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Marseille vs Tottenham Hotspur: OM being unable to hold on to a point, crash out of Europe

Marseille vs Tottenham Hotspur: On Tuesday night, Marseille needed just a point to secure third place in group D of the Champions League. The French launched an attack in stoppage time rather than holding onto the 1-1 that would have qualified them for the Europa League, now has resulted in fatal outcomes.

Both teams experienced a significant setback prior to Marseille scoring their first goal on the final play of the half. Eric Bailly, a defender for Marseille, suffered an injury in the tenth minute, and Heung-Min Son had to concede victory after 30 minutes. Son fled the field dazed after slamming his head on Chancel Mbemba’s shoulder.

In the first half, there were also opportunities, particularly for Marseille. In the first period, Jordan Veretout’s diagonal line was well-received by Hugo Lloris, while Alexis Sánchez’s goal-bound attempt was wide. The first-half injury time score of 1-0 was not wholly unexpected. Veretout crossed the ball, and Mbemba headed it in.

Eight minutes after the break, Tottenham came out of the locker room strongly and tied the game at one. Clément Lenglet towered over his defender after an arcing Ivan Perisic free kick and nodded in the other corner. After goalkeeper Pau López slipped a cross, Harry Kane had a chance to make it 1-2 but couldn’t quite get his foot on the ball.

Marseille vs Tottenham Hotspur: Pierre-Emile Højbjerg’s stoppage time winner

By hitting the bar, Pierre-Emile Højbjerg helped Marseille remain in the game. Sead Kolasinac squandered a spectacular header opportunity on the other side in the last phase, which prevented Marseille from spending the season in the Champions League. Højbjerg even made sure Marseille was out of the competition in Europe with a brilliant counter midway through stoppage time.

On the stage Marseille is acting on, a situation that appears nearly unthinkable happened nonetheless. Igor Tudor, the trainer, told RMC Sport that there was too much noise for them to hear him. I shouted to them to stay in the back and not push, but they weren’t paying attention.

Marseille would have passed Tottenham if it had been effective in the waning seconds. But now there is just football played within their own country. Thanks to Eintracht Frankfurt’s 1-2 triumph at Sporting and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg’s goal in the 95th minute.

Rohan Premkumar
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