Champions League: RB Leipzig 3 Tottenham 0 (4-0 on aggregate)

Tottenham Hotspur's Lucas Moura (left) and manager Jose Mourinho appear dejected after the final whi

Tottenham Hotspur's Lucas Moura (left) and manager Jose Mourinho appear dejected after the final whistle - Credit: PA

Tottenham were unable to deliver another Champions League miracle as they were torn apart by RB Leipzig in the last 16.

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (left) reacts after RB Leipzig's Marcel Sabitzer (not pictu

Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (left) reacts after RB Leipzig's Marcel Sabitzer (not pictured) scores during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match - Credit: PA

Shorn of key players in attacking areas, Spurs had to overcome a 1-0 first-leg deficit but slumped to a 3-0 defeat in east Germany and crashed out.

Marcel Sabitzer scored twice in the opening 21 minutes, with Hugo Lloris culpable for both goals, to put the Premier League club on the brink of elimination and they were unable to reproduce their remarkable comeback from the same situation at Ajax in last season's semi-final.

Emil Forsberg completed the rout late on with his first touch as Spurs bowed out with a whimper.

Defeat, on a back of a disappointing exit to Norwich in the FA Cup last week, leaves Jose Mourinho with no prospect of silverware this season.

Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli reacts after RB Leipzig's Marcel Sabitzer (not pictured) scores during

Tottenham Hotspur's Dele Alli reacts after RB Leipzig's Marcel Sabitzer (not pictured) scores during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match at the Red Bull Arena - Credit: PA


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He now has nine games left in the Premier League to try and ensure Tottenham are back in the Champions League next season, but even that is looking unlikely given their position in the Premier League table.

There were mitigating circumstances for this defeat given his side were missing the likes of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Moussa Sissoko and Steven Bergwijn.

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But the way they were unable to repel Leipzig over the two legs highlights how weak they are in defence, with goalkeeper Lloris also letting them down.

The Bundesliga side, though, managed by 32-year-old manager Julian Nagelsmann, nicknamed 'Baby Mourinho', moved into the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in their history.

Tottenham Hotspur's Giovani Lo Celso (left) and RB Leipzig's Lukas Klostermann battle for the ball

Tottenham Hotspur's Giovani Lo Celso (left) and RB Leipzig's Lukas Klostermann battle for the ball - Credit: PA

Tottenham: Lloris, Tanganga, Dier, Alderweireld, Aurier (Fagan-Walcott 90), Winks, Lo Celso (Fernandes 80), Sessegnon, Lamela, Lucas Moura, Alli.

Unused subs: Vertonghen, Gazzaniga, Ndombele, Skipp, Parrott.

Attendance: 42,146.

RB Leipzig's Marcel Sabitzer celebrates scoring his side's second goal against Tottenham

RB Leipzig's Marcel Sabitzer celebrates scoring his side's second goal against Tottenham - Credit: PA

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