Rewind to 1967

Lyon fight to unseat Spurs

February 21, 2013
By Jon Carter
The history of clashes between Lyon and Tottenham is not a long one as, before the pair met in this season's Europa League, they had only ever played each other twice before. The year was 1967 and the competition the European Cup Winners' Cup, and it proved to be a tempestuous affair that suggested the history of antagonism between France and England was well founded.

Tottenham's arrival on the European scene had one man behind it above all others: Bill Nicholson. In the early 1960s, Nicholson ...

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