For Tottenham to win in 90 minutes they must do what nobody has in SIX years!

Benfica

Tottenham Hotspur face an uphill battle to overturn their deficit against SL Benfica this evening.

Tottenham Hotspur boss Tim Sherwood refuses to give up hope - but in all likeliness the club’s European campaign has come to a crushing end after Benfica defeated them 3-1 at White Hart Lane last week. 

Benfica were a force to be reckoned with last season - but this campaign has not been as impressive as they struggle in their domestic league.

However at their Stadium of Light ground how much of a chance do Tottenham actually have?

First of all they need to score three goals at least and secondly they cannot lose. On top of that they cannot concede any goals to win in normal time.

Recently saw Sporting Lisbon score three at the stadium in a Portuguese cup game. That was in November but Benfica also scored three goals - so that wouldn’t be enough to do the trick.

The last time a team grabbed a result which would at least take the tie to extra-time was in fact a pretty long time ago.

In April 2011 FC Porto won 3-1 against Benfica thanks to goals from Joao Moutinho, Hulk and Radamel Falcao - a result that would be enough tonight for Tottenham to take the game to extra time.

But what about winning the tie after 90 minutes outright - how far back do we need to go for such a result.

Quite a long way … SIX years to be precise.

Goals from Miguel Pedro, Markus Berger and Luis Aguiar proved enough for Academica de Coimbra to pull off a 3-0 shock at Benfica on the 11th April 2008.

The Eagles have not suffered a defeat like that since - and Spurs face a massive battle trying to do the same thing this evening.

Here is that famous game Spurs need to emulate …

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