Marseille 1 – 2 Tottenham

Tottenham will play in the last 16 of the Champions League after Clement Lenglet’s second-half header and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s strike in stoppage time clinched a 2-1 victory at Marseille on a busy night in Provence.

Spurs were attacked at the Stade Velodrome in a poor first half. without them being able to gather a touch in the opponent’s box. And Marseille deserved to take the lead in first-half stoppage time when Jordan Veretout took a short corner and headed the home team by former Newcastle defender Mbemba.

Spurs, who lost to Son Heung-min with a head injury during the sweltering opener of the season. It was a different team after the break and took control after the Lenglet equalizer.

Hojbjerg hit the crossbar for the visitors but Marseille should have scored late as Sead Kolasinac missed the opening goal with a header. Hojbjerg then sealed the victory in stoppage time to keep Tottenham top of the group. and leaving Marseille, which at one point in the evening was in fourth place and left Europe.

Mbemba (left) scores the first goal.
Mbemba (left) scores the first goal.

Christian Stellini, assistant coach at Tottenham Hotspur said: “The results we have to analyze. We repeat the same three or four games behind them. We didn’t use force or intensity in the first half. We let them play too much. In our half, we lost on the pitch, they dominated the game.

“After the second half When we switch in 3-5-2 we have more control. We played well in the second half.

“I have fun when we win. These people deserve to win. we are a good team But we have to show for 90 minutes. We have to do our best for all games.

Lenglet celebrates after scoring at Marseille
Lenglet celebrates after scoring at Marseille

“I spoke to Antonio. He was tired because the crowd games for him were not normal. He wasted a lot of energy. It’s better to get in touch with the players.”

Elsewhere in Group D, Eintracht Frankfurt came from behind to beat Sporting CP to move from third to qualifying for the second in an exciting night of European football already swinging one way. go the other way

Tottenham's Son Heung-min has been injured on the pitch.
Tottenham’s Son Heung-min has been injured on the pitch.

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Marseille: Pau Lopez (6), Mbemba (7), Bailly (5), Balerdi (6), Clauss (6), Rongier (6), Veretout (7), Tavares (7), Guendouzi (7), Harit (7). , Sanchez (7).

Sub-categories used: Gigot (5), Suarez (n/a), Under (6), Kolasinac (5), Kabore (n/a).

Tottenham: Lloris (7), Lenglet (8), Dier (6), Davies (6), Sessegnon (5), Bentancur (7), Hojbjerg (8), Perisic (6), Lucas Moura (6), Kane (7). , son (6).

Sub-categories used: Skipp (n/a), Gil (n/a), Emerson (6), Bissouma (7)

Valuable Player: Pierre-Emile Heiberg

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How did the Spurs rise from the canvas?

Marseille's Chancel Mbemba celebrates after scoring
Marseille’s Chancel Mbemba celebrates after scoring

Tottenham got a taste of what might await them in their Champions League clash with Marseille as home fans put on a fireworks display ahead of the start of the match.

Thousands of home fans enjoying bank holidays in France Gathered outside the Stade Velodrome and released a large number of fireworks.

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  • Tottenham made four changes from a side that narrowly overturned Bournemouth last weekend, Eric Dier, Ivan Perisic, Rodrigo Bentancur and Lucas Moura all coming in, with Davinson Sanchez, Emerson Royal, Oliver Skipp. and Yves Bissouma came down to the bench.
  • Marseille has named three former Arsenal players, with Matteo Guendouzi, Nelson Tavares and Alexis Sanchez all nods.

They also lit several fireworks outside Tottenham’s hotels throughout Monday night. Marseille will advance to the knockout stages with victory. while Spurs know they will progress with a draw or a win.

Eric Bailly was forced out early as his injury problems continued before Veretout had a good chance of breaking the deadlock when Hugo Lloris fired but Spurs were damaged when the puck was forced. Get out midway through the opening after hitting your cheekbones hard.

Son leaves the field in the first half.
Son leaves the field in the first half.

It is unclear whether South Koreans are at risk of concussions. But under no circumstances will the use of concussion shredders be allowed in UEFA competitions. It is far from ideal because Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison are gone.

Tottenham endured a dreadful opening 45 minutes and went down in first-half stoppage time. Marseille took a quick corner and Mbemba paid a free header for power into the bottom corner.

Sky Sports News reporter Paul Gilmour said: “This place erupted. The sound is incredible. One of the French journalists in front of us raised a TV in the media space and lifted it up high to celebrate the fireworks behind the Devils goal, as evidenced by this will be a long night for Spurs.”

Mbemba (left) scores the first goal.
Mbemba (left) scores the first goal.

This will require a huge character test. But aside from Harry Kane’s second-half effort that Pau Lopez saved, they didn’t look like the score. Spurs made six passes in the last three rounds. So Antonio Conte then ordered a tactical change from a distance, with Ryan Sessegnon replaced by Emerson. Royal at that time

Spurs condemned But came out in the second half and immediately improved. Leveling in the 54th minute, Ivan Perisic delivered a delicious free-kick which Lenglet headed home as Spurs continued their set-piece prowess.

The game changed and Conte’s side began to find space and a moment where they could lead.

Tottenham's Clement Lenglet heads the ball to score.
Tottenham’s Clement Lenglet heads the ball to score.

They lost an opportunity to react when Rodrigo Bentancur overtook Lucas Moura, who scored. But Spurs brought the ball back and when Royal Kane’s cross Lopez was unable to adjust his foot in time.

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They thought their cadence came in the 80th minute as they delivered superb passes, Bentoncour and Moura combined to start Hojbjerg, whose shot from 14 yards hit the bar.

A minute later, Kane passed through the goal. But was rejected by the brilliant Mbemba as he was about to pull the trigger.

Assistant coach Cristian Stellini stands on the touchline.
Assistant coach Cristian Stellini stands on the touchline.

Spurs survived a moment that gave me goosebumps in the 87th minute as former Arsenal player Kolasinac headed free at the far post.

It looks like it will end in a draw. But Spurs made sure to die as Kane played in Hojbjerg, which ended prominently to silence the hostile Marseille crowd.

Tottenham finished top of the group for the third time in UEFA history. the Champions League also in 2010/11 and 2017/18 – but on Tuesday night it looked like they were out of action for a long time.

Spurs’ stoppage-time drama this season

  • Chelsea 2-2 Tottenham – injury-time equalizer from Kane
  • Tottenham 2-1 Fulham – Richarlison’s stoppage-time goal was ruled out by VAR for offside.
  • Sporting 2-0 Tottenham – Paulinho and Arthur Gomes scores for Sporting in stoppage time.
  • Tottenham 3-2 Frankfurt – Kane missed a penalty in stoppage time and Lloris had to save from Faride Alidou.
  • Tottenham 1-1 Sporting – eliminated winner Kane in stoppage time by VAR.
  • Bournemouth 2-3 Tottenham – injury time winner from Bentancur
  • Marseille 1-2 Tottenham – Tottenham stormed first half before clinching a 2-1 victory at Marseille to reach the Champions League last-16 as Group D winners after a heartbreaking conclusion.

Analyzing Spurs pass but need to improve

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Paul Merson responded to Tottenham’s late victory at Marseille, which sent them to the knockout stages of the Champions League as group winners.

Sky Sports Paul Emerson On Hojbjerg’s late goal: “It’s over, counter-attack, the second half has improved a lot from Tottenham. The first half was nowhere near good enough. What a door to accomplish

“Spurs were unable to complete three passes in the first half. As soon as they started to pass more balls. The game is open to them and they are dangerous. They manage the game well.”

“Tottenham did very well in the second half. But once you’ve made it through to the last 16, you can’t keep the team starting. It will catch up with you sooner rather than later.

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“When the chains fell and the fear left the game, Spurs have some good players who can move the ball very quickly. But they didn’t do that, they sat down, Kane was 35 yards from himself.” They have no way out They have a chance sometimes It’s too negative for me.

“You can’t keep the team from starting. They were lucky in a few games like Bournemouth on Saturday. And again today with a mid-level team in Marseille.”

Sky Sports News Paul Gilmour: “Unbelievable! Marseille must go And the fans in the corner were delighted. It’s about the season… Go score goals and produce results, Jamie O’Hara called this in Sky Sports News earlier. It turned out to be the perfect away day for those football fans. And the journey of the Champions League continues.”

Lloris: A Tough Night and a Great Fight

Ivan Perisic takes the ball on Tuesday.
Ivan Perisic takes the ball on Tuesday.

Big Lloris said to BT Sport:

“We expect a difficult game. We know this is a difficult place to deal with. We show great personality Clement. [Lenglet] Score a very important goal in France in front of the French.

“Pierre’s second door [Hojbjerg] confirm what the group

“We didn’t play well in the first half. Maybe we don’t know what will happen if we attack. It was not good for us to play in the first half like this.

“We talked in the locker room. We started the second half with more personality and aggression. We played well in the second half. It was a tough night and a great fight.”

Opta Stats – Marseille’s poor performance at Engish

Tottenham's Harry Kane challenges Marseille's Eric Bailly.
Harry Kane is challenged with Marseille’s Eric Bailly.

  • Tottenham now complete all knockout rounds. With the exception of one of their six UEFA Champions League campaigns (2010-11, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20 & 2022-23), 2016-17 was not possible.
  • Marseille are winless in their last 10 games against English teams in UEFA. Champions League (D2 L8), their last victory came in December 2010 in a 1-0 win over Chelsea.
  • Ivan Perisic has provided seven assists in all competitions this season. more than any other Tottenham player as he included three assists in UEFA. Champions League This season is his best return in the competition (also three times in 2019-20 with Bayern Munich).
  • Tottenham’s Clément Lenglet scored his first Champions League goal since August 2020 against Napoli – ending 17 games without a goal in the competition.

What’s next?

Sunday, November 6 at 4 p.m.

Kick-off 4:30 p.m.

Tottenham have three more matches before the World Cup. They face Liverpool on Super Sunday this weekend, live on Sky Sports from 4pm kick-off 4:30pm, and they will then face Nottingham. Forest in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday 9 November, before the final Premier League game against Leeds on Saturday 12 November, kick-off at 3pm.

Marseille has two more Ligue 1 games ahead of the break, with them meeting Lyon on Sunday before visiting Monaco on Sunday November 13.

The draw for the last 16 of the Champions League will be held at 11am on Monday 7 November at the European Football Council. UEFA Headquarters in Switzerland


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