Welcome to the Evening Standard’s Champions League commentary stream for RB Leipzig vs Tottenham LIVE.
Spurs trail 1-0 from the first leg in London, and with Jose Mourinho’s side riddled with injury, they face an uphill task in Germany tonight.
Dan Kilpatrick is at the Red Bull Arena this evening, and you can follow the action LIVE on Standard Sport.
25 mins: This is a crazy game, as Lamela breaks through in his own half and only finds one defender in front of him, but Klostermann makes an important challenge.
Then Leipzig counter through Laimer, and it’s a good block from Alderweireld to prevent the cross from being delivered.
Tottenham now need three goals to go through.
Anyone feeling deja vu?
RB Leipzig 2-0 Tottenham | Marcel Sabitzer 22′
It’s that man again!
This time it’s Aurier who has to hold his hands up after a dreadful headed clearance. Angelino’s cutback finds Sabitzer and he heads towards the front post. Lloris, again, should do a lot better in trying to keep it out.
19 mins: GOAL… NO!
Werner thinks he’s put Leipzig two up but he didn’t time his run to perfection and the flag correctly goes up.
A warning for Spurs though – and Werner is causing all sorts of problems.
17 mins: Decent chance for Spurs as the ball is played into the box by Aurier and Lamela is waiting to tap it in, but Upamecano clears it.
16 mins: Another mix-up at the back and it nearly costs Tottenham dearly as Dier waves his arms at Tanganga to clear, with Werner quickly approaching, but the England defender clears just in time.
Dan Kilpatrick at the Red Bull Arena
“After a bright start, Spurs trail to a sloppy, sloppy goal.
“Lloris should definitely have done better from Sabitzer’s shot but no surprise it came from the gap between Sessegnon and Alderweireld, while to a man the visiting defence was slow to the loose ball. The mountain just got higher.”
13 mins: So, there will be no extra time now – but Spurs need two goals here to go through.
Leipzig have got a hold on the match now too as Schick’s header finds Mukiele at the far post but the offside flag goes up against him.
RB Leipzig 1-0 Tottenham | Marcel Sabitzer 10′
A nightmare start for Spurs!
Dier makes a good block to deny Werner’s powerful effort but the German gets it back and feeds in Sabitzer, who hits it from 20 yards.
It’s low and near the corner, but Lloris’ got a weak hand to it and really should have done better with that.
Dan Kilpatrick at the Red Bull Arena
“Dier has made an assured start at the heart of Spurs’ three-man defence. Spurs have set-up in a 3-4-2-1 with Sessegnon and Aurier the wing-backs, and Lamela and Lucas supporting false no9 Dele.”
7 mins: Leipzig get forward from that attack and Werner’s run in behind Dier keeps the move alive before Angelino’s cross is blocked by Aurier.
Early signs suggest we’re in for an intriguing encounter tonight.
6 mins: This has been a good start from Spurs and Alli takes a fine pass from Alderweireld into his stride before trying to pick out Lamela, but the pass is slightly overhit.
4 mins: Spurs are attacking aggressively in these early moments, trying to force a mistake from the Leipzig defence, knowing that Nagelsmann likes his teams to play out from the back.
But the Germans are confident in possession and that could leave some space in behind, should they get around the press.
1 min: A nervy start at the back for Tottenham as Dier and Lloris fail to communicate and the former’s backpass goes out for a corner.
Angelino’s corner is cleared away at the far post though, so no danger on this occasion.
We’re underway at the Red Bull Arena!
Giovani Lo Celso is the one Tottenham player who could miss the quarter-final first leg if they get through.
Here come the players!
Spurs’ Champions League hopes are on the line tonight. Will they rise to the task?
We’re all set for a big night of football in Leipzig!
Careful with those elbows, Jose!
The Portuguese tactician meets Julian Nagelsmann, the highly-rated RB Leipzig coach, before kick-off.
Timo Werner has scored four goals in seven Champions League appearances this season.
Mourinho watches on as the Tottenham players warm up on the pitch.
He’s been bullish in his predictions ahead of the game, despite having a injury-ravaged squad.
And it’s even worse now that Davinson Sanchez is also out. Will Spurs produce a shock tonight?
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RB Leipzig 3-1 Tottenham (4-1 on aggregate)
TV channel: The match will be televised live on BT Sport 2, with coverage starting from 7pm.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match online via the video player and the BT Sport app.
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Tottenham lineup: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Dier, Tanganga, Sessegnon, Winks, Lo Celso, Lamela, Lucas, Dele
Substitutes: Gazzaniga, Fagan-Walcott, Vertonghen, Skipp, Ndombele, Gedson, Parrott
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