24 LEEDS UNITED 4 STUTTGART 1

First round, sec­ond leg, 1992-93

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The re­branded com­pe­ti­tion got off to an in­aus­pi­cious start when Leeds and Stuttgart had to face a ‘re­play’ of their first-round tie af­ter draw­ing 4-4 on ag­gre­gate. Con­fused? Well, so were the Bun­desliga champs, who won the first leg at the Neck­er­sta­dion 3-0 be­fore be­ing trounced 4-1 back in York­shire. That should have put them through on the away goals rule, but in throw­ing on Yu­gosla­vian de­fender Jovo Si­manic as an 83rd-minute sub, Stuttgart coach Christoph Daum had un­wit­tingly used more than the three for­eign play­ers al­lowed. Leeds were awarded a 3-0 win, lev­el­ling the score on ag­gre­gate. UEFA de­cided the so­lu­tion was a re­play on neu­tral ter­ri­tory – the Camp Nou – but the German side weren’t im­pressed, claim­ing that Leeds’ Welsh-born Gary Speed was not a ‘home-grown’ player. UEFA dis­agreed, and Leeds won a play-off 2-1 thanks to Gor­don Stra­chan and Carl Shutt (far left).

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