Watch: City's first visit to Istanbul in 1968

City’s Champions League triumph in Istanbul came 55 years after we first went to the Turkish city for a European clash.

Pep Guardiola's team lifted the trophy to complete a historic Treble following a 1-0 victory over Italian giants Inter at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium in June.

However, it was not the first time that City made our way to the metropolis that straddles Europe and Asia.

Istanbul to Istanbul | City's European history

After winning the First Division title in 1967/68, we entered the European Cup for the first time - where we were drawn against Fenerbahce.

The Blues unfortunately lost that two-legged knockout tie but it was still an experience to savour for goalkeeper Harry Dowd.

The budding filmmaker, who was born on this day in 1938, captured much of the team's journey and now that footage is available for City fans to enjoy, courtesy of North West Film Archive at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Click on the above video to see what Dowd filmed...