It’s a big loss to Tottenham Spurs as their today’s loss to Monaco just ended their 2016/2017 Champions League dream. Monaco cruelly drains Tottenham’s Champions League dream with a 2-1 defeat of the English side at the Stade Louis II on today.
This loss injures Mauricio Pochettino’s and leaves his men without a chance of qualifying for the knockout stage of the Champions League competition from Group E after Bayer Leverkusen which is in the second position of the same group, drew with CSKA Moscow earlier in the day.
Tottenham Spurs poor defense made them concede a reckless penalty on the 10 minutes into the game. It was Eric Dier who carelessly hacked down Fabinho in the middle of the box, but the Keeper Hugo Lloris guessed well and saved Falcao’s effort by diving down to his right-side.
In The second half, hell broke lose, and goals started flying both sides. The game was kept alive by the early goals that came in the first eight minutes of the second half.
Tottenham Spurs started losing it to Monaco when a goal came just three minutes after the break through by a powerful blank header from Djibril Sidibe, assisted by Benjamin Mendy who showed good dribbling skill and a fine cross.
The English side quickly equalized from the spot in the 52nd minute. Kamil Glik pulled roughed Dele Alli in the box after a fine touch from the England team player to avoid the defender, with Harry Kane doing a nice finish from eight yards. The Keeper Danijel Subasic stretched well, even touched it, but it did no good.
Monaco showed Tottenham Spurs that it’s their home, though The Spurs put up a good fight, it didn’t help. As Monaco re-gained their advantage, with Thomas Lemar finding converting the space on the left, after a Sidle cross, Lloris was left with no chance at all.
An incredible responsive save from Lloris denied what would have turned out to be the third goal from Monaco side, tipping Glik’s close-range volley from a set-piece cross up and over the bar in the 69th minute.
This win locked up the League 1 side position on-top of their group, with 11 points from five matches and one more round to play.
Monaco will challenge Leverkusen on Wednesday, sure they will need a win to be comfortable as the team on-top of their group. Tottenham will be hosting CSKA in London on December 7, don’t miss any action, stay with us.