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The eleventh Inter-Cities Fairs Cup was played over the 1968–1969 season. The competition was won by Newcastle United over two legs in the final against Újpest FC. It was the second consecutive time that a Hungarian side finished runners-up in the competition, and the first time Newcastle United had competed in a European competition. It is also Newcastle United's most recent trophy to date.

1968–69 Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
Final positions
ChampionsEngland Newcastle United (1st title)
Runners-upHungary Újpest

Contents

First roundEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Chelsea   9–3   Morton 5–0 4–3
K. Beerschot V.A.C.   2–3   DWS 1–1 1–2
Rangers   2–1   FK Vojvodina 2–0 0–1
DOS Utrecht   2–3   Dundalk FC 1–1 1 – 2(aet)
R. Daring Club Molenbeek   2–3   Panathinaikos FC 2–1 0–2
Athletic Bilbao   3–3 (c)   Liverpool 2–1 1 – 2(aet)
FC Lausanne-Sport   0–4   Juventus 0–2 0–2
FC Wacker Innsbruck   2–5   Eintracht Frankfurt 2–2 0–3
PFC Slavia Sofia   0–2   Aberdeen 0–0 0–2
PFC Botev Plovdiv   3–3 (a)   Real Zaragoza 3–1 0–2
Sporting Clube de Portugal   5–4   Valencia CF 4–0 1–4
Newcastle United   4–2   Feyenoord Rotterdam 4–0 0–2
Vitória de Setúbal   6–1   Linfield FC 3–0 3–1
Olympique Lyonnais   1–1 (c)   Académica 1–0 0 – 1(aet)
Hansa Rostock   4–2   OGC Nice 3–0 1–2
Dinamo Zagreb   2–3   Fiorentina 1–1 1–2
Rapid Bucureşti   4–7   OFK Beograd 3–1 1 – 6(aet)
Bologna   6–2   FC Basel 4–1 2–1
Göztepe A.Ş.   2–2 (c)   Olympique de Marseille 2–0 0 – 2(aet)
Leixões SC   1–1 (a)   Argeş Piteşti 1–1 0–0
FC Metz   3–7   Hamburger SV 1–4 2–3
Wiener Sportclub   1–5   SK Slavia Praha 1–0 0–5
Olimpija Ljubljana   1–5   Hibernian 0–3 1–2
1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig   w/o   KB
Standard Liège   2–3   Leeds United 0–0 2–3
Napoli   3–2   Grasshopper 3–1 0–1
FK Skeid   2–3   AIK 1–1 1–2
Hannover 96   4–2   B1909 3–2 1–0
Atlético Madrid   2–2 (a)   K.S.V. Waregem 2–1 0–1
Legia Warszawa   9–2   TSV 1860 München 6–0 3–2
Aris Thessaloniki F.C.   7–0   Hibernians FC 1–0 6–0
Újpest FC   w/o   US Luxembourg

First legEdit

FC Lausanne-Sport  0–2  Juventus
Zigoni   17'
Leoncini   63'

Dinamo Zagreb  1–1  Fiorentina
Zambata   18' Pirovano   83'

Bologna  4–1  FC Basel
Turra   12'
Cresci   50'
Pace   53'
Savoldi   83'
Konrad   48'

Metz  1–4  Hamburger SV
Hausser   21' Report Dörfel   22'
Zvunka   57' (o.g.)
Krämer   63'
Hönig   82'

Napoli  3–1  Grasshopper
Altafini   6'
Salvi   12'   33'
Rüegg   78'

Botev Plovdiv  3–1  Real Zaragoza
Nenov   32'
Dermendzhiev   65'
Popov   78'
Tejedor   88'

Second legEdit

Juventus  2–0  FC Lausanne-Sport
Benetti   43'
del Sol   74'

Juventus won 4–0 on aggregate.


Fiorentina  2–1  Dinamo Zagreb
Amarildo   1'
Maraschi   37'
Novak   64'

Fiorentina won 3–2 on aggregate.


FC Basel  1–2  Bologna
Hauser   42' Pace   46'
Savoldi   63'

Bologna won 6–2 on aggregate.


Hamburger SV  3–2  Metz
Hönig   7'
Krämer   18'
Seeler   88'
Report Hitz   40'
Niesser   85'

Hamburger SV won 7–3 on aggregate.


Grasshopper  1–0  Napoli
Grahn   58'

Napoli won 3–2 on aggregate.


Real Zaragoza  2–0  Botev Plovdiv
Bustillo   24'76'

Real Zaragoza 3–3 Botev Plovdiv on aggregate. Real Zaragoza won on away goals rule.

Second roundEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Chelsea   0–0 (c)   DWS 0–0 0 – 0(aet)
Rangers   9–1   Dundalk FC 6–1 3–0
Panathinaikos FC   0–1   Athletic Bilbao 0–0 0–1
Juventus   0–1   Eintracht Frankfurt 0–0 0 – 1(aet)
Aberdeen   2–4   Real Zaragoza 2–1 0–3
Sporting Clube de Portugal   1–2   Newcastle United 1–1 0–1
Vitória de Setúbal   7–1   Olympique Lyonnais 5–0 2–1
Hansa Rostock   4–4 (a)   Fiorentina 3–2 1–2
OFK Beograd   2–1   Bologna 1–0 1–1
Göztepe A.Ş.   5–3   FC Argeş Piteşti 3–0 2–3
Hamburger SV   5–4   SK Slavia Praha 4–1 1–3
Hibernian   4–1   1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig 3–1 1–0
Leeds United   2–2 (c)   Napoli 2–0 0 – 2(aet)
AIK   6–7   Hannover 96 4–2 2–5
K.S.V. Waregem   1–2   Legia Warszawa 1–0 0–2
Aris Thessaloniki F.C.   2–11   Újpest FC 1–2 1–9

First legEdit

Juventus  0–0  Eintracht Frankfurt

Hansa Rostock  3–2  Fiorentina
Kostmann   69'
Barthels   80'
Hergesell   90'
Maraschi   70'
Rizzo   84'

OFK Beograd  1–0  Bologna
Santrač   32'

Leeds United  2–0  Napoli
Charlton   23'   25'

Second legEdit

Eintracht Frankfurt won 1–0 on aggregate.


Fiorentina  2–1  Hansa Rostock
Rizzo   36'
Merlo   68'
Kostmann   26'

Fiorentina 4–4 Hansa Rostock on aggregate. Fiorentina won on away goals rule.


Bologna  1–1  OFK Beograd
Mujesan   40' Santrač   80'

OFK Beograd won 2–1 on aggregate.


Napoli  2–0  Leeds United
Sala   14'
Juliano   84' (pen.)

Napoli 2–2 Leeds United on aggregate. Leeds United won on a coin toss.

Third roundEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
DWS   1–4   Rangers 0–2 1–2
Athletic Bilbao   2–1   Eintracht Frankfurt 1–0 1–1
Real Zaragoza   4 – 4(a)   Newcastle United 3–2 1–2
Vitória de Setúbal   4–2   Fiorentina 3–0 1–2
OFK Beograd   3 – 3(a)   Göztepe A.Ş. 3–1 0–2
Hamburger SV   2(a) – 2   Hibernian 1–0 1–2
Leeds United   7–2   Hannover 96 5–1 2–1
Legia Warszawa   2–3   Újpest FC 0–1 2–2

First legEdit

Vitória de Setúbal  3–0  Fiorentina
José Maria   13'   52'
Arcanjo   36'

Second legEdit

Fiorentina  2–1  Vitória de Setúbal
Amarildo   12'
Rogora   36'
Mancin   90' (o.g.)

Vitória de Setúbal won 4–2 on aggregate.

Quarter-finalsEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Rangers FC   4–3   Athletic Bilbao 4–1 0–2
Newcastle United   6–4   Vitória de Setúbal 5–1 1–3
Göztepe A.Ş.   w/o   Hamburger SV(withdrew)
Leeds United   0–3   Újpest FC 0–1 0–2

Semi-finalsEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Rangers FC   0–2   Newcastle United 0–0 0–2
Göztepe A.Ş.   1–8   Újpest FC 1–4 0–4

First legEdit

Rangers FC  0–0  Newcastle United

Göztepe A.Ş.  1–4  Újpest FC
Çağlayan   16' (pen.) Bene   12'   32'
Dunai II   62'   82'

Second legEdit

Newcastle United  2–0  Rangers FC
Scott   52'
Sinclair   77'

Newcastle United won 2–0 on aggregate.


Újpest FC  4–0  Göztepe A.Ş.
Bene   24'   55'   78'
Nagy   56'

Újpest FC won 8–1 on aggregate.

FinalEdit

Team #1 Agg. Team #2 1st leg 2nd leg
Newcastle United   6–2   Újpest FC 3–0 3–2

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