The late 1990’s and  early 2000’s was one of the best times to be a Leeds United fan. They were a very established Premier League and European side, featuring in both the Uefa Cup and the Champions League. In the 2000-01 season Leeds made it all the way to semi-final of the Champions league, as well as securing a fourth place finish in League.

Valencia were the semi final opponents – a team that are no strangers to European football. The first tie was at Elland Road, although Leeds were held to a 0-0 draw. The return leg in Valencia proved to be too much for them. They fell behind to a suspect handball after 15 minutes and couldn’t find a way back. There was no doubt about Sanchez’s second goal of the game after 47 minutes, an absolute rocket. The game was put to bed when Mendieta made it 3-0 after 52 minutes. More misery was piled on when Alan Smith was sent off for a reckless challenge late on.

This was certainly a very good European adventure for Leeds United fans. Although the result wasn’t a particularly memorable one, the occasion was.

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Can you remember the starting XI from the second leg of that tie in just 2 minutes?

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You scored compared to the average of .
You finished out of .

Hint Answer Correct
CB went to Man Utd
English GK
Irish LB
Aussie striker
Striker went to Liverpool
Got sent off in semi final
Signed for £4.1 million
Norweigan Midfielder
300 appearances across 2 spells
French Midfielder
Scored a great goal in the San Siro