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  1. Europa League - Dembele screamer sees Spurs oust Lyon

    Europa League - Dembele screamer sees Spurs oust Lyon

    A last-minute strike from Mousa Dembele saw Tottenham draw 1-1 at Lyon to qualify for the last 16 of the Europa League. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Olympique Lyon
    • Tottenham Hotspur
    • 90+4 SPURS HAVE DONE IT! They are into the last 16 after a wonderful late strike from Moussa Dembele! They will face Inter Milan, Bale will like that!
    • 90+2 Lyon to have a corner but Spurs clear. Now Briand is just offside. Home fans NOT happy.
    • 90+1 Incredible long-range strike from Dembele, who skipped inside on to his left foot, leaving Grenier for dead, before unleashing a hammer into the bottom right! What a goal!! THREE minutes added time.
    • 90' WHAT A GOAL! DEMBELE WITH A SCREAMER!!!!
    • 88' Bale drills one well wide after cutting inside on to his left. Got too far outside that, but Dempsey almost connected with it.
    • 87' Malbranque sends a long ball to Briand but, despite the crowd's roars of disapproval, he was offside.
    • 86' Briand wins a free-kick to ease the pressure on Lyon. Free-kick sent long by Umtiti but Gallas picks it up.
    • 85' Poor pass from Dempsey beyond Adebayor. Spurs with the kitchen sink now as they come at Lyon in waves.
    • 84' SPURS SUB: Parker replacd by Livermore. Younger and quicker.
    • 83' Good slide tackle by Vertonghen on Grenier, the Belgian coming awa with the ball.
    • 82' LYON SUB: Gomis is replaced by Briand.
    • 82' Dempsey with a pointless speculative shot from a long way out that trickles miles wide.
    • 81' Dembele, who has offered little tonight, does at least put in a good tackle to end a Lyon counter. Now he finds Dempsey, but he gives it away.
    • 80' Malbranque and Gomis exchange passes down the right but Vertonghen hoofs to touch. Nice play between the two.
    • 79' Ghezzal shows his strength and pace to win a corner off Walker on the Lyon left. Grenier ambles over to take it... Bale heads clear. Spurs should have countered from that but Umtiti tracks back and lumps it away. Bale was almost in there.
    • 78' JUST WIDE FROM DEMPSEY! Fine pass from Adebayor on the left but the American - under pressure in a crowded box - couldn't find the finish!
    • 77' Gonalons heads the first corner behind for a second. Bale picks out a flying Dempsey who heads over! Should have done better!
    • 76' Bale to swing this free-kick in from the right wing... It comes off Gallas, taking a touch off Gomis as well and Spurs have a corner.
    • 76' Lovren with a handball, Umtiti chucks the ball to delay the free-kick and is pointlessly booked.
    • 75' Sigurdsson's first act is a clumsy barge on Umtiti after a surging run from Gallas.
    • 74' LYON SUB: Lisandro is replaced by Ghezzal; SPURS SUB: Sigurdsson is on for Holtby.
    • 73' Gonalons leaves Walker in a heap but the ref says it's a good tackle. Fortunately for Spurs Gallas is covering and clears.
    • 72' Poor ball by Holtby as Dempsey made a superb run into the box.
    • 71' Malbranque is held up by Assou-Ekotto on the right but the Spurs left-back holds off his former team-mate and lets Friedel get hold of it.
    • 70' Spurs are now dominating possession but Lyon are sitting deep and will happily wait for aimless long balls like that one from Assou-Ekotto.
    • 69' Lyon want a breather and get one as they have a goal kick. Vercoutre takes his sweet time over it.
    • 68' Vercoutre said after the last match that he has a plan for Bale free-kicks - that plan seems to be stay on your feet, watch the swerve and punch the damned thing with both fists!
    • 67' Bale now on the right, cutting inside AND UNLEASHING A SWERVING SHOT THAT A PETRIFIED VERCOUTRE PUNCHES AWAY!
    • 66' SPURS SUB: Dempsey does come on, with Lennon making way; LYON SUB: Lacazzette, who was on a booking and could have been sent off just now, makes away for Malbranque.
    • 65' ADEBAYOR HITS THE TOP OF THE BAR! His header almost crept in with Lyon at sea at the back!
    • 64' Bale shoots with the free-kick, typical dipping effort but too close to the keeper, who punches clear.
    • 63' The replay shows that, after a poor touch, Lacazzette dived while trying to round Friedel. Excellent from the ref. Down the other end Bale is fouled by Gonalons, who is booked. 'C'est sa distance', as they say...
    • 62' CONTROVERSY! Friedel with a terrible clearance that drops to Lacazztte, who races in and surely will score but goes down under pressure from Assou-Ekotto but Wolfgang Stark waves him up.
    • 61' Gallas misses his clearance but Walker gets in the way of Gomis so Friedel can claim.
    • 60' Adebayor with a poor touch after getting the ball on the right. Spurs need a change soon. Dempsey for me.
    • 59' Walker eases Lisandro off the ball, with Lisandro hurling himself to the deck. He's trying to get him sent off but, while the ref gives a free-kick, he does not book Walker again. Gomis has a shot blocked and Assou-Ekotto shepherds it behind under pressure from Reveillere.
    • 58' Bale's first corner is headed behind by Gomis; the second could creep in far post but a solid punch from Vercoutre.
    • 58' Great run by Assou-Ekotto down the left but he dithers over the cross and ends up passing to Bale, whose shot is blocked. Walker then earns a corner from the other flank.
    • 57' Calm defending from Vertonghen as he ushers it back to Friedel under pressure from Gomis.
    • 56' The match is opening up now as Spurs' full-backs are pushing up, particularly on Lyon's right. Holtby has moved inside as a result.
    • 55' A loose ball springs up into the path of Grenier in the box, he takes it on the thigh and volleys low but Friedel with a reflex save and Vertonghen hacks clear!
    • 54' Umtiti with a teasing cross that Vertonghen heads clear. now Grenier puts it in but Gallas clears.
    • 53' Lisandro is offside after a great steal and through-ball from Grenier - and the replay shows he was onside!
    • 52' Assou-Ekotto leads with the arm on Reveillere, which is becoming an enthralling battle.
    • 51' Assou-Ekotto with a good cross from the left wing but Adebayor is beaten to it by Vercoutre.
    • 50' Fofana finds Lisandro on the left side of the box but he waits too long before shooting and it's blocked. Now Spurs counter with Adebayor on the right, fantastic cross TO THE UNMARKED BALE WHO SIDEFOOTS THE VOLLEY WIDE! Bad miss!
    • 49' Assou-Ekotto takes on Reveillere but Lyon's right-back has the measure of him this time and shepherds it behind for a goal kick.
    • 48' Almost a lovely Lyon counter but Grenier's pass to release Lacazzette is too long. Now Lisandro gives chase down the left but Walker is quicker than him and manages to clear.
    • 47' Spurs start the second half on the front foot, laying camp in the final third.
    • 46' The second half is underway.
    • 45' Half-time and Lyon lead 1-0, thus ahead on away goals. But Spurs have got back into it and Holtby has hit the post!
    • 44' HOLTBY HITS THE POST! Fantastic low shot from range, Vercoutre took an age to get down, and I think he touched it on to the woodwork!
    • 43' Adebayor takes on Lovren but the Croat tackles well. Gomis has it down the other end, Umtiti in support and his cross is headed half clear poorly by Vertonghen but Lacazzette's volley is easy for Friedel.
    • 42' Alas Bale's corner is not nearly as good as his run and Lyon clear. Back with Spurs on halfway though.
    • 41' Brilliant from Bale who is 10 yards from Lovren but knocks it past him and runs through, surely fouled by the defender but from the ground Bale still hooks it away from him and wins a corner off the next man.
    • 40' Gallas with a wild clearance to touch after Lacazzette played one in from the right. Lyon throw... I think there's a case for Dempsey, who will take the fight to Lyon.
    • 39' Gomis thrashes over the bar but was half a yard offside after going a split-second early.
    • 38' Parker is fouled while trying to work space in midfield.
    • 37' Holtby with a great ball to release Adebayor on the left wing but the Togo man gets his pass all wrong as Holtby rushed up in support.
    • 36' Offside after that free-kick from Bale, Vertonghen inexcusably straying offside from a dead ball.
    • 35' Assou-Ekotto with some cool skills to weave in and out of Reveillere, drawing a foul off him. Free-kick Spurs on the left...
    • 34' Parker spots a run from Bale and almost sends him through but overhits it slightly.
    • 33' Lisandro should have scored there. Lucky escape for Spurs, who have not tested Vercoutre yet.
    • 32' Lyon break after Vertonghen gives it away, Lacazzette on the right plays a lovely low pass FOR LISANDRO but he gets the side-foot finish all wrong and puts it wide!
    • 31' Bale nutmegs Reveillere but runs straight into Bisevac, who hacks clear. Better from Tottenham, who have suddenly taken hold of possession.
    • 30' Another overhit through-ball from Fofana slides away from Gomis - he should have taken it on, Gomis was making a dummy run and falls to the ground in mock prayer!
    • 29' Grenier's corner almost reaches a flying Umtiti but Gallas gets there first and it's another corner... Cleared by Parker this time.
    • 28' Another good ball from Grenier but Assou-Ekotto gets his afro on it and nods the ball behind for a corner.
    • 27' Assou-Ekotto with a high boot on the Lyon right, and it's a Grenier free-kick again...
    • 26' Harsh to penalise Adebayor for a foul on Bisevac when he leaps high to win a header. No foul for me, great jump!
    • 25' Free-kick to Lyon in around the same spot from where they scored but they decide to play it short and keep possession, ultimately forced back to Vercoutre.
    • 24' Dembele is having a poor game - he gives the ball away again. Walker takes down Umtiti and is booked for his third offence.
    • 23' Lacazzette with a dinked through ball for Gomis but it rolls away from him and to Friedel.
    • 22' Dembele with a good run but he delays the pass and Lyon clear. His team-mates are not impressed.
    • 21' Fofana tries to release Grenier with a through ball but it's overhit and Friedel claims.
    • 20' Assou-Ekotto and Adebayor combine on the left but Bale's attempted lofted pass hits a defender in the face.
    • 19' No card for Parker, who won the ball but followed through into an equally committed Lisandro, who was play-acting anyway.
    • 18' Lisandro hits the deck after colliding with Parker, and the Argentine rolls around.
    • 17' Poor marking from Spurs - neither the man, nor the space, standing around like dozy giraffes.
    • 16' GOAL LYON! Grenier with the left-wing free-kick, Gonalons with a near-post flick header past Friedel and it flies in! Lyon are in the lead and that puts them through on away goals!
    • 15' Holtby loaunches a ball in for Adebayor, who is onside but the flag does go up once Vercoutre flies out to clear.
    • 14' Lennon again gets in a good position but his cross from the left is hacked away by Lovren. Better from Spurs.
    • 13' Holtby with a good steal in midfield, nice through ball for Lennon but the winger - who had cut inside - loses control.
    • 12' Assou-Ekotto dilly dallies to let Lacazzette in, but he manages to get goalside and draw a foul. Good recovery.
    • 11' Terrible ball from Grenier, failing to clear the wall, but the block falls to him and he sends in a much better ball with his left that Lacazzette should bury but he heads straight at Friedel!!
    • 10' The home fans boo again but Lisandro did foul Holtby and Spurs have a free-kick which Walker swings in. Lyon clear though as Fofana feeds Lisandro, who this time is fouled by Walker. Free-kick Lyon on the left edge of the box...
    • 9' Grenier with a great ball to Lisandro but Walker shows great strength to resist a shoulder barge and clear.
    • 8' Lacazzette in space on the right but he is offside, failing to look along the line properly.
    • 7' It's a good delivery from Bale, pacey and right on the penalty spot where Gallas flies in, but the Frenchman heads well over. Off the top of his head.
    • 6' Spurs have a free-kick on the right, which means Bale will swing it into the box. Surely he won't attempt a shot??
    • 5' The crowd are pretty noisy, jeering Bale when he gets a touch. Not a good idea.
    • 4' Grenier swings in a corner, which Umtiti meets but Gallas scrambles it clear and Lisandro sends a long-range daisy cutter well wide.
    • 3' Grenier swings the ball deep, Friedel comes for it but Vertonghen nicks the ball away from his keeper and Walker clears.
    • 2' Assou-Ekotto fouls Gomis with a high boot, the home fans boo heartily but there was barely contact.
    • 1' Friedel kicks the ball out of play after a delay with a kick - he explains the ball is not correctly inflated, and it is replaced.
    • 1' The first half is underway!
    • 17:55 Additionally you can follow Eurosport.com's Twitter feed, with updates from all the sporting news. FOLLOW ON TWITTER!
    • 17:50 Drop me a line on Twitter if you want to send me a prediction. I can see a 1-1 draw putting Spurs through, but for me it's too close to call. FOLLOW ON TWITTER!
    • 17:45 William Hill have Spurs as 4/9 favourites to qualify, despite having conceded an away goal in the first leg. Lyon, who are 13/10 to win on the night, are 13/8 to go through. You have to back Bale and co. to score at least one.
    • 17:40 Andre Villas-Boas: "We're trying to unlock the best from (Adebayor). Last year is an example for what we're trying to get out of him. We have been speaking to him about how he can get into goalscoring positions. Strikers live off goals and we're doing everything we can to unlock his potential."
    • 17:35 Remi Garde: "We know the away goal is very important. We need to be patient. We have 90 minutes to qualify. It will be difficult but we can try to close them down and try to cut out their speed. To be able to qualify in front of the home fans would be exciting. We won last weekend [4-0 away to Bordeaux] so we have a better mentality now."
    • 17:30 Spurs keep Brad Friedel in goal, sticking with the policy of choosing the second-choice keeper of the moment for Cup matches. Lewis Holtby comes in for Clint Dempsey in a change from the first leg in London. Jermain Defoe (ankle), Sandro, Younes Kaboul, and Tom Huddlestone (all knee) all remain out. Defoe will be back soon though.
    • 17:25 Playmaker Yoann Gourcuff remains sidelined for Lyon due to a hamstring problem while Clement Grenier comes in for former Tottenham midfielder Steed Malbranque after scoring twice at the weekend. Grenier's start is the only change from leg one.
    • 17:20 TEAMS - Lyon: Vercoutre, Lovren, Fofana, Reveillere, Bisevac, Umtiti, Grenier, Lacazette, Gonalons, Lisandro, Gomis; Subs: Lopes, Kone, Ferri, Dabo, Malbranque, Briand, Ghezzal /// Spurs: Friedel, Walker, Gallas, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto, Dembele, Parker, Lennon, Bale, Holtby, Adebayor; Subs: Lloris, Naughton, Caulker, Dawson, Livermore, Dempsey, Sigurdsson
    • 17:15 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Europa League knockout stage second leg between Lyon and Tottenham, kicking off at 6pm UK time. Spurs lead 2-1 from the first leg in London.
  • Summary

    • 90+1 Incredible long-range strike from Dembele, who skipped inside on to his left foot, leaving Grenier for dead, before unleashing a hammer into the bottom right! What a goal!! THREE minutes added time.
    • 90' WHAT A GOAL! DEMBELE WITH A SCREAMER!!!!
    • 78' JUST WIDE FROM DEMPSEY! Fine pass from Adebayor on the left but the American - under pressure in a crowded box - couldn't find the finish!
    • 77' Gonalons heads the first corner behind for a second. Bale picks out a flying Dempsey who heads over! Should have done better!
    • 67' Bale now on the right, cutting inside AND UNLEASHING A SWERVING SHOT THAT A PETRIFIED VERCOUTRE PUNCHES AWAY!
    • 65' ADEBAYOR HITS THE TOP OF THE BAR! His header almost crept in with Lyon at sea at the back!
    • 64' Bale shoots with the free-kick, typical dipping effort but too close to the keeper, who punches clear.
    • 62' CONTROVERSY! Friedel with a terrible clearance that drops to Lacazztte, who races in and surely will score but goes down under pressure from Assou-Ekotto but Wolfgang Stark waves him up.
    • 55' A loose ball springs up into the path of Grenier in the box, he takes it on the thigh and volleys low but Friedel with a reflex save and Vertonghen hacks clear!
    • 50' Fofana finds Lisandro on the left side of the box but he waits too long before shooting and it's blocked. Now Spurs counter with Adebayor on the right, fantastic cross TO THE UNMARKED BALE WHO SIDEFOOTS THE VOLLEY WIDE! Bad miss!
    • 44' HOLTBY HITS THE POST! Fantastic low shot from range, Vercoutre took an age to get down, and I think he touched it on to the woodwork!
    • 32' Lyon break after Vertonghen gives it away, Lacazzette on the right plays a lovely low pass FOR LISANDRO but he gets the side-foot finish all wrong and puts it wide!
    • 30' Another overhit through-ball from Fofana slides away from Gomis - he should have taken it on, Gomis was making a dummy run and falls to the ground in mock prayer!
    • 16' GOAL LYON! Grenier with the left-wing free-kick, Gonalons with a near-post flick header past Friedel and it flies in! Lyon are in the lead and that puts them through on away goals!
    • 11' Terrible ball from Grenier, failing to clear the wall, but the block falls to him and he sends in a much better ball with his left that Lacazzette should bury but he heads straight at Friedel!!
    • 17:20 TEAMS - Lyon: Vercoutre, Lovren, Fofana, Reveillere, Bisevac, Umtiti, Grenier, Lacazette, Gonalons, Lisandro, Gomis; Subs: Lopes, Kone, Ferri, Dabo, Malbranque, Briand, Ghezzal /// Spurs: Friedel, Walker, Gallas, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto, Dembele, Parker, Lennon, Bale, Holtby, Adebayor; Subs: Lloris, Naughton, Caulker, Dawson, Livermore, Dempsey, Sigurdsson

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  1. Good result in the end and probably a fair one but­ overall this was another very weak display by Spurs. We­ were wasteful in possession and created very little.­ Better in the 2nd half but can't understand why we­ started so slowly in such a big game. I just hope that­ AVB and his staff recognise the weaknesses and­ aren't kidding themselves that this was a good­ performance. We have some big games coming up but we­ can't play like that and expect to beat Chelsea,­ Arsenal and City. COYS!

    From Tom, on Fri 22 Feb 14:10
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    Spurs lacked creativity, speed of thought and attaching­ options. Lyon were ineffective and should have been­ punished by Bale from an excellent pass by Adebayor in­ the second half. Bale should have buried the chance­ rather than looking to place the ball precisely at the­ near post. Spurs were lucky.

    From Johnnie, on Thu 21 Feb 21:32
  3. They parked the bus, Dembele parked the ball in their­ net oh so sweetly. Haha what a high :D

    From me, on Thu 21 Feb 21:20
  4. So NOT a one man team! THAT GOAL! Well done Spurs, from­ a Man U fan. Wish you wouldnt get attacked at away­ games by fwits, good luck! Hope you go all the way and,­ barry stays =D PS stay above the ars in league

    From sidewaysbomber, on Thu 21 Feb 20:21
  5. Goes to show you that Nazi #$%$ never win, they start­ off well but always get #$%$ over at the end!

    From James, on Thu 21 Feb 20:14
  6. well done boys, im going to dedicated this win to­ husbands nan who is a lifelong spurs fan and is very­ poorly:-( she would be very proud of you all! but talk­ about leaving it to the last minute heart in mouth­ stuff!!

    From Clare, on Thu 21 Feb 20:13
  7. That's where the EPL makes the difference! Fozza­ Spurs!

    From The Hunter, on Thu 21 Feb 20:12
  8. Thak you spurs for restoring a little of my faith in­ football......i'm not a supporter of theirs but­ Lyon deserved all they got for the way they­ played........

    From Roy, on Thu 21 Feb 20:10
  9. Yessssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!C O­ YS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dembele!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    From me, on Thu 21 Feb 20:10
  10. Followed the game online and I was worried for­ Tottenham at half time..... It would seem Lyon were on­ top for long periods from reading the other comments on­ this site but the object of the game is to score more­ than the opposition..... Trying to be fair now Arsenal­ have won no trophies for a while but by the same token­ Tottenham have won nothing for a long time either so­ let us keep the comments friendly shall we?

    From Raymond, on Thu 21 Feb 20:09
  11. Don't believe it...!! Had to let Dog out for a P.­ Came back in just as Dembele was celebrating.!!­ COYS..!!!

    From T.H.F.C., on Thu 21 Feb 20:06
  12. where's Lisandro probably rolling around on the­ substitutes bench claiming a foul, argentine #$%$!

    From James, on Thu 21 Feb 20:04
  13. well done yids from a red manc

    From M, on Thu 21 Feb 20:04
  14. where have the arsenal fans gone should have waited­ until the end such mugs enjoy Germany in three­ weeks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    From James, on Thu 21 Feb 20:03
  15. Into last 16 is very special. Wel done boys.

    From Vishal, on Thu 21 Feb 20:02
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    You lucky SPUDS

    From RAYMOND, on Thu 21 Feb 20:01
  17. Up yours Remi Garde, you p0nce!

    From Robert Jardine, on Thu 21 Feb 20:01
  18. It had to happen playing a #$%$ team like Lyon who has­ sold all their best players just like Arsenal !!!

    From Tas, on Thu 21 Feb 19:59
  19. Cant see ARSENAL finishing ABOVE SPURS in the pl even­ if they just concentrate on their league performances­ rather than trying to play as many foreign players as­ possible

    From Stephen, on Thu 21 Feb 19:59
  20. Dembele should do that #$%$ more often. He's capable!

    From Robert Jardine, on Thu 21 Feb 19:58
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