Goals and Highlights: RB Leipzig 3-0 (4-0) Tottenham Hotspur 2019/20 UEFA Champions League Round Of 16 Second Leg


5:19 PM3 years ago

Thanks For Joining Us

That's going to conclude our live coverage of today's match. 

Once again, Leipzig beat Tottenham 3-0 on the night, and 4-0 on aggregate, to advance the Champions League quarterfinals. 

I'm Drew Pells. Thanks for joining us.

Make sure to join us again tomorrow  for the second legs of  Liverpool vs Atletico Madrid (0-1) and PSG vs Borussia Dortmund (1-2). 

5:13 PM3 years ago

What next?

Leipzig advance to the quarterfinals of the Champions League and will wait for the draw to find out their opponents. 

The draw will take place on Friday March 20th.

It's an open draw, meaning any two teams can get drawn together, even from the same group from the group stages or from the same country.

Spurs exit the competition disappointingly early, especially after reaching last year's final.
5:10 PM3 years ago

Nagelsmann Sets Record

Julian Nagelsmann, often compared to Mourinho, with today's win becomes the youngest manager to win a UCL knockout tie.


5:06 PM3 years ago

Leipzig Twitter Trolling Mourinho

5:03 PM3 years ago


The Leipzig fans roar at the final whistle as they win their first ever home Champions League's game and knockout tie. 

Off to the quarterfinals of the world's premier club competition

5:00 PM3 years ago

Full Time

Full time, Leipzig win 3-0 on the night, 4-0 on aggregate and advance to the first UCL quarterfinal appearance in club history. 

Marcel Sabitzer's early brace set the tone for what would be a commanding and comfortable win for Leipzig. 

Emil Forsberg padded the lead with his first touch of the match finding the back of the net moments after he subbed on. 

As for last year's finalists, they was no second half comeback magic like last year's semifinals. Instead, Spurs shows virtually not threat on the attack, only making their way into Leipzig's box a handful of time. 

Leipzig thoroughly deserved to advanced after two commanding and comfortable wins in each of the two legs.

4:53 PM3 years ago


Gedson Fernandes has the space to dribble towards the box and fires from distance. Easy save for Gulasci
4:50 PM3 years ago

90+1 Spurs Sub

17 year old Malachi Fagan-Walcott subs on for Spurs, replacing Serge Aurier
4:49 PM3 years ago

90' 6 Minutes Of Stoppage time

The 4th official indicates six minutes of stoppage time after some injury pauses earlier in the half
4:48 PM3 years ago

87' Goal! Forsberg

Immediately after his introduction, Forsberg scores!

Angeliño's cross falls to Tyler Adams whose shot gets blocked by Sessegnon.

Forsberg crashes on to the ball, shoots, and scores

3-0 to Leipzig, 4-0 on aggregate

4:45 PM3 years ago


Forsberg subs on for Sabitzer
4:44 PM3 years ago


Upamecano makes another fantastic run to lead the attack, this time through the middle of the park. 

He lays off for Haidara, but continues his run into the box. Haidara tires to thread it through, but it's a bit too heavy and Lloris brings it it

4:41 PM3 years ago


Tanganga makes a big block, but gets the wind knocked out of him. Thankfully he did not get hit in the face or head.

He's okay to continue

4:39 PM3 years ago

80' Tottenham Sub

Gedson Fernandes comes on for Giovani Lo Celso. Fernandes played in the Champions League for Benfica in the group stage, now making his Spurs debut in the competition
4:35 PM3 years ago


Even the RB Leipzig twitter is bored with the second half

4:32 PM3 years ago


Dele Alli shot saved!

Lucas Moura got free behind Leipzig on the left side and drives into the box. 

Dele Alli doesn't get a great touch and his shot is easily saved by Gulacsi. First real threat from Spurs the entire half

4:29 PM3 years ago

72' Sabitzer yellow card

Sabitzer cynically pulls down Dele and gets a yellow card
4:29 PM3 years ago

71' Dele Alli yellow card

Dele Alli yellow card
4:27 PM3 years ago

68' Tanganga yellow card

Tanganga yellow card for intentionally pulling down Werner
4:25 PM3 years ago


Centerback Upamecano makes an uncharacteristic good run and leads the attack along the right. 

Slides a well weighted pass to Haidara, but nothing comes of it

4:22 PM3 years ago


Winks with a great ball over the top to find Sessegnon wide. His cross is too far ahead, but gets cleared for a corner

Lo Celso's corner doesn't beat the first man

4:21 PM3 years ago


Schick whiffs on a cross as Leipzig go coast to coast up field. A good build up and team play, but the final ball leads to nothing
4:19 PM3 years ago


Werner shoots over the bar!

The German got on the attack and had Dier retreating, but as he cut inside for a better angle to shoot, he leaned back and skied it

4:17 PM3 years ago

59' Leipzig sub

Nkunku comes off for Amadou Haidara
4:16 PM3 years ago


Lucas Moura shoots from range and skies it

Spurs really struggling to create anything

4:15 PM3 years ago


Werner releases Schick on the left side, but he skies the shot when he gets within range
4:13 PM3 years ago

55' Leipzig sub

American Tyler Adams subs on for Nordi Mukiele
4:12 PM3 years ago


Mukiele takes a deflected ball to the face and is down on the ground. 

He leaves the game and is stretchered off. Hopefully he's okay and this is just precautionary

4:08 PM3 years ago

50' Yellow card Laimer

Lamier gets a yellow card for a professional foul with Spurs having space to attack
4:08 PM3 years ago


Werner has Spurs on their heels, but has nowhere to go and dribbles into a wall. Loses any threat on the attack
4:07 PM3 years ago


Lo Celso threads a pass for an onrunning Sessegnon, but Leipzig clear it. 

Spurs playing a bit slower, but trying to breakdown Leipzig early in the second stanza

4:03 PM3 years ago

2nd half begins

Spurs out early, waiting for Leipzig

With both teams back out and ready, we're here for the 2nd half kick off

No changes for either side
3:49 PM3 years ago

Halftime Leipzig 2-0 Tottenham

Marcel Sabitzer is leading the way for Leipzig with both goals as they hit the interval up 2-0 on Tottenham. 

Leipzig have controlled the game and dictated tempo. Also, they have created the most chances, constantly getting in behind Spurs' backline. 

Tottenham need three goals, but don't look like scoring even one. 

But this is exactly how it happened against Ajax last year. 

There's a chance, but a slim one

3:47 PM3 years ago

45+1 Winks Yellow card

Harry Winks get the yellow card for a tactical foul on Laimer to stop the counter attack
3:46 PM3 years ago


Diving save from Lloris!

Mukiele goes for the spectacular, but mishits the bicycle kick. 

The clearance attempt deflected of Schick and rolled to the corner causing the scramble from Lloris

3:43 PM3 years ago


Wasted chance by Leipzig

Schick and Werner make the same run, so Sabitzer's threaded pass finds no one and the attack dies out

3:42 PM3 years ago
Lo Celos shot saved!

Gulascsi dives to the far post and saves at full stretch to deny Lo Celso who created the space needed when cutting into the box

3:39 PM3 years ago


Upamecano with a poor giveaway, but Spurs can't take advantage and lose possession immediately after
3:34 PM3 years ago

34' Yellow card to Sessegnon

Spurs' Ryan Sessgnon with the first cautio of the game for a hard foul, catching Mukiele with his studs
3:32 PM3 years ago


Werner gets on the ball deep and drives towards goal. Fires a shot for the top corner from outside the box but misses very high and very wide. Out for a goal kick
3:29 PM3 years ago


Werner shot blocked by Lloris after another wide attack from Leipzig
3:28 PM3 years ago


Moura losses the ball going against Klosterman and Leipzig go on the break. A cross from wide finds no one and the attack fizzles out
3:27 PM3 years ago


Leipzig on another attack and Laimer's cross headed out by Alderweireld

Angeliño's short corner handled by Spurs and cleared. Leipzig recycle the ball back to the keeper to reset

3:26 PM3 years ago


Another Leipzig attack leads to a corner

Nukuku's corner headed out by Spurs easily 

3:24 PM3 years ago


Serge Aurier heads wide and high to end a promising Spurs attack
3:22 PM3 years ago

21' Sabitzer Goal!

Sabitzer scores again! 

Angeliño once again gets behind the defense and he crosses for Sabitzer making a near post run. 

The captain then heads it near post. Lloris gets a hand on it, but can't keep it out

2-0 on the night and 3-0 on aggregate to Leipzig

3:20 PM3 years ago

19' Werner goal! Offside!

Werner sent the crowd into a frenzy, but it's ruled offside

Leipzig come on the counter and Angeliño broke free on the left, sent in a beautiful cross that Werner tapped home from inside the 6 yard box.

But he was correctly flagged for offside

3:18 PM3 years ago


Lamela with a dangerous cross cleared by Upamecano for a corner

Lamela's corner cleared easily

3:18 PM3 years ago


Tanganga gives the ball away cheaply and Spurs almost get punished
3:14 PM3 years ago


Mukiele shot just wide!

A Laimer cross gets deflected by the Spurs defense and Mukiele tries to volley, but hits the side netting.

3:13 PM3 years ago

No Extra Time Now

Sabitzer's goal means there will be no extra time tonight. 

Spurs must score two and can advance on away goals, or either team can win outright

3:11 PM3 years ago

10' Sabitzer Goal!

Leipzig lead 1-0 after a goal from Marcel Sabitzer

Leipzig again got behind the Spurs defense and Konrad Laimer cut it back for Timo Werner's whose first shot was blocked. But he got back on it and centered a pass to Sabitzer for an assist

3:07 PM3 years ago


Quick throw in and Leipzig get in behind Tottenham.

Werner and Schick swarmed in the box. The ball falls to Angeliño and his shot is blocked and cleared

Early threats from both sides

3:06 PM3 years ago


Dele Alli runs onto a ball behind the defense and crosses it for Lamela, but too far ahead. 

Attack breaks down

3:02 PM3 years ago


Dier's poor backpass goes past the byline for an early Leipzig corner

Corner cleared easily by Spurs

3:02 PM3 years ago

Kick Off

And we're off. 

Tottenham have the challenge of overcoming a 1-0 deficit. Away goals do count as the first tiebreaker, then extra time. And penalties if needed

2:33 PM3 years ago
@ChrisSkinner2 is digging Red Bull Arena. Not as much as his beloved new White Hart Lane, though, of course


2:28 PM3 years ago

Odds To Advance

May the odds be ever in your favor...because it's one sided at this point


2:17 PM3 years ago

Tottenham's comeback history

Tottenham enter the tie down 1-0 on aggregate. The last time they came back from a first leg European deficit to win a tie? 

The last one, last season against Ajax in the semifinals

2:15 PM3 years ago

Landmark Game For Werner

Timo Werner is arguably one of the best players in RB Leipzig's short history. 

Today, he hits a milestone with impressive numbers to show for his time with the club.

2:07 PM3 years ago

Leipzig XI

Leipzig XI to face Spurs
2:04 PM3 years ago

Red Bull Arena

Leipzig's home stadium is lit and ready for its first ever UCL knockout home match

2:02 PM3 years ago

Spurs XI

2:01 PM3 years ago

We're live!

And we are live for RB Leipzig hosting Tottenham Hotspur. We'll live the starting XIs for you in a moment
12:16 AM3 years ago

Key Matchups

Timo Werner vs whoever starts at center back

Spurs have seen a constant shuffling of defenders almost every game. If that continues, look for Werner to exploit a potentially weak pairing at the back. Even if longtime center backs Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld start, still look for Werner to cause havoc. 

Who will win midfield battle?

Leipzig have a strong midfield anchored by Marcel Sabitzer. Spurs on the other hand constantly chop and change in the middle of the park. The one constant, though, has been Giovani Lo Celso, whose creative spark will certainly be needed. Dele Alli will also have to play well, likely as a 10. 

12:08 AM3 years ago

Spurs Familiar With 2nd Leg Comebacks

Did you see the Champions League semifinals last year?  If not, there's a refresher below. But Tottenham aren't exactly immune to second leg comebacks in the knockout stages.

Paging Lucas Moura. Paging Lucas Moura. You're needed in Leipzig. 

Is a comeback likely? No. Possible? Yes.

12:04 AM3 years ago

Mourinho Optimistic?

After the draw against Burnley, Mourinho criticized midfielder and record signing Tanguy Ndombele publicly in the media, with many seeing it as unnecessary and unwise. 

Now, he's showing a bit more optimism. In his prematch presser, the manager said he feels a "connection with ‘To Dare Is To Do’ [Tottenham's club motto]. Tomorrow is a time to give everything. We win or we leave everything we have on that pitch.”

Will those comments inspire his side?

11:58 PM3 years ago

Tottenham Recent Form

Spurs enter the match in wretched form. During the weekend, they drew 1-1 at Burnley and never even sniffed of scoring. Dele Alli's spot kick counts, but it wasn't from open play. 

Before that, manager Jose Mourinho's side crashed out of the FA Cup at home on penalties to bottom of the Premier League Norwich City. 

Spurs have not been able to score, defend, or command games of late. This is a tough opponent to begin doing all those things against with ease. 

11:56 PM3 years ago

Tottenham Squad Notes

Tottenham have quite the injury list at the moment. Forwards Harry Kane and Heung-min Son are both out til the end of the season. 

January signing Steven Bergwijn suffered an ankle injury late on against Burnley during the weekend and will also miss this match.

Moussa Sissoko will also miss, the midfielder having not played in 2020. 

Ben Davies' hamstring looks to make him unavailable as well. 

11:53 PM3 years ago

Leipzig Squad Notes

Naglesmann declared striker Timo Werner fit to start. During the weekend against Wolfsburg, he subbed on for the last half hour, not starting as a precautionary measure for a slight knock. 

No other major injuries concern the team now. 

11:50 PM3 years ago

Nagelsmann's Prematch Quotes

Nagelsmann, despite several injuries, had nothing but praise for his opponents in his prematch conference. 

He said, "It is still a good team with a lot of good players" in reference to the Spurs players that are available for selection.

When talking about his own side, he told the press, "The chance of a Champions League quarter-final is extremely good." And it certainly is as Leipzig enter the tie as heavy favorites.

11:47 PM3 years ago

Leipzig Recent Form

Not only are the German side relishing their first appearance in the knockouts, but they're fighting for a Bundesliga title as well with Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund. 

Their last two league games, against Wolfsburg and Bayer Leverkusen in reverse chronological order, have both ended in draws, with Leipzig only scoring one goal combined. However, both those matches saw a bit of rotation in the XI, possibly with this second leg in mind. 

Look for manager Julian Nagelsmann to put out his strongest XI.

Leipzig haven't lost in their last six matches overall and only allowed one goal over that period. Saying their defense is in fine form is an understatment.
11:42 PM3 years ago

First Leg Review

RB Leipzig traveled to the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last month and took it to Spurs from the get go, tallying multiple shots on target in the opening 90 seconds. 

In the second half, Tottenham's left back Ben Davies came in late on a challenge and fouled Konrad Laimer just inside the box, leading to a spot kick. Striker Timo Werner stepped up and slotted it home. 

Leipzig controlled the game, dictated play, and racked up 16 shots total. Leipzig walked out with a well earned victory while Spurs were lucky to escape with only conceding one away goal.

11:36 PM3 years ago

Match Info

Leipzig's Red Bull Arena will host the match on Tuesday March 10th with kick off scheduled for 4 pm ET. 

The hosts have a 1-0 lead on aggregate thanks to a Timo Werner penalty in the first leg in London back in February.

Away goals is the first tie breaker, then extra time, and penalties if needed. 

The game is available to watch on TNT. 

11:29 PM3 years ago


What's up everyone, welcome to VAVEL's live coverage of the UEFA Champions League last 16 second leg tie between RB Leipzig and Tottenham Hotspur. 

I'm Drew Pells and I'll be your host for the game providing prematch news, starting line ups, and play by play coverage.