Spurs secure Champions League qualification in style

Tottenham Hotspur bounced back from a goal at half-time to beat Marseille 2-1 in France, securing their spot in the Champions League round of 16 as group winners.

On a night when they needed to avoid a defeat to advance, Spurs didn’t have an offensive threat in the first half, failing to make a single touch in the Marseille area.

Son Heung-min was forced out in the first half after sustaining an apparent head injury in a collision with Chancel Mbemba.

The French team opened the scoring in first-half stoppage time, with Mbemba heading in to give the home team the lead.

However, Tottenham were much better in the second half when Clement Lenglet scored the equalizing goal from an Ivan Perisic free-kick in the 54th minute.

Antonio Conte’s men were supposed to advance as runners-up in Group D until Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg scored the winning goal in the 95th minute with a powerful shot to the crossbar.

The result means that Tottenham qualify as group winners, while Marseille are eliminated entirely from European competition.

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