Tottenham Hotspur v Wolfsberger AC Live Commentary & Result, 24/02/2021, UEFA Europa League | OkeGoal

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Tottenham return to Premier League action at the weekend, hosting Burnley on Sunday. Wolfsberger face Rheindorf Altach in their next Austrian Bundesliga contest at home on the same day.

Tottenham advance to the round of 16 of the Europa League with a dominant performance against Wolfsberger, securing a 4-0 win this evening and 8-1 overall in the tie. Dele Alli began the rout with a brilliant overhead kick before supplying further goals in the second half for Carlos Vinicius and Gareth Bale. Vinicius notched his second to put the icing on the cake after good work from substitute Dane Scarlett. 

90′ + 3′ FULL-TIME: TOTTENHAM 4-0 WOLFSBERGER (8-1 agg)

90′ There will be two minutes of added time.

89′ Spurs are cantering over the line this evening. It has been an impressive performance from Mourinho’s men.

86′ SAVE! Bale threads the needle in the final third to find Scarlett. He takes a heavy touch, but stabs a strke towards goal. Kuttin reacts to turn his effort past the left post.

83′ Scarlett puts the pressure on Henriksson and wins possession. His challenge deflects into the path of Vinicius, who converts the opening in front of goal.

83′ GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!! VINICIUS CONVERTS HIS SECOND!! 4-0 TOTTENHAM!!!! The Brazilian is on the spot to find the back of the net with a neat finish after good work from Scarlett. The youngster closes down Henriksson on the edge of the box and the ball falls perfectly for Vinicius. He takes on the strike first time and buries his strike into the bottom-left corner.

82′ John enters the action for his debut to repalce Sissoko.

81′ Alli comes off after a fine performance and is replaced by Scarlett.

81′ OVER! Winks has space in the final third and angles a strike towards goal, only to lift his effort well over the bar.

79′ Stratznig makes way from the Wolfsberger midfield for Rnic.

78′ Tottenham are the ninth different team to score 100 Europa League goals; only Benfica (53 games) & Sevilla (55 games) reached the tally quicker than Spurs (56 games).

T. Alderweireld

Yellow Card

77′ Alderweireld talks himself into the book as disagrees with a decision against Dier for a foul on Dieng.

74′ Lavinier makes his Tottenham bow as he replaces Doherty at the back.

73′ Alli sees Bale in space and supplies an offload for Bale to finish in style.

73′ GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!! BALE PROVIDES A CRISP FINISH INTO THE TOP-RIGHT CORNER!!!!! 3-0!!!!!! Spurs extend their advantage courtesy of a stunning effort from Bale. Alli spots the Welshman in acres of space in the right inside channel and slides a pass towards his run. Bale takes on the strike first time with the side of his left boot, finding the top-right corner with his arcing effort.

71′ This is only the fifth time a Mourinho team has scored six goals across a two-legged European tie, first time since 2011-12 Champions League quarter final – Real Madrid vs Apoel Nicosia (8-2 on agg).

69′ Bergwijn is withdrawn from the action after a solid performance for Moura.

69′ Bale comes on to the field for the home side to replace Lamela in the final third.

68′ Wolfsberger pressure down the left flank through Giorbelidze and he works in tandem with Stratznig. However, the latter loses possession amid the presense of Sissoko on the edge of the box.

67′ SAVE! Alli launches a strike from the edge of the box that has power and placement, but Kuttin gets down sharp to his left to make a fine stop.

65′ Davies brings down Dieng on a counter and goes into the book.

65′ Peric comes onto the field in place of Scherzer.

G. Giorbelidze

D. Baumgartner

65′ Giorbelidze replaces Baumgartner at the back for the visitors.

64′ Spurs build down the left flank and Davies combines with Lamela to allow the forward to drill a low ball across the face of goal. However, no one in a white shirt can connect with the delivery in the middle.

C. Wernitznig

Yellow Card

63′ Wernitznig goes into the book for a foul on Lamela.

63′ SAVE! Wolfsberger work the ball well in the final third. Scherzer offloads to Joveljic in space on the edge of the box, but he places his strike straight at Hart. He should have done better with that opening.

D. Baumgartner

Yellow Card

61′ Baumgartner catches Vinicius with a late boot and goes into the book.

60′ WIDE! Liendl lifts a dangerous ball over the top of the Spurs defence for Joveljic to attack at the back post. He connects with a header, only to guide his effort wide of the left post.

58′ Vinicius has scored five goals in the Europa League this season – only Pizzi (7), Dabbur (6) and Yazici (6) have netted more.

57′ WIDE! Lamela and Bergwijn combine in the final third for the Argentine to curl a strike towards goal, but he bends his effort just wide of the target.

55′ BLOCK! Lochosvili gets in the way of a goalbound strike from Lamela, who cuts in from the right flank to shoot at goal on his left foot. The defender puts his head on the line to send it away from danger.

54′ SAVE! Spurs win a free-kick in the final third, but Dier sees his effort blocked by the wall. The rebound falls to Doherty into the box, who feeds Lamela on the charge. The Argentine stabs a strike towards goal, but Kuttin diverts it behind for a corner.

51′ Davies has to be alert at the back to stop a strike from Pavelic from travelling towards goal, conceding a corner in the process.

50′ Alli delivers a sublime cross into the box for Vinicius to convert.

50′ GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!! VINICIUS HEADS HOME!!! 2-0 TOTTENHAM!!! Spurs double their lead as Vinicius directs his header into the ground and past Kuttin. Alli collects on the left flank and angles a precise delivery to the back post. Vinicius makes a good run and connects with a header to find the bottom-right corner. Clinical from the Brazilian.

50′ Dieng latches on to a ball over the top of the Spurs defence and takes a decent first touch. Dier gets across to apply pressure and the forward goes down, but the referee does not award a penalty.

49′ Lamela has a surges into the final third, but he gets closed down by Baumgartner before he can fire at goal on his left foot.

46′ We’re back underway in this Europa League clash.

46′ Novak makes way for Pavelic.

46′ Joveljic is on for Vizinger at the break for the visitors.

Jose Mourinho will be pleased with his side’s performance in the first half, although he might want to see a touch more of a killer instinct in the final. Carlos Vinicius in particular could have displayed more of a clinical edge. The second half should present a lot more opportunities.

Tottenham hold a 1-0 lead on the night against Wolfsberger, extending their advantage to 5-1 on aggregate in their Europa League contest. Dele Alli notched the goal with a stunning overhead kick from Matt Doherty’s cross. Carlos Vinicius came close to scoring a second, only to see his effort cleared off the line by Gustav Henriksson. Spurs are in complete control.

45′ HALF-TIME: TOTTENHAM 1-0 WOLFSBERGER

44′ SAVE! Bergwijn probes down the right flank and opens up space for a drive that Kuttin has to beat away before Baumgartner heads back to the keeper to hold the ball.

44′ OFF THE LINE! Vinicius is denied by Henriksson. Lamela threads a pass through to his team-mate through on goal. The offside flag stays down and the Brazilian rounds Kuttin. He goes to place a strike into the net on his left foot, but Henriksson slides back on the line to save a certain goal.

43′ OVER! Doherty and Sissoko combine with a one-two down the right flank. The full-back floats a cross to the back post for Vinicius to attack, but he guides his header just over the bar.

42′ The home side have lost a little bit of impetus in the final third. Mourinho will be looking for a killer instinct from his team.

40′ Tottenham win a free-kick inside the Wolfsberger half. Davies floats a cross into the box, but the Austrian side are able to clear their lines.

38′ The visitors are starting to get a foot in the game and will be looking to force the issue to find an equaliser before the break.

36′ Doherty goes into the book for a challenge on Scherzer, catching the wing-back’s ankle.

34′ SAVE! Liendl latches on to a cutback from Novak on the right flank and sends an effort towards goal. It’s tame and Hart has time to get down to make the stop.

33′ Lamela tries to release Alli behind the Wolfberger defence, but Kuttin scampers off his line to get there first and clear for the visitors.

32′ Bergwijn cuts in from the left flank and has space to shoot, but he offloads towards Winks and the shooting opportunity is spurned.

30′ Bergwijn has been active in the final third. The Dutchman could do with a goal this evening.

28′ Tottenham are in complete command of the game and are just knocking the ball around at their leisure. There’s an opportunity for another big win tonight for Mourinho’s men.

26′ Alli sends an ambitious cross into the middle from the left flank using the outside of his right boot. Vinicius is not on the same page and is unable to reach the delivery, much to the annoyance of his team-mate.

24′ BLOCK! Bergwijn runs at the Wolfsberger defence and cuts inside from the left flank to shoot. Novak follows him all the way to block the effort before the visitors clear the danger.

23′ Henriksson sends a long ball over the top for Vizinger to chase. He flicks a header towards goal, but Hart makes a comfortable claim.

22′ Vincius latches on to a long ball over the top from Hart. He tries to twist and turn to fire at goal, only to see his effort blocked by Henriksson.

20′ WIDE! Wolfsberger work the ball well in the final third and a cross-field ball finds Scherzer on the left flank. He opens up space for a strike, but sends his effort narrowly wide of the right post.

17′ Lamela wins the ball on the right flank and looks for the one-two with Vinicius. However, the backheel from the forward travels towards Stratznig to make the interception ahead of his team-mate.

17′ Alli looks to send a first-time ball over the top for Vinicius, but it skips off the surface and travels into the hands of Kuttin.

15′ Spurs work the ball intricately on the edge of the box, but Davies falls to combine with Vinicius to create a shooting opportunity for the home side.

13′ OVER! Bergwijn makes a neat turn in the final third and offloads into space for Winks to strike on his left foot. The England man gets a clean effort away, only to send it over the top.

12′ Alli has scored his third goal of the season and first since scoring against LASK back in December 2020.

10′ Doherty clips a cross into the box before Alli does the rest with a sublime finish.

10′ WHAT A GOAL!!! ALLI SCORES A STUNNING OVERHEAD KICK!!!! 1-0 TOTTENHAM!!! Alli puts Spurs ahead on the night with a spectacular finish. Doherty angles a cross into the middle and Alli takes it out of the air with a fine touch. His second is even better as he connects with an overhead kick that flies off his right boot into the bottom-left corner.

9′ Lamela and Doherty combine down the right, but the latter sends his cross straight into the path of Stratznig to clear the danger.

7′ WIDE! Bergwijn cuts in from the left flank with menace and lines up a strike from the edge of the box. However, he pulls his effort just wide of the left post.

6′ OVER! Wernitznig latches on to a knockdown from Dieng and goes for a strike at goal on the half-volley, but he can only send his effort over the top.

5′ Sissoko clips a ball over the top for Doherty to chase. The full-back takes a heavy touch and Baumgartner covers to guide it out for a goal-kick.

3′ Dieng probes down the right flank, but he fails to receive an offload back from Wernitznig in the right inside channel as Davies applies the pressure.

1′ We’re underway at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

No team in UEFA Cup/Europa League history has overturned a three-goal deficit from the first leg at home during the knockout stages of the competition.

Wolfsberger have made seven changes to their side from their win over Sturm Graz. Kuttin gets the start between the posts, while Lochoshvili comes into the back three. Wernitznig, Stratznig and Scherzer start in a four-man midfield. Vizinger is joined in the final third by Dieng and Liendl.

Mourinho has made nine changes to his side that was beaten 2-1 against West Ham last time out. Only Dier and Lamela retain their spots in the side. Hart starts in goal as Hugo Lloris drops to the bench. Doherty, Alderweireld and Davies get the nod in the backline. Winks and Sissoko occupy the middle of the park. Alli, Moura and Vinicius all play in the final third. Kane and Son are among the substitutes.

WOLFSBERGER SUBS: Guram Giorbelidze, Stefan Peric, Mario Pavelic, Dejan Joveljic, Nemanja Rnic, Thorsten Rocher, David Skubl, Lukas Schofl, Matthaus Taferner, Alexander Kofler.

WOLFSBERGER (3-4-3): Manuel Kuttin; Dominik Baumgartner, Gustav Henriksson, Luka Lochoshvili; Michael Novak, Christopher Wernitznig, Kai Lukas Stratznig, Jonathan Scherzer; Dario Vizinger, Cheikhou Dieng, Michael Liendl.

TOTTENHAM SUBS: Hugo Lloris, Sergio Reguilon, Son Heung-min, Gareth Bale, Harry Kane, Japhet Tanganga, Lucas Moura, Tanguy Ndombele, Dane Scarlett, Marcel Livinier, Dilan Markanday, Nile John.

TOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1): Joe Hart; Matt Doherty, Toby Alderweireld, Eric Dier, Ben Davies; Moussa Sissoko, Harry Winks; Erik Lamela, Dele Alli, Steven Bergwijn; Carlos Vinicius.

Wolfsberger need to mount a serious comeback to defeat Tottenham and advance to the round of 16. They were soundly beaten 4-1 in the first leg and had no answer for the Premier League outfit. A late strike from Dario Vizinger handed Ferdinand Feldhofer’s men a confidence-boosting win over Sturm Graz on Sunday, but the Austrian side know they need to be flawless tonight.

Tottenham have a foot in the next round of the competition, having beaten the Austrian outfit 4-1 in the first leg. The result provided respite for Spurs’ poor run of form domestically where they have lost three out of their last four games. Jose Mourinho is beginning to come under pressure in the dugout after his side’s defeat to West Ham United last time out. The Portuguese needs a strong run in the competition to stave off threat of the sack.

Good afternoon and welcome to the live commentary of the Europa League round-of-32 clash between Tottenham and Wolfsberger at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.