On This Day: Manchester City V Coimbra

Progressing to a European quarter-final is always a significant milestone that needs to be celebrated. No one ever takes this sort of achievement for granted even though it is something that Manchester City has managed frequently in recent years. Back in the 1960s and 1970s, despite major success in England, reaching a European quarter-final was a bit of a rarity. So, as today is the anniversary of City’s first ever European quarter-final (4 March), I’ve written this feature looking at the first time the Blues reached a UEFA organised tournament’s quarter-final. That was in 1969-70.

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