Tottenham squanders 2-0 lead to draw at Olympiakos


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Tottenham Hotspur continue their poor away run of form when they played guest to Olympiakos on Wednesday night. The Londoner threw away a quick-fire-double 2-0 lead for most of the first half to leave Greece with one point at the end of 90 minutes.

Two goals in four first-half minutes put Spurs in control, with Harry Kane opening the scoring from the penalty spot before Lucas Moura’s scorching 20-yard finish.

The home crowd were lifted when impressive Portuguese winger, Daniel Podence finished off a brilliant move to pull one back for the Greece outfit and Olympiakos equalised from the game’s second penalty, former France forward Mathieu Valbuena beating Hugo Lloris, the current Les Bleus captain, from the spot.

Tottenham Olympiakos UCL 2019
Tottenham Hotspur’s English striker Harry Kane (R) heads the ball with Olympiakos’ Portuguese defender Ruben Semedo during the UEFA Champions League Group B football match Olympiakos vs Tottenham Hotspur on September 18, 2019 at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium in Athens. (Photo by LOUISA GOULIAMAKI / AFP)

Worrying stats for last season’s finalist as both have failed to win their first game of the new campaign. Liverpool fell away 2-0 to Napoli on Tuesday while Spurs could not hold on to a 2-0 lead nor add score more goals.

Tottenham started the game alive and well scoring two within the space of four minutes. They will need to find that Herculean spirit with which they went all the way to the final last season if they are to turn things around both home and abroad.

In Group B’s other game on Wednesday, Bayern Munich beat Red Star Belgrade 3-0 in Germany thanks to goals by Kingsley Coman, Robert Lewandowski and Thomas Muller.

Source: BBC Sport


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