Sporting VS Tottenham Hotspur 2-0


Tottenham conceded two injury-time goals as they slumped to a 2-0 defeat in their Champions League against Sporting Lisbon.

It was an epic moment as Sporting scored twice in the last seconds to catch an ecstatic victory.

First, in the 90th minute, Paulinho headed in from Pedro Goncalves’ left-wing corner to put the hosts ahead. Then, in the 93rd minute, Artur Gomes, featured in injury time, scored a wonderful solo effort to raise the roof here in the Portuguese capital, which handed Spurs their first loss of the season.

Sporting are top of Group D on 6 points after two wins, with Spurs second on 3 points.

How Sporting beat Spurs?

Spurs, back in action after the weekend’s Premier League postponements following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, were a long way below their best on the night, struggling to create clear chances and unable to contain Sporting’s counter-attacking threat.

Sporting pounced on Spurs errors repeatedly, with Pedro Goncalves forcing a low save from a full-stretch Lloris in the early stages.
That chance was created by Marcus Edwards and the former Tottenham youngster continued to cause trouble for his old side.

What to mention is that he made a fascinating dribble shortly before the break, dancing through a crowd of Spurs players and exchanging passes with Trincao before releasing a toe-poked shot which squirmed past the post off Lloris.

On the contrary, Spurs were sluggish in possession, their first-half performance summed up by the sight of Richarlison, their two-goal hero against Marseille last week, being repeatedly caught offside.

Finally, things went worse and worse for Spurs when Gomes’ superb second goal sparked more wild celebrations at Estadio Jose Alvalade, leaving Conte with much to think about.