Saturday, June 23rd, 18,00 CET
Venue: Stade du Thillenberg, Capacity 7150
FC DIFFERDANGE 03 - Slovan Bratislava
Something about home team (from wikipedia)
Differdange 03 was formed in 2003 as an amalgam of two clubs from the city of Differdange: FA Red Boys Differdange and AS Differdange. When the clubs merged, in time for the 2003-04 season, Red Boys was languishing in the bottom half of the Division of Honour, while AS was in mid-table position in the third tier of Luxembourgish football. The new club took Red Boys league position, and was promoted back into the National Division in the 2005-06 season, when the top division was expanded from twelve clubs to fourteen.
Red Boys Differdange had previously been one of the largest and most successful teams in Luxembourgish football, having won the Luxembourg Cup more times than any other team (14). During the 1920s and 1930s, Red Boys competed with Spora Luxembourg for dominance of Luxembourgish football. Red Boys was the more successful of the two, and won thirteen trophies in as many years between 1923 and 1936. Despite the staunch competition (Spora won 8 trophies in the same period), this record has never been matched.
As Red Boys Differdange
Winners (6): 1922-23, 1925-26, 1930-31, 1931-32, 1932-33, 1978-79
Runners-up (11): 1910-11, 1926-27, 1933-34, 1934-35, 1957-58, 1973-74, 1975-76, 1979-80, 1980-81, 1983-84, 1984-85
Winners (14): 1924-25, 1925-26, 1926-27, 1928-29, 1929-30, 1930-31, 1933-34, 1935-36, 1951-52, 1952-53, 1971-72, 1978-79, 1981-82, 1984-85
Runners-up (11): 1923-24, 1931-32, 1934-35, 1947-48, 1949-50, 1954-55, 1957-58, 1969-70, 1976-77, 1985-86, 1989-90
As Red Boys Differdange
Red Boys Differdange qualified for UEFA European competition three times.
UEFA Champions League
First round (1): 1979-80
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
First round (3): 1972-73, 1982-83, 1985-86
First round (6): 1974-75, 1976-77, 1977-78, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1984-85
Red Boys never progressed past the first tie in any European competition. They won one match in Europe, winning their 1979 Champions League first leg 2-1 against Omonia Nicosia before losing 6-1 in Cyprus. In the 1984 UEFA Cup, Red Boys managed a surprise goalless draw with the giants of Ajax Amsterdam, but were crushed 14-0 in the return (which remains a UEFA Cup record).
Almeida Rodrigues André
Alves Dos Santos Miguel
Da Costa Camoes Miguel Luis
Da Silva Luis
Simoes Ribeiro Phillipe
Coaching stuff: Serge BIX, Maurice SPITONI