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Tottenham prepare for Sporting Lisbon as both want to keep winning starts

Tottenham travel to Lisbon tonight to face Sporting CP in the second match of the Champions League group stage. Antonio Conte’s men are playing for the first time in six days after the weekend’s Premier League games were postponed in respect for Queen Elizabeth II’s passing on Thursday.

The Spurs started their European campaign at home with a 2-0 win over Marseille. They were helped off by Chancel Mbemba Mangulu early in the second half, but had to wait until the 76th minute for Richarlison to break the deadlock. He added a second five minutes later to keep Tottenham safe until the end of the game, securing a crucial three points.

Tonight’s opponents, Sporting, also won their opening game when they passed Europa League champions Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 from home. Marcus Edwards, Francisco Trincao and Nuno Santos found the back of the net and secured a lead in Group D tonight. The team that wins will go to the top of the group with four games to play.

Follow all the action from Tottenham’s trip to Sporting in the Champions League:

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GOAL! Sporting 1-0 Tottenham (Paulinho, 90′)⚽️

90 minutes: I was wrong! Huge goal for Sporting CP who have now definitely won the match.

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Sporting 0-0 Tottenham

87 mins: Emerson Royal and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg have entered the book for brash challenges. Spurs just lose a bit of their cool as this game comes to an end.

Neither team deserves to lose and I don’t think they will. It ends goalless.

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Sporting 0-0 Tottenham

84 min: Sporting win a free kick in the Spurs half and get a chance to get the ball into the penalty area. The home fans do their best to spur their team on as Pedro Porro swings the ball to the center.

Hugo Lloris confidently comes out, calls for the ball and plucks it from the sky.

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Sporting 0-0 Tottenham

81 min: Pedro Porro hits a cross from the right wing into the center and sends it straight into Hugo Lloris’ hands. There is still time for either of these teams to score a winner, although a draw away from home wouldn’t be the worst result for Antonio Conte’s men.

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Sporting 0-0 Tottenham

78 mins: Kulusevski makes things happen for Spurs. He’s not afraid to pick up players and bombs past Goncalves on the right, but cut into the box.

He wants to slide a pass to Emerson Royal, who goes down in the area hoping for a penalty. The referee blows his whistle, but it’s for offside against the Tottenham player.

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Sporting 0-0 Tottenham

75 min: Son Heung-min is replaced by Dejan Kulusevski for Tottenham. Can he learn something for the visitors? They need it.

He can. Kulusevski drives down the right wing and carries the ball to the byline, he is met by Matheus Reis who pushes him off the ball and gives the Spurs a free kick.

Perisic curls one into the back post, but Sporting heads it clearly.

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Sporting 0-0 Tottenham

72 minutes: The longer this game lasts, the more likely it will be zero-zero. Trincao gets a foul from Hojbjerg as he tries to launch a counter-attack, but it’s a smart foul from the midfielder.

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Sporting 0-0 Tottenham

69 mins: There is a resurgence in Sporting as Edwards wins them a corner. Pedro Porr tosses it in the box and the initial clearance drops to Hidemasa Morita on the edge of the area.

He volleys it back to the target, but the shot doesn’t make it through the cluster of bodies.

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Sporting 0-0 Tottenham

66 mins: Edwards has three Spurs defenders as he busts his way into the penalty area and makes his way. He manages to spray the ball to the only other Sporting player in the penalty area, but the pass doesn’t reach Trincao and Tottenham get the ball away.

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Sporting 0-0 Tottenham

63 mins: Tottenham raised their skill level in the second half. They have created 11 chances, five of which were on target, and yet things remain good.