Leipzig has once again asserted its frequent traveler card. Already victorious in Saint-Petersburg (0-2) and Benfica (1-2) during the group stage and passed very close to victory in Lyon (2-2), the German club gave that to Tottenham, Tuesday, during the first leg of the knockout stages of the Champions League. Dominating, Julian Nagelsmann’s men won logically (0-1) thanks to a goal scored at the hour by the inevitable Timo Werner, from the penalty spot.
And the score could have been much heavier without a big Hugo Lloris. The tri-color world champion had indeed delayed the deadline in the first period against Angelino (1time) or Timo Werner (34e) and then avoided the 2-0, especially against Patrik Schick. Asked at the end of the meeting, the French goalkeeper nevertheless wanted to remain confident, relying on the course of the Spurs, last season, on the road to their final.
“We have to stay positive, there is still a second game to play. You have to take inspiration from what we did in terms of achievements last year. We know the context, it’s a very difficult season. We are missing a lot of important players and we have to find the solutions as a team, be ready to fight ”, he said to the RMC Sport microphone, adding: “We didn’t concede a second goal, otherwise our chances would be over. It will be difficult but you have to be ready to create the feat. ”
According to the previous 624 in European Cups since the 1970-71 season, Tottenham is now only 11.8% likely to qualify