Late turnaround keeps Tottenham Hotspur alive in Champions League

Danny Woods
November 7, 2018

Spurs still face an uphill task to reach the knockout stage as they need to beat Inter Milan at home in their next Champions League clash and most likely Barcelona away on December 11.

But it all went downhill when the Spurs' Harry Kane connected on a cross from Ben Davies with a header that deflected into the net off Sainsbury, who immediately held his head in his hands.

Tottenham looked in danger of heading out of the competition after just four games when the hosts went behind after just 61 seconds at Wembley.

Spurs remained the controlling force after the restart, but they nearly found themselves two behind in the 58th minute - Paulo Gazzaniga crucially stopping Gaston Pereiro's goal-bound header from a corner.

That all changed 12 minutes from time, however, as Kane exchanged passes with substitute Fernando Llorente and swept the ball past Zoet to give his side's European hopes a much-needed boost. Until their current fragility subsides, Spurs desperately need that to continue.

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"When you are competitive at that level, if you are not good enough, if you are not clinical, or defend poorly like in the last minute in the Inter Milan game".

While the Premier League giants have found it tough in Italy, they should be optimistic of taking their Champions League fate down to the final round of group games by winning at Wembley on November 28. Live streaming is available on B/R Live, which you can access with your cable or satellite subscription, either online or through their app. Then in one game anything can happen. Donyell Malen nearly curtailed the Tottenham celebrations, but his rocket from the edge of the area was pushed away by Paulo Gazzaniga. Whilst Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele & Danny Rose are injury doubts and join long-term absentees Vincent Janssen, Jan Vertonghen and Victor Wanyama on the sidelines. Dead. Destroyed! A draw keeps them within touching distance of Inter Milan and Barcelona, a loss would leave third place the only realistic possibility.

As for PSV, they will be relishing the opportunity to leap above their Group B rivals and stake their claim for Europa League football.

'The pitch is s***,' said Van Bommel. The Dutch champions have grown into the tournament, and have genuine aspirations of upsetting the odds at Wembley on Tuesday evening.

With only one point from the opening three games, PSV headed to London looking for an unlikely victory to get their Champions League campaign kickstarted.

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