Steaua lost its first game in the Champions League group, chances to qualify to the knock-out stage falling to a minimum. Steaua coach, former football glory Gheorghe Hagi, listened this time to the advice of the team owner, Gigi Becali, and started the game with Badoi and without Zaharia and Golanski.

Still, the Czech team, Slavia Prague, dominated the game and won 2:1.