In the latest edition of ESPN FC's derbies series, which features eyewitness insights into some of the biggest rivalries in world football, Nick Ames goes to Romania to experience the Bucharest derby between Dinamo and Steaua.
ESPN FC'S DERBY SERIES
- River Plate vs. Boca Juniors, by Sam Kelly
- Man City vs. Man United, by Iain Macintosh
- Celtic vs. Rangers, by Chris Jones
- Benfica vs. Sporting, by Lee Roden
- Everton vs. Liverpool, by Jeff Carlisle
- Olympiakos vs. Panathinaikos, by Michael Yokhin
- Borussia Dortmund vs. Schalke, by Uli Hesse
- Red Star vs. Partizan, by Andy Mitten
- Steaua vs. Dinamo, by Nick Ames
- July 9: Roma vs. Lazio, by Paolo Bandini
BUCHAREST, Romania -- In a hotel bar on the southern outskirts of the city, the words tumble from Dinamo Bucharest executive director Ionel Danciulescu's mouth as the memories reassert themselves of his playing days.
"2008. That was the one," Danciulescu says. "We were...