So near and yet so far.
For 78 minutes it felt like this tie was already over as a contest, a feeling strengthened by Garay’s 34th minute goal. This didn’t make a lot of difference to Spurs’ task – they still needed three – but psychologically it seemed to Continue reading
Spurs travel to the famous Estádio da Luz this Thursday, with exit from the Europa League looking a near certainty. After the 3-1 loss at home in the first leg, Tottenham need to score at least three goals to have a chance of Continue reading
Beforehand, this fixture conjured up memories of 1962, Blanchflower, Greaves and Spurs’ high watermark in European competition. It didn’t live up to the billing.
The big story after the depressing defeat to Chelsea was Continue reading
Danny Blanchflower shakes hands with the Benfica Captain, 1962
Spurs return to Europa League action on Thursday night against Portuguese league leaders Benfica. It’s still only the round of 16, despite Tottenham having played 10 games in the competition to get to this stage. It’s at this point that all the effort begins to seem worthwhile, as we contemplate a knockout tie against one of the legendary names in European club football.
Benfica have a long Continue reading