Memorable Night: Tottenham v Benfica – Old Photographs From 1962

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A late Spurs effort hits the woodwork [Photo: Logan Holmes]Dave Mackay did everything but score, he hit the post with the goalkeeper beaten and with 3 minutes to play ‘he burst up with his forwards in a valiant bid to score the goal that would keep Spurs in Europe’s greatest competition. Over came a cross from the left. Up soared mighty Mackay to head the ball hard for goal. It flew over the heads of the packed Benfica defence – but 65,000 agonised hearts missed a beat as they saw it snap cruelly against the bar. Spurs’ last chance had gone’.