A red card after a foul on Hirving Lozano, leave Hugo Lloris as the man responsible for Tottenham Hotspur’s near elimination in the Champions League.
Tottenham Hotspur is very close to getting eliminated in the Champions League, all thanks to a red card to goalkeeper Hugo Lloris that allowed PSV Eindhoven to tie the game near the final whistle.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side was very close to getting a vital victory at Phillips Stadium on Wednesday, a win that the desperately needed after not getting the expected results in the first two matches of the competition against Internazionale Milano and FC Barcelona.
The Spurs played the early match on Wednesday, which they began losing thanks to an individual play that Hirving Lozano completed against the English club’s defensive line near the first half hour of the match.
Fortunately for Pochettino and his squad, Lucas Moura scored the equalizer before halftime after Kieran Trippier’s assist.
FULL-TIME: A late equaliser for the hosts sees us leave Eindhoven with a point. pic.twitter.com/T56Zz455Dr
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 24, 2018
During the second half, Harry Kane was able to score Tottenham’s second goal with a header after Eriksen’s clinical cross from the left.
This provisional victory was able to withstand until the 79th minute of the match, which was exactly when Hugo Lloris made his second mistake of the game in front of Mexican winger Hirving Lozano.
This time it was an irresponsible slide, one that the referee show Hugo Lloris a red card with 10 minutes still on the clock.
This was more than enough time for PSV to equalize the game, which they did through Luuk de Jong in the 87th minute of the game.
This result leaves Spurs closer to getting eliminated from the competition, which was completely expected given that they are part of the Group of Death.
PSV Eindhoven is in the same situation, both clubs only have a point and they desperately need to win their last three matches of this group stage.
— PSV International (@psveindhoven) October 24, 2018