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Manchester City 2 Górnik Zabrze 1

AT the Praterstadion in Vienna 1970, Manchester City beat Górnik Zabrze in the European Cup Winners’ Cup Final to win their first and only European title to date. Manchester City had qualified for the Cup Winners’ Cup after beating Leicester City in the 1969 FA Cup Final, whereas Polish side Górnik Zabrze had beaten Legia Warsaw in the respective 1969 Polish […]

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European Goals Galore

Following on from previous blogs featuring the high-scoring games in the English Premier and Football Leagues, we take a look at another collection of goal-crazy matches, this time in the main ‘super-heavyweight’ European leagues of Germany’s Bundesliga, Spain’s La Liga, and Italy’s Serie A from the early 90’s to the mid 2000s. Just after Christmas […]

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Fabrique Belgique

Football can be a deplorable beast. An errant refereeing decision, egregious defending or a sickeningly undeserved away-goal winner plundered by opposition who’ve scarcely threatened a shot on target over the entire two legs, can put an instant cock-blocker on a seemingly fertile season. Any long-sufferer of the heady irrelevance that is our ‘beautiful game’ will […]

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