Saturday, April 07, 2007

Spurs in History - 7th April

7th April, 1982

Spurs 1 Barcelona 1 European Cup Winners’ Cup Semi-Final (1st Leg)

Spurs second semi-final in four days was a brutal affair. With the reputation of a footballing team, Barcelona left White Hart Lane with the chant of ‘animals’ echoing from the terraces. They used every trick possible to stop Spurs playing and unfortunately they achieved what they set out to do, leave London with a draw. Ineffective refereeing encouraged Barcelona in their tactics and it was not until early in the second half that he eventually sent off a Spaniard. Then to make matters worse Ray Clemence let a shot from 40 yards slip through his hands into the net. With five minutes left Graham Roberts scored from a Glenn Hoddle free kick.

A night of European football at WHL that is remembered for the wrong reasons.


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