Tottenham Hotspur wasted home-field advantage after losing to RB Leipzig 0-1 at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
The first half saw the visitors take the game to Spurs.
Inside of the first 90 seconds, Leipzig had four chances and hit the target twice. The fingertips of Hugo Lloris and the woodwork saved them the usually ruthless Timo Werner.
By the end of the fifth minute, it should have been 0-3.
Spurs could not keep possession of the ball, and the visitors had them penned in their own half with no apparent way out.
The Germans dominated all over the park.
Their defense had almost nothing to do, as Mourinho’s makeshift front three of Moura, Alli, and Winks could not get a sniff of the ball.
Half time arrived and Nagelsmann must have been wondering what his side had to do to get a goal.
The second half saw Spurs improve a little bit. But more so it saw Leipzig back off a little.
But the visitors did get their reward and a breakthrough.
It came by way of a penalty. After Ben Davies brought down Konrad Laimer in the box.
Who else but Timo Werner steps up.
As far as penalties go they don’t get much better. He puts the ball out of Hugo Lloris’ reach. The Frenchman went the right way but was never going to reach it.
The Bundesliga side started to tire after such an aggressive and pressing first hour.
Spurs came into the game a little but seemed to lack ideas and desire.
They had one good chance in the 74th minute when Leipzig keeper Peter Gulacsi was called into action.
He pushed a Giovani lo Celso freekick onto the woodwork.
Mourinho will claim he saw potential in the last half hour. But the fact is that Spurs got what they deserved out of tonight’s game, absolutely nothing.