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A question for all you trivia buffs

July 2, 2009

Giorgi Megreladze - remember the name, it may well earn you some money in later life.

Why, I hear you ask. Well, the FC Olimpi forward has become the first man to score a goal in the newly revamped UEFA Europa League.

Yes UEFA’s second tier competition is underway on the second day of July, with Wimbledon still being played, the British Open yet to tee-off and England and Australia still preparing for their Ashes series to start.

Formally known as the UEFA Cup, the competition has undergone a major overhaul in a bid to boost its appeal.

We’ll see about that. Extending the amount of teams competing and the number of matches played may prove counter-productive as fans are likely to demand quality not quantity, especially in a global economic downturn.

Still, I’m sure Megreladze is not bothered by that!

Now, who was the first man to score in the revamped Champions League in 1992?

STARTER FOR 10, NO CONFERRING: UEFA President Michel Platini attends the UEFA Executive committee meeting in Bordeaux, in September 26, 2008, when the new Europa League format was announced. REUTERS/Olivier Pon

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Shelbourne 1-2 Tavriya 0-0 1-2Valletta 1-3 M. Tel-Aviv 1-2 0-1KÍ 1-6 Skonto 1-3 0-3Olimpija 5-0 Norma 3-0 2-0those are the aggregate scores of the first qualfying round of the 1992/93 Champions League. strangely there were only 8 teams but I have no idea who scored first

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Daniel Amokachi (Brugge)

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Patrick, The only other people who know the answer to this are your your friends Vincent and Mike Collett, the Reuters football editor. It is indeed Daniel Amokachi. Do you know the youngest player to score in the Champions League ??

 

Yes it IS Daniel Amokachi – who became an Everton star and knocked Spurs out of the FA Cup in the semifinals.

 

Loco Manyana your questions are so easy! it is of course Peter Ofori-Quaye he is in old friend of mine and recalls the tale all too often.

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