It was 18 years ago today, that a Newcastle eleven showed just what could be done by pulling together – a night of near perfect European football under the floodlights ending Newcastle 3 Barcelona 2.

We head back to 17 September 1997 and with Shearer long-term injured, on top of Dalglish selling Ginola, Beardsley, Elliott, Clark and Ferdinand…

It looked as though it would take a miracle to defeat Figo, De La Pena, Sonny Anderson, Sergi, Miguel, Enrique, Rivaldo and the rest.

Well it wasn’t quite a miracle but he was called Tino Asprilla, who along with Keith Gillespie put in his best ever performance for Newcastle United and landed a 3-2 victory, which you can enjoy watching all over again below.

Only four months after this hat-trick, Kenny sold Tino Asprilla.

This was a great football night never to be forgotten.

Newcastle lined up;

Shay Given

Warren Barton

Philippe Albert

Steve Watson

John Beresford

Keith Gillespie

Robert Lee

David Batty

John Barnes (Temuri Ketsbaia 81 mins)

Jon Dahl Tomasson (Darren Peacock 78 mins)

Tino Asprilla

Enjoy it all again below;