A late strike from Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg secured Tottenhams place in the Champions League last 16 with a 2-1 win away to Marseille.
WHAT HAPPENED?Antonio Contes side were completely shellshocked in the opening 45 minutes in France and eventually fell 1-0 behind in an abysmal first-half showing that saw Marseilles Eric Bailly and Spurs Son Heung-min forced off through injury.
THE BIGGER PICTURE:Injuries ought to have slowed the game down in Tottenhams favour in an interrupted first half, but instead they drowned under the deafening noise coming from the Stade Velodrome. Clement Lenglets early second half equaliser steadied their nerves and crucially pulled Spurs back up to second in group D, before Hojbjerg sealed proceedings with a kiss in the form of a thunderous injury time winner, capping off a spirited second half display.
ALL EYES ON:Alexis Sanchez had talked up his love for former employers Arsenal in the build-up to the game, and while he couldnt get on the scoresheet, he rolled back the years with his first-half performance. Sanchez was desperate for a goal and was only denied by poor fortune and desperate defending, but his front-footed display from the first whistle was key to energising his side and pushed them onto Spurs from the off. Crucially, though, he couldnt knock Spurs out of Europe.
DID YOU KNOW?The victory means Tottenham have won away from home for the first time in seven attempts against French opposition in European competition.
Marseille fans did their best to put off their visitors before the game.
The Marseille fans like their fireworks. Its going to be a raucous atmosphere /vL9hf2Mfgn
It was not a vintage first-half display from Spurs.
Bet they got the job done in the end!
When did Hojbjerg download this shooting package please? ksksnksksk