GALLERY: On this day 32 years ago, Aberdeen played out a pulsating 2-2 draw with IFK Göteborg in the European Cup quarter-finals

Dons striker Eric Black watches as the ball breaks clear in the Gothenburg goalmouth in the European Cup quarter-final at Pittodrie.

These days, you need a big bank balance to get anywhere near the Champions League knockout stages.

Back in 1986 however, when it was still called the European Cup, sides from smaller nations featured far more prominently and there was hardly an oil tycoon in sight.

On this day 32 years ago, Aberdeen faced off against Swedish champions IFK Göteborg at Pittodrie.

It was a pulsating encounter. Willie Miller opened the scoring for the Dons inside 15 minutes before Tommy Holmgren equalised for the visitors just before half-time.

John Hewitt nipped in to put Aberdeen back in front on 79 minutes but a late equaliser from Johnny Ekstrom sent the tie back to Gothenburg at level pegging.

A 0-0 draw at IFK’s Ullevi Stadium saw the Swedes through on the away goals rule and Aberdeen dumped out of the competition without losing a game.

In the semi-finals, IFK beat Barcelona 3-0 at home but the Catalan giants recovered to win by the same score at the Nou Camp in the second leg and then win on penalties.

Check out our gallery from the night at Pittodrie below.