Tottenham 2-0 Marseille: Richarlison brace gives spur a UCL home win

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Richarlison scored two headers as Tottenham beat 10-man Marseille in the Champions League

Richarlison scored two late headed goals to edge Tottenham past 10-man Marseille as Champions League football returned in north London.

It had been over two years since a ball in this competition had been kicked at their magnificent stadium and although it took them 76 minutes to find their stride, it was the Brazilian that hauled Spurs to victory.

Marseille had looked comfortable up until Chancel Mbemba was sent off for denying a clear goalscoring opportunity just after half-time for wiping out Heung-Min Son.

Even then, Spurs lacked any real conviction in their attacking play and Richarlison’s opener – a header from 10 yards out – was Antonio Conte’s side’s first effort on target.

Spurs then went and scored with their second effort on target when Richarlison showed superb finishing skills to divert a Pierre-Emile Højbjerg cross home with another header.

Richarlison’s two headers were enough to steer Spurs past Marseille

The overwhelming nature of his achievement on what was his Champions League debut became too much for him at full-time when he was embraced by his family. Spurs’ new number nine was left in tears, realising the stage he had just performed on.

When the goal came it was simple but effective in its execution. Ivan Perisic cut back onto his left foot from the right and found Richarlison with a precise cross. The Brazilian powered a header through the gloves of Pau Lopez, who probably should have done better.

There was little the goalkeeper could do with Richarlison’s second which came five minutes later. Hojbjerg delivering the ammunition from the left this time and Richarlison bulleting a clever-headed finish off the post.

For the boy from a small town in south-east Brazil, it’s what dreams are made of.

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