Saturday, August 10, 2013

UEFA Champions League - F.C. Paços de Ferreira

This year's surprise package in the play-off round of the ECL is Portugal's Pacos de Ferreira. Their home stadium holds only 5,000 spectators so their Zenit St Petersburg tie will be played elsewhere which is a shame, since the Mata Real has hosted some spectacular goal nets in the past.

Unwilling to give up their Continental D's in the box nets era, they tied the nets back in hybrid fashion.

Some years earlier the Castores played between a genre-defying method of supporting their goal nets.

What do we call these?