Ajax – Tottenham Hotspur: Tottenham Cause Ajax Heartbreak With Tremendous Second Half Comeback (2-3)
Tottenham are through to the Champions League final after Lucas Moura’s goal in the last seconds of the injury time completed “mission impossible” and turned the tie around in a breathtaking second half in the Johan Cruyff ArenA. After Ajax played a fine first half and with a 3-0 aggregate score at half-time, Tottenham shell-shocked their opponents with direct play in the second half and produced an absolute Champions League classic.
Tactical analysis and match report by Cem Soylu.
After a brilliant display in London and a well-deserved 1-0 lead taken back to Amsterdam, Ajax had to complete the seemingly impossible job at home. This cluster of ridiculously talented players got the backing of almost all the neutrals after their breathtaking displays to beat Real Madrid and Juventus to get to the semi-final. That they did it in such style, with an air of arrogance and extreme confidence in their technical abilities, combined with their scintillating attacking football, made the football audience all around the world fall in love with them.
In the first leg, Tottenham had looked hopeless, especially in the opening stage. They were able to balance the game and looked a lot better . . .