Spurs dumped out of Champions League, Josip Ilicic steals the show for Atalanta.

Two First-half goals from Marcel Sabtizer and a late goal from Emil Forsberg was enough to send the premier League representative packing from the champions League (3:0) FT. (4:0) Aggregate.

Jose Mourinho made five changes from his 1-1 draw against Burnley over the weekend, one of the changes was Tanguy Ndombele, who the spurs tactician criticized heavily for his lackluster performance.

Spurs needed to overturn a one-goal deficit as they paid a visit to Red Bull Leipzig Arena in Germany for the second leg round of 16 ties.

As early as 10 minutes into play Julian Nagglesmann’s side punished Tottenham, after an error from Hugo Lloris as Marcel Sabtizer found the back of the net.

In the 21st minute of play, RB Captain made it 2-0 in favor of the host as he nodded the ball past Spurs Skipper.

Late in the game, Tottenham woes were compounded as Emil Forsberg came off the bench and with his first touch gave RB their third goal.(3-0)

Before the match, spurs manager had lamented missing key players the likes of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Steven Bergwijn.

It was evident as spurs lacked coordination and control of the game all throughout.


Mourinho speaking to the press after the loss.

First of all let me thank our fans for coming in such a difficult situation. So many of them they come and supported the team in a difficult moment. It’s the minimum thing I can do.”

“Of course, the best team won, physicality, rhythm, in top condition with their best players and a bench full of quality against a team that is in trouble. Yesterday I was very positive but that’s the way I have to be.”

Mourinho has not won in his seven Knockout champions league match with Four Draws and three wins.

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Josip ilicic (Getty images)

The other match of the day saw Atalanta seal through to the quarter-final after they defeated Valencia in an empty stadium at the Estadio de Mestalla 4-3 with all four goals of the visitors was scored by Josip Ilicic and tie ended 8-4 on aggregate.

The Italian club advanced to the quarterfinals of the Champions League for the first time ever.

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