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As I am sure you're aware, football is back. The 2016-17 season officially begun last weekend. The curtain raising of the new Premier League season was marked with a Zlatan Ibrahimovic debut goal, a 7 goal thriller at The Emirates and a contentious Diego Costa up to his usual tricks, yet the best story emerged from Romania of all places.

With August typically renowned for a slow paced Community Shield final, the early rounds of the Champions League, where Europe's finest compete against teams named after insects (Sorry- Grasshopper Zurich) and Harry Redknapp hanging out the window of his newest 4X4 as the sunsets on the summer transfer window, the greatest stories usually lie in the obscurest of places. Enter the Steaua București social media guy.

Last night Manchester City beat Steaua București 5-0 in the first leg of their Champions League qualifying play-off. Despite a Sergio Aguero hat-trick the real heroics of the night came courtesy of  twitter…

(Warning contains profanity)

A relatively quiet start. The excitement of playing one of Europe's biggest teams is a big occasion. And rightly so.

This was the reaction to Sergio Aguero missing a kick from the spot in the 8th minute.

And then again 13 minutes later…

Despite trailing 2-0 at half time. Steaua București were more than dominating the battle of social media.

A team with no history? Read about the greatest night in Steaua history here! 

Forget Stoke on a Thursday night. Could David Silva do it at Woking on a Thursday night?

I don't really know what to say about this. Could this week's away game at The Bet365 Stadium already be deemed an infamous ‘6 pointer'?


It was pretty obvious at which half of Manchester they would rather be playing


Manchester City may have won the match (And inevitably the tie) but it was Steaua Bucuresti who won the hearts of the football community.

Despite the game lasting 90 minutes, the social media guy wasn't finished there. There was some choice advice for the Hat Trick hero.

Lastly, Steaua Bucharest have released their plans for the immediate future.

It remains to be seen whether this is the official club account or whether its a parody. But I think secretly, we all have our fingers crossed for the former.

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