LIVE: Dinamo Zagreb vs Tottenham

LIVE: Dinamo Zagreb vs Tottenham

51′ Lamela’s high press forces Franjic into a mistake and Aurier overlaps to try and link-up with his Argentinian team-mate. Unfortunately for Mourinho’s side, Lamela’s pass after winning the ball is poor and Dinamo manage to intercept in the right-hand channel.

50′ Ivanusec executes a smart flick to his right to release Ristovski but the right-back fails to capitalise on the chance. An opportunity then falls to the feet of Petkovic, however, the forward can only fire into the legs of the incoming Sanchez on the edge of the area.

48′ The second half has started in similar fashion to the first as both sides struggle to assert their dominance in this Europa League tie. Spurs are currently sat a little deeper, inviting the hosts onto them and then looking to counter-attack when the opportunity arises.

47′ Spurs’ total of four shots versus Dinamo is their lowest in the first half of a Europa League game this season. With the two-goal aggregate lead, will they just sit back and see out this tie in this half?

46′ Both sets of players have returned after half-time and referee Massa gets the second half underway!

Mourinho will want this Europa League clash done and dusted so he can rest his stars like Kane for the visit to Aston Villa on Sunday. However, as Dinamo remain in the tie, the Portuguese manager may look to introduce the likes of Bale or Ndombele to kill this game off. The hosts will be happy with their first-half performance but they still need to score twice to stand any chance of progressing here.

It has been far from a classic European tie between these two sides so far, as they wander down the tunnel level at 0-0 at half-time. Kane, Lamela and Aurier all have gone close for the visitors but only the English forward forced a save from Livakovic. At the other end, Lloris has rarely been troubled bar Majer’s low, right-footed effort which fell just the wrong side of the left-hand post.


45′ Dinamo will be glad for the half-time whistle, after a few minutes of Spurs dominance which has seen chances fall to both Kane and Aurier. Down the other end, Petkovic goes in pursuit of an aimless long pass which travels through quickly to the hands of Lloris.

44′ SAVE! Lamela surges through the middle, evading the tackle of Ademi before finding Lucas. The Brazilian then opts to pass to the overlapping Kane, who races into the area and drills a left-footed shot at the feet of the incoming Livakovic, who had rushed off his line to close down the angle.

43′ OVER! Lamela whips in the free-kick and it sails over the men at the near post. Fortunately, Aurier has drifted towards the back post but the right-back can only direct his header just over the bar under the pressure of Lauritsen.

42′ Lamela dances one way then the other but Franjic isn’t buying the dummies, tackling the Spurs man before he can progress. Theophile-Catherine needlessly fouls Alli when the ball comes back in play, offering the visitors a free-kick wide on the right-hand side.

41′ Aurier fakes to cross with his right and cuts in on his left foot, delivering to the front post, where Lauritsen climbs above Lamela. The rebound nearly falls to Kane but the English forward is caught on his heels and Theophile-Catherine manages to clear long.

39′ Ristovski hobbles back down the line and returns to the pitch, throwing to Ivanusec, who then fails to beat the first man with his right-footed cross from the byline. Tensions are rising out on the pitch and Mourinho’s men are slowly losing any grip they had on this game.

38′ Sissoko goes over the top in a tackle with Ristovski right in front of the touchline where the coaching staff are. Despite Dinamo’s best protests and suggestions for a caution for the Frenchman, referee Massa just awards a throw-in. Play resumes with the throw while Ristovski remains off the pitch getting medical treatment for his ankle.

37′ Petkovic is once again putting himself about, this time being fouled by Alli around 35 yards from goal. After the referee has a few words with the wall, Orsic strikes the resulting set-piece straight into them and the ball cannons away from danger.

35′ WIDE! Majer roams through the middle after being found by Ademi initially. The midfielder looks to return the favour to his overlapping team-mate but that pass gets blocked. The loose ball falls back to Majer, who drills a right-footed effort just wide of goal to the left from the edge of the box. Lloris was stood motionless, perhaps due to being unsighted, and will be glad to get away without conceding there.

34′ Lauritsen and Lucas clash as the pair duel for a throughball inside the area. The Brazilian comes out feeling the worst, hitting the ground and clutching his head. However, after a brief pause, Kane drags Lucas back to his feet and play resumes without any need for medical attention.

33′ Dier and Lamela exchange short passes on the left with the former cutting in and delivering to the back post. The initial cross looks set for the head of Kane but it just misses the forward and trickles through to the hands of Livakovic.

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32′ Lucas leads the away side’s counter-attack and Jakic commits a smart but cynical tactical foul near the halfway line, leaving the referee with no option but to book the midfielder.

31′ A lazy header by Sanchez offers Ademi the chance to drive down the left flank and the midfielder duly obliges. The Colombian centre-back recovers, however, giving away the first corner of the game on the left-hand side, which Dinamo waste.

30′ Mourinho’s side have won three of their last five away matches in the knockout stages of major European competitions (L2), having been winless in 11 such games prior to this run.

28′ CHANCE! Alli finds acres of space inside the left-hand channel, races towards the edge of the area and tries to slot in Lamela. The Argentine runs onto the throughball, taking one touch before seeing his left-footed effort blocked at the vital moment by Theophile-Catherine. That was nearly the opener for Spurs if it wasn’t for the centre-back’s last-ditch tackle.

27′ Kane is perhaps guilty of being too honest as he manages to stay on his feet, despite the best efforts from Lauritsen to grab the striker and bring him down inside the area. Nevertheless, the visitors’ captain stays on his feet and then fails to find Alli, meaning the chance for the away side fades away.

26′ Alli’s pass is inches away from rolling in Kane, who had made a run to the right of Theophile-Catherine into the area. Livakovic was quick off his line but a better pass from Alli there would have spelled danger for the home side.

25′ After a slow start, the hosts are slowly growing into this game. In the last few minutes or so, Mourinho’s team have struggled to make it out of their own half and the likes of Ivanusec and Orsic have both forced smart blocks from Spurs’ defence.

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22′ Lamela becomes the first name in the book for dissent towards referee Massa.

22′ Petkovic wins a free-kick just inside Spurs’ half. The visitors employ an incredibly high line and Majer’s delivery is comfortably headed away by Sanchez. Franjic then retrieves possession, dancing past two tackles before blasting a left-footed effort into the body of Aurier inside the area.

20′ Lucas gets isolated one-on-one with Ristovski, beating the right-back with relative ease before travelling out of play with the ball. The Brazilian had done the hard part of beating the defender, so he will be frustrated to not capitalise on the opening where he could have found Kane or Alli in the box.

19′ Alli takes an age to play the ball inside and when he does he gives it away to Ristovski. The right-back then tries to launch a counter-attack through Orsic and Ivanusec but the pass is too heavy and Dier intervenes near the halfway line.

17′ Lucas roams through the middle of the park, shrugging off two tackles and eventually going down under the pressure of Ademi. The referee, however, is having none of it as he waves his arms and insists play goes on, much to the annoyance of the Brazilian on the floor.

16′ Ivanusec latches onto a long ball in the right-hand channel, bringing it down and driving at Davies inside the area. The hosts’ forward beats the Welshman with ease, however, his left-footed strike gets blocked by the chest of Dier before it can trouble Lloris in Spurs’ goal.

14′ Lucas slides in Kane with a smart reverse pass down the left-hand side and the visitors’ captain tries to find a team-mate at the front post. The English forward delivers a great cross but it evades all of his colleagues, namely Alli and Lamela, as it races out for a throw-in on the other side.

12′ Ivanusec dispossesses Davies on the right flank but then fails to find the feet of Petkovic in the middle. The pair stand there looking at each other in frustration while Lloris picks the ball up before rolling out short to Aurier to the right of the area.

10′ Dier goes long in search of Lucas but instead finds Alli, who passes to Kane before receiving the ball back. Space opens up for Alli to shoot on the edge of the area after he has made it in behind Ristovski, however, the midfielder scuffs his shot and it doesn’t trouble Livakovic.

9′ Son has scored in each of his last three away starts in European competition, the first Spurs player to do so (excluding qualifiers) since Dimitar Berbatov in March 2008– no Spurs player has ever scored in four consecutive away starts in major European competition. The visitors could use his attacking spark here but he isn’t available after his injury against Arsenal.

7′ Kane tries a smart flick over the top of Lauritsen for the run of Alli but the centre-back is alert to the danger, poking away a clearance before the Englishman can capitalise through the middle.

6′ Lucas ghosts inside but he has to play backwards as the movement in front of him is minimal. The visitors appear content to work possession from side to side at the minute as they patiently attempt to carve out an attacking opportunity.

4′ Petkovic and the hosts are furious with referee Massa for giving a foul on Dier in the air when the forward thought he had won it fairly. After a few quiet words from the referee, play resumes with a Spurs free-kick.

3′ The first shot of the game comes from Orsic, who drifts in from the left before unleashing a long-range effort which Lloris comfortably saves. Majer had initially nicked the ball off Aurier and then found Orsic in space on the flank.

2′ Davies and Alli immediately exchange a one-two down the left-hand side, with the Welsh left-back reaching the byline before needlessly fouling Ristovski. Kane was ready and waiting in the middle but Davies didn’t get the chance to get his head up and find him.

1′ Referee Davide Massa blows his whistle to get the second leg of this Europa League tie underway!

The players are wandering out the tunnel and shortly it will be time for kick-off.

Spurs will be the seventh English side that Dinamo have hosted in European competition after Leeds United, Newcastle United, Manchester United, Fulham, Arsenal and Manchester City. The Croatian side defeated two of those teams at home – Leeds in August 1967 and Arsenal in September 2015.

Jose Mourinho opts for two changes to the starting eleven from the first leg. Heung-Min Son, who picked up an injury against Arsenal, switches out for Lucas. The other change sees Ndombele drop to the bench for Winks. Kane, who scored twice in the first leg, starts up top with Alli playing in behind him.

The hosts makes one change from the previous leg in London, bringing in Franjic for Leovac at left-back. Apart from that, Dinamo make no other alterations to their side that went down 2-0 last Thursday.

SUBS: Gareth Bale, Joe Hart, Dane Scarlett, Carlos Vinicius, Toby Alderweireld, Steven Bergwijn, Marcel Lavinier, Tanguy Ndombele, Japhet Tanganga, Sergio Reguilon, Matt Doherty, Giovani Lo Celso.

TOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1): Hugo Lloris; Ben Davies, Eric Dier, Davinson Sanchez, Serge Aurier; Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko; Lucas Moura, Dele Alli, Erik Lamela; Harry Kane.

SUBS: Iyayi Atiemwen, Mario Gavranovic, Marin Leovac, Marijan Cabraja, Marko Tonic, Renato Josipovic, Lirim Kastrati, Robbie Burton, Josip Misic, Dino Peric, Daniel Zagorac, Petar Stojanovic.

DINAMO ZAGREB (4-3-3): Dominik Livakovic; Kevin Theophile-Catherine, Stefan Ristovski, Rasmus Lauritsen, Bartol Franjic; Kristijan Jakic, Arijan Ademi, Lovro Majer; Luka Ivanusec, Bruno Petkovic, Mislav Orsic.

The visitors come in to this second leg with a two-goal advantage, after defeating the Croatian side 2-0 in the first leg last week. Domestically, last time out Tottenham lost to local rivals Arsenal 2-1, while Dinamo crushed Varazdin 5-0.

Hello and welcome to live coverage of the second leg of the Europa League last-16 clash between Dinamo Zagreb and Tottenham.

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