|Unirea Urziceni 1-1 Glasgow Rangers. Steau Stadium.|
This was not what I wanted. Forget the stringent security checks that meant showing passports and goodness knows what else to get into the away end. Forget the fact that at half time the fans were teargassed, ripped up seats and fought the police. I didn't want to be in there for one simple reason - I'm not bloody Scottish.
|Stray dogs on the streets of Bucharest|
Unirea Urziceni had been forced to play their Champions League games 25 miles away from their home ground at Steaua Stadium, home of Steaua Bucharest and Romania's national team as their home ground only held 7,000 and fell short of UEFA's standards. As luck would have it, we were in Bucharest as part of a mammoth train trip from there through to Chisinau in Moldova and finally to Kiev, knocking off three countries in a week.
|A working Trabant. Where can we get one?|
|Nick absolutely delighted with the size of his hotdog|
|A roof - not that it looked like it was much use|
|Romania's finest entrepreneur sets up his table to sell cups|
of Pepsi at half time
|Fun and games in the Rangers end at half time|
That was our cue to leave to avoid being stuck with the jocks in the ensuing rush which would probably turn nasty given what we'd seen at half time but we made a critical error in jumping in a taxi without negotiating the price first, which meant that the journey back to the city centre cost us a whopping six times what it had to get there. Ouch!
|Romanian Palace of Parliament|
|Moldova's National Stadium in Chisinau - or not|
|Independence Square, Kiev|
|St Michael's Cathedral. Nice roof|
|The grand entrance to Dynamo Staidum|
|Dynamo Stadium after bribing a security guard to let us in|
Unirea Urziceni: Giedrius Arlauskis, Valeriu Bordeanu, George Galamaz, Vasile Maftei, Iulian Apostol, Tiberiu Balan (Marius Onofras 1), Pablo Brandan, Sorin Frunza, Ricardo Gomes (Razvan Paduretu), Dacian Varga (Antonio Semedo), Marius Bilasco.
Glasgow Rangers: Allan McGregor, Sasa Papac, David Weir, Steven Whittaker, Danny Wilson, Steven Davis, Kevin Thomson (John Fleck), Lee McCulloch 1, Kyle Lafferty, Kenny Miller (Nacho Novo), Steven Naismith.