Amadej Marosa’s last-gasp strike inflicted a shock defeat on Tottenham, whose UEFA Europa Conference League hopes face an unexpected setback. So, after they also bowed down 1-0 to Vitesse in Conference League football news, Spurs suffer a humiliating loss again.
Tottenham’s Europa Conference League hopes hang in the balance after they suffered a humiliating 2-1 defeat against Mura on Thursday.
Amadej Marosa scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner as 10-man Spurs sustained a loss for the first time under Antonio Conte.
Prior to Marosa’s heroics, the Group G contest had appeared to be heading for a stalemate. After all, Harry Kane scored a goal that equalized out Tomi Horvat’s first-half strike at Fazanerija.
The much-changed visitors were a man short for over an hour in Slovenia. Ryan Sessegnon was sent off for two bookable offences.
Now, Tottenham need to beat Rennes in two weeks’ time to guarantee a second place on the Group G table.
Meanwhile, Mura played the contest as one of only three teams yet to register a point in the inaugural competition.
Conference League Football News – Spurs Suffer a Humiliating Loss
But the hosts took the lead in the 11th minute in this match of the very first Conference League season.
Collecting the ball on the right flank, Horvat cut into the penalty area. He then curved a beautiful shot past a flat-footed Pierluigi Gollini.
Tottenham’s task became harder as they were down to 10 men just after the half-hour mark. Sessegnon received a second yellow card for a rash challenge on Ziga Kous.
Later, Kane shot just wide on the turn, while Nik Lorbek was inches away from doubling the hosts’ lead instead. So, both sides went close to scoring before the break.
Conte introduced Son Heung-min after the restart and the South Korea international drew a smart save out of Matko Obradovic. This was following a brilliant individual run.
But Spurs were invincible in the 72nd minute, when Kane latched onto Lucas Moura’s neat through ball. This ball, he delicately lifted over the advancing Obradovic to score an equalizer for the guests.
Nevertheless, there was to be one final twist in the fourth minute of stoppage time. Mura launched a devastating counter attack that culminated in Marosa’s strike. From his shot, the ball deflected home off Davinson Sanchez from the final kick of the game.