The real and only ball game in this country is the kind where the ball is kicked, hence, 'Fotbal'. The First League (Liga 1) is in bit of a shambles, there are way more scandals than matches, and generally the scandals are also more entertaining than the matches. Nevertheless, it gives the average football fan ('Microbist') something to get excited about once or twice a week. Watching a match live is still a novelty for me, I'd previously only attended Toronto FC games where the level of play leaves one wanting. Needless to say, I jumped at the chance to see Steaua Bucharest play German side Shalke 04 during their opening Europa League group match in Cluj at the CFR Stadium in Cluj. There's not much of a story here, it was a bit of a dull game, but the atmosphere was right and I got some good footage, check it out!