Talk of the town

"Athens was abuzz during our stay in the Greek capital – literally the only topic of conversation anywhere appeared to be the big Champions League game."

-'s Adam Marshall

28/02/2014 15:40, Report by Adam Marshall
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Blog: Guests in Greece

Perhaps those in the away end may feel otherwise but even during the game, the home supporters near us merely seemed ecstatic with their side's performance and revelled in what was clearly a special moment for them. 

Furthermore, there appeared to be no mocking, gloating or spite from the locals around the city after the 2-0 defeat. Even the last fan we met on the trip, at the airport, wished us luck for the second leg after a mild dig about the scoreline.

Let's hope Old Trafford is rocking when Olympiacos come to Manchester and the city can provide the same level of hospitality to our Greek visitors. I'm sure all those travelling from Athens will be keen to strike up more conversations about the second leg and offer their opinions on United's players past and present. It's one of the many reasons why we all enjoy the Champions League so much, because it allows us to witness what football, and our club in particular, means to people across the continent.

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