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All players on Leipzig bench would play in my Spurs team, says José Mourinho

It will be ‘very difficult’ to return to Champions League next yearTottenham beaten 4-0 on aggregate by RB Leipzig in round of 16José Mourinho warned that Tottenham will find it “very difficult” to qualify for the Champions League next season after RB …

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Farewell not just to a Champions League campaign but also a Spurs era

Only 10 months after Tottenham reached the European Cup final they hit the buffers in Leipzig – it looks like a long way backSo farewell then, Tottenham. Who knows when our paths will cross again? A fixture they embarked upon with a puncher’s chance an…

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‘The result is open’: Mourinho on RB Leipzig tie and angry Dele Alli – video

By | 20th February 2020

José Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur find themselves with a tough task ahead after suffering a 1-0 defeat at home to RB Leipzig. Mourinho, however, thinks Spurs are capable of producing a comeback when they visit Julian Nagelsmann’s side on 10 March. ‘1-0…

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José Mourinho says shorthanded Spurs improved after Alli went off

Spurs lose 1-0 at home in Champions League last-16 first legMourinho says Tottenham are still capable of winning tieJosé Mourinho refused to write off Tottenham’s hope of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals after their defeat by RB Leipzig, in…

Lack of history no hindrance to RB Leipzig’s dominance of Spurs

Leipzig are a young club with a young manager, Julian Nagelsmann, who has drilled his team to a very high standardIt was the fans that were the most puzzling part. Thousands of them, packed into the north-east corner of the ground, all immaculately bed…

Atalanta produce a night to remember with decisive defeat of Valencia

By | 19th February 2020

Hans Hateboer scored twice as Atalanta beat Valencia 4-1 in the first leg of the Champions League’s round of 16, putting the Italian team on the verge of extending their first season in the competition. Related: Spurs fall to Leipzig’s Timo Werner but …

Spurs fall to Leipzig’s Timo Werner but are grateful for Hugo Lloris heroics

The good news for Tottenham is that the damage could have been more severe. Somehow José Mourinho’s side still have hope of reaching the last eight of the Champions League, even though RB Leipzig seemed to be playing a different sport for much of an un…

Tottenham v RB Leipzig: Champions League last 16 – live!

By | 19th February 2020

Champions League updates from the 8pm GMT kick-offMourinho v Nagelsmann: yesterday’s man v force of future?And feel free to email Scott your thoughts 8.10pm GMT 8 min: Perhaps the best form of defence is attack. Lo Celso slips a ball down the left that…

José Mourinho v Julian Nagelsmann: yesterday’s man v force of the future?

By | 19th February 2020

At 32, RB Leipzig’s coach is 25 years younger than his Spurs counterpart – their Champions League meeting feels like a battle of two erasOn Wednesday night, as Tottenham take on RB Leipzig, José Mourinho might look across at the opposing bench and reco…

RB Leipzig’s Emil Forsberg: ‘We’re not here to buy Mbappé and Messi. We’re here to develop players’

By | 14th February 2020

The Sweden international on facing Tottenham in the Champions League, having a famous father and those who hate his clubIt was in Aue, a small mountain town near the border with Czech Republic, that Emil Forsberg fully understood he had got into someth…