On This Day: Spurs 2-0 Bayern Munich, 1983
There is perhaps no finer example of the Sadim Effect than the UEFA Cup. On their way to winning it in 1983/84, Spurs had to beat a collection of proper teams, none more so than the Bayern Munich of Rummenigge and Lerby in the third round. Admittedly, they were in transition, but they were still Bayen Munich, and they still had Rummenigge and Lerby.
Spurs were quite good too. They had a peak Glenn Hoddle, a pre-injury Danny Thomas, and, most importantly, Russian-degreed socialist Tony Galvin. Now they have Aaron Lennon.
A goal down from the first leg, Archibald levelled the tie early in the second half, prompting an onslaught that Clemence, tracky bottoms tucked into socks, repelled with a little help from his back four. Then, with four minutes to go, Mark Falco latched onto Hoddle’s pass and slid a winner into the far corner, prompting the kind of terrace joy that is why we love football that we’re not allowed to enjoy anymore. Well done all concerned!
And proper highlights here: