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BBC Sport's Nick Barnes
"Newcastle shocked the home side after just 10 minutes"
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Wednesday, 25 July, 2001, 19:55 GMT 20:55 UK
Toon take Intertoto lead
Nolberto Solano chips in Newcastle's opening goal
Nolberto Solano chips in Newcastle's opening goal
1860 Munich 2-3 Newcastle United

Newcastle United have taken what may prove a decisive lead in their Intertoto Cup semi-final against 1860 Munich.

But from the comfort of being two Nolberto Solano goals up, the Premiership side surrendered their advantage before Aaron Hughes scored the winning goal with seven minutes remaining.

Within 10 minutes of the kick-off at the Olympic Stadium the visitors drew first blood through the first of Solano's brace of goals.


From being in a marvellous position suddenly it's 2-2 but we clinched the winner and three goals away is a good thing
Bobby Robson
Newcastle manager
The Peruvian burst into the box, side-stepping the challenge of covering defender Vidar Riseth, before expertly clipping the ball over the advancing Simon Jentsch.

In response the hosts raised their game with captain Thomas Hassler orchestrating their efforts.

Ned Zelic blazed a half-volley wide and Shay Given was forced to save a powerful shot from Marcus Weissenberger.

In the early stages of the second half 1860 continued to push forward and both Hassler and Markus Schroth hit the woodwork.

But within moments Solano doubled Newcastle's advantage from the penalty spot after Craig Bellamy was bundled over in the area.

However the goal only ensured 1860 redoubled their efforts and within 90 seconds they earned their reward.

Paul Agostino converted Hassler's cross with a spectacular overhead volley and 10 minutes later 1860 were level through a goal from Filip Topolovic.

But Hughes stepped in in the closing stages to head home Wayne Quinn's cross to give Newcastle a vital lead ahead of the second leg at St James' Park next week.

Afterwards Solano allowed himself to bask in the glory.

"That first goal was the greatest goal of my life," he said. "I think it's the best I have ever scored and one I will remember for the rest of my life.

"It was a tremendous result for us, but we must not now fall into the trap of thinking the tie is already won," he said.


1860 Munich: Jentsch, Zelic, Mykland, Riseth, Haessler, Tapalovic, Weisinger, Agostino, Weissenberger, Schroth, Dheedene.
Subs: Max, Ehlers, Pfuderer, Bierofka, Passlack, Ipoua, Hofmann.

Newcastle United: Given, Barton, Elliott, Dabizas, Hughes, Quinn, Solano, Bellamy, Ameobi, Bassedas, Speed.
Subs: Griffin, McClen, Lua-Lua, Stephen Caldwell, Bernard, Gavilan, Harper.

Referee: Stephane Bre (Bretagne).

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