Darko Krsteski in their ranks, the Serbian played seventeen games with Floriana , netting four goals (known for his dangerous set pieces).
We augur an entertaining match and played in respect of the virtue of the game as our motto implies (Ex Ludis Virtus) and we hope to keep the Maltese flag flying high in Europe, the first leg will be played on the 29th of June whilst the second leg will be played on the sixth of July, both fixtures with the exact time and location will be announced soon.