Ten-member Tottenham received a late goal and fell to a humiliating 2-1 defeat against the low Slovenian team NS Mura in…
Tottenham with ten players received a late goal in the Europa League on Thursday and fell to a humiliating 2-1 defeat against the low Slovenian team NS Mura in the Europa League, a result that puts the London club at risk of relegation from the third division.
Amadej Maroša scored for Mura in the four minutes of the extra time in Maribor, ending a quick counterattack with a shot that was deflected and wrapped in the net. It was a big blow for new Tottenham coach Antonio Conte, whose team now probably needs a win over group winner Rennes in the final round to have a chance to advance.
“It’s a bad loss for us,” Conte said. “The show was poor. We know that we still have a lot of work to do, “he said. “We were bad not only technically and tactically, but also mentally. It will take time for Tottenham to return. “
In the same competition, Jose Mourinho’s Roma defeated Zorya Luhansk 4-0 at the Stadio Olimpico and remained in the fight for first place in Group C.
LASK, Gent and Alkmaar also qualified for the next round.
In the Europa League, West Ham won first place in Group H with a match behind with a 2-0 victory at Rapid Vienna. Bayer Leverkusen also secured a place in the round of 16 after returning 2-1 and beating Celtic 3-2 in Group G.
Monaco also won their group.
Only eight group winners go directly to the round of 16 – the runners-up enter the playoffs with eight teams finishing third in the Champions League groups.
A similar system works for third-placed Europa League teams that qualify for the Europa Conference League.
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Mura lost the first four games in the group and advanced in the 11th minute when Tomi Horvat hit the roof of the net. Tottenham, one of the big favorites to win the first run of the competition, was then ruled out by Ryan Sessegnon on the 32nd with a second yellow card.
Harry Kane equalized in the 72nd minute from a narrow angle, but Tottenham then unnecessarily gave Mura a chance to count in the final seconds.
Rennes won Group G with 11 points after a 3-3 draw against Vitesse Arnhem, who are tied with Tottenham in seven.
Cyriel Dessers scored his second goal in the referee’s extra time and secured a 2-2 draw for Feyenoord against Slavia Prague, which was enough for the Dutch side to win first place in Group E.
Copenhagen was at the top of Group F after beating Gibraltar’s Lincoln Red Imps 4-0.
Goals in the first half by Carles Pérez and Nicola Zaniola provided the Roma with a comfortable cushion in the first half before Jordan Veretout missed a golden opportunity for 3-0 from the penalty spot and defended the second consecutive penalty after one against Juventus. Tammy Abraham added two more goals in the second, including one from a header.
Group leader Norwegian Bodø / Glimt beat CSKA Sofia 2-0 at home and had a point advantage over Roma.
LASK won 1-0 away to Maccabi Tel Aviv in a match that decided the winner of Group A.
Ghent won first place in Group B despite a 1-0 defeat to Anorthosis after Partizan’s 1-0 away defeat to Flora.
AZ Alkmaar won Group D after a 1-1 draw with Czech Jablonec.
West Ham striker Andriy Yarmolenko headed in the lead in the 40th minute in Vienna, and captain Mark Noble redirected a shot on point in extra time in the first half and put West Ham in control. West Ham is first in Group H with 13 points, six ahead of Dinamo Zagreb.
Celtic took the lead until Robert Andrich scored his second goal for Leverkusen in the 82nd minute, and Moussa Diaby shot from the edge of the penalty area past goalkeeper Joe Hart for the winner in the 87th minute after a rebound by young attacking midfielder Florian Wirtz.
Betis secured a place in the playoffs in the same Group G after beating Ferencvaros 2-0.
Leicester remained on the road to a Group C victory after a 3-1 victory over Legia Warsaw in a match in which Polish visiting fans clashed with police in the stands.
Patson Dhaka, James Maddison and Wilfred Ndidi all scored in the first half for Leicester.
Mahir Emreli missed a penalty for Legio at 2: 0, and then Filip Mladenović reduced the lead of the hosts to 2: 1.
Leicester have a point advantage over Spartak Moscow and Napoli, and in the last round they play for the Italian club.
Monaco won Group B thanks to a 2-1 win over Real Sociedad, and all three goals were scored within a 10-minute span of the first half.
Alexander Isak responded to Monaco’s introduction by Kevin Volland before Youssouf Fofana sealed the win.
Lyon, who have already qualified for the next round, have scored five of five wins after a 3-1 away win over Brøndby in Group A.
Rangers won second place in the group in Giovanni Van Bronckhorst’s first match with a 2-0 victory over Sparta Prague.
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