first_imgInto the quarterfinals for the first time in our history 💪We think we are special ones…🔴⚪ #DieRotenBullen #RBLSPURS— RB Leipzig English (@RBLeipzig_EN) March 10, 2020Anthony Chapman11 Mar 2020, 10:10 pm’WE’RE IN A BAD SITUATION’Some strong words from Dele after tonight’s hammering.He told BT Sport: “This is the Champions League and if you don’t step up you’ll be punished.“We had to show our maturity and fight but we didn’t do that.“We’re gutted and have to apologise to the fans for travelling all this way and losing like that.“We have to fight, we can’t hide. The reality is we’re in a bad situation but we can be the ones to turn it around.“Our mentality wasn’t strong enough, we have to stay together.“It’s a massive game at the weekend (against Man Utd) and only we can turn it around.“The players are mature enough to know we’re not doing good enough.”Sam Street11 Mar 2020, 10:01 pmGREAT LEIP FORWARDRB Leipzig certainly showed Arsenal how to defend a one-goal lead at home.Despite a good start from Spurs, the result never seemed in doubt after Sabitzer fired the first past Hugo Lloris.Any Tottenham fans hoping for an Ajax-style second half comeback were left hugely disappointed after a limp surrender even by this season’s low standards.Anthony Chapman11 Mar 2020, 9:54 pmFULL TIME! RB LEIPZIG 3 SPURS 0 (4-0 AGG)And it’s all over here in Germany!Spurs have been well and truly beaten 3-0 on the night and 4-0 on aggregate.Two goals from Sabitzer in the first half set Leipzig on their way.And Forsberg made sure of the result with a final strike late in the second half.It’s been a terrible night for Mourinho and all the Spurs fans who travelled to Germany.The Londoners were short on energy, fight and creativity this evening.And things get even harder as they take on a resurgent Man Utd side in the Premier League this weekend.Anthony Chapman11 Mar 2020, 9:46 pmGOAL! RB LEIPZIG 3 SPURS 0 (4-0 AGG)88′ – FORSBERG!He’s only just come off the bench.But Forsberg seals the win for Leipzig as he takes advantage of some dire Spurs defending.The ball bounces around the box and nobody can clear it.Forsberg comes charging in and fires into the back of the net.He’d only been on the pitch for 30 seconds!Anthony Chapman11 Mar 2020, 9:38 pmRB LEIPZIG 2 SPURS 0 (3-0 AGG)80’This game ended a long time ago.Spurs are showing a distinct lack of energy as their Champions League exit draws nearer.Considering they were finalists last year, this is a very poor way to bow out of Europe.Lo Celso, Spurs’ best player, is taken off for Fernandes.And that alone proves Mourinho has now given up on the game.Anthony Chapman11 Mar 2020, 9:31 pmRB LEIPZIG 2 SPURS 0 (3-0 AGG)73’Turns out Mukiele swallowed his tongue after that ball to his face.But the defender is doing much better now after receiving treatment.Get well soon. TOTTENHAM were limp in Leipzig as their Champions League campaign ended with a wimper.But there were bigger concerns among the paying public for Red Bull’s Nordi Mukiele.The RB Leipzig defender was stretchered off in front of worried team-mates after being smacked in the chin by the ball.And it was later revealed that he had briefly swallowed his tongue after being knocked unconscious.The Frenchman is now reported to be in stable condition however.A brace from captain Marcel Sabitzer was followed up by a late strike from Emil Forsberg with his first touch as RB Leipzig cruised into their first ever Champions League quarter-final.Anthony Chapman11 Mar 2020, 10:30 pm’CAN’T BLAME THE PLAYERS’Mourinho insists he will not blame his players for tonight’s Champions League exit, instead putting it down to Spurs’ injury woes.He told BT Sport: “In this moment it’s very difficult.“They’re very strong and it’s difficult for us to score.“Their physicality is impressive, the defenders win duels, the midfield is intense, the attack fast.“They deserve to go through, they were the best team.“My players tried to give what they could give and that’s it. When you don’t have more to give, you give what you can.“I never blame players with some difficulties. I can’t ask more from them.“Sometimes difficult moments can prepare the future in a better way.“There’s nobody to blame when in every match we have a traumatic injury.“You come to the Champions League and look at our bench and the pitch with Tanganga and Sessegnon.“I can’t blame the players because they gave what they can.“People say excuses but I’m pretty sure the injures are bad for anyone.“We go until our limits which is what the boys are doing. Let’s see how we end the season.”Sam Street11 Mar 2020, 10:21 pmHere comes Jose Mourinho…Sam Street11 Mar 2020, 10:18 pmNOT SO SPECIAL NOWRB Leipzig couldn’t resist the inevitable Jose Mourinho dig… Momentos de drama en Leipzig.Nordi Mukiele tuvo que salir en camilla por una fuerte lesión. El estadio aplaude a su jugador. 😔@DieRotenBullen 2(3)-(0)0 @SpursOfficial #ChampionsLeague | #Leipzig | #Tottenham 🔴 En vivo 👉— TUDN USA (@TUDNUSA) March 10, 2020Anthony Chapman11 Mar 2020, 9:26 pmRB LEIPZIG 2 SPURS 0 (3-0 AGG)69’This game’s slowed down to a snail’s pace.Spurs can’t get the ball out of their own half.And Leipzig are fighting for every ball that comes their way.No sign of any subs for Spurs yet.Bizarre all round.Anthony Chapman11 Mar 2020, 9:19 pmRB LEIPZIG 2 SPURS 0 (3-0 AGG)61’Another change for Leipzig, this time unrelated to injury.Nkunku comes off and is replaced by Haidara, who will beef up the midfield.It’s a direct response to Spurs’ attitude, with the Londoners now trying to control possession in Leipzig’s half.However, it’s leaving them vulnerable at the back and Werner gets round the back but his shot goes over the bar.Anthony Chapman11 Mar 2020, 9:13 pmRB LEIPZIG 2 SPURS 0 (3-0)55’A nasty-looking injury for Mukiele as he goes down after being hit in the face by the ball.He’s not getting up though and the medical team are on the pitch with the stretcher.Mukiele thankfully does eventually sit up and is carried off the pitch.American international Adams comes on in his place.Wishing Mukiele a speedy recovery.Anthony Chapman11 Mar 2020, 9:08 pmRB LEIPZIG 2 SPURS 0 (3-0)50’No changes for Spurs at the break.Bit strange considering the scoreline and first-half performance.Lo Celso is getting on the ball more for Spurs.But Leipzig are giving them no time to breathe and are pressing just as intensely as they were earlier on.However, Laimer is booked for a foul on Lamela as Spurs look to break.And there could be some ways through to goal if the likes of Alli and Lucas also drive directly between the lines.Anthony Chapman11 Mar 2020, 8:46 pmRB LEIPZIG 2 SPURS 0 (3-0 AGG)45 + 1 – HALF-TIMELo Celso produces Spurs’ best moment of the match by a mile.The visitors burst into Leipzig’s half and Lo Celso gets the ball on the right wing.He cuts inside and drives across the Leipzig box before unleashing a left-footed shot at goal.It almost looks like it’s going to curl around goalkeeper Gulacsi.But the Hungarian is equal to it and pushes the ball away from danger.Down the other end, Lloris is forced into a save when Dier puts Spurs in danger by kicking a ball straight into Werner’s trailing leg.Winks then finds himself in the book for a clumsy challenge on Halstenberg.Thankfully for the visitors, the whistle soon blows and both teams trudge in for the break.Just what can Mourinho say to get his Spurs side back in this tie?Anthony Chapman11 Mar 2020, 8:40 pmRB LEIPZIG 2 SPURS 0 (3-0 AGG)40’There’s a yellow card for Sessegnon after a foul on Mukiele.Last thing Spurs need is to go down to ten men here.And it’s really the only impact Sessegnon has made on the game so far.Tottenham are losing the midfield battle completely.But after his heavy criticism of club record signing Ndombele at the weekend, Mourinho might be reluctant to give the ex-Lyon man a chance at saving Spurs’ Champions League hopes.However, the current plan is not working and it’s hard to see Mourinho’s not making at least one change during the break.Anthony Chapman11 Mar 2020, 8:35 pmRB LEIPZIG 2 SPURS 0 (3-0 AGG)35’Sabitzer is looking fired up in the middle of the pitch.No surprise with tonight’s brace taking his total up to 15 so far this season.Pretty impressive numbers for a midfielder indeed.Someone looking slightly more glum is Mourinho.The tactician looks like he wants the ground to open up right now.Spurs aren’t getting any of the basics right.And a Champions League hammering isn’t going to go down well with the beleaguered boss.Anthony Chapman11 Mar 2020, 8:28 pmRB LEIPZIG 2 SPURS 0 (3-0 AGG)28’It’s all Leipzig at the moment.Hardly surprising as Spurs are on the ropes right now and look totally disorganised.The five-man defence just isn’t working.And Leipzig are getting plenty of joy down the flanks.Dele sums up Spurs’ night so far when he dribbles straight into an oncoming Leipzig player.And Werner almost makes it 4-0 on aggregate when he fires a shot at Lloris.But the Frenchman finally does make a save to keep it 2-0 on the night.Anthony Chapman11 Mar 2020, 8:23 pmGOAL! RB LEIPZIG 2 SPURS 0 (3-0 AGG)22′ – SABITZER!It’s the captain again! And this time it does stand!Angelino makes a fool of Aurier as he breaks into open space on the left.He swings a cross in and Sabitzer gets his head on the end of it.The ball goes over the line before being palmed out by Lloris.But there’s no question it was in.And Spurs are facing a real hammering here in Germany.Anthony Chapman11 Mar 2020, 8:20 pmRB LEIPZIG 1 SPURS 0 (2-0 AGG)20′ – DISALLOWED GOALGermany striker Werner thinks he’s bagged his second of the tie after poking home from Agelino’s cross.But Spurs breathe a sigh of relief as the strike is quickly chalked off due to Werner being offside.He’s not happy at all.However, with the way Spurs are playing right now, it may not be long until he finds the back of the net again.Anthony Chapman11 Mar 2020, 8:15 pmRB LEIPZIG 1 SPURS 0 (2-0 AGG)15’Spurs are all over the place here.They can’t keep hold of the ball and are being exposed down their left by Leipzig right-back Mukiele.The defender first gets in on goal but fires his shot into the side netting.He’s soon back creating chaos again but finds his path to goal blocked by Alderweireld.Not a good opening 15 mins for Mourinho here.Anthony Chapman11 Mar 2020, 8:11 pmGOAL! RB LEIPZIG 1 SPURS 0 (2-0 AGG)10′ – SABITZER!A bad mistake from Lloris has left Spurs right in the lurch.Werner plays in Leipzig captain Sabitzer.And the midfield pulls the trigger from outside the box.A low drive smashes towards Lloris and he looks to have reached it.But soft hands from the Frenchman sees the ball evade his grasp and hit the back of the net.Oh dear!Anthony Chapman11 Mar 2020, 8:05 pmRB LEIPZIG 0 SPURS 0 (1-0 AGG)5’And we’re underway here in the state of Saxony.Spurs are most definitely playing a five-man defence with Dier sandwiched between Alderweireld and Tanganga.Expect to see the Englishman push forward to support the midfield tonight.Spurs are stroking the ball around their own half at the moment.There aren’t many pockets of space on the pitch right now though.That’s probably because Leipzig are playing an identical five-defender system!Anthony Chapman11 Mar 2020, 7:59 pmSPUR OF THE MOMENTThe two sides are on the field as the Champions League anthem blares out at the Red Bull Arena.Of course, there are no handshakes between the two sides due to the coronavirus threat.Indeed, Spurs fans can count themselves lucky they’re able to even attend, with tonight’s other clash between Valencia and Atalanta played behind closed doors.Both sets of supporters here in Germany are in fine voice already.But could this be one of the last matches in Europe to allow supporters inside the stadium?Anthony Chapman11 Mar 2020, 7:53 pmLUC’S INNo Kane, no Son, no Bergwijn.The pressure is very much on Lucas to deliver tonight.Spurs fans are still raving about his hat-trick which sealed their place in last season’s final.Can Lucas do it again tonight?center_img 🇧🇷 @LucasMoura7, let’s go get it! #UCL ⚪️ #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 10, 2020Anthony Chapman11 Mar 2020, 7:47 pmMOUR TO COMEJose Mourinho is feeling bullish ahead of one of the biggest tests of his career.The Portuguese has won at every club he’s managed.And Mourinho isn’t about to let Spurs go without bringing silverware to North London.He said: “I believe Tottenham is not going to be my only club without silverware,” said the boss.“I won it at every club and I believe I am going to do it also with Tottenham.“I am here for three or four months. I took on the team in a very difficult situation and now it is even more difficult with so many problems we’re having. “But I believe in me, in the players, in the club and I believe that during my contract I am going to help the club to do it.“It’s not me winning, it’s me helping the club and the players to do it.”Load more entries…last_img read more

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Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img The Jaguars (3-4) looked slightly more composed on the field, although the result was similar to road losses against Kansas City and Dallas.Jacksonville failed to score in the first half for the third consecutive game — the first time that’s happened in franchise history — and the defense allowed 141 yards rushing and sacked Deshaun Watson once.Blake Bortles fumbled on the third play of each half, leading to 10 points and his benching.Coach Doug Marrone said Bortles was upset with getting yanked after the second turnover — his eighth in the last three games.“We’ve got to do something,” Marrone said. “Like I said before, the one thing you do with that position, doesn’t matter the name, doesn’t matter who it is. When you make a move to get a spark, everyone goes on notice. Everyone.”ADVERTISEMENT Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles reacts after losing a fumble to the Houston Texans during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The doors opened briefly and closed a few seconds later, but the glimpse into Jacksonville’s locker room told the story of the team’s third consecutive loss.Calais Campbell was holding back fellow defensive end Yannick Ngakoue, a carry-over from the screaming, shouting and finger pointing that ensued after a 20-7 loss to AFC South rival Houston (4-3) on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Cody Kessler replaced Bortles in the third quarter and threw a touchdown pass that energized the home crowd. But Kessler also fumbled on a sack and threw an interception off T.J. Yeldon’s hands with a little more than five minutes remaining.Marrone confirmed afterward that the quarterback job is up for grabs as Jacksonville prepares to play Philadelphia in a “home game” in London next week.“It’s open,” Marrone said. “Who’s the starter at right tackle? Who’s the starter at center? Who’s the starter at receiver? Who’s the starter? Everything is open. We’ve lost three straight games and we can’t stop shooting ourselves in the foot for lack of a better expression.“We’ve got to do something, but the first thing we’ve got to do is stop turning the damn ball over. Period. That would be the positive of how we can build.”The Jaguars are minus-12 in turnover differential on the season, including minus-8 during the three-game losing streak.Most of the problems stem from an offense that’s missing its top two left tackles, its top two tight ends, two of its top three running backs, and its leading receiver from 2017. But the defense has failed to pick up the slack.“We’re a team,” Smith said. “I’m not going to point fingers. I’ll just keep the one pointed at myself, continue to make sure that I get better, continue to make sure I bring my energy, continue to make sure I bring my effort, my mentality to this team. I think the guys that continue to feed off it and grow from it.“That’s one thing we cannot do is point fingers, and I ask you all, don’t ask us to point fingers.”Campbell holding back Ngakoue in a combustible locker room showed it’s already happening privately.“Frustration’s a part of the game, and we’re emotional people and this is an emotional game,” Campbell said. “At the same time, I think these guys, this group of guys, we have a different kind of heart to us. At the same time, losing sucks, you know, especially losing three in a row. Stacking losses, that’s not who we are, that’s not what we want to be. 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