A rarely happy football news from Turkey: “Trabzonspor stuns Inter in Champions debut


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Trabzonspor stuns Inter in Champions debut | Sports | National Post

Trabzonspor stuns Inter in Champions debut

The Associated Press Sep 14, 2011 ? 5:26 PM ET | Last Updated: Sep 14, 2011 6:10 PM ET

 Trabzonspor marked its Champions League debut by stunning Inter Milan 1-0 away on Wednesday while English giants Manchester United and Manchester City were held to draws as they failed to transfer their domestic prowess to the European stage.

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