THE SPIRIT OF LEAGUE OF CHAMPIONS
BY SERGEI PEREVOZCHIKOV | OCTOBER 12, 2018
The UEFA Champions League is the most watchable European football tournament. Champions of countries’ clubs with a rich history face each other in confrontations. Every match against the European giants is a challenge. The match, the victory in which can become a story. Vézavi CSKA — Real Madrid is at the stadium «Luzhniki» in Moscow. The first moments of the arrangement of the work by Handel “Sandok-Priest” — the hymn of the League of Champions — are heard on the stadium and, step by step, this song is picked up by the stand’s spectators.
The match with the most attractive playbill was held in Luzhniki. CSKA received the Real Madrid. Probably there is no man in the world who would not know the most titled team of old Europe. The best football club in the world (winner of the international tournament) arrived in Moscow at the main stadium of the past World Cup 2018 in Russia.
French player of the Real Madrid, Rafael Varan noted that he was very happy to be back at the stadium, where his team won the 2018 World Cup final.
The crowded stands of the “Luzhniki” Stadium could remind someone of the atmosphere of the past World Cup. However, the abundance of red and blue colors and the song of the group Lube with the words “the red army is the strongest of all” redirects to the principled ligachempion match.
The most joyful thing that could be seen at the stadium, in addition to their idols and the final score on the scoreboard (a sensational victory of the army team 1: 0!) — is a large number of families with children. Perhaps, it was their first meeting with football for them and their own children. The match filled the stadium bowl with football fans from all over the world. A big landing of fans came from Spain, neighboring countries, and there were also spectators from Japan and even from Palestine.