With three epic matchups:
At the Stade Jos Nosbaum in Luxemburg, Dudelange eased past Tre Penne 7-0.
Maltese champs Valletta delivered an 8-0 thrashing of Lusitans (Andorra).
And in the game that captured most of my interest, Torshavn, the Faroe Islands champs, stopped a PK en route to a scoreless draw at Linfield, the Northern Ireland titlists.
As a nation, the Faroe Islands are not among the eight lowest-ranked teams in Europe, if the World Cup '14 qualifying draw is any indication. Perhaps on the strength of last year's stunning 2-0 win over Estonia in Euro '12 qualifying, the Faroes found themselves in Pot 5 for the Brazil draw.
Edited by Warning Track Speed, 12 February 2013 - 09:06 AM.