All eyes will be on Liverpool tonight as they battle for the Europa League trophy.
But nearly three decades ago it was Dundee United representing Britain against IFK Göteborg in the same competition – albeit under a different name.
Back then it was so much different. The competition was called the Uefa Cup and the final was played over two legs.
It was May 20 1987, almost 29 years to the day, and the decisive second leg was played out at Tannadice in front of a crowd of 20,911.
With a packed crowd, the Tele’s Tom Duthie remembers the occasion as “a celebration of football”.
A 1-0 defeat in Sweden in the opening leg two weeks earlier left everything to play for in Dundee.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be. Lennart Nilsson put Gothenburg 1-0 up in the first half, John Clark levelled the tie on the night mid-way through the second half but, due to away goals, United couldn’t find another two goals.
Despite going so close to achieving European glory, United fans remained on their feet to applaud and cheer the champions. The gesture was noted by the footballing authorities and were awarded the FIFA Fair Play Award.
It can’t be forgotten that the Tangerines also dumped out big names along the way. They beat Barcelona both home and away (they are still the only British side to do so) and knocked out Germans Borussia Monchengladbach.
The Tele’s chief football reporter Tom Duthie was at the game. Here’s what he remembers from the historic night…
“Back in ’87 I was not writing about football full-time, so I bought a ticket for the final and went to Tannadice with a group of mates, many of whom were United fans.
“Likewise during the run to the final I’d gone to the home legs of the ties against Barcelona and Borussia.
“Those games had typical cup tie atmospheres, very much a them and us feel.
“The final, though, was more of a celebration of football and in term of atmosphere everything you’d hope for in a major European final.
“And it’s the crowd that night more than the game that I remember.
“Being honest I don’t even recall how Gothenburg’s opener came about, though my memory of John Clark’s equaliser remains vivid.
“That night I was on the terracing that would normally be reserved for away fans, in the part of the ground where the George Fox Stand is now located.
“The majority of those in that area were, of course, United fans but there were also many others from other clubs round the country who’d travelled to lend their backing.
“That maybe had something to do with the generous reception Gothenburg were given as the lifted the trophy, but it was mainly down to the sporting behaviour of diehard Arabs.
“When Gothenburg started their lap of honour understandably they headed for their own fans first. They were housed next to the hard core home support in the Shed and it was the applause from there that prompted the winners to do an almost unheard of full circuit of the ground.”