Wednesday April 16th, 2014

Chances are, the Greek Cup semifinal second-leg match between rivals PAOK and Olympiakos was not the most notable European cup game on your radar today.

Barcelona and Real Madrid play another Clasico, just weeks after their epic regular-season match, with the Copa del Rey silverware on the line. Bayern Munich is looking to reach the final of Germany's DFB Pokal, where it would face Borussia Dortmund in a high-profile championship match. Even in France, Monaco, despite losing Radamel Falcao, is within a game of reaching the Coupe de France final as it squares off with Guingamp.

That said, not one of those matches is going to top the pre-game scenes that emerged from Stadio Toumbas, where fans in the stands put on a pre-game fire display that literally yielded a ring of fire around the stadium and resembled what only can be described as a scene straight out of hell. Now, for fans in Greece to turn to flares and pyrotechnics and get extremely rowdy is nothing new, but Wednesday's events took things to another level, and the start of the match was (understandably) delayed. Let's be honest, no more words will do it justice. Just watch the incredible scenes above.

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