Tottenham's turn for miracle comeback as last-second goal sinks Ajax

Bessie Dean
May 10, 2019

Tottenham will play Liverpool in the Champions League final after beating Ajax with a last-minute goal.

With a one-goal deficit, Tottenham can take serious solace and hope from Liverpool's incredible 4-0 win over Barcelona - anything is possible.

Lucas Moura was emotional after his hat-trick for Tottenham in Amsterdam (Pic: GETTY / Twitter) "I believed".

However, Spurs staged a remarkable comeback in the second half thanks to a hat-trick from Lucas Moura. Dele Alli laid the ball off the Brazilian as he streaked into the area and his low shot crept inside the right post to complete another improbable victory.

Mauricio Pochettino's side will take on Premier League rivals Liverpool in the final in Madrid in June, with the Merseyside outfit also having staged a stunning comeback in the semi-finals.

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Tottenham had suffered three consecutive defeats in all competitions before Wednesday's second leg and when Ajax led 2-0 at halftime, there was a celebratory mood inside the jam-packed Johan Cruyff Arena as their fans' thoughts turned to Madrid.

When former Ajax defender Jan Vertonghen headed against the crossbar late on it seemed Tottenham would fall just short, as they did 57 years ago in their only other European Cup semi-final, but there was one final twist.

The 26-year-old's 95th-minute strike was enough to earn Tottenham a place in the Champions League final.

Kane has been sidelined with an ankle injury since last month's quarterfinal first leg against Manchester City.

Tottenham sent on veteran striker Fernando Llorente for midfielder Victor Wanyama for the start of the second half and pushed Ajax back. "They are all heroes but (Moura) is a superhero". The emotion is unbelievable, thank you to football.

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