Fans are in for a treat tonight as BT Sport is showing highlights of the thrilling 2000/01 Champions League game between Leeds United and Lazio at Elland Road.

Leeds were already through to the quarter-finals of the competition and went behind twice in the game before taking the lead midway through the second half through Mark Viduka.

Siniša Mihajlović denied Leeds a victory with a late penalty but this was the Whites serving notice that they were a force to be reckoned with in the elite competition.

Leeds finished second in their group behind Real Madrid and Lazio were condemned to bottom spot with this draw.

David O’Leary’s Leeds went on to beat Deportivo La Coruna 3-2 in the quarter-finals, with a stunning 3-0 demolition job at Elland Road, and went up next against Valencia in the semis.

They drew 0-0 at Elland Road before crashing out 3-0 in the second leg in Spain.

The highlights of the Lazio game are on BT Sport 3 at 6pm tonight.

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This is exactly the sort of content we want to be watching right now as, hopefully, the glory days of Leeds in Europe are on their way back.

There’s real optimism around the city that the club will finally get promoted back to the Premier League this season.

Then, under Marcelo Bielsa, the push will be to consolidate and try to replicate what newly-promoted Wolves and Sheffield United have done.

Champions League here we come.

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