Spurs’ stunning comeback secures Champions League progress

Jose Mourinho’s first home game in charge was a cracker as Tottenham bounced back from two down to progress to the knockout stages of the Champions League with a dramatic 4-2 win over Olympiakos.

One goal from Dele Alli, two courtesy of Harry Kane and a stunning strike by Serge Aurier turned the game on its head in Jose Mourinho’s first home game in charge.

Olympiakos were bright from the outset and took the lead in the sixth minute when El Arabi curled a left-footed shot from distance into the far corner of Paulo Gazzaniga’s net.

Tottenham’s confidence was sapped and their predicament became worse when a corner from the left fell perfectly for Ruben Semedo to tap into the empty net.

Mourinho acted swiftly, withdrawing Eric Dier in favour of Christian Eriksen before the half-hour mark in recognition that goals were the only way back into the game.

The equaliser came early in the second half when a quick throw-in from Aurier caught out the Olympiakos defence and Lucas Moura’s drilled cross found Kane free inside the area to force the ball home.

Aurier scored the winner himself, connecting crisply on the half-volley when Alli’s cross from the left found its way to him via the head of Son.

Olympiakos wilting under the pressure, Kane added a second, expertly heading in Eriksen’s free-kick from the left to take the game away from the visitors once and for all.

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