Middlesbrough v Basel, 05/06

Steve McClaren has become a figure of fun in recent years for England fans but his job with the Three Lions had a lot to do with Boro’s run to the Europa League final 2006.

A 2-0 defeat in Switzerland in the first leg had few holding out any hope for the Premier League side’s progression, so the going behind after 23 minutes to make it 3-0 on aggregate would hardly have changed many minds.

However, Mark Viduka hit a brace to give the home side hope before Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink lashed in to leave them needing one more to go through – step forward Massimo Maccarone.

The £8.15million misfit popped up in the 90th minute to stab home a rebound and send Middlesbrough into the semi-finals.

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