RB Leipzig vs Tottenham: Marcel Sabitzer scores brace as Spurs exit Champions League

RB Leipzig vs Tottenham: Marcel Sabitzer scores brace as Spurs exit Champions League

- RB Leipzig vs Tottenham Champions League tie ended in a 3-0 win for the German giants

- Marcel Sabitzer netted a brace in the first half of the meeting as Leipzig stormed the last eight of the European competition for the first time in their history

- Spurs will now turn their focus in the Premier League where they are keen to finish in the top four at the end of the season

Tottenham Hotspur's hopes of reaching another Champions League final for the second consecutive season came to an abrupt end in Germany earlier today.

The north London club suffered a 3-0 disappointing defeat to Bundesliga giants RB Leipzig in the second leg of their round of 16 clash at the Red Bull Arena on Tuesday night.

Spurs were however dumped out of the competition 4-0 on aggregate having lost their reverse fixture by a lone goal last month.

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Timo Werner salvaged a 1-0 win away at Tottenham in the reverse, leaving the English side with an uphill task of turning tables away in Germany.

Meanwhile, Marcel Sabitzer got the home side off a flying start during the second leg, netting the opener inside 10 minutes of gameplay after being set up by Timo Werner.

The Austrian football star doubled Leipzig's advantage in the 21st minute after meeting a cross to bury the ball past a helpless Hugo Lloris with his head.

The second half of the encounter was a little quiet with a minor action before Leipzig went on to hit a third through Emil Forsberg to put the game beyond the visitors.

The tie, which came in the wake of a turbulent period for Spurs eventually finished 3-0 as the hosts strolled to the last eight of the European showpiece for the first time in their history.

Jose Mourinho's men are yet to win a single match since mid-February, with their last victory coming in a 3-2 win over relegation-threatened Aston Villa back in Sunday, February 16.

The London side now shifts their focus to the Premier League ahead of their meeting with rivals Man United on Sunday, March 15, as they continue their push to finish among the top four teams.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Jose Mourinho has promised that Tottenham will win silverware while he is still in charge of the North London side as their manager to prove he is a serial winner,

The Sun and Oma Sports report. Spurs’ last title was the League cup which they won at the 2007-2008 season and the ‘Special One’ has vowed to end their 12-year trophy drought.

However, the club faces a herculean task in the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals where they must overturn a 1-0 first-leg loss to German outfit RB Leipzig.

Source: Yen.com.gh

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