It’s eleven years today since Dom Matteo’s header sent Leeds United through to the Champions League’s lucrative second group stage.

Leeds had been drawn in an incredibly tough group alongside European giants AC Milan and FC Barcelona, and the start was all too predictable for everyone – Leeds battered 4-0 at the Nou Camp.

But victory over AC Milan and a 6-0 hammering of Besiktas at Elland Road, followed by draws at away to Besiktas and at home to Barcelona left little Leeds United needing only a point at the San Siro to secure a place in the next round.

Here’s the goal that secured it…

5 Responses

  1. number1inyorkshire

    GOOD DAYS hhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!
    however people or some any way would say it was the start of the slide to league 1 ..
    Was there that day would i change it not ever ,that and league 1 were part of the journey ..

  2. Tyler75

    Right up there with the birth of my children – wouldn’t swop the experience of that night in the San Siro for anything.

  3. Robert Holmes

    Mildly depressing….thanks for making me feel old! My first European away trip… closely followed that year, but wow…11 years…

  4. Mark Simpson

    I was there in the main stand, awesome night apart from the police & their dogs!


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