Marseille vs Tottenham | Tottenham overcame a goal deficit to win Group D of the UEFA Champions League, eliminating Marseille from the competition for the current campaign.
After manager Antonio Conte was dismissed on matchday five, the visitors watched from the sidelines as Spurs were timid and second best to a fired-up Marseille team in the first half.
Although Chancel Mbemba’s powerful header gave Marseille the lead late in the first half, Hugo Lloris made excellent stops to stop Alexis Sanchez and Jordan Veretout.
After the break, though, Spurs appeared to have changed for the better, and they drew even when defender Clement Lenglet headed in a free-kick. With 10 minutes remaining, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg struck the crossbar. Then, with Marseille in need of a winner, Hojbjerg made a break for it and scored an unassailable goal to seal the victory.
Spurs won the group ahead of Eintracht Frankfurt thanks to their victory over Sporting Lisbon and this outcome, with Marseille coming in fourth.
Conte wins with Spurs
Marseille vs Tottenham | After being forced to watch from the stands at the Stade Velodrome, Conte struck a sombre figure, but he soon had good cause to be optimistic after another tough effort.
Tottenham had no choice but to go about things the difficult way, and for long stretches, they appeared to be performing well below their typical calibre. It took Tottenham’s star Harry Kane a full 51 minutes to get his first real shot at goal.
The old Tottenham could have disintegrated after conceding just before the break. But Conte has strengthened their resiliency lately, and they shown their mettle with a valiant second-half performance.
Conte’s team earned their first victory in this tournament on French territory, and as a result, they will now be one of the seeded teams in Monday’s Round of 16 draw.
latest injury to son
Lenglet and Hojbjerg received all the attention, but in the days to come, Son-Heung Min’s condition will also be discussed as he had to leave the game with what appeared to be a serious injury.
The South Korean star was obviously bewildered and stunned after receiving a head injury after an aerial collision. He was properly replaced in the first half, but when he left the field and made his way to the tunnel, he needed assistance.