Tottenham crash out of Champions League with defeat in Germany

Tottenham’s Champions League hopes are over after a 3-0 defeat against RB Leipzig on Tuesday night.

A first half brace from Marcel Sabitzer and a late strike from Emil Forsberg consigned Jose Mourinho’s side to a 4-0 aggregate defeat.

The result made it six games without a win for the North London club, who face a battle to be in next year’s Champions League as they are seven points off fourth place Chelsea in the Premier League.

Spurs will look to respond this weekend when they host Manchester United at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Hugo Lloris should have done better with the opening two goals, a 20-yard strike from Sabitzer and a close-range header from the Leipzig captain.

Tottenham’s injury list has had an impact on them, having to do without Harry Kane, Son Heung-Min, Steven Bergwijn and Moussa Sissoko

Spurs rarely threatened, with Dele Alli, Giovani lo Celso and Gedson Fernandes all having efforts on goal but failing to beat Peter Gulacsi in the Leipzig net.

Elsewhere in the competition, Atalanta progressed through 8-4 on aggregate with a 4-3 win on the night over Valencia at the Mestalla in Spain.

The draw for the quarter final of the Champions League will take place on Friday 20th March at 11am with teams from the same country now able to meet.

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