7th December, 1983
Tottenham Hotspur 2 Bayern Munich 0 EUFA Cup 3rd Round (2nd Leg)
Scorers: Archibald, Falco
Twelve months earlier a weakened Tottenham side had crashed out of the European Cup Winners’ Cup in the 2nd Round to Bayern Munich. After a 1 – 1 draw at White Hart Lane Spurs had lost 4 – 1 in Munich on a fog-bound night when little of the match was seen as no-one could see the pitch. This re-match in the UEFA Cup was Tottenham’s opportunity to avenge that defeat.
UEFA CupTottenham were a goal behind from the first game after giving a good account of themselves defensively in freezing conditions (-5C) in Germany, only conceding the goal in the final five minutes in Munich. The team were satisfied with that result as it would give them an excellent chance of qualification with the second game to come at White Hart Lane.
Spurs showed patience as Glenn Hoddle gave another master-class of football and eventually levelled the tie early in the second half. Inevitably, it came from a Hoddle free-kick which was headed on by Graham Roberts for Steve Archibald to score in the 50th minute.
Bayern worked hard to score, knowing that an away goal would give them a tremendous advantage in their endeavours to progress to the next round. With four minutes left, Hoddle released Mark Falco to score off the post. Spurs then defended tenaciously for the final minutes to protect their advantage and marched into the quarter finals.
Team: Clemence, Hughton (O’Reilly), Thomas; Roberts, Stevens, Perryman; Cooke, Archibald, Falco, Hoddle, Dick (Brooke)