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Match Report : 01/01/1969 v Real Zaragoza
Real Zaragoza   3 2

Scorer(s):     Santos (5),  Bustillo (17),  Planas (55)

Newcastle United   2 2
Scorer(s):     B.S Robson (7),  R.W Davies (32)
Competition: Inter Cities Fairs Cup, Round 3 - 1st Leg
Season: 1968-69
Venue: La Romareda
Attendance: 22,000
First Half
5 mins
1-0Santos. From a corner Bustillo headed goalwards and McFaul saved but only got the ball away as far as Santos who from 15 yards rifled a shot home.
7 mins
1-1Bryan Robson. A swift move by Newcastle, involving four players, saw Robson presented with the ball no more than two yards out and he made no mistake from that distance!
17 mins
2-1Bustillo. A free-kick was awarded for a foul by Foggon on Moya out on the right wing. The ball was crossed into the box where Bustillo rose to head home from 5 yards.
32 mins
2-2Ronald Davies. A Newcastle free-kick, 25 yards out, saw the ball sent into the penalty area where Davies climbed to head home a fine goal.
Second Half
55 mins
3-2Planas. Martin beat two Newcastle players before sending an inch-perfect centre for Planas to glance home.

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Matchday Programme : 01/01/1969

Matchday Programme : 01/01/1969

Newcastle lose out but have two precious away goals

Newcastle had to twice come back from behind in the first half, ownly to see Zaragoza getting a winner in the second. However they do have two very precious away goals to their credit, and who knows what they may be worth!


Reuter, 1969, Newcastle United fail after two recoveries, The Times, Thursday, January 02, 1969 [p7]