Steaua Bucharest to face SC Horta in the Final of the '05-'06 Challenge Cup

My maiden post from across the Atlantic (that would be westward…) "happens" to involve my club alma matter. Steaua Bucharest!

Today, Steaua lost to Agram-Medvescak Zagreb by 1 goal, 24:25. Having won last week by 2 goals in Bucharest (30:28), the "blue dogs" earned their 1st trip to a European Cup final in 17 years. A dry spell, to say the least, for the former Champions League winners of three decades past.
Winning the coveted trophy will not be easy. Steaua is set to square off against the powerful Portugese club of SC Horta. The Lusitans disposed off BSV Bern in impressive fashion, outscoring the Suisse (sic!) 60:53 over the two semifinal matches.

The Final's first leg is set for April 22/23 with a rematch set for April 29/30.

Here's to a happy ending… to me!