Tottenham Vs RB Leipzig: Timo Werner Penalty Trumps Jose Mourinho's Side At Home

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Tottenham Hotspur lost their Champions League Round of 16 game against RB Leipzig on Wednesday night. Check out the Tottenham vs RB Leipzig highlights.

Written By Sujay Chakraborty | Mumbai | Updated On:
Tottenham vs RB Leipzig

Tottenham Hotspur lost their Champions League Round of 16 game against RB Leipzig on Wednesday night (Thursday IST). Leipzig striker Timo Werner scored the only goal of the game to give the German side an important away goal in the crucial tie. The visitors were the better side of the two and could have easily scored a couple of goals to peg back Spurs further. Check out the Tottenham vs RB Leipzig highlights and the player ratings. 

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Champions League: Tottenham vs RB Leipzig highlights

Leipzig made a fast start to the game with Timo Werner hitting the post in the opening two minutes. The German side asserted their dominance at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, much to the dismay of the home crowd. Werner could have handed his side the lead in the first half but Hugo Lloris made a fine save to deny the German striker. 

RB Leipzig got their much-deserved goal in the second half after Ben Davies brought down Konrad Laimer inside the box. Werner dispatched the resulting penalty to give the visitors the lead. Spurs almost went further behind after Leipzig cut them open with a quick counter-attack. However, Patrik Schick had his shot saved by Lloris. Spurs grew into the game in the final 20 minutes but failed to force an equaliser.

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Jose Mourinho's injury-ravaged Spurs fell to a disappointing loss at home. With Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son out, Spurs clearly struggled in the final third. However, Jose Mourinho will be confident his side could come out firing when the sides will meet in Germany for the second leg on March 11. 

For now, both sides will be back in their respective leagues. Spurs will head to Mourinho's former club Chelsea on Saturday, while Leipzig will face Schalke this weekend.

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Champions League: Tottenham vs RB Leipzig highlights and player ratings

Tottenham Hotspur

Hugo Lloris (GK) - 7/10

Serge Aurier - 6/10

Davinson Sanchez - 7/10

Toby Alderweireld - 6.5/10

Ben Davies - 6/10

Giovani Lo Celso - 7.5/10

Harry Winks - 7/10

Gedson Fernandes - 6/10

Dele Alli - 6/10

Steven Bergwijn - 6.5/10

Lucas Moura - 6.5/10

Substitutes:  Erik Lamela - 6/10, Tanguy Ndombele - 6.5/10

RB Leipzig

Peter Gulacsi -  7/10

Marcel Halstenberg - 7.5/10

Lukas Klostermann - 7/10

Angelino - 7.5/10

Marcel Sabitzer - 6.5/10

Konrad Laimer - 6.5/10

Nordi Mukiele - 7/10

Timo Werner - 8/10

Christopher Nkunku - 7/10

Patrik Schick - 7.5/10

Substitutes: Amadou Haidara -  6/10, Yussuf Poulsen - 6.5/10, Emil Forsberg - NA

Tottenham vs RB Leipzig highlights and manager comments

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