Istanbul still casting shadow over Athens

May 23, 2007
Few of Athens' residents will welcome the comparison, but this is a Champions League host city that is currently being compared to Istanbul at almost every turn.

The uproarious scenes that took place in Taksim Square among Liverpool fans the night before that fabled night by the Bosphurus, were not matched by those lustily singing in the various picturesque squares and taverna surrounding the Acropolis on Tuesday.

There are mitigating circumstances for this. Like two years ...

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