This is only the second occasion in all their European ties that Spurs have been drawn against a team from Switzerland. The previous meeting with a Swiss club was in 1973-74 in the 1st Round of the UEFA Cup when Spurs played Grasshopper Zurich. The aggregate win was 9-2 in Spurs' favour which suggests a very comfortable passage for the north London team but this could not be further from the truth as Spurs endured a very difficult evening in Zurich for the first leg. It was the goalkeeping talent of Pat Jennin which kept Spurs in the game as he produced save after save. Spurs took an early lead from a Martin Chivers' header but then Grasshopper created chance after chance only to be thwarted by Jennings. On the half-hour Ray Evans added a second for Spurs, very much against the run of play. Just before the interval the home side finally beat Jennings from the penalty spot to reduce the arrears.
In the second half Jennings continued to deny the Swiss with a succession of outstanding saves and then Chivers scored his second while Alan Gilzean added two more to add insult to injury and produce a quite extraordinary score line.
Team: Jennings; Evans, Knowles, Coates (Holder), England, Beal; Pratt, Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Neighbour (Gilzean).
The second game was much more comfortable - Mike England, Martin Peters (2) and an own goal ensured a 4-1 victory at White Hart Lane.
Team: Daines; Evans, Knowles; Pratt, England, Beal; Gilzean, Perryman, Chivers, Peters, Coates
Previous visits to Switzerland have included a tour in 1966-67 following Spurs FA Cup success. The second game of the tour saw then play Young Boys Berne. Spurs won the three games they played: