Tottenham rue late Wolfsburg fightback, Celtic rescue point against Villa, PSG ease past Fenerbahce whilst Sporting edge PSV
Tottenham Hotspur threw away a two goal lead against VFL Wolfsburg this afternoon as the German’s made a dramatic comeback to draw 2-2 in the final ten minutes of the game in Group 1.
Alex Pritchard opened the scoring for the home side after eight minutes with a superb 20-yard free kick and grabbed his second on thirty-five minutes with a curling effort that sailed past goalkeeper Carl Klaus from the edge of the box.
Spurs looked comfortable with their lead although they missed several second half opportunities to finish the game off, with both Dombaxe and Pritchard going close.
Spurs were subsequently given a harsh lesson by the Germans who were
clinical in the final 10 minutes of the game and punished the hosts for their missed chances. Phillip Klaus scored from the penalty spot whilst Phillip Muller scored with the final kick of the game to earn a dramatic point for the visitors. The draw sees Spurs lie in second place, four points behind Barcelona with a game in hand…
Celtic rescued a point against Aston Villa as they recovered from a two-nil defect in the second. Villa started the far brighter team in the first half, and were rewarded through winger Jordan Graham who found the net just before the half hour mark.
They doubled their lead on forty minutes when Irish centre forward Mikey Drennan rifled the ball past keeper Glenn Daniels to take the visitors into a well-deserved lead at the break.
It was a different story after half-time as Celtic came out firing on all cylinders. A Daniel Devine own goal and a well worked Patrick Twardzik goal meant it ended honors even in Group 4.
Sporting CP and PSV Eindhoven played out a six goal thriller at the Alvalade stadium as the Portuguese side took control of the group with a 4-2 victory. The game was end to end with both sides intent on playing attacking football throughout the ninety minutes. The hosts deserved the three points with well worked goals from Ponde, Mane, Veloso and Medeiros.
Sporting will now host Celtic at the Alvalade in November whilst PSV travel to Villa Park in a fortnight to play Aston Villa.
Paris St Germain earned an impressive victory in Turkey this evening as they beat Fenerbahce 2-0 at the Maltepe Stadium. The French giants took the lead on eighteen minutes through Kingsley Coman who slotted past Erten Ersu to make it 1-0. Soon after the break Hervin Ongenda silenced the home crowd by making it 2-0 to the visitors and taking PSG to the top of Group 2, two points clear of Juventus having played a game more.