FULL TIME: It finishes 2-2. Spurs were 2-0 up courtesy of Kane's penalty and Moura's thunderbolt. But the Greeks fought back through Podence's strike and Valbuena's controversial penalty. Thanks for following the game with us..
- 2nd Half
- GuerreroEl Arabi89'
- Valbuena (P)54'
- 1st Half
- Kane (P)26'
Olympiacos - Tottenham Hotspur
Champions League - 18 September 2019
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Lloris flaps at El Arabi's cross, Massimo Taibi-style, and Davies puts it behind for a corner. The delivery is eventually cleared.
Lamela's work rate has been evident as both sides have tired.
There will be 5 added minutes.
Eriksen lays it off on the flank to Son who whips in a cross but its over-hit, the South Korean is playing too near the flank instead of the box where he is more lethal.
- OffMiguel Ángel GuerreroOlympiacos
- OnYoussef El ArabiOlympiacos
Guerrero, who has had a good game, is replaced by El Arabi.
- Yellow cardHarry WinksTottenham Hotspur
Winks is booked for diving in on Benzia.
GOOD SAVE! Spurs have a corner, its partially cleared to Lamela who bursts into the box and opts to shoot at the near post which is saved rather than square it to Kane, who is fuming.
Son has failed to make an impact since coming on, thus far, which has been a surprise.
Sloppy, sloppy stuff from the visitors. First Sissoko's pass goes out of play then Sanchez whacks a cross out of play - the Colombian has not pulled up any trees at right-back.
Spurs would have perhaps taken a point before the game in the sweltering heat in Athens but on the other hand, they were 2-0 up.
- OffGiorgios MasourasOlympiacos
- OnLazar RandelovicOlympiacos
Randelovic is on for the hosts.
Olympiakos are certainly missing Valbuena's creative spark in the closing stages.
- OffLucas MouraTottenham Hotspur
- OnErik LamelaTottenham Hotspur
Moura makes way for Lamela. Eriksen is fortunate not to have been hauled off.
CHANCE! Podence with another good run on the right, he cuts it back for Benzia who blazes it over. Davies has had a shift to remember marking Podence.
- OffDele AlliTottenham Hotspur
- OnHeung-Min SonTottenham Hotspur
A disappointed Alli makes way for Son.
Good defending from Sanchez under pressure from Masouras to head the ball behind, Llotis should have come off his line. The corner is eventually cleared by Vertonghen.
- OffMathieu ValbuenaOlympiacos
- OnYassine BenziaOlympiacos
Valbuena gets a standing ovation and makes way for Benzia, the Frenchman has been brilliant.
Spurs gave been better this half but just like the north London derby earlier this month, they have blown a 2-goal lead.
GOOD SAVE: Alli muscles his way through on goal, he opts to shoot instead of squaring it to Kane and Sa makes a good save.
- OffTanguy N'DombeleTottenham Hotspur
- OnMoussa SissokoTottenham Hotspur
Ndombele makes way for Sissoko.
Is surprising Eriksen is still on the pitch, he has been well short of his best.
CHANCE! Davies wins a corrner. The delivery is cleared out to NDombele on the edge of the box but his strike is straight at the keeper.
More VAR controversy, that penalty for the Greeks looked soft.
- Goal by penaltyMathieu ValbuenaOlympiacos
GOAL FOR OLYMPIAKOS! Valbuena makes it 2-2 coolly to level things up.
PENALTY TO OLYMPIAKOS! Eriksen gives the ball away, Valbuena has it and goes down under a soft challenge from Vertonghen.
This has been better from the visitors, playing on the front foot more.
DISALLOWED GOAL! Eriksen crosses the ball into an unmarked Alli who turns it into the net but its ruled out for off-side. VAR takes a look and it is indeed off-side despite Alli's protests.
Apologies for a few technical issues this end.
Spurs look better compared to the first half, they are keeping the ball better. Lovely drop of the shoulder from Moura.
- 2nd Half
KICKOFF: Spurs get the second half underway. No changes made by either side.
- End of 1st Half
HALF TIME: Spurs have rode their luck to lead 2-1. Kane scored a penalty and Moura bagged a stunner but Podence's strike keeps the hosts in the game.
Critical time for the hosts to score, just before half time. Spurs will be disappointed but will know they have been outplayed for most of the half.
- GoalDaniel PodenceOlympiacos
GOAL FOR OLYMPIAKOS! Podence trades passes with Valbuena before drilling the ball into the bottom corner from inside the box. Nice goal.
Tsimikas continues to whip in plenty of balls from the left which is causing Spurs some problems.
CHANCE! Alli finds Kane who drives the ball across goal, it takes a deflection and the keeper parries it. Alli looked to have exagerrated contact from a challenge from Semedo.
Podence has drifted out of the game after a bright start as has Valbuena to a lesser extent.
Good goalkeeping from Sa to come off his line and gather a pass for Moura from Sanchez's through ball.
CHANCE! Lazy defending from Eriksen allowing a cross to come in from the left flank, it finds an unmarked Meriah who snatches at his volley and it goes over.
Credit to Davies for intercepting the ball and finding the Brazilian who took a touch and rifled it into the corner. Somehow Spurs are two goals to the good..
- GoalLucas MouraTottenham Hotspur
GOAL FOR SPURS! Davies wins the ball and picks out Moura who thunders it into the net from the edge of the box.
Eriksen with a horrendous pass which goes out of play, he was looking to play an early ball to Moura it seems. The Dane has been off the pace.
CHANCE! Valbuena has plenty of space 30 yards out and tries a curler which flies over the bar.
- Goal by penaltyHarry KaneTottenham Hotspur
SPURS SCORE THE PENALTY! Kane steps up and fires it down the middle to put Spurs ahead firmly against the run of play.
PENALTY TO SPURS! Kane knocks the ball past the defender and is clipped by Meriah's dnagling leg. VAR is having a look, the hosts are furious.
There has been a lack of movement from Spurs in midfield and Sanchez looks uncomfortable when coming forward.
Podence's low cross is a good one but Lloris is there to gather. It looks inevitable the hosts will score unless Spurs buck up their ideas and retain the ball better.
Spurs look disjointed, especially Sanchez playing as a right back. They are really missing Rose and Aurier's forward bursts.
WOODWORK! Podence's volley from a cross from the left hits the post with Lloris beaten and Guilherme's effort on the rebound is blazed over.
Spurs have a chance to break but Eriksen finds himself in the middle of an Olympiakos sandwich and his pass towards Kane is poor.
- Yellow cardGuilhermeOlympiacos
Guilhere is booked for catching Ndombele from behind.
Spurs look vulnerable on the break, Valbuena and Podence are having some joy on the counter.
A very laid back Semedo twists and clears the ball near the penalty spot with Eriksen breathing down his neck, that could have been catastrophic for the hosts.
CHANCE! Podence looks lively and jinks inside and his deflected shot from inside the box is saved by Lloris. That chance came from Ndombele losing the ball.
The hosts look bright and are on the front foot. Spurs have given the ball away too much early on.
SAVE! Valbuena gets the better of Davies and fires a low shot but its comfortably saved by Lloris.
Podence goes down under a late challenge from Alli. It's a freekick on the right flank, but the ball is cleared.
Spurs are wearing their third kit tonight, a light blue number.
- 1st Half
KICK OFF: There is a bit of a delay while the ref sorts out his ear piece. But the hosts are underway..
COUNTDOWN: 5 minutes until kick-off!
Pochettino joked that he would sign for a repeat of last season, when Spurs took one point from the first three group ties and still reached the final albeit qualifying for the last 16 only after Inter failed to beat PSV Eindhoven. And their away record is not much to shout about, failing to win on the road since January.
Olympiakos went through three rounds of qualification to reach the group stage. They have eight wins and a draw this season, conceding only one goal. But they remain without their leading striker, Kostas Fortounis through injury.
Mauricio Pochettino is relishing the atmosphere in Athens and the chance to move on from the painful defeat to Liverpool in last season's final.
He said: “I love to play in this atmosphere, when the fans are tough.
“To be honest, I was thinking a lot about the final in Madrid during the summer – to finish that way is always so painful.
"You can’t put the feeling of losing the last game of the season [to one side] and you have to wait to repair the damage. But it’s so exciting to start a new campaign here in Greece. When you are a professional, you wait for these types of games.”
Son is on the bench after his two goals against Crystal Palace at the weekend. Olympiakos are also in good nick having beaten Volos 5-0 on Saturday.
Davison Sanchez, Ben Davies, Tanguy Ndombele, Dele Alli and Lucas Moura all start tonight. Sanchez is expected to play at right back - where he had a nightmare last time out in the recent 2-2 draw with Arsenal.
OLYMPIACOS: Sa, Meriah, Semedo, Elabdellaoui, Tsimikas, BOuchalakis, Guilherme, Valbuena, Podence, Masouras.
The hosts look to be lining up 4-2-3-1 and have Mathieu Valbuena in their ranks.
SPURS: Lloris (C), Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Winks, Ndombele, Eriksen, Dele, Lucas, Kane...Subs: Gazzaniga, Walker-Peters, Dier, Sissoko, Wanyama, Lamela, Son.
5 changes made by Spurs from the side that thrashed Crystal Palace 4-0 on Saturday.
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