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How Newcastle upset the odds

Published: Thursday 12 April 2012, 9.02CET
Former Newcastle defender Philippe Albert reveals the tactics of the English club's memorable victory against Barcelona in 1997.
Published: Thursday 12 April 2012, 9.02CET

How Newcastle upset the odds

Former Newcastle defender Philippe Albert reveals the tactics of the English club's memorable victory against Barcelona in 1997.

Newcastle United FC made a memorable UEFA Champions League debut in 1997, defeating the giants of FC Barcelona 3-2 at St.James' Park thanks to a hat-trick from Colombian striker Faustino Asprilla. But what were the tactics that masterminded this unexpected victory? To find out we speak to Newcastle's Belgian defender that night, Philippe Albert.

Last updated: 17/04/12 18.00CET

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