Category:  A gambler’s life

Yesterday evening I had a big surprise!!!!

February 22, 2013 0 A gambler's life
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As I’m a big fan of AFC Ajax, three days ago I’ve decided to go and watch live the UEFA Europe League game,Steaua BucharestAFC Ajax, in the round of 32.

All said and done. I went online and bought airplane and game tickets, made hotel reservation in Bucharest, and also decided not to wager on this game, so I would be able to enjoy the match for it’s beauty, not for the fact that the outcome of this game would bring me money.

Wednesday 20-february-2013, 10:30 A.M. I land in Bucharest for the second time, I’ve already been in Bucharest once for the UEFA Europe League Final in 2012, game that was won by Athletico Madrid and was played on Steaua’s home stadium, National Arena. The night before the game, nothing special happens, meeting with some fellow Ajax fans, took a tour or the bars, and went to sleep.

Next day when I got to the National Arena Stadium in Bucharest, I was ammazed by the athmosphere created by the romanian Steaua fans. Even if in the first leg of the UEFA Europe League round, Steaua Bucharest lost by 2 goals to AFC Ajax, not being able to score any goals, the fans where enthusiastic.

When the match began I realized why where the fans so enthusiastic, Steaua Bucharest was playing a totally different football from what we all saw last week on Amsterdam Arena.

Steaua managed to open the score in the 38th minute, with a magnificent goal scored by romanian player Jasmin Latovlevici, and were able to increase their lead and take the game into overtime, in the 76th minute of the game thaks to a shoot taken by the romanian player Vlad Chiriches.

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After the romanian asault that lasted 90 minutes, the match went into overtime, and to another 30 minutes of war on the football pitch. Even if both teams tried to score the winning goal, neither of them could manage to do it, so the game went into the penalty phase, and as a great surprise Steaua Bucharest wins the game, qualifies in the next round and manages to send AFC Ajax back home as losers.

Even if Ajax was eliminate I’m really glad that I didn’t wager any money on this match.