Tottenham Hotspur 1-1 Sporting Lisbon: Late VAR drama denies Harry Kane winner

Rodrigo Bentancur’s equalizer saw Spurs avoid a third straight defeat in all competitions

Tottenham will be looking for a point in Marseille in their final Champions League group game to secure a place in the knockout stages after being denied victory in a dramatic final against Sporting Lisbon.

Spurs knew victory would secure a place in the last 16, but they worked for a long time before being denied a last-gasp winner when Harry Kane’s strike was ruled out for offside in the chaos that followed as manager Antonio Conte was shown a red card.

In a tense encounter, former Spurs youngster Marcus Edwards gave Sporting a 22nd-minute lead with a low shot that punished Conte’s side for a poor first-half display that drew loud jeers from the home fans.

Spurs were much improved after the break, but goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was grateful for a decisive save from Sporting substitute Nazinho, who also shot wide.

Both escapes were capitalized on when Rodrigo Bentancur headed in a corner after 10 minutes, and in a spirited finish both sides had chances to win.

Kane thought he almost caught it with the last shot – only for VAR to decide otherwise.

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Tottenham Hotspur

  1. Group number11Player nameGil
  2. Group number12Player nameEmerson Royal
  3. Group number34Player nameLenglet

Sporting Lisbon

  1. Group number1Player nameAdam

  2. Group number25Player nameGoncalo Inácio

  3. Group number4Player nameCoates

  4. Group number2Player nameMatthew Reis

  5. Group number24Player namefurther on

  6. Group number15Player nameUgarte

  7. Group number5Player nameMorita

  8. Group number11Player nameNuno Santos

  9. Group number10Player nameEdwards

  10. Group number17Player namethe key

  11. Group number20Player namePaulinho

  1. Group number3Player nameSan Justus

  2. Group number18Player nameFatawa

  3. Group number33Player nameArthur Gomes

  4. Group number71Player nameFlávio Nazinho

  5. Group number82Player nameMateus Fernandes

The eleven


training 3-4-2-1

  • 1the glories
  • 17RomeroBooked in 67 minutes
  • 15Dier
  • 33Daviesreplaced byLengletin 81′minutes
  • 2Dohertyreplaced byGilin 71′minutes
  • 5Højbjerg
  • 30Bentancur
  • 14Perisic
  • 27Lucas Mourareplaced byEmerson Royalin 82′minutes
  • 7Son Heung-Min
  • 10Kane


  • 4skip it
  • 6D Sanchez
  • 11Gil
  • 12Emerson Royal
  • 19R Sessegnon
  • 20Forster
  • 24Spence
  • 25available
  • 29enter
  • 34Lenglet
  • 38Bissouma
  • 42White


training 3-4-2-1

  • 1Adam
  • 25Ignatius
  • 4CoatesBooked in 41 minutes
  • 2Kings of Lima
  • 24further on
  • 15UgarteBooked in 83 minutes
  • 5Moritareplaced bySpain Fernandesin 61′minutes
  • 11Gomes dos Santosreplaced byBasilua Jacinto Názinhoin 62′minutes
  • 10Edwardsreplaced byFatawain 71′minutes
  • 17Trincao axreplaced byGomes Lourençoin 71′minutes
  • 20Fernandes Daysreplaced bySan Justusin 75′minutes


  • 3San Justus
  • 6Alexandropoulos
  • 12Israel
  • 16Costa Rocha
  • 18Fatawa
  • 22Eusebius Paulo
  • 33Gomes Lourenço
  • 63Martínez Marsà
  • 71Basilua Jacinto Názinho
  • 77Borges Cabral
  • 82Spain Fernandes
  • 84wipe

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