Já passaram 23 anos desde aquele apuramento épico.Mais uma noite europeia mágica do Benfica em Londres. O afchistory.wordpress.com/ recorda assim a vitória por 1-3 após prologamento que levou o Benfica para a Liga dos Campeões:
Before the match, there was an air of confidence. Arsenal had been to Lisbon and came home with a point thanks to Kevin Campbell’s equaliser in the Stadium of Light. At Highbury, well, we would win surely? The Portuguese champions were not a great team, a great European club by all means but not a foe to be feared. In that sense, the optimism was not misplaced but Arsenal had their own problems.
Colin Pates had dropped into the centre of defence in the absence of Bould, O’Leary and Linighan. The former returned to the bench for this match. Tony Adams meanwhile, was struggling with an achilles injury. The team itself was in mixed form. The title defence was not going well, partly due to George Graham’s inability to strengthen the squad in the summer and a record of 9 wins with 6 draws and 6 defeats in all competitions underlined that.