Football: History Lesson

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The Independent Online
England's Champions' League teams will both need some Dutch courage next week. While Manchester United entertain Feyenoord, Newcastle United travel to PSV Eindhoven.

Newcastle have met Dutch opposition only once before in European competition, when they beat Feyenoord 4-2 on aggregate in the first round of the Fairs Cup - forerunner to the Uefa Cup - 20 years ago.

It was the start of a memorable campaign. After victories over Sporting Lisbon, Real Zaragoza, Setubal and Rangers, Newcastle went on to win the competition by beating the Hungarians of Ujpest Dozsa 6-2 on aggregate in the final.

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