Newcastle United Recordn in UEFA Champions League
The 2022-23 Premier League season confirmed us some spectacular performances. From Manchester Metropolis profitable their seventh Premier League title to Arsenal bottling the title race after being accountable for it, the followers have seen all of it. One other spectacular story of the season has been Newcastle United, who’ve quietly established themselves among the many massive boys in England only one yr after their billion-dollar takeover.
The Magpies have confirmed their qualification for subsequent season’s Champions League. This can solely be the fourth time within the membership’s historical past that they’ll play the top-tier European l; league. Nonetheless, this time Newcastle United would arrive with a much more aggressive squad and a monstrous funds to enhance additional.
After their takeover, everybody anticipated Newcastle United to turn out to be a power in England. Nonetheless, nobody might have envisioned that they might do it so rapidly. And now they have to show their value within the largest membership match. So, how did Newcastle United fare of their earlier Champions League campaigns?
1997-98 UEFA Champions League
Newcastle United had a stellar 1996-97 Premier League season, ending second. The star participant of the marketing campaign was the striker partnership of Alan Shearer and Les Ferdinand. Whereas Shearer completed as high scorer with 25 objectives, Ferdinand chipped in with 16 objectives and eight assists.
Their journey began within the second qualifying spherical of the Champions League, the place they confronted Croatian facet Croatia Zagreb. Over the 2 legs, the Magpies gained the tie 4-3 to qualify for the group levels.
Newcastle United had been paired with Barcelona, PSV Eindhoven and Dynamo Kyiv. Whereas they began their marketing campaign brilliantly, defeating Barcelona courtesy of a hattrick from Faustino Asprilla and securing an away draw to Dynamo Kyiv, three back-to-back losses meant they completed third within the group to exit the match.
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2002-03 UEFA Champions League
Newcastle United’s subsequent stint within the UEFA Champions League got here 5 years later when the membership completed fourth within the league. As soon as once more, it was their talismanic striker Alan Shearer main the way in which with 23 objectives (the second-most within the league). On the identical time, the duo of Laurent Robert and Nolberto Solano supplied a mixed 20 assists.
This bought them to the ultimate qualifying spherical, the place they confronted Bosnian membership Zeljeznicar. Nonetheless, the Magpies had been too good for the staff from the east as they gained the tie 6-0 on combination. With this victory, they bought into the primary group stage of the Champions League, being drawn with Juventus, Dynamo Kyiv and Feyenoord.
Nonetheless, their begin was horrendous as they misplaced all their opening three video games. Nonetheless, with their hopes of qualification hanging by a thread, the staff gained their remaining matches to qualify for the subsequent spherical.
They had been paired in opposition to Barcelona, Inter Milan, and Bayer Leverkusen within the subsequent spherical. Sadly, the subsequent spherical proved a hurdle too excessive for the membership to clear, and though they managed to win two matches, they completed third to exit the match.
2003-04 UEFA Champions League
Newcastle United’s final look within the UEFA Champions League got here within the 2003-04 season. The membership completed third, with Alan Shearer once more the highest scorer with 17 objectives. Nonetheless, on the third time of asking, Newcastle didn’t win the ultimate qualifying spherical, shedding to Partizan Belgrade on penalties.
Newcastle, although, bought into the UEFA Cup, the place they went on a formidable run reaching the semi-finals with Alan Shearer because the joint-top scorer and Craig Bellamy because the second-most high scorer.