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Epic turn – Lucas Moura scores the Spurs in the 96th minute against Ajax
Tottenham qualified for the Champions League final after catching up. The Londoners were away from home after the lost first leg 0: 2. They eventually won 3: 2 and went to the final.
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The second semifinal was no less dramatic than the first. Tottenham made a 2: 2 in the second half needed to get ahead, although in the first 45 minutes nothing meant for such a turn. Lucas Moura scored in the 55th and 59th minutes and brought Tottenham back into the game. In the 96th minute, the Brazilian crowned his performance with the third goal, making Tottenham's success perfect.
This Tottenham met in his first Champions League final of the club's history on June 1 in Madrid, Liverpool. It will be the second full English final after 2008. At that time, Manchester United and Chelsea met.
Almost nothing spoke before the break for Tottenham. Matthijs de Ligt (5th) and Hakim Ziyech (35 & # 39;) had put Ajax on 2-0 and the young pigeons from the Netherlands apparently had the match under control. Tottenham seemed helpless, almost never dangerous for the opponent's goal. But then the English woke up, who had lost the last three games without their own goal. Suddenly – from scratch – it was the "Spurs".
It turned out that Ajax Amsterdam is still a young team. After the Dutch had acted like a seasoned team for a long time, after the break – the big success in mind – they were in serious need of the assignment and, above all, Ajax had forgotten what it is. It left the game dictation Tottenham and did not pull the press so consistently. The Londoners suddenly appeared dangerously in the other penalty area in minute minute.
The Brazilian Lucas Moura, who came from Paris Saint-Germain to Tottenham, made it 2-0 in less than five minutes after a 0-2 draw. Tottenham was transformed in the second 45 minutes, had licked blood, and was consistently looking for the third goal. It developed an open exchange of strokes because Ajax had caught again. Hakim Ziyech hit the post after 79 minutes. It could have been the decision in favor of Ajax. But the nervousness continued unabated. Jan Vertonghen, the former Ajax defender, hit the bar with a header.
In injury time, Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris prevented a strong 2-3 victory before storming for one of his last promotions. A little later Lucas Moura met the Dele Alli template until 3: 2. It was the culmination of a crazy semi-final. (Zap / SDA)
The most important scenes
Ajax Amsterdam – Tottenham 2: 3 (2: 0)
52,000 spectators. – SR Brych (GER). –
goals: 5. De Ligt 1: 0. 35. Ziyech 2: 0. 55. Lucas Moura 2: 1. 59. Lucas Moura 2: 2. 96. Lucas Moura 2: 3.
Ajax Amsterdam: Onana; Mazraoui, De Ligt, Blind, Tagliafico; Beautiful (60th Veltman), Van de Beek (90th Magallan), De Jong; Ziyech, Tadic, Dolberg (67th Sinkgraven).
Tottenham: Lloris; Trippier (81st Lamela), Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose (82nd Davies); Sissoko, Wanyama (46th Llorente), Alli; Eriksen; Lucas Moura, son.
Comments: Ajax Amsterdam without Neres and Bandé (both injured). Tottenham without Kane, Winks and Sanchez (all injured). 6. Shot at Son's post. Note: 16. Sissoko (error). 50. Dolberg (error). 76. Rose (unsporting). 77. Ziyech (error). 95. Onana (game delay). (SDA)
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