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The Georgian Champions will begin the Champions League 2013-2014 campaign facing, in the Second Qualifying Round, the winner between FC Lusitans and EB Streymur.

The Georgian all time most winner team, Dinamo Tbilisi, will start the European campaign from the Second Qualifying Round of the Champions League 2013-2014 season. The team from the capital will face the winner of the First Round Qualifying matches between FC Lusitans from Andorra, and EB Streymur from Faroe Islands.

The matches are going to take place on 16/17 and 23/24 July.

Despite Dinamo Tbilisi is the most successful Georgian team on international arena, the participations on Champions League has been always modest. It’s important to remind that Dinamo Tbilisi managed to win the UEFA Cup’s Winners Cup in 1980-1981 and got to the semifinals of the same tournament the next season.  

As far about the Champions League, history has been against Georgian clubs even during the soviet times. None of the Georgian clubs has ever passed thru two rivals in this competition. Of course the category of the rivals means too much at this level, but the only acceptable performance of Georgians in this tournament was in the 1979-1980 season, Dinamo Tbilisi managed to surprise the world and knock out the rated #1 team from the IFFHS, the English side Liverpool. But unfortunately in the next round the German Hamburger destroyed all possible hopes.

The last two years the representing squad of Georgia on Champions League was FC Zestafoni, they managed to fight with courage on the 2011-2012 season, they were knocked from the Third Qualifying Round by one goal from the Austrian team Sturm Graz. But the last campaign 2013-2014 was a disaster; the Georgians couldn’t pass thru Neftchi Baku from Azerbaijan, and even received a massive defeat away 3-0.

Last time a Georgian team made to the Group Stages of any European competition was Dinamo Tbilisi in 2004-2005 UEFA Cup (Europa League) campaign. The Georgians eliminated BATE Borisov (Belarus), Slavia Prague (Czech Republic) and Wisla Krakow (Poland) to qualify to the Group Stage. They finished at the bottom of the area, behind Newcastle United (England), Sporting Lisboa (Portugal), Sochaux (France) and Panionios (Greece).

The last season Dinamo Tbilisi was minutes away from qualifying to the Europa League Group Stage again, but a late goal scored by AEK Athens from the penalty spot in the additional time, managed to eliminate the Georgian side from the Play Offs.

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