Another Night Of Magic As Tottenham Beat Ajax To Seal All-English Final


Tottenham will play Liverpool in the Champions League final after beating Ajax with a stoppage-time winner in Amsterdam.

Spurs, playing in their first European Cup semi-final for 57 years, won 3-2 on the night after losing the first leg at home last week 1-0.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino’s wide went through on away goals after the tie finished 3-3, Tottenham striker Lucas Moura scoring a hat-trick in a packed Johan Cruyff Arena.

The Spurs players celebrate victory
Image:The Spurs players celebrate victory

After the final whistle, Pochettino said it was “difficult to talk”.

“The emotion is amazing,” he told BT Sport. “My players are heroes. They are all heroes but [Lucas Moura] was a superhero.”

Ajax players react after losing their UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg football match against Tottenham at the Johan Cruyff Arena, in Amsterdam, on May 8, 2019
Image:Ajax players were devastated after the defeat

It means two English teams have staged brilliant semi-final comebacks on consecutive nights to claim their place in the biggest match in European football.

Liverpool came back from 3-0 down to beat Barcelona 4-3 at Anfield on Tuesday night.

Tottenham full-back Danny Rose said he and his team-mates “saw Liverpool last night and it just goes to show it’s not over until it’s over”.

The England defender added: “The gaffer mentioned it at the hotel before we left and he just said ‘that’s the right attitude’.”

Lucas Moura of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates after scoring his team's third goal with Dele Alli of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Champions League Semi Final second leg match between Ajax and Tottenham Hotspur at the Johan Cruyff Arena on May 08, 2019 in Amsterdam, Netherlands
Image:Tottenham’s Lucas Moura celebrates after scoring the team’s third goal

The final against Jurgen Klopp’s Reds will be on 1 June in Madrid.

Spurs appeared to be virtually out of the tie at half time after conceding two goals in the first half, meaning they were 3-0 down on aggregate, following goals from Matthijs De Ligt and Hakim Ziyech.


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