european competition match reports
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|07.12.2016||CSKA Moscow (Wembley). Champions League Group E. For a match report, click here.|
|22.11.2016||AS Monaco (Away). Champions League Group E. For a match report, click here.|
|02.11.2016||Bayer 04 Leverkusen (Wembley). Champions League Group E. For a match report, click here.|
|02.11.2016||Bayer 04 Leverkusen (Away). Champions League Group E. For a match report, click here.|
|27.09.2016||CSKA Moscow (Wembley). Champions League Group E. For a match report, click here.|
|14.09.2016||AS Monaco (Wembley). Champions League Group E. For a match report, click here.|
|17.03.2016||Borussia Dortmund (Home). Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg. For a match report, click here.|
|10.03.2016||Borussia Dortmund (Away). Europa League Round of 16 First Leg. For a match report, click here.|
|25.02.2016||Fiorentina (Home). Europa League Round of 32 Second Leg. For a match report, click here.|
|18.02.2016||Fiorentina (Away). Europa League Round of 32 First Leg. For a match report, click here.|
|22.10.2015||Anderlecht (Away). Europa League Group J. For a match report, click here.|
|01.10.2015||AS Monaco (Away). Europa League Group J. For a match report, click here.|
|17.09.2015||Qarabag (Home). Europa League Group J. For a match report, click here.|
|26.02.2015||Fiorentina (Away). Europa League Round of 32 First leg. For a match report, click here.|
|19.02.2015||Fiorentina (Home). Europa League Round of 32 First leg. For a match report, click here.|
|11.12.2014||Besiktas (Away). Europa League Group C. For a match report, click here.|
|27.11.2014||Partizan Belgrade (Home). Europa League Group C. For a match report, click here.|
|06.11.2014||Asteras Tripolis (Away). Europa League Group C. For a match report, click here.|
|23.10.2014||Asteras Tripolis (Home). Europa League Group C. For a match report, click here.|
|02.10.2014||Besiktas (Home). Europa League Group C. For a match report, click here.|
|18.09.2014||Partizan Belgrade (Away). Europa League Group C. For a match report, click here.|
|28.08.2014||AEL Limassol (Home). Europa League Qualifying Play-Off Second leg. For a match report, click here.|
|21.08.2014||AEL Limassol (Away). Europa League Qualifying Play-Off First leg. For a match report, click here.|
|20.03.2014||Benfica (Away). Europa League Round of 16 Second leg. For a match report, click here.|
|13.03.2014||Benfica (Home). Europa League Round of 16 First leg. For a match report, click here.|
|27.02.2014||Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (Home). Europa League Round of 32 Second leg. For a match report, click here.|
|20.02.2014||Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (Away). Europa League Round of 32 First leg. For a match report, click here.|
|12.12.2013||Anzhi Makhachkala (Home). Europa League Group K. For a match report, click here.|
|28.11.2013||Tromso IL (Home). Europa League Group K. For a match report, click here.|
|07.11.2013||FC Sheriff (Away). Europa League Group K. For a match report, click here.|
|24.10.2013||FC Sheriff (Away). Europa League Group K. For a match report, click here.|
|03.10.2013||Anzhi Makhachkala (Away). Europa League Group K. For a match report, click here.|
|19.09.2013||Tromso IL (Home). Europa League Group K. For a match report, click here.|
|29.08.2013||Dinamo Tbilisi (Home). Europa League Qualifying Play-Off Second leg. For a match report, click here.|
|22.08.2013||Dinamo Tbilisi (Away). Europa League Qualifying Play-Off First leg. For a match report, click here.|
|11.04.2013||FC Basel (Away). Europa League quarter final Second leg. For a match report, click here.|
|04.04.2013||FC Basel (Home). Europa League quarter final First leg. For a match report, click here.|
|14.03.2013||Internazionale (Away). Europa League Round of 16 Second leg. For a match report, click here.|
|07.03.2013||Internazionale (Home). Europa League Round of 16 First leg. For a match report, click here.|
|21.02.2013||Olympique Lyonnais (Away). Europa League Round of 32 Second leg. For a match report, click here.|
|14.02.2013||Olympique Lyonnais (Home). Europa League Round of 32 First leg. For a match report, click here.|
|06.12.2012||Panathinaikos (Home). Europa League Group J. For a match report, click here.|
|22.11.2012||SS Lazio (Away). Europa League Group J. For a match report, click here.|
|08.11.2012||Maribor (Home). Europa League Group J. For a match report, click here.|
|25.10.2012||Maribor (Away). Europa League Group J. For a match report, click here.|
|04.10.2012||Panathinaikos (Away). Europa League Group J. For a match report, click here.|
|20.09.2012||SS Lazio (Home). Europa League Group J. For a match report, click here.|
|15.12.2011||Shamrock Rovers (Away). Europa League Group A. For a match report, click here.|
|30.11.2011||PAOK Salonika (Home). Europa League Group A. For a match report, click here.|
|03.11.2011||Rubin Kazan (Away). Europa League Group A. For a match report, click here.|
|20.10.2011||Rubin Kazan (Home). Europa League Group A. For a match report, click here.|
|29.09.2011||Shamrock Rovers (Home). Europa League Group A. For a match report, click here.|
|15.09.2011||PAOK Salonika (Home). Europa League Group A. For a match report, click here.|
|25.08.2011||Heart of Midlothian (Home). Europa League Qualifying Play-Off Second leg. For a match report, click here.|
|18.08.2011||Heart of Midlothian (Away). Europa League Qualifying Play-Off First leg. For a match report, click here.|
|13.04.2011||Real Madrid (Home). Champions League Quarter final Second leg. For a match report, click here.|
|05.04.2011||Real Madrid (Away). Champions League Quarter final First leg. For a match report, click here.|
|09.03.2011||AC Milan (Home). Champions League Round of 16 Second leg. For a match report, click here.|
|15.02.2011||AC Milan (Away). Champions League Round of 16 First leg. For a match report, click here.|
|07.12.2010||Twente Enschede (Away). Champions League Group A. For a match report, click here.|
|24.11.2010||Werder Bremen (Home). Champions League Group A. For a match report, click here.|
|02.11.2010||Internazionale (Home). Champions League Group A. For a match report, click here.|
|20.10.2010||Internazionale (Away). Champions League Group A. For a match report, click here.|
|29.09.2010||Twente Enschede (Home). Champions League Group A. For a match report, click here.|
|14.09.2010||Werder Bremen (Away). Champions League Group A. For a match report, click here.|
|25.08.2010||Young Boys (Bern) (Home). Champions League Qualifying Play-off - Second leg. For a match report, click here.|
|17.08.2010||Young Boys (Bern) (Away). Champions League Qualifying Play-off - First leg. For a match report, click here.|
|26.02.2009||Shakhtar Donetsk (Home). UEFA Cup Round of 32 Second leg. For a match report, click here.|
|19.02.2009||Shakhtar Donetsk (Away). UEFA Cup Round of 32 First leg. For a match report, click here.|
|18.12.2008||Spartak Moscow (Home). UEFA Cup Group D. For a match report, click here.|
|27.11.2008||NEC Nijmegen (Away). UEFA Cup Group D. For a match report, click here.|
|06.11.2008||Dinamo Zagreb (Home). UEFA Cup Group D. For a match report, click here.|
|23.10.2008||Udinese (Away). UEFA Cup Group D. For a match report, click here.|
|02.10.2008||Wisla Krakow (Away). UEFA Cup First Round Second leg. For a match report, click here.|
|18.09.2008||Wisla Krakow (Home). UEFA Cup First Round First leg. For a match report, click here.|
|12.03.2008||PSV Eindhoven (Away). UEFA Cup Round of 16 Second leg. For a match report, click here.|
|06.03.2008||PSV Eindhoven (Home). UEFA Cup Round of 16 First leg. For a match report, click here.|
|21.12.2008||Slavia Prague (Home). UEFA Cup Round of 32 Second leg. For a match report, click here.|
|14.02.2008||Slavia Prague (Away). UEFA Cup Round of 32 First leg. For a match report, click here.|
|06.12.2007||Anderlecht (Away). UEFA Cup - Group G. For a match report, click here.|
|29.11.2007||Aalborg (Home). UEFA Cup - Group G. For a match report, click here.|
|08.11.2007||Hapoel Tel Aviv (Away). UEFA Cup - Group G. For a match report, click here.|
|25.10.2007||Getafe (Home). UEFA Cup - Group G. For a match report, click here.|
|04.10.2007||Anorthosis Famagusta (Away). UEFA Cup - First round - Second leg. For a match report, click here.|
|20.09.2007||Anorthosis Famagusta (Home). UEFA Cup - First round - First leg. For a match report, click here.|
|12.04.2007||Sevilla (Home). UEFA Cup - quarter final. Second leg. For a match report, click here.|
|05.04.2007||Sevilla (Away). UEFA Cup - quarter final First leg. For a match report, click here.|
|14.03.2007||SC Braga (Home). UEFA Cup - Round of 16. For a match report, click here.|
|08.03.2007||SC Braga (Away). UEFA Cup - Round of 16. For a match report, click here.|
|14.12.2006||Dinamo Bucharest (Home). UEFA Cup - Group B. For a match report, click here.|
|23.11.2006||Bayer Leverkusen (Away). UEFA Cup - Group B. For a match report, click here.|
|02.11.2006||Club Brugge (Home). UEFA Cup - Group B. For a match report, click here.|
|19.10.2006||Besiktas (Away). UEFA Cup - Group B. For a match report, click here.|
|28.09.2006||Slavia Prague (Home). UEFA Cup - First Round - Second Leg. For a match report, click here.|
|14.09.2006||Slavia Prague (Away). UEFA Cup - First Round - First Leg. For a match report, click here.|
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|18.03.1992||A goal-less draw in
the second leg of the European Cup-Winners Cup Third Round was enough
for Feyenoord to knock Tottenham out of the competition with a 1-0
|04.03.1992||Home side Feyenoord
took the European Cup-Winners Cup Third Round first leg tie 1-0 with a
goal from Joszef Kiprich.
|07.11.1991||A goal-less draw in
this second leg of the European Cup-Winners Cup Second Round earned
Tottenham a route into the next stage.
sparkling display gave Spurs a 3-1 first leg lead over FC Porto in this European
Cup-Winners Cup Second round tie.
Gary Lineker put Tottenham ahead on 14 minutes, with a hooked volley and then Gordon Durie made it 2-0 shortly after. Emil Kostadinov gave Porto some hope when he reduced the arrears after 52 minutes, but Lineker gave Spurs the two goal cushion again when he scored again eight minutes from time, following eleven passes that lead to the Spurs forward coolly passing the ball past Victor Baia into the net.
|02.10.1991||Two goals saw Spurs
progress in the Cup-Winners Cup on aggregate over Hajduk Split at the
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|17.09.1991||Hajduk Split won a
tight Cup-Winners Cup First Round First leg against Spurs
played in Linz, Austria, because of the civil war in Yugoslavia.
A 53rd minute goal was the
reward for putting Spurs under pressure throughout the game, but
especially in the first half. Tottenham had a strong finish, but
could not convert the chances they created.
Ivica Mornar looked likely to score with an early effort, but Gary Mabbutt's tackle took the ball away as he prepared to shoot inside the first minute. The quick start Split made had Spurs on the back foot, with Gudni Bergsson heading Goran Vucevic's effort off the line. Mabbutt sliced a clearance that Walker showed good reflexes to keep out in the 19th minute and then Vucevic rattled the bar soon after.
Spurs forced a corner in the 25th minute, but had to wait seven minutes more before they had an effort on goal, with Nayim and Durie exchanging passes before the midfielder fired over.
Eight minutes after half-time, Split took the lead when Mario Novakovic had a long range shot which managed to squirm past Walker's hands as he took his eyes off the ball and trickled over the line. Walker redeemed himself a couple of minutes after the goal when Kozniku raced through and the keeper foiled him with a dive at his feet. Robert Jarni had been proving problematical on the left wing, making runs from full back, but Paul Allen came on for David Howells to prevent him attacking that wing.
Spurs broke away in the 65th minute, but Lineker shot wide of the target, then Paul Stewart went close after a determined run and Samways volleyed wide, before Vucevic brought a good save out of Walker to stop his 77th minute free-kick. Tottenham finished the game on the attack, with Nayim going close and then Stewart had a great chance meeting Samways' free-kick with his head, but the ball stayed out and Split were well worth their narrow victory.
The Second leg of the
qualifying round saw Spurs struggle to overcome a resistant Stockerau
side who set up very defensively at White Hart Lane.
It took a 41st minute goal from Gary Mabbutt to see Spurs through with a 2-0 aggregate win.
Gordon Durie was on the mark
to give Tottenham the advantage with a 1-0 away win in Austria against
Spurs had a bold effort in getting the tie back from Real Madrid in the
Bernabeu stadium, but failed with a combination of bad luck and some
Mark Falco's second half header was ruled out for a foul, but this seemed a harsh decision, while Steve Perryman was later sent off for bringing down Valdano as he was through on goal.
Spurs fell to their first home defeat in a European tie as Real Madrid
left White Hart Lane with a 1-0 victory.
The Real defence held firm, as Tottenham created a number of openings, but could not find a testing effort on goal. A breakaway at the other end, Steve Perryman's attempt to stop the cross from Emilio Butragueno getting to Jorge Valdano saw the ball bounce off his knee and past Ray Clemence in the Spurs goal.
Spurs roared into the next round with a 3-0 victory to see them through
3-2 on aggregate against Club Brugge at White Hart Lane.
Starting without the suspended Chris Hughton, who was booked for the second time in the competition in the first leg and Glenn Hoddle who was dismissed in Belgium, Spurs set about their task with vigour.
Graham Roberts put an early tackle in on Ceulemans, who limped about for the rest of the match, but Micky Hazard levelled the aggregate score within five minutes with a good strike. With two quick goals within seven minutes, Tottenham were coasting by the break and Brugge offered little in return.
Tony Galvin put in a cross that Jensen flapped at and Clive Allen was on hand to knock the ball into the net from six yards and then, after the ball had bobbled around the penalty area, it fell to Graham Roberts, who was 30 yards out, to smash the ball with great ferocity past the helpless Brugge keeper.
|24.10.1984||A nightmare game for
Spurs saw Glenn Hoddle sent off for two bookings and only a Clive Allen
strike late in the game gave Tottenham a lifeline in the second leg.
Skipper Jan Ceulemans opened the scoring for the Belgian side after just six minutes and then Steve Perryman conceded a penalty, which was rammed home by the Danish keeper Birger Jensen, who was the regular Brugge penalty taker.
Spurs managed to hold out for the remainder of the match and then seven minutes from time, Allen came on to score an important away goal for the ten men of Spurs after Hoddle had been sent off for not retreating from a free-kick.
The second leg proved easier than expected for Tottenham, with a 6-0
victory wrapping up a 9-0 aggregate win.
Young defender Carvahal sent a weak header out, but it went towards Gary Stevens, who dispatched a powerful drive past keeper Helder to give Tottenham a flying start and Chris Hughton followed up with a second on fifteen minutes after being put through by Micky Hazard. Carvahal did not intercept Tony Galvin's cross and Garth Crooks was let in to head the third Spurs goal with 25 minutes gone.
Glenn Hoddle entered the field at the break for his first appearance since getting injured six months before and he opened the way with a fine pass through the defence for Crooks to make it 4-0 twelve minutes into the second period. Mark Falco made it five with a 66th minute close range effort and then Crooks seized on a poor Dito back-pass to score his hat-trick goal after 82 minutes and see Tottenham through convincingly.
The First Round first leg meeting with Portuguese side Braga found Spurs
taking a 3-0 lead back to London for the second leg.
Despite the home side hitting the frame of the goal on three occasions, Mark Falco scored twice and Tony Galvin also got on the score-sheet to record a good away win. Galvin and Hughton worked the left wing well to create Falco's first on 31 minutes, with Hazard playing a through ball for the Spurs striker to net his second as the half-time whistle approached. Galvin got in on the act in the dying stages of the first half, as Hughton set him up for his goal.
|23.05.1984||A tense night at White
Hart Lane saw Spurs pick up the UEFA Cup, but only after going a goal
behind and then facing a penalty shoot-out.
Alex Czerniatinski raced clear to hit Anderlecht into a shock lead that silenced White Hart Lane with an hour of the game gone, as he delicately lifted the ball over Tony Parks. Spurs looked as though they might suffer their first ever home defeat in Europe and when substitute Ossie Ardiles fired against the bar from close range and it flew out, it looked as though it was not to be Tottenham's night. However, the ball was played back in by Micky Hazard and captain on the night Graham Roberts chested the ball down and rammed it home to level the score with just seven minutes left on the clock.
Into extra time, there were few chances and the penalty shoot out went to and fro. Graham Roberts, Mark Falco, Gary Stevens and Stave Archibald scored for Spurs, then Parks saved Morten Olsen's penalty and with the chance to win the cup for Tottenham, Danny Thomas had his spot-kick saved too. When Arnar Gudjohnsson stepped up to take his kick, Tony Parks flung himself to his right and pushed it out to see Spurs take the trophy for the second time.
A Paul Miller goal gave Spurs the lead in the UEFA Cup Final first leg
in Brussels. Heading in from a corner, Miller rose to net Mike
Hazard's cross and put Tottenham into a strong position.
However, two drawbacks left the second leg in the balance, as Steve Perryman received his second yellow card of the tournament and would be suspended for the second leg and five minutes from time defender Morten Olsen scrambled an equaliser from close range.
trailed from the first leg, but with the all important away goal knew a
one goal win would be enough.
The fact that that goal came six minutes into the match meant Tottenham were aware of the need for a clean sheet for the remaining 84 minutes. A handball outside the box gave Micky Hazard the opportunity to drill home a 25 yard free-kick low past the Spilt keeper. A hold-up occurred after the goal, as Hazard lost a contact lens in the celebrations and it had to be found before he left the field to put it back in !!
Although Split had to come out to score the goal that would have seen them through, Spurs kept them at bay and almost scored a second themselves through Archibald, how hit a good chance just wide.
|11.04.1984||On a soaking wet night in Split,
Spurs went down 1-2 after taking the lead.
As the rain poured down after a sunny afternoon, Mark Falco took a penalty awarded for handball. His shot was saved by Zoran Simovic, but he followed up and slid in Tottenham's goal. At the other end, Tony Parks could only watch as one header from Ivan Gudelj slithered in and another saw him hampered as the winner for the home side hit the net courtesy of Dusran Pesic. Spurs did have the away goal, which was useful in this backs to the wall performance after a good start.
The Prater stadium was the setting for Tottenham's UEFA Cup Fourth Round
second leg meeting with Austria Vienna.
Gary Stevens and Steve Archibald paved the way as Alan Brazil made it 3-0 on aggregate with a neat 15th minute finish to send the Spurs fans held in a cage into raptures. While Vienna pressured Tottenham, there were few threatening moments and when Ossie Ardiles fired high into the home goal off the crossbar in the 82nd minute the tie was securely wrapped up.
However, not wanting to go down without a fight, two goals in the last few minutes salvaged a 2-2 draw, but it was not enough to stop Tottenham going through to the semi-final.
|23.11.1983||Spurs travelled to Germany
in the grip of a cold snap, which left the pitch frozen solid and the
match in doubt. However, it went ahead with players wearing gloves
and tights to stay as warm as they could in the -10° temperature.
The Tottenham team started well and Archibald and Falco tested Pfaff in the Bayern goal, but the home side began to dominate on the slippery surface. Influential midfielder Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had to leave the play at half-time with an injury, but Munich came strongly in the second half with Danish midfielder Lerby was unlucky with two free-kicks. However, with only five minutes remaining, Michael Rummenigge ran directly at the Tottenham defence and rifled a shot that found the target past Ray Clemence in goal.
Bayern Munich :
Pfaff, Lerby, K. Rummenigge, M. Rummenigge,
Spurs eased through
with another fine performance against a strong Ajax side to win 3-0.
Tony Galvin scored in the 70th minute to make it 4-1 on aggregate and Mark Falco knocked home a goal from close in just six minutes after the first to see Tottenham in a commanding position.
It was six minutes after that goal that Ossie Ardiles, who had been one of the main architects of Tottenham's victory, curled a shot into the net from the edge of the box via a slight deflection to seal a 6-1 aggregate win over the Dutch side.
Spurs took a first
leg lead in an impressive 3-1 victory at the home of Ajax
in the De
Mark Falco scored twice and Ricky Villa once to put Spurs halfway through to the next round of the European Cup-Winners Cup
Goals from strikers Chris McGrath and Martin Chivers gave Spurs a 2-0
home win in the second leg of the UEFA Cup semi-final to see the team
through to a final against Feyenoord.
packed 74,000 crowd cheered on the home side, but it was Spurs who left
with a 2-1 advantage from this UEFA Cup semi-final first leg tie.
A first half brace of goals from Spurs took Locomotive by surprise and set up the win. Mike England's pass to Jimmy Neighbour got the ball to Peters to finish off move in the 15th minute. When Ray Evans marauded down the right wing in the 26th minute, his cross was met by Ralph Coates, who netted from close range.
A goal was pulled back by Locomotive in the 58th minute, when a cross was converted by Wolfram Lowe to give the East German team a glimmer of hope for the second leg, but the defence including mike England was a head wound, held out.
heads you win, with Tottenham's aerial dominance beating the Russian
side to progress in the UEFA Cup. Two Martin Chivers goals and two
more from Martin Peters were added to by a Chris McGrath header that
sealed a 5-1 win.
With goals in 29 minutes 2 seconds, 51 minutes 59 seconds and 54 minutes 31 seconds, Spurs were coasting.
The Russians forgot their kit and Spurs lent
them blue shorts, red shirts and bought some hooped socks from a sports
shop on the High Road.
Georgian mountains lay the Locomotive stadium, where 42,000 packed in to
see Spurs earn a valuable draw in the UEFA Cup third round first leg on
a rough pitch.
With 25 minutes on the clock, Martin Chivers took Mike England's pass and laid it off to Ralph Coates, who drilled a 20 yard shot into the goal. The winger described it as the best goal he had ever scored. Tbilisi came on strong in the search for an equaliser, which came 17 minutes before the end despite a great performance from Pat Jennings. The Irishman had twice denied Manutyar Machaidze and Murtaz Khurtsilava before Kakhi Asatiani finally managed to beat the Spurs keeper in the 73rd minute with an effort that kept the home side in with a shout in the second leg at White Hart Lane, despite Terry Naylor going close with a last minute effort.
|07.11.1973||Aberdeen UEFA Cup
Second Round Second leg tie.
|24.10.1973||Aberdeen UEFA Cup
Second Round First leg tie.
Grasshoppers arrived in London for their UEFA Cup
First Round second leg tie, but had to borrow Spurs' away shorts for the
match, as their own shorts clashed .
travelled to Switzerland for the first time to play Grasshoppers in the
first leg of the UEFA Cup
Spurs won 5-1, but were
indebted to Pat Jennings for a fine display in the first half, when he
was only beaten by Adolf Noventa’s penalty.
Semi-final Second leg.
Semi-final First leg.
delayed kick off, Henrique Campora curled a shot past Jennings from just
inside the penalty area to give the Vitoria Setubal side some hope of a
result against Spurs in the second leg of the quarter final. Hopes
were even higher when a 65th minute goal from Jose Torres put the
Portuguese side ahead on aggregate.
Tottenham's salvation came in the shape of Martin Chivers, who fired home a 35 yard free-kick within five minutes to see Spurs through on away goals.
|07.03.1973||A Ray Evans
goal was all that separated the two sides after the first leg of this
quarter final against Vitoria Setubal.
Evans had only been on the
pitch for five minutes as a substitute, when he latched onto Martin
Peters' flick on from Chivers' long throw and headed in the only goal of
the game at the far post.
lead from the first leg was enough to see them through against Red Star
Belgrade, even though they lost 0-1 to the Yugoslav side in this UEFA
Cup Third ROund Second Leg tie.
Vojin Lazaravic's 48th minute goal could not stop Spurs going through to the quarter final.
crack Yugoslav side Red Star Belgrade at home in the UEFA Cup Third
Round First Leg and at the end of the match took a one goal lead into
the second leg.
MartinChivers gave Spurs the lead when he took the ball around the Red Star keeper Ognjan Petrovic to slide the ball in past a defender on the line at the Paxton Road end.
In the second half, a Pearce cross picked out Martin Peters, but he headed the ball over the bar from eight yards out.
in Greece 0-1 in the secondleg of their UEFA Cup tie with Olympiakos
Greek side Olympiakos
Pireaus in the First leg of the UEFA Cup Second Round at White Hart Lane.
|13.09.1972||Lyn of Oslo
were Tottenham's first opponents as holders of the UEFA Cup and although
Spurs won 6-3, it was a harder match than the score-line suggests.
The match was played in the Ullevaal Stadium and the home club took a shock lead after 10 minutes through Jon Austnes. However, Spurs woke up to the threat as Martin Peters grabbed the equaliser and soon were ahead through a goal from John Pratt, shooting home from just outside the area and two from Alan Gilzean. Lyn fought back and stunned Tottenham with two goals by Trygve Christophersen and Torbjorn Skjerve almost made it 4-4, only Pat Jennings with a fine save keeping the ball out.
It required two late goals from Martin Chivers - the fifth goal a floating header over the keeper from a right wing cross - to help Spurs take a lead back to White Hart Lane for the second leg.
|19.04.1972||A draw in
Milan gave Tottenham a 3-2 aggregate victory in the semi-final of the
A shock lead was handed to Tottenham by Alan Mullery, who hit a 20 yard shot into the top corner of the net after just seven minutes, but in the 68th minute Phil Beal had a penalty given against him when he fouled Bignon in the area, despite claiming to have made a clean tackle. Gianni Rivera stepped up to convert it and while the pressure was on the Spurs goal, there was no further scoring and Tottenham progressed to the final.
|05.04.1972||A typically Italian defensive
performance by AC Milan was undone by two cracking Steve Perryman goals
to give injury-hit Tottenham the advantage going into the away leg two
It was a shock when Bennetti fired home a goal for Milan to take the lead, but two long-range specials from the Spurs midfielder rocked the Italians, who were reduced to ten men when tough tackling Sogliano was dismissed.
Goal times v AC Milan
shocked Spurs with a goal in the 61st minute to bring the aggregate
score in the UEFA Cup quarter final second leg back to 2-1 when Flavius
Dornide pounced to hit the net with his shot, leaving the Rumanian side
just a goal away from taking the tie into extra time.
While Spurs created a lot of chances, it looked like being one of those nights when nothing would go for them, until a late header from Alan Gilzean saved face and earned Tottenham a draw. Gilly could have had a hat-trick and Ralph Coates was denied by the keeper Miroslav Vidac with a superb reflex save.
Romanian club awaited Spurs in the quarter final in the shape as Unizale
Textile Arad and Tottenham returned with a 2-0 victory.
On a dry and bumpy pitch in Rumania, with a gusty
wind, Spurs mastered the conditions and earned a good 2-0 away win in
the first leg of this UEFA Cup Fourth Round tie.
second leg saw a cynical performance from the home side which Tottenham
had to rise above to progress to the Fourth Round.
The game was moved from Rapid's Giulisti stadium to the national stadium in Bucharest and many home fans were given the day off work to attend and produce a very hostile atmosphere. The determination on the Romanian players to not let Spurs pass meant that they did not attack the Spurs goal that much, leaving substitute Jimmy Pearce to score the opening goal of the match on 58 minutes. However, his participation only lasted another six minutes, as he was dismissed with Ion Pop as they got involved in a fight.
Tottenham continued to play their own game and although Martin Peters put a penalty against a post in the 68th minute, Chivers notched the second Tottenham goal of the game with four minutes left to total a 5-0 aggregate score-line against a brutal Rapid Bucarest team.
|08.12.1971||Tottenham's UEFA Cup Third Round
Rapid Bucharest were 1-0 down within 24 seconds of the start of this
first leg after a trademark Martin Chivers long-throw was directed home
off Martin Peters' head at the near post
header at the Paxton Road end. It was the Spurs centre-forward who
was the focal point of this tie with a second goal coming from his
finish to Neighbour's good work on the wing with 35 minutes gone.
Chivers wrapped up a useful first leg lead when he struck in the 62nd minute to net Alan Gilzean's knock-down after Cyril Knowles' left wing cross found the Scotsman.
dominant performance against Nantes saw them through to the next round, even though
they only had one goal to show for their efforts.
A good move ended with captain Martin Peters netting within fifteen minutes to give Tottenham a goal's advantage, but missed opportunities by Chivers and Gilzean. Martin Chivers had gone close twice with a hooked shot wide from Peters' free-kick and then keeper Jean-Paul Betrand-Demanes beat out a drilled shot by the big striker. Unfortunately, the game was all one way traffic, with Jennings having little to do and Nantes trying to hold out for the majority of the game.
Blanchet almost made Spurs pay with an early second half opportunity, but he shot wide and Spurs went on to press forward with enough chances for Spurs to have wrapped the tie up, but Nantes' resolute defending kept them down to one goal.
leg at White Hart Lane against Keflavik in the first UEFA Cup tie saw
Tottenham ease through with their biggest European win.
Bill Nicholson expressed his disappointment that the forwards had wastes so many chances as Spurs went ahead through a Martin Chivers shot on eight minutes. With the Icelanders' goal being peppered with shots, goals from Chivers in the 19th minute, Steve Perryman in the 24th and Ralph Coates a minute before the break put the score-line at 4-0 at the half-time whistle.
A hat-trick goal in the 55th minute saw Chivers net at the near post, before Cyril Knowles joined the scorers in the 65th minute, followed by two goals in two minutes by Alan Gilzean in the 77th and 78th minutes and the scoring was rounded off by youngster Phil Holder, making his debut, in the 86th minute
beat Torino 2-0 in the second leg at White Hart Lane to win the
Anglo-Italian League Cup Winners Cup.
Strikers Martin Chivers and Alan Gilzean both hit the net to give Tottenham a 3-0 aggregate win. Steve Perryman picked out a pass through the Italian defence to allow Chivers to stroke the ball into the net with 15 minutes gone. It was just nine minutes from time that Alan Gilzean's volley at the far post wrapped up the tie for Spurs, after Martin Chivers had flicked on Cyril Knowles' free-kick.
The game saw Tottenham enjoy the majority of possession, with the Torino side barely having a shot on target. Peters picked up his first booking for two years after a goalmouth clash with keeper Castellini.
the Icelandic amateurs of Keflavik in their first UEFA Cup tie ever.
Tottenham's strength showed through as Alan Gilzean bagged a hat-trick, with Alan Mullery scoring twice and Ralph Coates scoring the other goal.
visited Turin to play Torino to lay the first leg of the Anglo-Italian
League Cup Winners Cup.
The Stadio Communale saw a 59th minute Martin Chivers goal give Tottenham the advantage for the second leg, but it was Steve Perryman whose run on the right wing past Fossati and Angelo Cereser that provided the pass into the six yard box for Chivers to tuck the ball past the keeper.
Big money signing (£200,000) Giovanni Toschi had some early chances, but did not really test Pat Jennings in goal. At the other end Mike England hit the post with a header and another header, this time from Martin Peters, was well kept out by goalie Luciano Castellini. It was late in the game that Torino pushed for an equaliser and Jennings performed acrobatically to deny Ferrini and Toschi.
Spurs were knocked out of the Texaco Cup at Firs Park at the Second Round stage, even though Jimmy Pearce fired Spurs ahead after 20 minutes of dominating football. His shot beat the keeper as it hit the net with great force.
Brian Heron levelled the score just before half time and gave the 'Well the boost to go into the second half of this second leg, where they grabbed two further goals through Tom Donnelly and Bobby Watson to take the tie 5-4 on aggregate. Joe Kinnear was also forced to head a Jim Muir effort off the goal-line.
Spurs : - Hancock, Kinnear, Knowles, Mullery (c), England, Beal, Gilzean, Naylor (Neighbour), Chivers, Peters, Pearce
Motherwell : - Keith McCrae, , , , , , , Jim Muir, Brian Heron, Tom Donnelly, Bobby WatsonCrowd : - 22,688
were drawn against Dunfermline Athletic in the first playing of the
Texaco Cup for clubs north and south of the border.
The first leg was at White Hart Lane and Tottenham ran out easy 4-0 winners, with the first goal coming from a right wing Joe Kinnear cross that Martin Chivers rammed home, with Mike England heading a second goal at the Paxton Road end.
Chivers went on to add another couple to
complete his hat-trick.
played the second leg of their Cup-Winners Cup at home and ran out 4-3
winners, but it was not enough to overcome an 0-1 away defeat that was
enough to take Olympique Lyonnais through.
Spurs scored through Jimmy Greaves (2), Alan Gilzean and Cliff Jones, but defensive lapses saw them exit the competition.
first leg of their Cup-Winners Cup Second Round tie in France saw Spurs
lose out by the only goal of the game.
Spurs entered the European Cup Winners Cup Final without talisman Dave Mackay, but a great performance blew Atletico Madrid away, just a year after they had lifted this trophy.
Jimmy Greaves opened proceedings with a goal in 16 minutes, converting a Cliff Jones cross, with Bobby Smith laying on a chance for John White to smash home a second goal soon after.
Two minutes after the break, Ron Henry handled a shot on the goal-line to concede a penalty and Enrique Collar shot past Brown from the spot to make it 2-1. Atletico put some pressure on the Spurs goal, but could not break through.
Spurs eased the nerves when White threaded a pass through to Terry Dyson, who crashed in a fine shot from a tight angle, then crossed for Greaves to shoot home the fourth (and his 44th of the season). Dyson rounded off his man of the match display with a run through the middle of the Atletico defence to smash in an unstoppable drive to make the final score 5-1 and to give Spurs the honour of being the first British team to lift a European trophy.
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Spurs overcame crack Yugoslav side OFK Belgrade in the semi-final second leg to reach their first European final.
Missing suspended Jimmy Greaves, Tottenham weathered some OFK pressure as they sought an equaliser on aggregate and then, in the 23rd minute, Danny Blanchflower put Dave Mackay through to score the opening goal of the game. The visitors hit back quickly with Josip Skoblar drawing Belgrade level, but the nerves were settled when a move involving Blanchflower, White and Mackay set up Cliff Jones to put Tottenham 2-1 up on the night, just before the half-time whistle.
With a two goal cushion, Spurs played a little more freely and a full-length diving header from Bobby Smith wrapped up a 5-2 aggregate win to put Tottenham through to meet Atletico Madrid in the European Cup Winners Cup final, despite the OFK players trying to aggravate the Spurs players with cynical challenges.
Spurs secured a 2-1 win to take a one goal lead back to White Hart Lane and two vital away goals in this bad tempered European Cup Winners Cup semi-final first leg in Yugoslavia.
With goals coming from John White and Terry Dyson, firing home from 12 yards out with the keeper out of position, OFK's only response came from Milorad Popov from the penalty spot. The match was marred by intimidation by the home players, which lead to Jimmy Greaves being sent off for retaliation.
recorded a 6-0 win in this European Cup Winners Cup quarter final second
leg after coming into the game trailing after the first match.
It took until just after the half-hour for Tottenham to open the scoring, when Dave Mackay paved the way for this win. Other goals followed from Jimmy Greaves (2), John White, Bobby Smith and Cliff Jones to see Tottenham move on to play OFK Belgrade in the semi-final.
Having had to wait 24 hours because of fog, Spurs took Glasgow Rangers apart with a stunning performance earning a 5-2 win.
Goals from John White (2), Maurice Norman, Les Allen and a Shearer own goal, Spurs set themselves up for a comfortable return leg.
Cup semi-final nearly ended in triumph for Tottenham, but Benfica did
just enough to go through to a meeting with Real Madrid.
3-1 down from the first leg, Spurs soon were further behind when a suspiciously offside 15th minute goal from Aguas made it a very uphill battle for Tottenham. Controversy prevented Greaves getting Tottenham back into the tie with a goal that was ruled out for offside after initially being awarded by the ref. As Tottenham pressed forward, the pressure paid off when Bobby Smith converted a John White cross ten minutes before half-time.
When White was fouled in the area by Coluna just after the break, Blanchflower put away the penalty to put Spurs only two goals behind.
In a frantic finish, Smith hit the woodwork no less than three times and only some elastic saves from the Benfica keeper kept Tottenham out and heaped disappointment on the way the team had gone out.
A fast start by Benfica gave Tottenham a setback in their European Cup
semi-final first leg.
Jose Aguas and Jose Augusto hit goals within the opening 20 minutes to leave Spurs shaken, but Bobby Smith pulled a goal back in the early stages of the second half. However, despite a disallowed Jimmy Greaves goal (for offside), Augusto got his second on 65 minutes with a header to leave Spurs a tough task in the second leg. The Portuguese side's lead could have been slimmer with Smith knocking in Greaves' cross, only to find it ruled out for a lineman's offside flag once more despite being behind the ball when it was played to him.
|20.09.1961||Tottenham overturned a
first leg deficit to sweep through the preliminary round of the European
Cup in great style. Aided by a
fervent crowd who, the Gornik Zabrze manager Dzenis Zygmun said, "had my
players completely off their stroke," the
players turned around a 2-4 score-line in Poland to win 8-1 (10-5 on
Spurs had already hit the crossbar in the first minute with a Les Allen effort, before a goal after nine minutes when Danny Blanchflower netted a penalty and ten minutes later, the aggregate score was 4-4 when Cliff Jones rose to head home to make it 2-0 on the night, powering home Dyson's cross. Just five minutes after, Jones' second of the night put Tottenham ahead overall, but the Poles showed just how good they were, when Ernest Pohl struck to make it 5-5 on aggregate with a well-struck 25 yard volley.
A fine first half by our Welsh winger was completed with a 35th minute goal to complete his hat-trick and a diving header from Bobby Smith gave Tottenham a commanding 5-1 lead at half-time.
The action didn't stop in the second half, with goals from Smith (72 minutes), Terry Dyson (73) after being set up by Blanchflower and then John White wrapped up a famous win a minute before full time and the victory sent a warning message to the rest of Europe that Tottenham had quickly adapted to the needs of European football.
Tottenham's first competitive European tie was a tough one, both in
terms of the on-pitch football and the off-pitch culture shock.
The mining town hosted Spurs' debut in the European Cup and at 0-3 down at the interval in this preliminary round first leg tie through goals from Maurice Norman (own goal), Musialek and Wilszek, it looked as grim as the surrounding countryside scarred by the local industry. With a crowd of a reputed 90-100,000 crowd behind them, the home side shocked Tottenham.
In the opening exchanges, Polish striker Ernest Pohl hit a fierce shot against the bar with Brown beaten, then in the eighth minutes, Jones and Baker allowed Lentner to cross and Musialek touched the ball against Norman and into his own goal. Musialek volleyed home a second goal in the 20th minute and then Wilszek headed home with five minutes to the break to leave Spurs stunned.
Despite dropping a further goal behind, when Dave Mackay let Pohl slip past him and score past the Tottenham keeper after 47 minutes, the side kicked on and in the latter stages pulled two vital away goals back. The turning point appeared to come amid boos from the home crowd, when Mackay tackled Kowalski strongly and he had to leave the action.
However, Spurs hit back through Cliff Jones on 70 minutes, as the winger headed home the ball after Mackay's run and cross found his head and then four minutes after, Mackay was the creator again. His cross was headed into the path of Terry Dyson, who netted a second to give Tottenham something to play for in the second leg.
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