A goal from Dele Alli, two of Harry Kane and a dazzling strike by Serge Aurier turned the game on its head in Jose Mourinho’s first home game in control.
Tottenham fought from two down to advance to the knockout phases of the Champions League with an emotional 4-2 win over Olympiakos.
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Half time goals by Youssef El Arabi and Ruben Semedo had seen nerves spread through the arena. However, Spurs reacted with one of their now trademark European rebounds.
The triumph, combined with Red Star Belgrade’s substantial destruction to Bayern Munich. This implies that with one game remaining Tottenham are now sure to complete second in Group B.
Mourinho had just made a triumphant beginning to his rule by beating West Ham on Saturday. However it before long turned out to be certain that this installation would demonstrate far less direct.
Olympiakos were brilliant from the beginning and led the pack in the 6th moment when El Arabi twisted a left-footed shot from separation into the most distant corner of Paulo Gazzaniga’s net.
Tottenham’s certainty was sapped and their quandary turned out to be more awful when a corner from the left fell consummately for Ruben Semedo to take advantage of the unfilled net.
Mourinho acted quickly, pulling back Eric Dier for Christian Eriksen before the half-hour mark. In addition, in acknowledgment that goals were the main path again into the game.
However, the group were shaken by the poor play and for a period each lost pass was welcomed with moans until a blessing in first-half stoppage time adjusted the course of the challenge.
Yassine Meriah totally misses the ball when endeavoring to manage what ought to have been a normal Serge Aurier’s cross. While Alli has the straightforward undertaking of changing over at the far post.
The equalizer came right off the bat in the second half when a brisk toss in from Aurier got out the Olympiakos defender. In addition, Lucas Moura’s penetrated cross discovered Kane free inside the region to compel the ball home.
Aurier scored the victor himself, interfacing freshly on the half-volley when Alli’s cross from the left discovered its approach to him by means of the head of Son. The replay drew wheezes from the group.
With Olympiakos shriveling under the weight, Kane included a second. Expertly heading in Eriksen’s free-kick from the left to remove the game from the guests for the last time.
What had resembled being a bad dream night finished in cheers and praise. Tottenham just do emotional in this challenge and their Champions League experience will go on.
Harry Kane turned into the quickest player to score 20 UEFA Champions League goals. Therefore arriving at the count in only 24 appearances and breaking the record held by Alessandro Del Piero since 1998.
Kane has scored 23 objectives in 23 appearances for Tottenham and England this season.
Dele Alli finished a run of 16 Champions League games without a goal. In addition, scoring since November 2017 against Real Madrid.
This was the first run through ever a group oversaw by Jose Mourinho had originated from two goals down. In addition, in order to win in a UEFA Champions League game. However, he had lost the past 13 such games.
Mourinho today around evening time assumed responsibility for his 6th distinctive club in the Champions League. Just Carlo Ancelotti has overseen more groups in the challenge (eight).
Olympiakos are winless in their last Champions League matches, surrendering 34 objectives over those matches.