2 Eastern European soccer teams played out the craziest sporting event of 2020 so far with a match featuring 12 goals, 2 red cards, and a dramatic penalty shoot-out

Steaua Bucuresti beat Backa Topola on penalties.Facebook/FCSB
  • 26-time Romanian champion Steaua Bucuresti edged past Serbian minnow Backa Topola saw out a crazy 6-6 draw in Europa League qualifying on Thursday.
  • The thrilling affair also saw two red cards and a penalty shootout, which Steaua won 5-4.
  • "What a match,what an evening," Steaua's Dennis Man said after on Instagram. "I never thought I would meet such a crazy match."
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The qualifying stages of the Europa League have become renowned for producing some of the wildest matches on the continent in recent years.

And on Thursday night, it perhaps saw its craziest ever as 26-time Romanian champion Steaua Bucuresti edged past Serbian minnow Backa Topola after a thrilling 6-6 draw which ended in a penalty shoot out.

Topola were 2-0 up inside just 14 minutes at the at the City Stadium in Vojvodina, Serbia, however were pegged back to 2-2 just after half time – hampered by a red card for one of the team's defenders.
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With the scores then level at 3-3 in the 90th minute, Steaua thought they'd won it courtesy of an injury time own goal from Topola, only for the home side to level with practically the last kick of regular time.

Two goals apiece – and a second red card for Topola – then followed in overtime to make the score 6-6, before Steaua emerged as 5-4 winners in a penalty shoot out.

"What a match, what an evening," Steaua's Dennis Man, who scored a hat trick on the night said afterwards on Instagram. "I never thought I would meet such a crazy match.
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"It proved that we are a team, a united family and we will never step aside. Never stop fighting! The road continues and we will do everything we can to bring the team where it belongs, we will give everything until the end."

Steaua will now take on Czech side FC Slovan Liberec in the third qualifying round on September 24. Let's hope for more of the same.
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