Ajax Vs Tottenham Champions League Semi-Final highlights: Tottenham show immense fighting spirit

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Ajax Vs Tottenham Champions League Semi Final Highlights:

  • Tottenham defeated Ajax 3-2 in the second leg of their semi-final with Lucas Moura scoring all the goals in the second half as he went onto get a hattrick
  • Earlier in the first half, Ajax had added onto their 1-0 lead from the first leg with two goals from Matthijs De Ligt and Hakim Ziyech
  • The win saw Tottenham progress to the prestigious summit clash after moving ahead on away goals with the semi-final ending 3-3 on aggregate

Ajax Vs Tottenham Champions League Semi-Final Highlights

Ajax Vs Tottenham Champions League Semi Final highlights

What an absolutely terrific and profoundly emphatic season of the Champions League this has been. A testament that dreams are never too far away if you truly believe in your ability to achieve them, the 2018-19 edition of Europe’s grandest club tournament will without a doubt go down as one of the finest ever. It’s been a year of scintillating comebacks, ones where teams have shown immense fighting spirit to put in rousing performances and touch the echelons of success.

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And Tottenham’s spectacular comeback win against Ajax in their second leg of the semi-final was no different. It was a truly special performance, one only befitting of what we’ve been feasted to across the tournament. Down in the trenches as they went in 2-0 behind at half-time, 3-0 on aggregate, Tottenham showed us that nothing is too hard to achieve if you have the determination, will, valour and resolve to see it become yours.

Ajax Vs Tottenham Champions League Semi-Final Highlights

Ajax Vs Tottenham Champions League Semi Final highlights

After Matthijs De Ligt had scored a header in the opening 5 minutes itself before Hakim Ziyech rounded off a well-worked move with a good goal that was too far within Lloris’s reach, it looked as if Tottenham’s fate had been nailed in. The side were being cleaned apart by a side who had defeated Real Madrid and Juventus to make it to the top 4. However, as the side walked out for the second half, there was a belief amongst their players, the knowledge that this was a job that wasn’t impossible to achieve.

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Staring off the second period by relentlessly attacking, Tottenham spared no expense in peppering Ajax’s goal with attack after attack. Failing to put on the same solid defensive display that had seen them come away from the London Stadium with a 1-0 win, Ajax fell apart at the back as they lost all cohesion. Storming their castle, Tottenham were quick to capitalise on the gaping holes that appeared with Lucas Moura opening the scoring for them in the 55th minute.

Ajax Vs Tottenham Champions League Semi-Final Highlights

Ajax Vs Tottenham Champions League Semi Final highlights

The 59th saw Moura get his second after a skirmish in front of Ajax’s goal. Continuing to huff and puff, Tottenham’s ruthless attacks were rewarded right at the closing stage of the match as the match went into the sixth minute of the five added on. Latching his left foot on the ball, Moura found the left corner of the goal, one hit way too finely to evade everyone on the way to the net. As the ball hit the goal, the Tottenham players, bench and team management burst out in boisterous celebrations as emotions took over to emphasize what a truly heroic performance it what was from the side.

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The way Tottenham progressed on the day was only worthy after what we had seen Liverpool do the previous day. It sets up a delicious encounter against sides who’ve been the masters of their journey to the final clash. They’re both sitting on immense momentum, pulling off incredible results and the summit clash will be no different. Expect both the sides from the Premier League give it a real go, putting in effervescent displays to get their hands around the gorgeous trophy in two weeks’ time.

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