Football: History lesson

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When Arsenal play PAOK Salonika in the Uefa Cup next Tuesday it will be only the second time in 13 seasons of European competition that the Gunners have entertained a Greek team at Highbury. In 1981 Arsenal beat Panathinaikos 1-0 to complete a 3-0 aggregate victory in the Uefa Cup first round.

In the second round Arsenal lost to Winterslag, prompting this headline in one British broadsheet: "Now is the Winterslag of Arsenal's discontent". The Belgian team went on to lose 5-0 on aggregate to Dundee United.

England's other Uefa Cup teams - Ipswich, West Bromwich Albion and Southampton - all failed to reach the third round, while Dundee United and Aberdeen reached the quarter-finals and third round respectively.

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