Tottenham cross Marseille bump with Richarlison’s goals in the Champions League
Tottenham crossed their French counterpart Marseille 2-0 in the match that brought them together on Wednesday evening at Spurs Stadium, in the first round of Group D in the group stage of the Champions League for the current season 2022-2023. The two goals of the match came by Brazilian Richarlison in the 76th minutes, and 84, respectively.
With this result, Tottenham are in second place in the table of Group D with 3 points behind leaders Sporting Lisbon on goal difference, while Marseille is in third place with zero points.
This is the first confrontation between the two teams, as they have not met each other in any final match, whether at the friendly level or the official level.
Tottenham vs Marseille
Tottenham Hotspur plays in Group D, which also includes teams: Eintracht Frankfurt of Germany, Sporting Lisbon of Portugal, Olympique Marseille of France.
Tottenham reached the final of the tournament once in its history against Liverpool in 2019, but lost to Liverpool with two goals without a response, and despite that, the London club had a great sale in other continental participations, winning the European Union Cup 1984 over Anderlecht on penalties and crowned the title for the time His second and third title in terms of European competitions in general.
Tottenham’s first loss in the European final was the 1974 European Cup, when they lost to Feyenoord of the Netherlands by 4 goals to 2 in total and lost the title.
The 1972 European Cup Final is the first final of the European Cup competition. The match was played on a home and away basis on 3 and 17 May 1972 and brought together the English teams of Wolverhampton Wanderers and Tottenham Hotspur. Tottenham won the first match away from home 2–1, and in the second match the two teams tied 1–1. Tottenham won the match 3–2 on aggregate and won the title for the first time.
In the 1962 season, Tottenham reached the semi-finals of the European Champions League for the first time in its history, to come the following season to achieve its first European title, when it crowned the European Cup Winners’ Cup in 1963 when it won the final match against Atletico Madrid, to snatch the title from it.
On the other hand, Marseille won the final of the European Football Champions League in 1993 and is the first final of the European Champion Clubs Cup in its new form, which brought together the Italian clubs AC Milan and Olympique Marseille of France at the Munich Olympic Stadium, and ended with the victory of Olympique Marseille with a free goal scored by French defender Basil. Polly after a pass from Ghanaian Abedi Pele.
The formation of Tottenham was as follows:
Defence: Lenglet, Dier, Romero.
Midfield: Perisic, Bentancur, Hojbjerg, Emerson.
Forwards: Richarlison, Harry Kane, Heung-min Son.