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OMT Tottenham Hotspur v Ajax - the second leg

Discussion in 'Spurs News & Views' started by NLS, 5 May 2019.

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Man of the match

Poll closed 11 May 2019.
  1. Dele

    2.0%
  2. Llorente

    1.0%
  3. Lloris

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  4. Moura

    90.1%
  5. Rose

    4.0%
  6. Sissoko

    3.0%
  1. 90291Spur

    90291Spur Frederic Kanoute

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    Fullmatchesandshows
     
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  2. Spurs7891

    Spurs7891 Milija Aleksic

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    Unbelievable ! Never thought we would ever be in the CL final ! At least not in the way we did ! We always enjoy doing it the hard way, don't we ! In a traditional Spurs way, we made it difficult for ourselves by conceding 2 early goals to trail 0-3 on aggregate but then did well to make it 3-3 to win on away goals rules. Don't think we ever come back from being 0-3 down away to progress in any important Cup matches before ! Hope we will now go on to win the CL for the first time ever !

    Credit to Moura for getting the hattrick ! Amazingly, Moura is the first ever Brazilian to score a hattrick in a CL semi final ! For once Moura scored like a true Brazilian ! Moura has scored some important goals for us this season but still wasted too many goal scoring chances. But fortunately for us, this time, the Brazilian in Moura decided to wake up just when we needed it most ! Thought Son would be our match winner but he had a poor game. Son was unlucky to hit the post early in the match but he really should have scored the one-on-one chance after that. Credit to Alli for assisting 2 goals for Moura, especially the perfect pass for our winning goal. Llorente helped to change the game for us after coming on. Llorente didn't really have a good match as he wasted a few chances but he caused panic in the Ajax defence. Lamela didn't have much time to make an impact after coming on but helped to improve our attack.

    Our midfield started poorly but improved in the second half. Sissoko worked hard as usual to help our attack and defence. In fact, it was Sissoko's long cross that helped to set up our winning goal. Wanyama had a poor match and made too many mistakes. Really worried about Wanyama's performance as nothing went right for him. Crucially we played much better when we replaced Wanyama with Llorente in the second half.

    Our defence conceded 2 poor goals. It was annoying to see us concede yet another early goal. Our defence looked nervy from the start. Fortunately for us, we defended much better in the second half. But we we did ride our luck a few times, especially when they hit the post. Lloris too kept us in the game with a few important saves. Vertonghen was unlucky when his header hit the post late in the match as well. It was worrying to see Vertonghen in protective boots after the match. Hope he will be fully fit for the Final.

    It is great to be in our first ever CL final ! It was emotional the way we celebrated it after the match was over ! We need to do all we can to win it now ! Would have preferred to face Barcelona than Liverpool in the Final. Liverpool knows all about us and will be tougher than Barcelona. But hope will do our best to beat them and win the CL for the first time ever ! Watched the match with my 15yo and 12yo nephews and it was emotional the way they celebrated our winning goal like mad ! It will be even better if we can actually win the CL ! Hope we will now win our first trophy since 2008 by winning the CL ! Special mention about Ajax, their defeat proves that kids cannot win you trophies as they had too many young players. Also, Netherlands and their clubs will always be the biggest bottlers of world football.
     
  3. monkeybarry

    monkeybarry Dean Richards

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    So many wow moments in that video..so, so many.

    I love Gary at the start;
    Spurs don't need a Liverpool size come back

    Chicken badge;
    Hold my beer .....
     
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  4. 90291Spur

    90291Spur Frederic Kanoute

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    monkeybarry Dean Richards

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    PSV had a crystal ball......break Ajax hearts

    Seriously, this whole story has so many layers.

    Add in
    Everton final game of the season won't want to go too hard so we beat Liverpool.
    Currently Arsenal manager sold us last night's hero.

    So many sub plots. If it were a script, it would be rejected as fanciful nonsense!
     
  6. LemonadeMoney

    LemonadeMoney Jimmy Neighbour

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    Painful.
     
  7. alekaras

    alekaras The ITK of IDK

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    Kinda like us. :p
     
  8. Charliedup

    Charliedup Allan Nielsen

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    Not in this lifetime
     
  9. Dr Rosenrosen

    Dr Rosenrosen Gus Poyet

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    Audere est facere.
     
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  10. AdamB

    AdamB Cecil Poynton

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    I just watched highlights again on YouTube and has the same impact...still can't believe we're in the CL Final. This doesnt happen to Spurs
     
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  11. metalgear

    metalgear Johnny Morrison

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    We've won the moral victory. Showing everyone the proper way to build a real football club and team. Regardless of the outcome of the final I think we would have won the hearts and minds of many neutrals.

    Our two heroes today - poch and moura - speak of heroism, of passion for football and pride of the team which is family, and humbly thanking the beautiful game and GHod-given opportunity to be part of it. So glad I support spurs, now young sons understand why and I can see that they will grow up with these memories, and the right reasons for supporting spurs.

    Sent from my SM-T835 using glory-glory.co.uk mobile app
     
  12. K.D.D.D.D.Soc

    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Vedran Corluka

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    I refer you to side 2, track 4 of Let it Bleed by The Stones
     
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    K.D.D.D.D.Soc Vedran Corluka

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    It may not have been a great tactical or technically game, but when 2 good teams set out to win a game playing football in the right way it's probably the most exciting game in the world. I know I'm bias but it was a far better game than the other semi as both teams gave their all and can be proud of their part in it.
     
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  14. jts1882

    jts1882 Chris Armstrong

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    A better or different team than Ajax would have shut it down and probably made it impossible for us. Arguably, their substitions were an attempt to shut it down, but its just not their style.
     
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  15. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Tom Huddlestone

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    The second they hit the post I knew we were going to be fine.

    We have been on the other end of that sort of footballing fortune so many times I know how to recognise it.

    How often have we played well, made a few chances, hit the post or shot just wide, only for the other team to go up our end and score?

    The writing was on the wall, and I honestly think only a Spurs fan can read it!



    While I agree - not quite right.

    THe pool is split in two.

    One half based on PL finish (1st=40%, 2nd=30%, 3rd=20% and 4th=10%), the other half based on how far into the CL you go (how many games)
     
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  16. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Tom Huddlestone

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    Last night.

    Wow.

    I think it is incredible the will, grit, determination and belief we showed. Just incredible. And its the sort of thing that, IMO, evolves a team to higher levels.

    I actually thought we were unlucky to be 2-0 down. It was clear lessons were learned from the first leg, and even so events conspired against us.

    But we werent playing badly.

    And then second half, well words fail me...
     
  17. jts1882

    jts1882 Chris Armstrong

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    That was before this season. There is now a new component based on a UEFA coefficient, which is why Liverpool get more than us despite our higher league finish, and United get as much as they do. There was a proposal to give extra cash to past winners of the tournament, but this seems to be the compromise. I think the coefficient is over ten years, but I'm not sure if its CL only or EL as well.
     
  18. Gilzeantoscore

    Gilzeantoscore Young-Pyo Lee

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    Now go on and win it!
     
  19. nayimfromthehalfwayline

    nayimfromthehalfwayline Tom Huddlestone

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    I thought that was seperate?
     
  20. We are Tottenham

    We are Tottenham Neil Ruddock

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    I had to have another look at the changing room celebrations again...:D
    I was like it in the pub shaking a solid wooden chair above my head..
     

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