13th December, 1967
Tottenham Hotspur 4 Olympique Lyonnais 3 European Cup Winners’ Cup 2nd R. (2nd Leg)
Scorers: Greaves (2) (1 pen), Jones, Gilzean [Agg. 4 - 4 Spurs lost on away goals]
Bringing a one goal deficit from the ‘Battle of Lyon’ in the first game in France when Alan Mullery was sent off – Spurs were hoping to gain revenge by progressing to the next round. With various injuries in defence, however, defensive mistakes were to prove costly and this became a pointless victory as Spurs lost the tie on the away goals rule.
At White Hart Lane, two goals from Greaves goals (1 pen) had Spurs ahead on aggregate at half-time. Lyon scored early in the second half and suddenly the away goal meant that Spurs had to win by two goals. A minute later Cliff Jones scored to restore Spurs overall lead but when Lyon scored five minutes later, they were ahead on aggregate.
After 70 minutes Gilzean restored Spurs ascendancy but with ten minutes left, Lyon scored to win on the away goal rule. A night of much excitement and high drama but also great disappointment.