The last Newcastle United team to face 1860 Munich 21 years ago - and what they’re up to now

Newcastle United take on 1860 Munich for the first time since they last played the German outfit in the Intertoto Cup in 2001.

It’s almost 21 years to the day since Newcastle United last took on 1860 Munich.

Two decades back it was Bobby Robson in charge of the Magpies, who kicked off their campaign in the Intertoto Cup and ended with Champions League football in the bag.

Is that a good omen for Eddie Howe this season? He’ll certainly hope so as his side take on the now German third tier outfit at the picturesque FC Pinzgau Saalfelden Arena in Austria.

Back in 2001, having beaten Lokeren in the first round over two legs, United faced 1860 in Munich’s Olympic Stadium. They would go on to lose an entertaining third and final round to French side Troyes.

The first leg in Germany saw United win 3-2, thanks to strikes from Nolberto Solano (x2) and Aaron Hughes, before they romped to a 3-1 home win to send them through the final, courtesy of Gary Speed, Lomana Lua-Lua and Solano again.

So, what was the XI that day at St James’ Park and where are they now? Here we take a look at what happened next for the players who turned out for United against 1860 that summer: