Why Tottenham crash out of Europe

Bayer Leverkusen having drawn with CSKA Moscow, Tottenham needed a draw to have any hope of qualifying for the knock-out but a draw was more than they could manage as they were beaten by Monaco 2goals to one.

A couple of defensive errors and bad play saw Tottenham crash out of the UEFA Champions league on Tuesdays night following the qualification of English Champions Leicester City in same competition.

Prior to the game Monaco had lost just once at Stade Louis II in as many as 23 games but notwithstanding, Tottenham started the game in a positive note.

As early as the sixth minute, Son Heung-min could only direct his shot wide when put on the clear by a pass from Delle Ali.

Lloris came to the rescue five minutes later; Eric Dier had kicked Faninho on the shin with the referee pointing to the spot as the latter tumbled down.

Stepping to take the spot kick was Falcao. He saw his low spot kick heading for the back of the net before Lloris dived low to kick it out. The Colombian international who struggled at both Chelsea and Man United has scored 5goals in 3games for the French side.

Lloris also made a good double save to deny the Monaco duo -Ben Mendy and Valere Germain- minutes later but it was not enough to keep Tottenham in the competition.

The first goal of the game came for Monaco through a Djibril Sidibe header three minutes into the second half of the game.

Harry Kane scored Tottenham’s only goal from the spot kick after being awarded a penalty for a foul on Alli by Kamil Glik but less than a minute later Monaco responded as Thomas Lemar fired home what proved to be a match winner.

Lloris made some outstanding saves to make sure the result doesn’t get worse the Premier League side who face League leaders Chelsea this weekend in their domestic league.

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