Memorable Night: Tottenham v Benfica – Old Photographs From 1962

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In 1962, Tottenham had to pull back a two goal deficit against Benfica at White Hart Lane in the 2nd leg of the European Cup semi-final. They couldn’t quite make it and although the evening ended in disappointment, it was a memorable match.

Spurs v Benfica European Cup 1962 [Photo: Logan Holmes]Benfica were the holders of the European Cup having won it for the first time the previous season when they defeated Barcelona in the Final. Tottenham in their first experience of European football were confident of over-turning the deficit at White Hart Lane as they had done in the earlier rounds against Gornik Zabrze and Dulka Prague.

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