Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

When Bellamy Won It Right at the Death

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

When Bellamy Won It Right at the Death

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IF you were tuning into ITV on this night in 2002 or - better still - in the crowd at Feyenoord's De Kuip stadium, you would have witnessed one of Newcastle United's finest European nights.

It came in the Champions' League, a competition United have graced twice - but memorably on both occasions.

If the club's 1997 flirtation with the cream of the continent was thrilling enough, the 2002-2003 campaign under the wily management of Sir Bobby Robson was even more eventful.

Against all the odds, the black and whites managed to progress into the second group stage. Home wins against Dynamo Kiev and mighty Inter Milan (with goalkeeping titan Gianluigi Buffon sporting a horrible pink jersey) gave fans a taste of what it was like to compete - and win - against Europe's best.

Bayer Leverkusen also rolled into Toon and were destroyed by an Alan Shearer hat-trick. The Euro adventure would finally be ended by Barcelona, avenging their 1997 defeat at St James' with a comfortable 2-0 win on Gallowgate. …

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