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A question for all you trivia buffs
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