It will happen at some point down the road, but will it happen in 2021?
We are very close to seeing Dinamo Zagreb and Serbia’s Crvena Zvezda (Red Star Belgrade) go toe-to-toe for the first time since 1991. It can happen in the Playoff Round of Champions League qualifying this season IF both teams go through in the next round.
Dinamo will get through if they beat Polish champions Legia Warsaw with the 1st leg taking place August 4th in Zagreb. Crvena Zvezda will face Moldovan champions Sheriff Tiraspol in this week’s round of qualifying. If that were to happen, winner goes to Champions League while loser heads to Europa.
Crvena Zvezda got bounced out of Europa League in the Round of 32 last season by AC Milan while Dinamo made it all the way to the quarterfinals. These two last met in 1991 but it was the May 1990 match at Maksimir which hosted the famous “Zvonimir Boban Kick Heard Around The Balkans.”
Will these two meet this year? And are you rooting for it to happen?
Bring it on I say!