We continue our series of archived matches of the clubs of the Football League Championship this morning with six matches from the history of a club that has been generating a large number of headlines over the last few weeks, Cardiff City. Cardiffs position in the Football world as a Welsh club playing in the English league system is not unique but for many years it did allow them a route into European football through the Welsh Cup and our first two matches come from that competition.
First up is a European Cup Winners Cup match from 1964 against the Lisbon giants Sporting, which Cardiff went into having forced a goalless draw at Ninian Park in the first leg, and this is followed by one of the most famous matches in the clubs history, from the same competition in 1971 against Real Madrid. Our third match is from the following year, a trip to Loftus Road to play Queens Park Rangers in September 1972. We then skip forward to the 1990s, and a match against Aldershot from 1992 – which turned out to be their visitors last match before folding – and another against Wrexham from 1993 which all but guaranteed promotion from the Fourth Division. Finally, we have a match that has also entered into the clubs folklore, a home FA Cup Third Round match against Leeds United from January 2002.
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