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Marseille 1-2 Tottenham: Dramatic Group D results send Spurs to UCL knock-out stage

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Antonio Conte’s men salvaged their group-stage performance with a brilliant second-half display.

Tottenham defeated Marseille 2-1 in their Champions League game on Tuesday. The Spurs qualified for the tournament’s last-16 stage after a dramatic win at Stade Velodrome.

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Tottenham struggled hard to find their feet in the game, while Marseille completely dominated the possession early on.

The hosts were able to create very few chances, however, as Tottenham sat deep in their own half.

Conte’s men seemed to be on their way to ending the first half with a goalless draw. But an opener from Chancel Mangulu ruined their plans just before the half-time whistle.

Tottenham came back into the game quickly in the second period, scoring the equalizer through Clement Lenglet’s powerful header in the 54th minute.

Meanwhile, in Germany, Eintracht had completed a sensational comeback against Sporting CP to reach the top of the group table.

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Marseille pushed hard for a winner to seal their qualification, with Sead Kolasinac coming the closest in the 87th minute.

However, it was Tottenham who leapfrogged Eintracht from the top of the Group D table with a last-minute goal from Pierre-Emile Hojberg.

Following a quick counter-attack, Harry Kane provided a perfect through pass for the Danish star, who then made it 2-1 with an unstoppable shot from the edge of the box.

The victory sends Tottenham to the knock-out stage as the group leaders while Frankfurt qualify as the runner-ups.

Elsewhere in the group, Sporting CP will continue their European campaign in the Europa League as Marseille end their journey with six points.