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;
John Barnes (Temuri Ketsbaia 81 mins)
Jon Dahl Tomasson (Darren Peacock 78 mins)
Enjoy it all again below;