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    TOTTENHAM HOTSPURS, THE LONDON FOOTBALL TEAM, REACHED THE SEMI-FINAL OF THE EUROPEAN CUP WHEN THEY SOUNDLY DEFEATED DUKLA THE CZECH CHAMPIONS, IN THE QUARTER FINAL SCORE LEG AT THE SNOW-COVERED GROUND AT WHITE HART LANE, LONDON, ON FEBRUARY 26.

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    TOTTENHAM HOTSPURS, THE LONDON FOOTBALL TEAM, REACHED THE SEMI-FINAL OF THE EUROPEAN CUP WHEN THEY SOUNDLY DEFEATED DUKLA THE CZECH CHAMPIONS, IN THE QUARTER FINAL SCORE LEG AT THE SNOW-COVERED GROUND AT WHITE HART LANE, LONDON, ON FEBRUARY 26.

    REMEMBERING THEIR DEFEAT IN PRAGUE, CZECHOSLOVAKIA, ON FEBRUARY 14, IN THE FIRST LEG OF THE QUARTERS FINAL, THE SPURS BEGAN WITH A POLICY OF ALL-OUT ATTACK, WHICH THRILLED THE CROWD OF MORE THAN 60,000 WHO BRAVED THE BITING COLD.

    TEN MINUTES AFTER PLAY STARTED, BOBBY SMITH SIDE-FOOTED THE BALL INTO THE DUKLA NET FROM A FREE KICK BY DANNY BLANCHFLOWER. FIVE MINUTES LATER, DAVE MACKAY SCORED AGAIN, PUTTING SPURS IN FRONT FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE TWO-LEG TIE.

    WITHIN A MINUTE OF THE START OF THE SECOND HALF, A BLUNDER BY TONY MARCHI LET DUKLA THROUGH THE SPURS' GUARD. JOSEJ JELINEK, THE CZECHS' FLEET-FOOTED LEFT WINGER, GOT THE BALL AND DROVE IT HOME. THIS PUT THE CZECH TEAM LEVEL ON AGGREGATE, AND BADLY SHOOK THE SPURS. HOWEVER THEY RALLIED QUICKLY AND HIT BACK AS HARD AS THEY COULD. A FEW MINUTES LATER CAME TWO GOALS BY SPURS WITHIN 60 SECONDS. THE FIRST WAS HEADED INTO THE CORNER OF THE NET BY SMITH. BEFORE THE DUKLA PLAYERS COULD RECOVER, MACKAY CHASED A LOOSE BALL AND SLAMMED IT HOME, TO SECURE VICTORY FOR THE SPURS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1M5VU5GCDCNYLV1XC50TU5LOX
    Media URN:
    VLVA1M5VU5GCDCNYLV1XC50TU5LOX
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/02/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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