FC Steaua Bucuresti might have seen their colours temporarily lowered by Olympique Lyonnais in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, but there is no denying the progress made by the Romanian club in recent European seasons. Midfielder Nicolae Dica, a key member of the Steaua team that reached last term's UEFA Cup semi-finals before earning the Divizia A champions' first UEFA Champions League group stage qualification in a decade, will tell uefa.com users all about it in a live chat from 15.00CET today.
If Dica, a 26-year-old Romanian international, was on the losing side at home to Lyon on Matchday 2, he touched the heights two weeks previously by scoring twice in Steaua's opening-night victory in Ukraine - a comprehensive 4-1 dismantling of FC Dynamo Kyiv. Having also struck for Cosmin Olaroiu's men during their run past NK Gorica and R. Standard de Liège in the UEFA Champions League qualifying rounds, the No10 is well placed to discuss one of the success stories of the new continental campaign.
So, with Steaua set for a Matchday 3 glamour tie against Real Madrid CF in Bucharest on 17 October, send your questions to Dica to find out how far he thinks his team can go in the UEFA Champions League this season. Or you may wish to learn more about the domestic ambitions of a player with back-to-back Divizia A titles to his name - or even his UEFA EURO 2008™ aspirations with Romania ahead of next month's qualifying tie against Belarus. There is certainly plenty to talk about. Join us at 15.00CET and log on to the chat room.
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