Tottenham Hotspur’s Champions League marketing campaign got right here to an halt as they were nicely beaten by RB Leipzig in the closing 16.
The German membership – who were only fashioned 10 years in the past – led 1-0 from essentially the major leg in London and Marcel Sabitzer’s double at the Crimson Bull Arena set up Leipzig in alter.
Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris ought to assemble executed better for every needs – getting a hand to every the Leipzig captain’s 20-yard shot and shut to-submit header.
Emil Forsberg scored with his first touch after coming off the bench to present Leipzig a 4-0 mixture preserve shut.
Hurt-hit Spurs by no device regarded in a position to mounting a comeback treasure the one in opposition to Ajax closing season which took them to the closing and ought to now break the season without a trophy but again.
Jose Mourinho’s aspect – who gather no longer received in six video games in all competitions – will want to fetch some kind if they are to be motivate on this match at all subsequent season. They’re seven facets in the motivate of the pinnacle four in the Premier League.
Mourinho’s Champions League woes proceed
Spurs manager Mourinho changed into as soon as thought to be one of many Champions League’s top managers – winning in 2004 with Porto and 2010 with Inter Milan.
Nonetheless the Portuguese has now failed to preserve shut any of his eight Champions League knockout video games since 2014.
The stats carry out no longer salvage staunch studying. This changed into his heaviest ever Champions League mixture defeat and it is miles largely the major six-game winless trip of his 935-game managerial occupation.
He rightly bemoans their injury list, with Steven Bergwijn becoming a member of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Moussa Sissoko out of action – but they ought to restful be doing better.
Leipzig regarded hungrier, first to every ball, especially in essentially the major half of when the hurt changed into executed. Their two soar-backs had the beating of their reverse numbers, with Angelino, who regarded usual in essentially the major half of of this season for Manchester City, inflicting Serge Aurier so many complications.
In the centre Timo Werner – who scored the one real aim of essentially the major leg three weeks in the past – changed into having the time of his existence up in opposition to Eric Dier.
Spurs did start nicely and Sabitzer’s opener changed into in opposition to the trip of play. Werner’s shot changed into blocked after which he squared the ball to the midfielder to blast house from originate air the field. Lloris also can no longer preserve the ball out despite getting a marginally.
Defensive solidity changed into as soon as Mourinho’s distinctiveness but his aspect gather saved cushy three keen sheets in 26 fits since he changed Mauricio Pochettino in November.
They were fortunate no longer to be extra in the motivate of when Werner tapped house Angelino’s unhealthy – but the offside flag accurately went up.
Nonetheless the game changed into executed when Aurier failed to handle a prolonged ball and Angelino crossed for Sabitzer to plod previous Lloris, who but again touched the ball but let it thru.
Leipzig continued to assemble possibilities, with Werner forcing a spot after which taking pictures over the bar before Dier’s attempted clearance from Patrik Schick nearly went into the Spurs earn.
They had three shots on aim but Giovani lo Celso, Dele Alli and Gedson Fernandes’ efforts all resulted in routine saves.
Things did no longer salvage as execrable in the 2nd half of as to boot they can gather, until Forsberg popped up to lash house a unfastened ball seconds after coming off the bench.
Leipzig’s most nice looking hour
Leipzig’s peculiar historical previous – or lack of it – makes the dignity of perfect 2nd in their historical previous unbiased a miniature more achievable.
Since being essentially based by vitality drinks big Crimson Bull in 2009 they’ve received four promotions and carried out in a single German Cup closing. Nonetheless this changed into their first ever Champions League knockout tie.
They beat closing 365 days’s finalists 4-0 on mixture – and to boot they deserved every bit of that victory.
Their highly rated manager Julian Nagelsmann – as soon as nicknamed Small one Mourinho – is the youngest particular person to preserve watch over in a Champions League knockout tie. He is now the youngest to preserve shut one too.
They gather got constructed an staunch squad on moderately miniature cash – by Champions League quarter-closing standards – and Austrian Sabitzer changed into the variation with his two needs.
Leipzig gather strength broad too – imposing centre-motivate Dayot Upamecano missed essentially the major leg but changed into cushy this time – and to boot they also also can bring on Sweden forward Forsberg in the 87th minute for Sabitzer so as to add the fourth total.
That made them the one real team to ever pick a 3-0 lead in opposition to Mourinho in the Champions League.
Nagelsmann’s aspect, five facets off top in the Bundesliga, want to wait until Friday, 20 March to witness their quarter-closing opponents.
‘It is OK, I am satisfied with 3-0’ – what they said
RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann to BT Sport:“It changed into 2nd for the historical previous of the membership and for me as a manager. It is very deserved we streak to the subsequent round. We had alter of every video games, scored four needs and conceded none.
“Perfection is complicated in soccer on story of you will continuously salvage errors. Nonetheless we had alter of every legs. Our alter changed into unbiased a miniature better in essentially the major game.
“We were unbiased a miniature lazy in essentially the major 10 minutes of the 2nd half of but we got more highly effective after that. If we pushed unbiased a miniature of bit more we also can gather scored more needs. Nonetheless it be OK, I am satisfied with 3-0.
“It is staunch whereas you would per chance in point of fact gather a young team who gather a mode of self-self belief.”
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho:“All of us believed but all americans knows that on this 2nd it be very complicated. They are a essentially accurate aspect.
“It is traumatic for us to receive for the time being. Our first couple of errors they receive after which it be very complicated. Their physicality is unbelievable, their defenders preserve shut the duels, they end the game. They’re very immediate in assault. They’ll hurt us the full time, they deserve to wade thru.
“We made errors, errors that we now gather analysed in outdated fits.”
Man of the match – Marcel Sabitzer (Leipzig)
Match info – Mourinho’s joint heaviest Champions League defeat
- Spurs suffered a European knockout defeat by four or more needs on mixture for underneath the third time, previously dropping 5-0 on mixture to Genuine Madrid in the 2010-11 Champions League and 5-1 to Borussia Dortmund in the 2015-16 Europa League.
- This changed into Mourinho’s joint-heaviest Champions League defeat, equalling the 4-1 loss he suffered with Genuine Madrid in opposition to Borussia Dortmund in April 2013.
- Mourinho has suffered three consecutive Champions League defeats for essentially the major time.
- Handiest Aston Villa (42) gather conceded more needs amongst Premier League clubs in all competitions than Spurs (38) since Mourinho’s first game responsible.
- Leipzig’s Sabitzer has been in an instant all for eight needs in his closing 10 Champions League appearances (four needs, four assists).
- Spurs misplaced all four of their Champions League video games this season in opposition to German opponents (two in opposition to Bayern Munich, two in opposition to RB Leipzig) – the one real team to lose more video games in opposition to teams from a single nation in a season were Leeds United in 2000-01, dropping five in opposition to Spanish opposition.
- Leipzig are the seventh German team to attain the Champions League closing eight – after Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, Kaiserslautern, Schalke and Wolfsburg.
Spurs face a huge game on Sunday at house to Mourinho’s frail aspect – and more importantly, their Champions League qualification competitors – Manchester United.
Leipzig host Freiburg on Saturday in the Bundesliga.