Tottenham Hotspur has all to play for in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League tie with RB Leipzig. Spurs went down 1-0 at home in a match that proves Jose Mourinho has a long way to go before he can fix his new team.
The visitors clearly made their intent known in the first minute but Angelino could only direct his shot onto the post. The Germans dominated most of the possession and should have been ahead by at least two goals in the opening period.
Timo Werner was sent through but the inform striker delayed with his shot and Hogo Lloris palmed the ball away for a corner.
Half time found the scores level at 0-0.
The second period was more of the same with Spurs seeing none of the ball. The visitors eventually went ahead when Ben Davies brought down Konrad Laimer in the box and they were awarded a penalty,
Timo Werner stepped up and converted for this 26th goal of the season.
Jose Mourinho reacted by subbing off Delle Ali who was furious with the decision. Spurs huffed and puffed but they could find a way through past the Germans. They two will faceoff in the second leg in three weeks’ time.
In the other Champions League match, Italian side Atalanta thrashed Valencia 4-1 to put themselves in a very good position heading into the second leg.