English-side, Tottenham Hotspur showcased the English-man commitment after it turned its semi-final tie around by beating Ajax on away goals in the dying seconds of injury time to reach the Champions League final, where it will face Liverpool in an all-Premier League affair.
Lucas Moura scored an incredible hat-trick as Spurs came from 2-0 down on the night (and 3-0 on aggregate) to level the tie at 3-3 on aggregate, sending the North London club to the final on away goals.
Ajax was in full control of the game when Star defender Matthijs de Ligt powered home a header from a corner in the fifth minute, before Hakim Ziyech doubled Ajax’s lead with a slammed left-footed finish before the interval.
But one goal was all Spurs needed to get back into the contest, and so it proved when a flowing move from the back saw Dele Alli cut in on the Ajax defence, before Lucas ran onto the ball to apply the finish for 2-1 (3-1 on aggregate).
The scores on the night were levelled up just a minute later when calamitous Ajax defending wasted a sharp point-blank save from Andre Onana as the home team failed to clear its lines, allowing Lucas to side-foot home and bring the deficit down to 3-2.
With what felt like the last kick of the game, a hopeful long ball forward saw a one-two outside the box find Lucas, who poked the ball home ahead of his marker and beyond the outstretched Onana.
It levelled the aggregate at 3-3, and with all of Spurs’ goals being away goals, sent them through to the decider against Liverpool
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