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RB Leipzig 3-0 Tottenham (4-0 agg): Sabitzer seals last-eight place as Spurs limp out – NewsASAP
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RB Leipzig 3-0 Tottenham (4-0 agg): Sabitzer seals last-eight place as Spurs limp out

That’s all from this one, where Leipzig have advanced with ease. Thanks for joining us and, until next time, goodbye!

While Leipzig head into the last-eight draw, Tottenham’s sole focus is on the Premier League. They are out of the FA Cup, too, and face a real battle to qualify for Europe again next season.

Leipzig are into the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time! Tottenham, finalists last season, were thoroughly outclassed. After Werner’s goal in England, Sabitzer struck a brace here and then saw his replacement Forsberg add the fourth of the tie.

90′ + 6′ FULL-TIME: RB Leipzig 3-0 Tottenham (4-0 agg)

90′ + 6′ SAVE! Werner shoots hard and low from the right side of the area, still looking for his first home Champions League goal, but Lloris holds on.

90′ + 5′ Easy for Gulacsi. Fernandes thumps from distance, the goalkeeper holds on, and the Leipzig fans jeer. Tottenham have not really come any closer than that, though.

90′ + 3′ Fagan-Walcott is the second youngest Englishman (17y 365d) to make his Champions League debut in the knockout stages, behind only Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood (17y 156d)

M. Fagan-Walcott

S. Aurier

Tottenham Hotspur

90′ + 1′ SUB: Aurier has endured a tough outing and makes way for teenager Fagan-Walcott, who is on for his Tottenham debut.

90′ + 1′ There will be six minutes of added time.

89′ Even that goal has not prompted a response from Tottenham. They have barely laid a glove on their opponents over the two legs. This is comfortable progress for Leipzig.

E. Forsberg

Goal

RB Leipzig

87′ GOOAAALLLL!!! FORSBERG! 3-0 Leipzig! 4-0 on aggregate! With his first touch! Leipzig once again break in numbers, and after Winks and Sessegnon dive in front of shots inside the area, Forsberg fires past Lloris. The Leipzig players were queueing up.

E. Forsberg

M. Sabitzer

RB Leipzig

87′ SUB: There is no hat-trick for Sabitzer. Forsberg takes the midfielder’s place and his armband.

86′ Upamecano steps off the field with the physios but is moving comfortably and able to return to the fold.

84′ Upamecano is desperate for a goal! He races forward again and lays the ball off for Haidara before chasing the return pass. Lloris dives out and claims, while Tanganga leaps over the challenge and clatters Upamecano. The fans are not happy, and the Leipzig defender requires treatment.

82′ BLOCK! Tanganga is able to recover without the need for treatment, but he is on the end of a ferocious shot from Upamecano after a Leipzig corner. That looked to be heading for goal before it hit the defender.

Gedson Fernandes

G. Lo Celso

Tottenham Hotspur

80′ SUB: Tottenham make a first change. Lo Celso, often their chief creator, is off for Fernandes. There appears no way back into this one.

78′ Leipzig really finished this tie in the first half. While there is a threat on the counter, their attacking intent has waned in the second half. Tottenham are trying to create but have failed fairly spectacularly.

76′ Adams’ deflected cross wins a corner, but Werner takes the set-piece too quickly and then sends his second effort onto the toe of the defender at the near post.

74′ SAVE! Comfortable enough stop for Gulacsi, but Alli might have done better. He shoots straight at the goalkeeper from Lucas’ cutback. Alli takes a kick after shooting but there’s no foul.

73′ Leipzig counter in numbers, as they have done throughout, but Schick chooses not to play in Werner and instead looks left… to no-one. Tottenham clear.

M. Sabitzer

Yellow Card

RB Leipzig

71′ YELLOW: This game is getting really scrappy, which might well suit Leipzig. Sabitzer chops down Alli and gets a card.

D. Alli

Yellow Card

Tottenham Hotspur

70′ YELLOW: Now Alli is booked for a foul from behind on Angelino. This has been a very frustrating outing for Tottenham’s striker.

J. Tanganga

Yellow Card

Tottenham Hotspur

68′ YELLOW: Tanganga goes into the book for a foul on Werner, who continues to cause problems.

67′ While Klostermann and Halstenberg have played some lovely passes out of defence, Upamecano has preferred to personally deliver the ball to the Tottenham box, charging forward alone. Tottenham’s forwards have struggled to match the attacking threat of the Leipzig centre-back.

65′ Schick heads clear a Tottenham corner, and Leipzig, of course, break. Angelino fouls Lamela, though, who in turn leaves a foot in on Sabitzer. The Leipzig captain squeals in pain but will be able to continue without treatment.

63′ A rare opportunity for Sessegnon to get in behind on the left, beating Adams, but his cross is too powerful for Lamela, sluggish in the centre. Angelino still hurries the ball behind for a corner.

62′ Each Tottenham attack is merely an opportunity for Leipzig to break. And Spurs still need three goals. Schick cannot get enough on a shot inside the area after Laimer moves the home side forward again.

60′ Over the top! Tottenham are keeping the ball better, but Leipzig are happy to stay patient, finally win the ball, and counter. Werner runs at Dier but shoots over the crossbar from 20 yards.

A. Haidara

C. Nkunku

RB Leipzig

59′ SUB: Nkunku has been quiet compared to some of his team-mates and is withdrawn for Haidara.

58′ Speculative. Tottenham have created very little, and Lucas, with little support, hacks a shot off target from 25 yards.

57′ CHANCE! Schick should really do better! He is sent clear on the left by a pinpoint Werner pass into feet, but the forward lashes high over the crossbar.

T. Adams

N. Mukiele

RB Leipzig

56′ SUB: The versatile Adams arrives in Mukiele’s place at right-wing-back.

54′ There are concerned expressions around Red Bull Arena, but Mukiele is at least sitting up. He is helped onto the stretcher, though, and will have to make way.

53′ Real concern here for Mukiele. The ball appears to hit him in the face as he wins a foul from Sessegnon, and the medical staff are concerned as they treat him. The referee frantically signals for the stretcher. This does not look great at all.

52′ Leipzig are moving the ball with much greater urgency than Tottenham. Spurs can keep the ball without doing a great deal with it, whereas the hosts like to attack at great speed. It has been effective.

K. Laimer

Yellow Card

RB Leipzig

50′ YELLOW: Leipzig’s first card comes as Laimer clips Lamela in the midfield.

49′ Outstanding from Klostermann! He beats Alli in the Leipzig half and then spreads a glorious pass into Werner’s path. The forward cuts inside past Tanganga but finds Aurier in his way, eventually giving up possession with a poor pass.

48′ Tottenham are pushing Leipzig, as they were at the start of the first half. Lamela is muscled off the ball in the area, though, and Leipzig can rebuild with a goal-kick.

47′ No changes at the break, then. Mourinho’s options on the bench are limited, and he has sent this XI out to fix all that was wrong with the first half.

46′ KICK-OFF: We are back under way with Leipzig on the ball!

What can Mourinho do to change this? Could Ndombele make amends for his weekend display? Tottenham have scarcely been in the game so far.

That was a brutal first half for Tottenham. Sabitzer scored twice after two Lloris errors, the goalkeeper failing to keep out a 20-yard shot and a 10-yard header, and Leipzig have dominated. Meanwhile, Spurs did not trouble Gulacsi until the closing minutes of a really tough opening period.

45′ + 2′ HALF-TIME: RB Leipzig 2-0 Tottenham (3-0 agg)

H. Winks

Yellow Card

Tottenham Hotspur

45′ + 1′ YELLOW: Now Winks gets a card, but he will feel he has no choice. The midfielder hacks down Laimer as he kickstarts a counter from Tottenham’s latest poor set-piece.

45′ + 1′ There is a minimum of one minute of added time.

45′ SAVE! Scrambling stop from Lloris! Bizarre! Schick almost gets to the ball in the middle of the Tottenham area but cannot. He nearly scores anyway, when Dier hacks a clearance against Schick, sending the ball spinning towards the bottom-right corner. Lloris lunges to the rescue.

45′ Poor from Tottenham. Aurier wins a rare corner from Angelino, but Lo Celso’s set-piece is gathered by Gulacsi without any serious challenge.

42′ There is no let up, though. Schick and Werner could have an opportunity but get in one another’s way as they hare towards the Tottenham box, allowing Tanganga to clear.

42′ SAVE! Tottenham’s first effort on target! And it’s a good one! Wonderful from Lo Celso on the right to cut inside and send a curler towards the far corner, but Gulacsi gets down to parry, and then Upamecano brilliantly steps in front of Lucas as the Tottenham man chases the rebound.

40′ Leipzig are playing with Tottenham. They keep the ball for an extended period, working it right and left, before Upamecano looks for Mukiele in behind and just overhits the pass.

38′ Of course, Tottenham won 3-2 at Ajax in the semi-finals last year to advance, but they simply do not look capable of troubling Leipzig right now. If there are to be further goals, the hosts look by far the more likely to get them.

36′ Sabitzer tries his luck from range as he bids for a first-half hat-trick. A deflection earns a corner that Nkunku sees headed away. Leipzig can build again, though.

R. Sessegnon

Yellow Card

Tottenham Hotspur

34′ YELLOW: Sessegnon is now on a booking up against the dangerous Mukiele. The Tottenham wing-back steps on his opponent as he attempts to make a challenge.

33′ Punched clear! Angelino keeps the ball in on the left, Laimer crosses, and Mukiele towers over Sessegnon. Schick gets up to challenge Lloris from the header, but the goalkeeper does well to turn the ball away.

31′ Good effort! Leipzig move the ball smartly to set Werner up against Tanganga. He opts to cut inside and shoot from 20 yards but cannot pick out the top-right corner.

30′ Great play from Halstenberg. He holds up Alli, then wins the ball, then holds off the recovering opponent, before winning a tackle with Aurier.

28′ SAVE! Better from Lloris! Awful again from Tottenham! Sessegnon loses out to Werner, who moves the ball inside to Schick and then accelerates up the right to take a return pass. Werner shoots low, but Lloris successfully pushes the effort away this time.

27′ Tottenham are in real trouble. They are being forced back, and that is creating a big gap between the forwards and the rest of the team. Lucas is isolated as he attempts to carry the side forward, and Werner breaks at the other end. He cannot find Schick on this occasion.

26′ Tottenham have a chance to counter, but Lamela is held up, and Leipzig’s speed on the break is sensational. Mukiele races forward, and Dier is required to step out and block. Leipzig keep the ball after their latest corner.

25′ Angelino continues to go at Aurier. His latest cross is blocked to win a corner, but Sessegnon heads clear.

23′ Mourinho does not look a happy man at all. He has young players in this team and a makeshift attack, but his World Cup-winning captain has gifted Leipzig a pair of goals.

Angeliño

Assist

RB Leipzig

21′ Lloris is not the only man at fault. Aurier, given a warning from Angelino a few minutes ago, mistimes his header and lets his opponent get in and deliver the cross. Good delivery, good finish, poor defending, poor goalkeeping.

M. Sabitzer

Goal

RB Leipzig

21′ GOOAAALLLL!!! SABITZER AGAIN! 2-0 Leipzig! 3-0 on aggregate! And awful from Lloris again! Sabitzer gets across his man from Angelino’s left-wing cross and heads towards the near post, where Lloris can only parry against the post. The ball bounces over the line, and Leipzig are running away with it!

20′ Tottenham just need to be a little careful here. The key battle is between Aurier and Angelino, with neither defending particularly well. Aurier twice gets down the right and crosses, the latest seeing Lucas head straight up in the air. If there are spaces going the other way, though, Angelino could help take this tie away from Tottenham.

19′ OFFSIDE! NO GOAL! Werner thinks he has a second! Tottenham win a corner at one end, but Leipzig clear and counter at a frightening pace. Angelino gets down the outside on the left and drills across the face of goal for Werner to tap in. The striker is offside, though.

17′ Werner is enjoying himself against this Tottenham defence. He so nearly nips in when Dier and Tanganga leave the ball for one another. Dier recovers and is furious with his team-mate.

16′ Tottenham always needed to score two to advance within normal time here, so that task has not changed. But Leipzig crucially have momentum after that strike.

15′ Spurs have kept just three clean sheets in 26 matches under Mourinho in all competitions.

14′ It is all Leipzig. Mukiele does really well to work room for a cross, but Tottenham clear. Halstenberg attempts a second delivery, with team-mates in the area, but his centre drifts behind.

13′ Leipzig are not content with one goal. Laimer picks out Mukiele, who hammers into the sidenetting. However, the offside flag is up against the rampaging wing-back.

11′ Sabitzer has now been involved in seven goals in his past 10 Champions League games (three goals, four assists).

T. Werner

Assist

RB Leipzig

10′ Werner is still waiting for a home Champions League goal, but he has an assist already here. Laimer races down the right and finds Werner, although he has no route to goal. It matters not, as the forward tees up Sabitzer. There is a lot for Sabitzer still to do, but he gets a big helping hand from Lloris.

M. Sabitzer

Goal

RB Leipzig

10′ GOOAAALLLL!!! SABITZER! 1-0 Leipzig! 2-0 on aggregate! Sabitzer scores, yet this is poor from Lloris. A sweeping 20-yard strike is hard and low but should be gathered by the goalkeeper, who instead palms the ball into the bottom-left corner. Big blow for Tottenham!

9′ Upamecano is being moved around effectively so far by Alli, who is drifting wide to the right to allow Lamela to run beyond him. On a couple of occasions, only the final ball has been lacking.

8′ Tottenham must win here, but Mourinho has lost more away Champions League games in Germany (seven) than in any other country.

7′ Almost an opening at the other end! Werner gets in behind Dier on the right and holds the ball up well. A pass back to Nkunku is smartly moved on to Angelino, but the wing-back slips as he sends a shot cannoning into the legs of Aurier.

5′ Nice work! Tottenham’s interplay in the Leipzig half is promising. A neat interchange frees Alli on the right, dragging Upamecano out of position, but a cute reverse ball to Lamela in the centre is cleared in front of the winger.

4′ Tottenham need to press as a team, with Alli surely ill-suited to act alone as a target man. Sessegnon leads his side on the left, although he cannot then find a team-mate with a cross when Winks wins the ball.

2′ Lucas gets up to head clear Angelino’s corner, and Laimer then drills a pass out for a goal-kick. A slightly nervy start from Tottenham.

1′ Sloppy from Dier! Tottenham initially keep the ball high up the field, but Leipzig counter and Dier, under pressure, knocks the ball out for a corner with a misplaced pass towards Lloris.

1′ KICK-OFF: Alli gets us under way!

Werner is yet to find the net in six home Champions League appearances, attempting 22 shots without success. In away games, he has seven goals from 14 shots. Werner has scored more Champions League goals without netting at home than any other player in the competition’s history.

Werner scored the winner in the first leg and, despite struggling with a thigh problem last week, he is fit to start. On the other hand, Tottenham’s injury issues are not just in the forward areas, as Ben Davies misses out. Ndombele was criticised by Mourinho following the weekend draw at Burnley. He drops to the bench.

Subs: Paulo Gazzaniga, Jan Vertonghen, Tanguy Ndombele, Oliver Skipp, Gedson Fernandes, Troy Parrott, Malachi Fagan-Walcott.

Tottenham (3-4-3): Hugo Lloris; Toby Alderweireld, Eric Dier, Japhet Tanganga; Serge Aurier, Harry Winks, Giovani Lo Celso, Ryan Sessegnon; Erik Lamela, Dele Alli, Lucas Moura.

Subs: Yvon Mvogo, Amadou Haidara, Yussuf Poulsen, Emil Forsberg, Tyler Adams, Ademola Lookman, Dani Olmo.

RB Leipzig (3-4-3): Peter Gulacsi; Lukas Klostermann, Dayot Upamecano, Marcel Halstenberg; Nordi Mukiele, Marcel Sabitzer, Konrad Laimer, Angelino; Christopher Nkunku, Patrik Schick, Timo Werner.

Let’s get the team news in full from Germany…

The Bundesliga side were surely already favourites as hosts in this second leg, but Spurs’ latest injury setback boosts Leipzig further. Already missing Harry Kane and Son Heung-min, Jose Mourinho does not expect January signing Steven Bergwijn to play again this season amid a knee sprain. This is an uphill task for the visitors.

Leipzig boast a 1-0 lead returning to Germany, where they will play in front of a full Red Bull Arena. Fans have been allowed in to this match despite the coronavirus crisis that has caused postponements and matches behind closed doors across Europe.

Hello and welcome to our live text commentary of the Champions League last-16 second leg between RB Leipzig and Tottenham!

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