Tottenham Hotspur is one of the top-rated Premier league clubs and in recent times, they are quite successful in the Champions League. But it seems that they might not be able to move to the next round of the UCL this time. The Spurs are playing the round of the last sixteen in the UCL this season but in the first leg which took place earlier today, Leipzig beat the Tottenham to take UCL last 16 first leg advantage.
For the injury issue, the attacking division of Tottenham Hotspur is quite vulnerable. Against the German club, they could not make effective attacks. In return, they faced a strong opponent Leipzig which team played aggressive football and claimed the victory.
At the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, earlier today, the first leg of the round of the last sixteen took place between the Spurs and Leipzig in the Champions League. The German club won by a 1 – 0 goal and moved one step ahead of the Spurs. In the 2nd half, the only goal was scored by Timo Werner.
Tottenham 0-1 RB Leipzig FT:
Timo Werner’s penalty gives the visitors the lead heading into the second leg next month. pic.twitter.com/P9AXaYuhId
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) February 19, 2020
The regular striker of the team Tottenham named Harry Kane is out of the ground for a long time due to injury. Just a few days ago, another top-rated forward Son Min also faced the injury and missed the game. The team of Premier League was quite vulnerable against the German side. From the very beginning of the game, the Bundesliga club started to give the heavy pressure. So, the Spurs became cornered.
In the 2nd minute, they could go ahead. But the shot of Timo Werner was stopped. In the 36th minute, the German forward Werner got passed by his teammate into the box but could not escape the goalkeeper. In the first half, the team took a total of 13 shots. Among the three of them were on the target. But still, they did not find success.
FT: Tottenham 0-1 RB Leipzig
Timo Werner gave RB Leipzig a richly deserved first-leg lead in their Champions League last-16 clash with Tottenham as the Germans turned on the style in London.#ChampionsLeague pic.twitter.com/7aZglsRLlH
— Football Feed (@FootyFeed) February 20, 2020
Finally, in the 58th minute, they got success. Into the box, the Austrian midfielder Laimer was fouled and so, the guest team got the penalty. Werner took the successful spot-kick and led the team ahead. In the season of UCL, the German forward has scored four goals and considering all the competitions, it is his 26th goal. Five minutes later, the difference was about to increase. But the goalkeeper Lloris stopped the shot of Schick. In the 73rd minute, the local team could return to the game. But the free-kick of Lo Celso was stopped by the Leipzig goalkeeper successfully.
The 2nd leg of the Champions League round of the last sixteen will take place on next 10th March 2020 at the venue of Leipzig.