EUROPA LEAGUE:SPURS IMPLODE IN THE BALKANS

Tottenham messed almost certain progress to the last eight of the Europa League by producing a horror second half display to lose the tie 3-2 on aggregate. Jose Mourinho’s men threw out of at the window a 2-0 first leg lead at Dinamo Zagreb in Croatia. After a more or less even first half, Dinamo went for the jugular in the second throwing caution to the wind. Hat trick hero Orsic’s first was down to poor full back play by Serge Aurier who opted to block the shot instead of preventing the shot by getting close to the attacker. In a game of this magnitude there is always that moment of truth. That moment fell to Argentine Lo Celso on 70 minutes, his turn and shoot was well saved by Dinamo keeper Livakovic. Had it gone in that would be the killer away goal which would leave Dinamo needing three more goals without reply. With 8 minutes of the 90 remaining Orsic leveled up the tie, finding space in the box to pounce on a square ball by Nigerian Atiemwen. Jose throwing in the heavy hitters Bale, Ndombele and Bergwijn did not break the resolute Dinamo defense. Into extra time we went. The impressive winger Orsic did his reputation no harm with a fantastic display. On 106 minutes heavy into extra time, his bursting run left Sissoko(who is no slouch for pace either) for dead to unleash a shot which left Lloris no chance to send the Dinamo bench wild. Some mighty soul searching is needed by Spurs when they get to North London. With realistically one trophy to play for this season, a season which started with promise is going out with a whimper.

Published by BOLDEAGLE

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