Tottenham can expect hostile atmosphere at Red Star Belgrade whose fans and players celebrated Champions League qualification by firing flares from a tank

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Tottenham will have to contend with the hostile atmosphere at Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League.

The north London club are in a tough group B alongside Bayern Munich and Olympiakos.

The trip to Serbia to take on Red Star, though, will be a challenging one and an imposing place to go.

Red Star Belgrade fans celebrate after reaching the Champions League group stages

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Red Star Belgrade fans celebrate after reaching the Champions League group stages

The club put a tank outside their stadium ahead of their decisive Champions League play-off clash with Young Boys.

Players then celebrated reaching the group stage of the competition by riding through the streets on a tank.

Flares were also let off from the decommissioned Soviet made vehicle.

Tottenham have been drawn alongside Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League group stages

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Tottenham have been drawn alongside Red Star Belgrade in the Champions League group stages

“The famous slogan of the fans was that the Star Machine worked, and now the tank in front of the north stand will symbolise the call. The Northern Army is stronger with a combat vehicle,” the club said

Neighbouring Croatia, which fought a war for independence from Yugoslavia in the early 1990s, were not happy and their country’s media said it was a ‘clear provocation’ and ‘a scandal’ and demanded UEFA react.

Red Star are not a side Spurs should take lightly as they beat Liverpool in the group stage of last year’s competition.

Milan Pakov scored twice in the match in Belgrade last November but they ended up bottom of their group.

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