Spurs’ Moura Sink Ajax 3-3 To Set Up An All English Final, June 1

 

Moura slid the ball pass two Ajax defender in the last minute crucial goal to complete the hat- trick, and with the ball after his second.

 

 

Lucas Moura injury-time goal caps second-half hat-trick was all put Spurs needed in a delightful match to beat a youthful and fighting Ajax side to 3-3 to pull them through on away goals, (6-4). With that, Liverpool and Spurs will meet at the finals in Madrid, June 1. Yesterday before a 50k + crowd the Merseyside cruised into the finals with a comeback 4-0 against Spanish giants Barcelona, making it a 4-3 on aggregate.

Ajax had started very well, opening scoring in the 5th minute through a powerful header from the young man de Ligt. It is the perfect start with a clinical header and he just ran off Kieran Trippier.

And in the 35th min, Ziyech made it two for the home boys, lighting up the stadium for the home crowd and putting the pressure on the visiting Spurs. But in a game that soon turned on its head with a Moura response ten minutes into the second half, Ajax were forced into their half. But they soaked in the pressure. Spurs kept piling it and possession that was 58 per cent to 42 for Spurs during the first half changed to 60 per cent against 40 per cent.

Lucas Moura who had scored in the 55th, 59th min, finished it off with a 90+6 min superb goal

 

Ajax de Ligt with the 7 min opening goal with a header

 

It was a big blow to the brilliant Ajax side which was yet to lose a Champions League game in which they have taken the lead, having won 45 and drew 10. But that is now for the records as they went down gallantly to lose at their home turf.

Their nemesis, Moura was always in the right place at the right time to sprint through a gap and connect either Dele Alli’s pass as he did in the dying moments of the game and slide the ball past goalie Andre Onana.

Former Tottenham manager Glenn Hoddle on BT Sport, sums it up: “Incredible, we’ve seen two footballing miracles in two nights and Tottenham only had 45 minutes to score three goals, incredible.”

Spurs face Liverpool in Madrid on 1 June in their first European Cup/CL final