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  • Date:22 Nov 2012
  • Kick-off:18:00
  • Venue:STADIO OLIMPICO, ITALY
    Goal!

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    93mins

    FT. LAZIO 0-0 SPURS.

    93mins

    Floccari again down the right and Lazio try to get the ball in once last time. Walker gets it and hammers it high up the pitch

    91mins

    Floccari finds space as Gonzalez pokes the ball through. Lloris was not bothered by the shot as it whizzes past his post.

    90mins

    Lennon and Defoe combine, but Lazio manage to win the ball back and Candreva is away again. Sandro with a fine tackle.

    90mins

    Three minutes of extra-time to be played

    89mins

    Bale still pressing though and manages to force a corner. Only Defoe and Adebayor are there at the moment, but joined by Caulker et al

    89mins

    Lloris holds the ball at his feet and Lazio don't seem too bothered about closing him down. A draw suits both here.

    89mins

    Again the ball comes down the right for Lazio. Candreva is a real danger, but Spurs hold firm.

    88mins

    Walker uses his pace to get back and snuff out Candreva's run. Good stuff from the defender as he must be tired by now

    86mins

    Spurs on the counter through Defoe, but Biava comes across and keeps the danger away

    86mins

    Spurs under real pressure, they can't seem to get the ball out of their half at the moment.

    85mins

    Ciani powers a header from a corner, but Lloris is there to make a point-blank save. What a save.

    84mins

    Sandro takes a ball to the head. Walker is being run ragged by Candreva since he came on.

    82mins

    Candreva is buzzing about, but Lazio can't seem to break through and Spurs aren't that fussed about pushing up the other end.

    82mins

    Spurs seems happy with the draw. They are in no rush.

    81mins

    Candreva now tries to score from a corner. Lloris watches it all the way, but seems an odd way to try and break the deadlock for both sides.

    80mins

    Floccari immediately wins a corner and Lazio can attack. Lloris punches the ball out from under his own bar; he was fouled though.

    78mins

    Lulic and Kozak off, Candreva and Floccari on

    77mins

    Vertonghen wastes a good ball to Lennon by hacking it out of play. Not much quality on show at the moment

    76mins

    Carroll off, Dembele comes on after recovering from injury

    76mins

    The ball is chipped in and Kozak chests it down completely free in the box. He was just offside though.

    74mins

    Ederson has been lively and is hacked down by Vertonghen who blocks him off. In the book.

    72mins

    Lloris off his line again quickly, and he's done very well.

    72mins

    Free-kick just outside the box for Lazio and Ledesma curls it... just wide. Lloris probably had it covered, but that was a close call.

    71mins

    Bale is down hurt at the moment after clashing with Ledesma in the air. It's his hip/side, but should be ok to carry on.

    70mins

    Ederson gets a cross in with his first touch, which is cleared, but then wins a free-kick. That's an impressive couple of seconds.

    69mins

    Hernanes off, Ederson on.

    68mins

    Panathinaikos have taken the lead, so two wins for Greeks tonight and next fortnight and Spurs are out.

    67mins

    Lennon gets his first run at Radu, but his cross skews well over the bar. Must do better.

    66mins

    Spurs are looking pretty open now. Lazio smell blood, although Kozak has not had the best of times in front of goal.

    66mins

    Kozak slips inside Caulker. Well taken and he's through on goal, but his shot is tame. He was off balance, but that was a decent attempt.

    65mins

    Mauri beats the offside trap and Lloris comes tearing out of his area to hack the ball clear. He has been very sharp tonight.

    64mins

    Bit of attacking power now from AVB. He obviously wants to win this game.

    64mins

    Sigurdsson and Dempsey off, Defoe and Lennon come on.

    63mins

    Kozak points for his own lobbed ball and it arrives... but he is just offside.

    62mins

    Bale looking a frustrated figure as he constantly looks for a ball over the top, but it never arrives.

    61mins

    That is THREE Kozak attempts now that should have been goals. Lazio looking for a sub surely?

    61mins

    Spurs with an almighty mess. They lose the ball in defence thanks to Sandro and it eventually rebounds to Kozak. He has a near post completely free with Lloris committed and slides wide

    60mins

    Bale tries to score from a corner, but it flies over the bar.

    59mins

    Radu chests behind after a cross that comes a little too close to the Lazio goal

    58mins

    Hernanes makes a fool of young Carroll with a sharp turn, but the Spurs man snaps at his heels. Eventually it comes to nothing.

    57mins

    Caulker patrols well on the edge of the box to stop Lulic from getting away. He has looked assured in defence.

    56mins

    Not much going on... both sides seem to have reverted to long ball tactics.

    55mins

    Panathinaikos 0-0 Maribor by the way. A draw for Lazio at the moment puts them through.

    54mins

    Ciani intercepts well, but then his ball to Lulic is awful and it dribbles out of play.

    53mins

    Caulker is forward for some reason and Adebayor swings it in to him. Gonzalez gets the better of the defender though. Odd Ade was the one crossing when he should be in the box getting his head on a cross.

    51mins

    Sigurdsson trying to get into the game and exchanges a nice one-two with Dempsey before the ball gets away from him

    51mins

    Spurs just trying to play the ball about a bit and make some headway. They have struggled in the final third and need to get better if they are to come away with a result here

    49mins

    Lulic tries to get on the end of a long ball, but Walker does well to mop up. It finds Adebayor with space on the wing and his ball inside to Dempsey is well defended by Biava.

    49mins

    Naughton should be ok to continue. Looks like he is running off the issue.

    48mins

    An odd one... it doesn't look too much on replay but he is down and looks hurt. Dawson is warming up on the sidelines.

    47mins

    Mauri chips the ball over for Lulic and as he does Naughton goes down with an ankle injury

    46mins

    Long ball through is on target, but Dempsey just doesn't track it and Marchetti claims with ease

    46mins

    KICK-OFF

    45mins

    HT. LAZIO 0-0 SPURS.

    44mins

    A foul blown when Spurs were pressuring the defence... probably a bit soft and they could have been three against one if the ref keeps his whistle in his pocket.

    43mins

    Hernanes fools Sandro with a great bit of skill to get past him, but his ball through to Lulic was cut out by Walker.

    42mins

    A bit subdued as half-time approaches. Lazio have been the better side.

    41mins

    Walker is finally back. It seems he wasn't allowed to wear a shirt with a different number to his shorts.

    40mins

    Good work from the keeper, but did he handle outside the box?

    40mins

    Kozak is through. Vertonghen steps up and lets his man go. But the striker overruns it and Lloris comes out of his box to smother...

    39mins

    Ref's assistants are having a nightmare at either end as Kozak is flagged offside, but he wasn't...

    38mins

    Walker still isn't on the pitch although he is ready to go again. Seems to be some red tape about his kit stopping him from coming back. Hope it doesn't hurt Spurs.

    37mins

    Dempsey loses the ball and Lazio are pressing. Kozak with another header that is cleared.

    36mins

    Walker off the field at the moment, so Spurs are down to ten men. Think it was a blood injury.

    35mins

    Lloris comes out to clear against Mauri and clatters him. He got the ball first, but that one looked like it might have hurt.

    34mins

    All a bit quiet now. Both teams are battling hard, but have nothing to show for it. Lazio just on top, but the game needs a goal.

    32mins

    Biava stays forward from a setpiece and almost gets his head on the incoming ball. Lloris gathers with a gasp of relief.

    32mins

    Two good chances for Lazio then, and Spurs have had a goal that should have stood disallowed.

    30mins

    Lulic finds some space down the left and Walker comes across. Then it flies over and Hernandes curls it in - Kozak has a free header but puts it wide. He should have done better.

    29mins

    Sandro mops up in the middle of the park. He's done quite well so far in that role, but Lazio still look dangerous on the counter.

    28mins

    Mauri goes to ground as Walker comes in with a high foot inside the box. Ref is unmoved though.

    27mins

    That was a HUGE chance. Kozak had plenty of time and picked his spot. But a world-class save from Lloris.

    27mins

    Cavanda does really well down the right. He knocks it inside and gets the return, then bobbles it inside to Kozak. Lloris gets a leg on it and puts it wide.

    26mins

    Sandro and Dempsey in deep conversation about something. Perhaps a mistimes run or something.. the American hasn't been in the game much

    25mins

    Sandro gets some space and chips a ball ahead of Adebayor, but Biava closes him down and snuffs out the danger.

    24mins

    Ledesma with another long range shot. This time he doesn't catch it properly and it dribbles past Lloris' post.

    22mins

    Corner comes in and Marchetti gets underneath it again. He's not looking assured at all and Caulker heads wide.

    22mins

    The closest that either side has come to a goal so far.

    22mins

    Bale with a cross-cum-shot and Marchetti is caught out. He has to readjust and tips it over the bar.

    21mins

    Bit of news breaking: Lazio have denied their fans were responsible for a vicious attack in a Rome bar last night that has left one Tottenham fan in a serious condition in hospital.

    21mins

    Poor backpass to the Lazio stopper, but Adebayor doesn't have the speed to get across and block in time

    20mins

    Ledesma gets his head on the ball to put it behind from a corner. Spurs putting some pressure on and goalkeeper Marchetti doesn't look confident.

    18mins

    Just before that, Caulker was needed to get his foot in front of a shot from Kozak. It's end to end stuff at the moment.

    18mins

    Lloris palms the dipping ball onto his own post. It was Ledesma who hit it and the goalkeeper manages to keep it out somehow.

    17mins

    Tottenham putting some passes together and the Lazio fans are getting angry. You can hear the whistles.

    16mins

    Good chance though. Lazio are starting to see the whites of Lloris' eyes.

    16mins

    Radu does well on the left hand side. He cuts inside and puts the ball across the edge of the box to Lulic who blasts well over the bar.

    15mins

    Chance for Lazio as Spurs fell asleep. Lulic shoots over, but it was Gonzalez who had space in the box and could have turned and done better

    14mins

    Somehow Carroll wins a header and knocks the ball back into the box, but it just doesn't drop for Dempsey to hit.

    13mins

    Great cross in from Bale on the left and Sigurdsson makes a run to the near post which sees Radu deflect the ball over the bar.

    13mins

    Hardly seen a foul yet either. The ref is obviously keen to let the game flow as much as possible

    12mins

    Naughton not looking too comfortable on the left side. As a right-footed player that's not too surprising, but something Lazio could attack

    11mins

    Now it's Spurs' turn to try and control possession for a bit. A good early ball to Adebayor finds the striker offside and this time he is.

    9mins

    Walker deals with Lulic as he was trying to force him down the wing. Lazio looking dangerous at the moment when they get into the final third, but still haven't tested Lloris.

    8mins

    Lazio keen to just slow things down a bit after that early threat from Bale. They are passing it around and trying to keep Spurs at bay.

    7mins

    Painful one on Sigurdsson from Radu. He miskicked and his studs went into the Spurs player.

    5mins

    By the way... that was never offside. He was level when the ball was played.

    5mins

    What a ball from Carroll.. he slipped it through and Bale rounded the keeper to score. But the offside flag was up.

    4mins

    Dempsey and Walker trying to make inroads down the right, but Walker overruns it and the ball dribbles out for a goal kick.

    4mins

    Mauri caught offside when tussling with Naughton. He is always a danger and will need to be watched closely.

    3mins

    Adebayor is the man to hold the ball up for Spurs tonight. A few times he has stood up, but then lost the ball.

    3mins

    Spurs being pegged back a little in the early stages and Vertonghen has to clear under pressure

    1mins

    Immediately giving the ball away to Hernanes.. he can't quite control it and Walker tidies up

    1mins

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