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Samiran Mishra

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I am a football writer and blogger. Other interests include history, anthropology, philosophy, music, books, etc. Been called a misanthrope on more than once occasion. Follow me @scoutdesk

On This Day in Football: First ever Old Firm derby, Forest retain European Cup

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On this day in 1888, Celtic played their first ever official game which happened to be against Rangers, their fiercest rivals. Details of this historic...

On This Day in Football: Villa become champions of Europe, United win treble

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On this day in 1982, Aston Villa beat Bayern Munich 1-0 to win the European Cup. Played at the Feyenoord Stadion in Rotterdam, Villa suffered...

On This Day in Football: Celtic create history, Miracle of Istanbul

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On this day in 1967, Celtic beat Inter Milan in Lisbon to become the first British team to win the European Cup. Played in front...

On This Day in Football: Hungary humiliate England

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On this day in 1954, Hungary humiliated England 7-1 in Budapest in an international friendly. The mighty Hungarian side had been unbeaten since May 1950...

On This Day in Football: Milan stop the Benfica juggernaut, Juve rule in Rome

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On this day in 1963, Italian giants AC Milan won the European Cup by beating Portuguese side Benfica 2-1 at the Wembley Stadium. Benfica had...

On This Day in Football: Red reigns supreme in Moscow

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On this day in 2008, Manchester United beat Chelsea on penalties to win the UEFA Champions League. Played at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, this...

On This Day in Football: Historic day for Barca and Real as both lift...

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On this day in 1992, Barcelona won their first ever UEFA European Cup by beating Serie A side Sampdoria 1-0 in the final. Played at...

On This Day in Football: Iran beat Israel to win the Asian Cup, Fergie...

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On this day in 1968, Iran beat Israel 2-1 to win their first ever AFC Asian Cup title. Played at the Shahid Shiroudi Stadium in...

On This Day in Football: Bobby Moore accused of theft, Milan thump Barca

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On this day in 1970, England legend Bobby Moore was accused of theft in Bogota, Colombia. England were in the South American nation for a...

On This Day in Football: Bayern begin European dominance, Arsenal suffer heartbreak

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On this day in 1974, Bayern Munich won the first of their three consecutive European Cups by beating Atletico Madrid in the final. A 1-1...

On This Day in Football: Barcelona triumph over Dusseldorf, Hearts win Scottish Cup

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On this day in 1979, Barcelona beat German Bundesliga side Fortuna Dusseldorf 4-3 at extra time to win the European Cup Winners’ Cup. Played in...

On This Day in Football: Spurs become first English club to win a European...

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On this day in 1963, Tottenham Hotspur became the first English club to win a European competition by beating Atletico Madrid 5-1 in the...