Some Birmingham City fans have recently been reminiscing about the club’s classic 2-1 away win versus Club Brugge in the 2011/12 Europa League on social media.
Birmingham City qualified for the 2011/12 season’s Europa League despite being relegated from the Premier League the previous season, where they finished in 18th place. The Blues still managed to qualify by winning the 2010/11 League Cup, beating Arsenal 2-1 in the final.
The Blues ultimately exited the competition in the group stage. However, one thing they did achieve in the competition was their 2-1 away win in Bruges, after which they became the first English side to ever defeat Club Brugge away from home.
Some Blues fans have been proudly remembering their achievement on social media after Manchester United failed to defeat Club Brugge away from home in their recent Europa League game. Read the posts from some Birmingham City fans remembering their win over Club Brugge in the tweets below.
Beating Club Brugge away isn't for everyone #MUFC.
— BCFC & Birmingham Legion Supporters (@BcfcLegion) February 20, 2020
What a night that was ??
— Craig Burness (@BurnessCraig) February 21, 2020
What an away day that was ?
— i@n pe@rce (@erniesmilkfloat) February 21, 2020
— Connor (@connorcam) February 21, 2020
What a day/night. What a game
— John Asquith (@johnasquithbcfc) February 21, 2020
— Chris O'Brien (@ChrisCOB_OB) February 21, 2020
— séan (@_Sean7_) February 20, 2020
— Ben_bcfc (@Benyardley102) February 20, 2020
What do we think?
The Blues’ 2-1 win away to Club Brugge was one of four wins that the Championship side managed to earn in their Europa League campaign. They were only defeated by Braga in their Europa League journey, however, their two losses to the Portuguese club were enough to end their European adventure at the group stage.
Despite leaving the competition at the group stage, some Birmingham City fans may be proud to have been the first English side to achieve the accomplishment of beating Club Brugge away from home in Europe when English sides had previously failed to do so on seven other occasions prior to United’s own recent failure.