Ajax's mauling of Manchester City last night was duly noted as their first home win over English opposition in the European Cup since 1980.
That was when they beat Nottingham Forest, the reigning champions of Europe. A 1-0 win at the Olympic Stadium was not enough as Forest led 2-0 from the first leg; the East Midlanders went on to win the final 1-0 against Hamburg in Madrid and retain the trophy.
In their lineup, Forest had Peter Shilton, the man who went on to make the most appearances in world soccer, England's first black international Viv Anderson, four Scots and Northern Irishman and current Sunderland coach Martin O'Neill.
Ajax had the Danish trio of Frank Arnesen, Henning Jensen and Soren Lerby, Chinese-Dutch winger Tscheu La Ling, and were skippered by defensive legend Ruud Krol, who went on to play for Napoli, Cannes and for a short while, the Vancouver Whitecaps.
Two iconic managers were on the touchlines: Brian Clough and Leo Beenhakker, on his seventh coaching job at the tender age of 38.
Ajax had a fifteen-year wait until they were crowned champions of Europe for the fourth time in 1995, while Forest, ten years later became the first and as far as I know only former champs of Europe to fall into their nation's third tier.