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Tottenham hit back to beat Olympiakos in Mourinho's home bow

Wednesday, 2019-11-27 07:32:31
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Soccer Football - Champions League - Group B - Tottenham Hotspur v Olympiacos - Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain - November 26, 2019 Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho celebrates with Davinson Sanchez after the match. (Reuters)
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Jose Mourinho's first home game as Tottenham Hotspur manager suffered a false-start but ended in victory as his side recovered a two-goal deficit to beat Olympiakos Piraeus 4-2 and reach the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday.

* Paulo Dybala curled in a free kick from the unlikeliest of angles to give Juventus a 1-0 Champions League win over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday, which left the Spaniards with a battle to secure a round-of-16 place.

* A subdued Manchester City reached the Champions League's last 16 and secured top spot in their group despite an unconvincing 1-1 draw at home to Ukraine's Shakhtar Donetsk at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday.

* Real Madrid qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League before taking to the field on Tuesday after Group A rivals Club Brugge drew 1-1 with Galatasaray in Istanbul.

* Paris St Germain scored two late goals in the space of three minutes to battle back for a 2-2 draw at Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday and secure top spot in Group A at the Santiago Bernabeu.

* Bayern Munich secured top spot in their Champions League group with a match to spare after four second-half goals from Robert Lewandowski inspired them to a 6-0 away mauling of Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday.

* Captain Papu Gomez scored with a superb second-half strike as Atalanta secured a first-ever Champions League victory with a 2-0 home success over Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday that keeps their knockout round hopes alive.

* Bayer Leverkusen stunned hosts Lokomotiv Moscow 2-0 in the Champions League on Tuesday to maintain their hopes, at least for a few hours, of reaching the knockouts in Group D.

* Krepin Diatta scored a stoppage time equaliser to give Club Brugge a 1-1 draw at Galatasaray in their Champions League Group A clash on Tuesday which likely put his side into the Europa League in the new year.

* Brighton & Hove Albion have extended manager Graham Potter's contract by two years, which will see him stay at the club until 2025, the Premier League side said on Tuesday.

* Southampton have appointed the FA's head of development team coaching Matt Crocker as their new director of football operations who will take charge in early 2020, the Premier League club said on Tuesday.

Reuters, CNA