Marseille (France): Tottenham Hotspur faced Olympique Marseille attack for most of the first half before beating in comeback the French team 2-1 and qualify for the round of 16 of the Champions League in head to Group D on Tuesday. The English side had to avoid defeat to secure qualification but looked well on their way to saying goodbye to the competition when Chancel Mbemba scored a header in injury time for the first half. French defender Clement saved his two sons, Tottenham, by drawing in the 54th minute with his first goal in absolute with the team. Tottenham, who lost striker Son Heung-min to a head injury early in the match, changed their performance in the second half and dominated the game after a goal from his sons. Pierre-Emile Hojberg hits the crossbar for the visiting team, before Sead Kolasinac misses the chance to revive Marseille with a header under the goal. Hojborg decided Tottenham’s win in injury time to secure the top of the group, while Marseille said goodbye to the competition after finishing fourth, having been in head after advancing. The north stand of the Velodrome stadium was closed due to the fan unrest, but the voices of the Marseille fans have been deafening since the start of the match. The win only saved Marseille and the team got off to a great start, while Tottenham manager Antonio Conte saw his side suffer in the stands after being sent off in the draw with Sporting Lisbon last week. * Lloris shone and former Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez missed a chance for Marseille three minutes into the game, then goalkeeper Hugo Lloris saved a chance from the Chilean striker. Lloris parried Jordan Vertu’s shot and Tottenham’s suffering increased after Heung-min was eliminated after a head-on clash with Mbemba. The Spurs hold on and hope in a quick first half, but Mbemba jumps in high transforming in net Vertu’s cross with a powerful header. It’s hard to say how the Spurs could recover, but the situation changed completely after the break. He has transformed in brings the cross of his sons Ivan Perisic to increase the confidence of the visiting team. Marseille needed a goal to secure qualification and nearly reached their goal several times before Tottenham won in injury time after Harry Kane’s pass to Hojbjerg, who hit the post with a powerful shot in net. Tottenham is in lead the group with 11 points, against ten Eintracht Frankfurt, second German. Sporting said goodbye to the competition and moved to the European League. (Reuters)
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