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Manchester City have actually developed themselves as one of the most significant clubs in Europe recently, however it was in fact more than 50 years back when they reached the semi-finals of a European competitors for the really very first time.

Here’s an appearance back at over half a century of Manchester City’s European semi-finals…

City’s very first venture into European competitors in 1968/69 ended in the preliminary and handed Fenerbahce among their earliest wins in the European Cup. But the club made a location in the now defunct UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup the following season by winning the FA Cup in 1969.

Led by the famous Joe Mercer, they saw off opposition from Spain, Belgium and Portugal to establish a last 4 tie with Schalke.

A 5-1 success at Maine Road in the very first leg was motivated by Neil Young, Francis Lee and Colin Bell, likewise rendering a 1-0 defeat in the return leg in Germany quite worthless. City then went on to raise the prize after beating Polish side Gornik Zabrze 2-1 in the last.



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