London v Frankfurt 1955. First floodlit match at Wembley. The London XI, who on this ocassion were made up of players from Spurs, Chelsea, Millwall, Charlton, Fulham and Orient, had been the first British club side to appear in European club competition when they’d played a game against a Basle XI in Switzerland in June 1955.
They were not however the first British club side to play at home in Europe. That honour goes to Hibernian who a couple of weeks earlier on October 12th 1955 had played host to Germany’s Rot-Weis Essen in the second leg of their first round European Cup tie.
London won this game against Frankfurt 3-2 after being 2-0 down at half-time. They reached the final of this the first Inter-Cities Fairs Cup tournament but lost 8-2 on aggregate to Barcelona after drawing the first leg 2-2 at Stamford Bridge.