Tuesday’s Champions League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sporting CP ended in a 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur due to two stoppage-time goals. After the 90-minute mark, substitutes Paulinho and Arthur Gomes scored goals to hand Spurs their first defeat.
Spurs struggled to establish a rhythm during the game and failed to take advantage of numerous opportunities until the hosts finally punished them. Sporting CP had never before in their history won their first two Champions League games. With the win, Sporting now has a six-point advantage over Spurs after two games in Group D.
Spurs manager Antonio Conte was dissatisfied with how his team gave up after a challenging game.
We tried to win the match in the second half, but the game was balanced, so we are unhappy, he remarked.
“But we can do much better in the final ten minutes. They score from a corner, and after 90 minutes, we gave up a second goal. Unfortunately, the game is quite challenging.”
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Spurs had more time to prepare for the trip to Portugal since all games in the United Kingdom scheduled for last weekend were postponed in observance of the passing of Queen Elizabeth II.
Late in the first half, Richarlison of Tottenham, who scored both goals in last week’s 2-0 victory over Marseille, had the ball in the net, but it was determined that he was offside.
Moments later, ex-Spurs youngster Marcus Edwards came close to scoring a spectacular individual goal. He danced from the halfway line into the area, played a one-two with Francisco Trincao, and then shot at goal, but Hugo Lloris’s leg stopped him.
Before Sporting CP midfielder Pedro Porro went on a late rampage and curled a shot towards goal that Lloris just managed to tip over the bar, the game appeared to be headed for a draw.
Then, in the last seconds of regulation, Sporting forward Paulinho scored a goal with a glancing header from a corner.