Confrontations between East German clubs against French clubs in Europe

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RB Leipzig was paired against Olympique Marseille, despite RB Leipzig isn´t a club that wasn´t founded in DDR times  there were many confrontations between East German clubs against French clubs in European competitions

1984-85 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup Last 16: Dynamo Dresden vs FC Metz

1977-78 UEFA Cup 3rd round: 1.FC Magdeburg vs RC Lens

1990-91 UEFA Cup 2nd round: 1.FC Magdeburg vs Girondins de Bordeaux

1972-73 UEFA Cup 1st round: BFC Dynamo vs Angers

1987-88 European Cup 1st round: BFC Dynamo vs Girondins de Bordeaux

1989-90 European Cup 2nd round: BFC Dynamo vs AS Monaco

1983-84 UEFA Cup  1st round: 1.FC Lokomotive Leipzig vs Girondins de Bordeaux

1984-85 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup semifinal: 1.FC Lokomotive Leipzig vs Girondins de Bordeaux

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CSKA Moskva vs English clubs in European competitions

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The following list of all the confrontations that CSKA has played until today against English clubs in European competitions

CSKA vs Chelsea in the 2004-05 UEFA Champions League group stage

CSKA vs Liverpool in the 2005 UEFA Supercup

CSKA vs Arsenal, 2005-06 UEFA Champions League group stage

CSKA vs Aston Villa, 2008-09 UEFA Cup Round of 32

CSKA vs Manchester United, 2009-10 UEFA Champions League group B

CSKA vs Manchester City, 2013-14 UEFA Champions League group D

CSKA vs Manchester United, 2015-16 UEFA Champions League group B

CSKA vs Tottenham Hotspur FC, 2016-17 UEFA Champions League group E

CSKA vs Manchester United, 2017-18 UEFA Champions League group A

European surprises in Domestic league

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All this teams are being the surprises in their respective domestic leagues, some of them are really close to win the title and others are very close to secure a European spot for next season (2018-19)

Lokomotiv Moskva are very near to secure the Russian title after long years of wait.

LASK Linz who promoted last season from the Erste Liga (2nd division) in which they won the title are making one of their best ever season in the Bundesliga and are 3rd now, securing a UEFA Europa League spot for next season.

Burnley, a modest team are doing the same in England and they even can climp one more place in the standings and finishing 5th also securing a place in the UEFA Europa League next season.

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Fronteras

Büsingen es un pueblo alemán de 1.500 habitantes que no tendría demasiado de especial de no ser porque se trata de uno de los escasos exclaves puros de Europa. Completamente rodeada por territorio suizo, la localidad se encuentra a menos de tres kilómetros de la frontera con el resto del país, pero los límites del término municipal (siete kilómetros cuadrados de superficie) están todavía más cerca, a setecientos metros de la frontera.

Localización de Büsingen en Alemania (Click para ampliar)La relación de Büsingen con las fronteras viene de muy lejos. El pueblo se encuentra en la orilla del Rin, que delimitaba las fronteras exteriores del Imperio Romano. La localidad fue fundada en el siglo V d.C., y toma su nombre de un líder germano llamado Buosinga. Hacia el siglo XIV, la localidad pertenecía a la ciudad independiente (y posteriormente cantón) de Schaffhausen, pero en 1330 los Habsburgo de Viena se apropiaron de toda la zona. Schaffhausen…

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Ostalgie

This season (2016-17) marks the 25 th anniversary of the last participation of the DDR clubs in UEFA competition (European Champions Club Cup, UEFA Cup, UEFA Cup Winners Cup and UEFA Intertoto Cup)

Not all the last representatives clubs of East Germany in UEFA competition were eliminated on 1st round in their respective matches, Rot Weiss Erfurt progressed to the 2nd round after winning 2-0 on aggregate to FC Groningen from The Netherlands, the others did not progress to the 2nd round Hansa Rostock vs FC Barcelona, Hallescher FC vs Torpedo Moscow and Eisenhüttenstadt FC Stahl vs Galatasaray

In the Intertoto Cup Energie Cottbus played in group 4 with FC Dukla Banská Bystrica(CZE), Silkeborg IF (Denmark) and Hammarby IF (SWE) and ended last.

Hallescher FC also played in group 3 and ended 2nd

Hansa Rostock vs FC Barcelona

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