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Marseille 1-2 Tottenham: Three Things We Learned

Harry Kettle in Editorial, UEFA Champions League 2 Nov 2022

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Another frantic year of group stage action has been and gone in the Champions League and, as expected, we had plenty of twists and turns to enjoy along the way.

Last night, we saw Group D come to a close with real drama in store for every club involved, but ultimately, Tottenham Hotspur won the group by defeating Marseille 2-1 in France.

Marseille show heart

Marseille have been on a poor run of form recently but it really didn’t matter in the first 45 minutes last night. The crowd was loud, the players synced up perfectly and they were playing Tottenham off the pitch. It’s bizarre to think they won’t even be playing in the Europa League after such an insane performance but even with that being the case, they’ve definitely got a great deal they can build on.

Tottenham dig deep

Between losing Son and being completely overrun in the first half, Tottenham were struggling big time. Alas, Antonio Conte knew how to get his side to dig deep, and that’s exactly what they did. They went from struggling to string a pass together to scoring a last minute winner and because of that Hojbjerg goal, they won the group and may even get an easier draw in the round of 16.

Group D chaos

At half time the group table looked as follows – Sporting, Marseille, Tottenham, Frankfurt. At full time, it looked like this – Tottenham, Frankfurt, Sporting, Marseille. That’s the kind of unpredictability we all love to see at the elite level and in the years to come, we imagine that there will be plenty of talk about just how competitive Group D was, especially if they do end up changing the group system.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Harry Kettle


Harry is a University of Worcester graduate who has been writing professionally for the last two years. He specialises in several sports such as MMA, pro wrestling and athletics, with football being his primary love. He continues to dream of a life in the Premier League as a Wolves fan.

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