Ajax fans take over Leicester Square ahead of Tottenham game

Ajax fans take over Leicester Square ahead of Tottenham game

But for all of their huff and puff in the second half, Spurs will be extremely disappointed with the lack of clear cut chances they created in the home leg of this unlikely semi-final contest.

Tottenham will have it all to do in Amsterdam next week if they are to keep their Champions League dream alive as Ajax claimed a 1-0 win in the semi-final first leg.

Spurs, at this stage of the competition for the first time in over half a century, were overwhelmed in the opening stages and fortunate that Ajax's intricate passing and movement only resulted in the one goal.

Set-pieces provided Tottenham's best chance of scoring before the break as Llorente headed wide and Toby Alderweireld over from Kieran Trippier free-kicks.

Lloris kept his side in the game 10 minutes later from another Van de Beek effort as Ajax threatened to run riot. We help you discover publicly available material and act as a search engine. "But of course it was Jan in that moment, in the following action he started to feel unwell and we needed to change him".

Son will be back for the trip to Amsterdam next Wednesday and Spurs will hope the South Korean can repeat his double away to City in the last eight, but Ajax are in pole position for a final against Barcelona or Liverpool come June 1 in Madrid.

One-nil was how it ended and Ajax's players will be very confident of seeing out the tie at home next week. "As I said, this is not over and i'm sure we can go there and beat them and qualification".

Spurs have managed to reach the Champions League semi-finals by beating Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City.


Tottenham are playing in the last-four of the European Cup for the first time since 1962 and Pochettino feels they've come a long way in recent seasons.

Having ridden an early wave of Tottenham pressure, Van de Beek sprung the offside trap thanks to some questionable marking, receiving the ball from Ajax creator-in-chief Hakim Ziyech and slotting it past Hugo Lloris. "We need to believe we can go there and win the game".

Ajax showed just why they had eliminated European giants Real and Juve in the previous two rounds as they sliced through Tottenham's labouring ranks nearly at will.

But with the Dutch side threatening to score a second, Sissoko's introduction saw Tottenham switch to a 4-3-3 and suddenly Frenkie de Jong, Van de Beek and Lasse Schone were afforded far less space in midfield.

The Champions League semi-final kicks off at 8pm tonight.

Tottenham are coming off a disappointing Saturday performance in Premier League play, falling to West Ham 1-0.

Yet in his determination to impress, particularly with added pressure to his place at club and worldwide level, rash sliding challenges are creeping into his game.

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