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Werner penalty gives RB Leipzig edge over Spurs in Champions League

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Timo Werner's penalty was RB Leipzig's first ever Champions League knockout goalTottenham face an arduous task to keep their Champions League hopes alive after defeat at home by the highly impressive RB Leipzig in the first leg of their last-16 tie.Spurs, now stripped of long-term injury victim Son Heung-min with a broken arm as well as Harry Kane, were beaten more convincingly than the scoreline suggests as the side lying second in the Bundesliga demonstrated their growing stature.And it was only a masterclass from goalkeeper Hugo Lloris that gives Spurs hope for the second leg in Germany, keeping Leipzig at bay with a string of outstanding saves before he was beaten by Timo Werner's 58th-minute penalty.
Lloris turned Angelino's shot on to the post and saved from Werner inside the first minute, later denying the striker once more from point-blank range.He was powerless to stop Werner's drilled spot-kick after Ben Davies fouled Konrad Laimer but kept Spurs in it with a crucial block from Patrik Schick.Spurs finally forged chances of their own after the break, with Leipzig keeper Peter Gulacsi turning Giovani Lo Celso's free-kick on to the post and Lucas Moura heading over from close range - but it is advantage to Julian Nagelsmann's team.
Spurs suffer from lack of threat
The big question for Spurs and manager Jose Mourinho was how they would lay a glove on RB Leipzig after the blow of losing Son to a broken arm exacerbated the long-term absence of main marksman Kane.And so it proved as, despite a much-improved second half, they could not apply consistent pressure to Leipzig, who will go into the second leg as firm favourites to reach the quarter-finals.Spurs should not be written off after the heroics of last season but without Kane and Son it would be an outstanding feat if they were to overturn this deficit.
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Werner a class act
Werner was centre stage in the build-up to this match, with the 23-year-old striker being heavily linked with a summer move to Liverpool as one of the most coveted players in Europe.And he demonstrated exactly why as the spearhead of this dangerous, talented RB Leipzig side who are currently threatening the established order in the Bundesliga.Werner, operating on the flanks, is blessed with pace, control, awareness and is a natural finisher with 20 goals in the German top flight this season.He was a constant threat and will have been disappointed not to put Leipzig in an even more commanding position as he had two first-half efforts saved by Lloris, the second of which he should have finished.Werner never let his head drop, berating team-mates when the service was not swift enough, and showing vision when he wrong-footed the Spurs defence by stepping over Angelino's cross from which Schick forced another fine save from Lloris.He will provide Leipzig's big threat in the second leg on 10 March - and will surely be at the centre of serious transfer interest from Europe's elite clubs this summer.
Man of the match - Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)
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The Tottenham goalkeeper made four saves to keep RB Leipzig's tally to just one goal heading into the second leg of the last-16 tie
'We are really in trouble' - what they said
Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho: "I'm not worried with the 1-0 - we can go there and win. What worries me is that these are our players for the next however many matches. "Moura was absolutely dead, Bergwijn was absolutely dead, Lo Celso was absolutely dead. "We are really in trouble. If it was just this game I'd say 'no problem' but we have FA Cup and Premier League games."I know Lamela could only give us 20 minutes and I knew Ndombele could not play for 90 minutes. I tried to manage the pieces I had." Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris: "I want to stay positive especially after what we saw in the last 20 minutes. There is a second leg and we have a chance. It's not the best result we could get."There is a lot of quality in Leipzig and they showed it today. Because of all the circumstances against us in the past few weeks and months we have to stay positive. Not to find excuses... we have to be ready to fight."
150 Champions League games in charge for Mourinho - the stats
38% of Tottenham's home Champions League defeats have come against German opposition (3/8), also losing on home soil to Bayer Leverkusen in November 2016 and Bayern Munich back in October.
Of all sides to play their first ever Champions League knockout game away from home, RB Leipzig are just the sixth different side to win, and first since their German counterparts Wolfsburg beat Gent in February 2016.
In his Champions League career, Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has lost the first leg of a Champions League knockout tie at home for only the third time, also doing so against Barcelona in February 2006 with Chelsea and April 2011 with Real Madrid, going on to be eliminated on both occasions.
RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann (32 years, 211 days) became the youngest person to take charge of a Champions League knockout match, overtaking Domenico Tedesco (33 years, 161 days) who oversaw FC Schalke's last-16 tie with Manchester City last season.
RB Leipzig had 12 shots during the first half - the most they have ever had during the opening 45 minutes in an away Champions League match, while also the most Spurs have ever faced as the home side before the interval in the competition.
Each of Timo Werner's first seven Champions League goals for RB Leipzig have come away from home, the longest streak by a player in the competition's history before their first home goal.
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho became the fourth manager to take charge of 150 Champions League matches after Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger and Carlo Ancelotti. Indeed, only Ancelotti (84) won more of his first 150 games in the competition than Mourinho (81).
Tottenham are the sixth side Jose Mourinho has managed in the knockout stages of the Champions League, the joint-most number of different sides one manager has taken charge of at this stage alongside Ancelotti (FC Porto, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Manchester United and Spurs).
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Line-ups
Tottenham
1Lloris
24Aurier
6D Sanchez
4Alderweireld
33DaviesBooked at 56mins[/i]
30Carvalho FernandesSubstituted forNdombeleat 64'minutes
18Lo CelsoBooked at 10mins[/i]
8Winks
23Bergwijn
27Lucas Moura
20AlliSubstituted forLamelaat 64'minutesBooked at 90mins[/i]
Substitutes
5Vertonghen
11Lamela
15Dier
22Gazzaniga
28Ndombele
29Skipp
39Tanganga
RB Leipzig
1Gulacsi
16Klostermann
26Ampadu
23Halstenberg
22Mukiele
27LaimerSubstituted forForsbergat 83'minutes
7SabitzerBooked at 12mins[/i]
3Angelino
18NkunkuBooked at 72mins[/i]Substituted forHaidaraat 74'minutes
11WernerBooked at 33mins[/i]
21SchickSubstituted forPoulsenat 77'minutes
Substitutes
8Haidara
9Poulsen
10Forsberg
17Lookman
19Wolf
25Olmo
28Mvogo
Referee:Cuneyt CakirAttendance:60,095
Match Stats
Home TeamTottenhamAway TeamRB LeipzigPossessionHome44%Away56%ShotsHome12Away16Shots on TargetHome5Away5CornersHome6Away7FoulsHome11Away17
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Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 0, RB Leipzig 1.
Full Time
Posted at 90'+6' Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 0, RB Leipzig 1.
Booking
Posted at 90'+4' Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 90'+4' Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 90'+4' Foul by Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur).Posted at 90'+3' Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Ethan Ampadu.Posted at 90'+2' Attempt saved. Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner.Posted at 89' Attempt missed. Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ben Davies with a cross.Posted at 88' Foul by Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig).Posted at 88' Tanguy Ndombele (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 88' Foul by Emil Forsberg (RB Leipzig).Posted at 88' Serge Aurier (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 87' Corner, RB Leipzig. Conceded by Toby Alderweireld.Posted at 86' Attempt missed. Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Giovani Lo Celso with a cross following a corner.Posted at 86' Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Peter Gulacsi.Posted at 86' Attempt missed. Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right from a direct free kick.Posted at 85' Foul by Marcel Halstenberg (RB Leipzig).Posted at 85' Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 84' Attempt blocked. Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Substitution
Posted at 83' Substitution, RB Leipzig. Emil Forsberg replaces Konrad Laimer.Posted at 83' Foul by Amadou Haidara (RB Leipzig).Posted at 83' Tanguy Ndombele (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Substitution
Posted at 77' Substitution, RB Leipzig. Yussuf Poulsen replaces Patrik Schick.Posted at 76' Offside, RB Leipzig. Angelino tries a through ball, but Patrik Schick is caught offside.Posted at 75' Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Ben Davies tries a through ball, but Erik Lamela is caught offside.
Substitution
Posted at 74' Substitution, RB Leipzig. Amadou Haidara replaces Christopher Nkunku.Posted at 73' Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Peter Gulacsi.Posted at 73' Attempt saved. Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.
Booking
Posted at 72' Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.Posted at 71' Foul by Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig).Posted at 71' Giovani Lo Celso (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 71' Offside, RB Leipzig. Marcel Sabitzer tries a through ball, but Nordi Mukiele is caught offside.Posted at 67' Attempt blocked. Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Patrik Schick.Posted at 66' Marcel Halstenberg (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 66' Foul by Lucas Moura (Tottenham Hotspur).Posted at 65' Timo Werner (RB Leipzig) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 65' Foul by Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham Hotspur).
Substitution
Posted at 64' Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Erik Lamela replaces Dele Alli.
Substitution
Posted at 64' Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Tanguy Ndombele replaces Gedson Fernandes.Posted at 62' Attempt saved. Patrik Schick (RB Leipzig) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Angelino.
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