Monday, February 26, 2007

Spurs in History - 26th February

26th February, 1962

Spurs 4 Dukla Prague 1 European Cup Quarter- Final 2nd Leg

A goal down from the first leg, Spurs returned to European Cup football at White Hart Lane determined to proceed to the next round. Jimmy Greaves was not eligible to make his European debut for Spurs so Tony Marchi came into the team. The pitch was covered with snow but Spurs attacking flair over-powered the Czechs. The match was virtually decided after fifteen minutes as Bobby Smith and Dave Mackay had scored to wipe out the first leg deficit. At the start of the second half a mistake by the Spurs defence allowed the visitors to score and level on aggregate, but Smith and Mackay continued their domination with two goals in a minute, one each, to see Spurs into the semi-finals.

Team: Brown: Baker, Henry; Marchi, Norman, Mackay; Medwin, White, Smith, Blanchflower, Jones.


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