Spurs Let Two Goal Lead Slip In Champions League Game Against Olympiakos
Spurs bottled their Champions League opener by throwing away a two goal lead to draw 2-2 with Olympiacos in Greece.
Last season Mauricio Pochettino's side reached the final of the Champions League, before losing to Liverpool, and they were hoping that they'd continue their European form against the Greek side.
Harry Kane gave the north London side the lead through a 26th minute penalty before a Lucas Moura curling effort doubled the lead four minutes later.
That was all after the home side had hit the post and were the better side. Before half-time they were back in the game through Daniel Podence.
The hosts continued to outplay their higher profile visitors and were deservedly level through a penalty of their own on 54 minutes, with Mattias Valbuena converting from the spot after being fouled by Jan Vertonghen.
Both sides had chances to win the game but just like last year Spurs had to start their Champions League campaign with dropped points.
Spurs' last two away games:- Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) September 18, 2019
• go 2-0 up
• concede in the 45th minute
• 71': 2-2
• go 2-0 up
• concede in the 44th minute
• 54': 2-2
Another two-goal advantage thrown away. pic.twitter.com/Ni1cLaJlQ7
Spurs fans will be furious that their team has squandered a lead, but that top is really lovely.- Paddy Power (@paddypower) September 18, 2019
You could wear it out. Nice crisp pair of slacks, shiny pair of brogues. You'd be quite the Bobby Dazzler in any number of bars or discotheques. pic.twitter.com/ZRCsPFkT6w
Poch must be tired of spurs lmao- amilianna (@AudreyMilian) September 18, 2019
Two things you don't want to hear when watching Spurs: "Sissoko with the ball in" and "It's fallen to Sissoko.." ♂️- Luke Hounsell MBE (@Hounse11) September 18, 2019
Last season Pochettino's side opened their European campaign with back-to-back losses to Inter and Barcelona, after leading 1-0 in the opening game to Inter.
They drew away to PSV in their third game and looked certain to get knocked out in the Group Stage.
Their second half of the group comeback, which eventually led to them getting to June's final in Madrid, was very reliant on other results going in their favour.
With an easier group this season, with FK Crvena zvezda and Bayern Munich to come, it shouldn't be quite as tight for Poch's side this season, but it's not a great way to start.