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banner Sunday, 1 April, 2001, 11:53 GMT 12:53 UK
Leeds' Champions League adventure
Leeds' frustration is evident as Smith is sent off
Leeds' frustration is evident as Smith is sent off
Leeds United's Champions League dream is over. A 3-0 humbling at the home of Valencia sent the Yorkshire team tumbling out of the tournament.

BBC Sport Online looks back at their remarkable achievements in the Champions League.



Valencia 3-0 Leeds

Juan Sanchez scored two
Juan Sanchez scored two

Leeds' Champions League dream came to a crashing end in a tension-filled semi-final second leg at the Mestalla Stadium. Valencia's Juan Sanchez scored twice in a 3-0 win which saw Alan Smith sent off in the dying minutes of the game, as Leeds' frustration reached boiling-point.



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  • real 14k Click here to hear David O'Leary's post-match comments.

  • real 14k Click here to hear Erik Bakke's comments after the match.

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  • real 56k Click here to see Leeds' Harry Kewell's post-match views.

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    Leeds United 0-0 Valencia

    Lee Bowyer's header cannoned off the bar
    Lee Bowyer's header cannoned off the bar

    Leeds are held to a 0-0 stalemate at Elland Road against a disciplined Valencia. United had chances to secure a precious lead in the semi-final first leg with a vibrant second half performance that tested last year's beaten finalists to the limit.



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  • real 14k Click here to hear Olivier Dacourt's assessment of Leeds' performance.

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    Deportivo La Coruna 2-0 Leeds

    Leeds boss is happy that his team makes it to the semi-finals
    Leeds manager David O'Leary hugs Olivier Dacourt
    Leeds progress in the Champions League despite suffering a battering from the Spanish champions Deportivo La Coruna. David O'Leary's side were forced to defend doggedly after goals from Djalminha and substitute Tristan gave the Spaniards a glimmer of hope.



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  • real 14k Listen to Leeds' Lee Bowyer describe his reaction to their victory.

  • real 14k Listen to Leeds chairman Peter Risdale explain the significance of the result to the club.


    Leeds 3-0 Deportivo La Coruna

    Alan Smith scored again
    Alan Smith capped a fine performance with a goal
    It was another brilliant European night for Leeds as they overcame Spanish giants Deportivo La Coruna, running out 3-0 winners. A thumping free-kick from Ian Harte and goals from Alan Smith and Rio Ferdinand capped a glorious night.



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    Leeds 3-3 Lazio

    Bowyer celebrates scoring for Leeds
    Lee Bowyer scored Leeds first
    Leeds came from behind twice in the first half in an exuberant and occasionally heated encounter. Mark Viduka looked to have settled matters with a header after the break, but Mihajlovic scored a brilliant free-kick to add a point to Lazio's tally.



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    Real Madrid 3-2 Leeds

    Goal scorer Alan Smith
    Alan Smith scored an early goal
    A brave effort by Leeds saw an early Alan Smith goal put them ahead only to lose 3-2 to Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. The first of Real's goals looked a blatant handball that went unnoticed by the match officials.







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    Anderlecht 1-4 Leeds

    Ian Harte celebrates sealing Leeds' victory form the penalty spot
    Harte made no mistake from the penalty spot
    In an outstanding performance, Alan Smith scored either side of a Mark Viduka header. Anderlecht's Jan Koller sparked brief hopes of a comeback but Ian Harte's 80th minute penalty sealed Leeds quarter-finals berth.





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    Leeds United 2-1 Anderlecht

    Lee Bowyer celebrates scoring Leeds winner
    Bowyer's last gasp strike sealed victory
    David O'Leary's side fell behind to a well worked goal from Alin Stoica, but Ian Harte rifled home a spectacular 30-yard free-kick before Lee Bowyer set the stadium alight with a stunning goal four minutes from time.



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    Lazio 0-1 Leeds United

    Mark Viduka avoids the challenge of Diego Simeone
    Mark Viduka was outstanding for Leeds
    An Alan Smith goal after a moment of brilliance from Mark Viduka gives Leeds all three points as they produce a superb performance against Lazio in Rome.







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    Leeds United 0-2 Real Madrid


    Raul's strike condemned Leeds to defeat
    Real Madrid's Raul celebrates scoring against Leeds
    Leeds battle gamely but the class of Real Madrid tells in the end. Two goals in as many second-half minutes see the Spanish side seal victory at Elland Road.








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    AC Milan 1-1 Leeds United


    Dominc Matteo
    Dominic Matteo heads Leeds in front
    A crucial game as Leeds need a draw to ensure qualification. Dominic Matteo provides the break through with a goal just before half-time and Leeds manage to keep Milan at bay long enough to force a draw.




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    Leeds United 1-1 Barcelona


    Rivaldo spoils the Leeds party in extra time
    Rivaldo spoils the Leeds party in extra time
    Formidable opposition but Leeds deliver the goods. Lee Bowyer strikes early on to put Leeds ahead. Rivaldo spoils the party in the dying seconds of injury time by grabbing an equaliser.





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    Besiktas 0-0 Leeds United


    Maximun security is laid on as Leeds travel to Turkey
    Maximun security is laid on as Leeds travel to Turkey
    A return to Turkey for Leeds sees high security and dire warnings to the Leeds fans. However, the match ends up in a well-behaved draw.







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    Leeds United 6-0 Besiktas


    Nigel Martyn celebrates the team's win against Besiktas
    Nigel Martyn celebrates the team's win against Besiktas
    Leeds' growing confidence shows with a stunning victory over the Turkish side. The Elland Road crowd are treated to a goal fest with 5 players scoring, including new-boy Matteo.




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    Leeds 1-0 AC Milan


    Lee Bowyer scores the winning goal against Milan
    Lee Bowyer scores the winning goal against Milan
    Leeds beat Italian giants AC Milan thanks to a goalkeeping error. Lee Bowyer's shot sneaks in and delights the Elland Road faithful in the dying minutes of the match.






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    Barcelona 4-0 Leeds United


    Ian Harte and Gary Kelly are dejected after Leeds' defeat
    Ian Harte and Gary Kelly are dejected after Leeds' defeat
    Leeds United begin their European campaign disastrously. David O'Leary's young side are missing several key players and are torn apart by a rampant Barcelona side.







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