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THIS is United's 124th match in Europe with Bordeaux becoming the 175th side whom United have met competitively. They are also United's 59th opponents in European football and the seventh French side to have played the Magpies (after Bastia, Metz, Monaco, Troyes, Marseille and Sochaux).

This European campaign is the 16th in United's history since the Magpies first entered continental competition in the Inter Cities Fairs Cup back in 1968.

BORDEAUX qualified by virtue of finishing fifth in the French League last season.

An aggregrate 3-2 win over Red Star Belgrade saw them qualify from the fourth qualifying round. Their Stade Chaban Delmas (right) holds over 34,000 fans.

They kicked off the Group stages with a convincing 4-0 win over Brugge to head the table after the first round of games.

In order of appearance, the 26 different countries United have faced in Europe are: Holland, Portugal, Spain, Scotland, Hungary, England, Belgium, Italy, Rep of Ireland, France, Sweden, Croatia, Ukraine, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, Switzerland, Germany, Bosnia, Norway, Israel, Greece, Georgia, Slovakia, Latvia, Estonia, Turkey.

Biggest home win: 5-0 v NEC Breda (UEFA Cup 2003/04) (right) Biggest away win: 5-0 v Antwerp (UEFA Cup 1994/95) Biggest home defeat: 4-1 v Inter Milan (Champions League 2002/03) Biggest away defeat: 3-0 v Monaco (UEFA Cup 1996/97) 4-1 v Sporting Lisbon (UEFA Cup 2004/05) Highest home attendance: 59,309, v Anderlecht (Fairs Cup 1969/70) Lowest home attendance: 19,046, v Bohemiams (UEFA Cup 1977/78) Highest away attendance: 98,000, v Dynamo Kiev (Champions League 1997/98) Lowest away attendance: 2,425, v Sporting Lokeren (Intertoto Cup 2001/02) Successive victories: 5 (1968/69 - 1969/70 Fairs Cup & 2004/05 UEFA Cup & 2006/07 UEFA Cup) Successive defeats: 3 (2002/03 Champions League) Longest Unbeaten Run: 13 (2006/07) &&)% 3141%5 1 Shay Given 62 2 Alan Shearer 49 3 Aaron Hughes 44 4 Shola Ameobi 42 5 Nobby Solano 42 6 Gary Speed 39 7 Titus Bramble 39 8 Andy O'Brien 37 9 Laurent Robert 35 10 Kieron Dyer 33 1 Alan Shearer 30 2 Shola Ameobi 12 3 Craig Bellamy 11 4 Wyn Davies 10 5 Pop Robson / Tino Asprilla 9
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Geographic Code:4EXMN
Date:Oct 3, 2012
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