Thursday November 22, 2012 Group Stage: Group J Finished Stadio Olimpico

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  1. Europa League - Lloris earns Tottenham point at Lazio

    Europa League - Lloris earns Tottenham point at Lazio

    Hugo Lloris made a string of fine saves as Tottenham Hotspur held Lazio to a 0-0 draw in their Europa League clash. More

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    Time:90'
    • Lazio
    • Tottenham Hotspur
    • 90+3' There goes the final whistle! A 0-0 draw. Spurs need to avoid defeat in their final match against Panathinaikos to progress while Lazio are through with this point. Spurs probably fortunate to get the draw, but they will take the outcome. Thanks for joining us.
    • 90+1' Gonzalez picks out Floccari, who hammers the ball at goal.. but the shot is well wide of the target.
    • 89' We are into three minutes of time added on.
    • 88' Dembele has taken over from Carroll for the visiting side.
    • 87' Lloris hammers the ball down the park and they manage to win a corner. Bale throws it over, but Lazio deal well with the danger. Marchetti collects the ball.
    • 86' Walker races back to make a fine tackle on Candreva. Looks like Spurs are going to snatch a point from this match.
    • 85' Lazio continue to keep the ball. Spurs being pressed back as Adebayor takes a tumble.
    • 84' Lazio could easily be three or four goals ahead here, but for the heroics of Lloris in the Tottenham goal.
    • 83' A booking for Floccari as he is penalised for a deliberate handball. Looked a bit harsh.
    • 82' Ciani bullets a header at goal, but Lloris somehow keeps the ball out. Brilliant save. Lovely free-kick from Candreva.
    • 81' Candreva drives the ball into the box, but Sandro is back to cut out the cross ball.
    • 80' Candreva delivers the corner, but it flies well over the visiting bar. Not sure if he was trying to score straight from a dead ball.
    • 79' Candreva's shot deflects over the bar from distance. Spurs with plenty of white shirts behind the ball.
    • 78' Mauri is late on Lloris in the Spurs box. Free-kick to Tottenham, who are inching towards an unlikely point here.
    • 77' A change for Tottenham as Dembélé takes over from Carroll.
    • 76' An offside flag goes up against Kozak, who looks slightly bemused.
    • 75' Vertonghen is booked for a foul on Ederson. Lazio piling bodies forward.
    • 74' Lulic getting no change of Walker out wide. Lazio continue their pursuit of this winning goal. Lloris back out quickly to smuggle the ball away from Kozak.
    • 73' Ledesma flicks the ball over the wall, but a couple of yards wide. Lloris happy to see that ball miss the target.
    • 72' Lazio have a free-kick 25 yards from goal after Caulker is deemed guilty of bringing down Ederson.
    • 71' Bale and Ledesma collide in the middle of the park. The Welsh international is going to need a spot of treatment here.
    • 70' Ederson takes over from Hernanes for the home side.
    • 69' Lennon tries to inject a spot of life into the Tottenham attack, but can only lift the ball over the bar. A goalkick to the Italian side.
    • 68' Panathinaikos lead Maribor 1-0 in the other match in the group. That would see Lazio go through with this draw.
    • 67' Kozak caught offside. Seems to be all Lazio at the moment. They look like the likelier side.
    • 66' Kozak goes beyond Walker, but can't get any pace on the shot as Lloris dive to his right to make another stop.
    • 65' Mauri dashes through the middle, but Lloris is again off his line like a sweeper to make a timely clearance.
    • 64' Lennon takes over from Sigurdsson as Spurs opt to go 4-4-2.
    • 63' Defoe replaces Dempsey for the visiting side.
    • 62' Kozak could have had a hat-trick this evening. He is caught offside as his night of frustration appears to continue.
    • 61' Sandro so lucky after bleeding possession needlessly in the middle of the park.
    • 60' Kozak knocks the ball wide with the goal gaping! Lloris had dived to his left, but Kozac fails to hit the target. Another awful miss.
    • 59' Bale tries to score direct from a corner. A bit of cheeky effort, but the ball sails over the bar. Looks like Jermain Defoe is going to see some action soon.
    • 58' Ledesma then launches a long ball down the park. All a bit slipshod as Lloris comes from his goal again to pluck the ball from the air.
    • 57' Mauri with a hopeful ball into the middle, but all too easy for Lloris who continues to excel this evening.
    • 56' Caulker back to knock the ball away from Mauri as Lazio try to impress themselves upon the Spurs rearguard.
    • 55' Ciani sticks tight to Adebayor to win the ball with a well-timed challenge.
    • 54' Mauri with a diagonal ball, but another piece of impressive defending by Naughton to nod clear.
    • 53' Sigurdsson on the run for Spurs, but Cavanda smashes the ball away from the visiting forward to alleviate the danger.
    • 52' Walker takes a tumble trying to go beyond Radu, but never a foul and Lazio will have the goalkick here.
    • 51' Sigurdsson picks up a pass from Walker. Spurs being a bit more forceful going forward.
    • 50' Walker coming up a with an execllent piece of defending to win the ball from Lulic out wide.
    • 49' AVB considering his options on the side of the pitch. Could be forced to shuffle his pack here. Naughton hobbling off to the side of the park.
    • 48' Naughton seemed to twist his ankle and is on the ground in a spot of discomfort. Could be a soft tissue injury.
    • 47' Ledesma across to win the ball from Bale after he tried to bound down a flank. One goal might settle this match either way.
    • 46' Lazio get this second half off and running then.
    • 45' No extra minutes added. We are all level at the break. 0-0. All to play for in the second period.
    • 44' Ball back in the arms of Lloris. Not sure there will be much time added on here.
    • 43' Sandro clips Cavanda with a late challenge. No bookings so far in this match.
    • 42' Dempsey concedes a free-kick for a foul on Biava on the edge of the Lazio box. Looks like this is going to head for 0-0 at the break.
    • 41' Ciani picks up a ball out wide. Lazio trying to find a ball through the middle, but Walker is on hand to snuff out the pass.
    • 40' Walker has at least been patched up to return to the play. Looking a bit bloodied out there.
    • 39' It must said that Lloris is having his best game for Tottenham since arriving in the summer. Not sure what Vertonghen was doing there in the middle of the defence.
    • 38' Lloris out to smother the ball from Kozak as he dashed in on goal. Brilliant piece of goalkeeping by the Frenchman.
    • 37' Naughton penalised for a late challenge on Gonzalez. Neither side holding back with these challenges.
    • 36' Vertonghen rises to head out the cross from Lulic. Powerful clearing header before Caulker blocks a Lulic cross seconds later.
    • 35' Walker needing a spot of treatment for some reason or another here. Spurs down to 10 men at the moment.
    • 34' Biava can't get his header on a loose ball in the middle. Ball flies straight through to Lloris in the Spurs goal. Happy to see that land in his mitts.
    • 33' Lulic picks out Kozak in the middle, but he somehow heads wide from five yards out. Should have found the net with that finish. Lazio yet to find this opening goal.
    • 32' Biava gets a touch on the ball in his own area that proves so crucial after Sigurdsson had fired over a sharp cross.
    • 31' Spurs swinging the ball from wing to wing in their own half after Lulic takes out Walker with a late tackle.
    • 30' Lloris rises highest in his own box to smuggle the ball away from Kozak as he loitered with some intent in the middle of the Tottenham area.
    • 29' Ciani slides the ball into the path of Kozak, but Lloris stands tall to make a superb stop as he throws a boot to deflect the shot behind the goal. Brilliant save.
    • 28' Spurs tossing some high balls into the Lazion box, but not having much success in front of goal.
    • 27' Radu penalised for a late challenge on G. Sigurdsson just inside the home half.
    • 26' A mild sort of night in the Italian capital. Bit dark and dank, but Spurs slowly warming to the business at hand here.
    • 25' Ciani showing a fine turn of pace to carry the ball away from Dempsey up front.
    • 24' Lazio not shy in terms of having a shot as Hernanes fires an effort a couple of yards wide of the target. We remain at 0-0.
    • 23' Bale with the corner, but Caulker can only nod a couple of yards wide. Marchetti doing wonderfully well to prevent Bale from finding the net seconds ago.
    • 22' Bale drives in a cross with some pace, but Marchetti gets back to push the ball over the bar. Spurs have another corner.
    • 21' Walker picks up the ball in the middle of his own defence. Spurs content to knock the ball from side to side with some relish.
    • 20' Ledesma back to head a Spurs corner over his own bar before Marchetti punches clear seconds later.
    • 19' Lloris brings out a brilliant save to swat Ledesma's swerving attempt onto his bar before getting up quickly to halt the rebound by Mauri. So close for Lazio.
    • 18' Not much between these side. First goal may well be crucial here.
    • 17' Naughton throws a high ball across the park, but Radu watches that like a hawk to steer it out for a throw-in to the visiting side.
    • 16' Radu picks out Lulic with a fine pass, but he rushes the shot and lifts the ball well over the bar. Some nice play by the home side moving forward.
    • 15' Chance for Lulic to pick out a companion out wide, but he gets the cross all long as he lifts the ball out of play.
    • 14' Sigurdsson throws in the corner, but Lazio deal well with the danger in numbers.
    • 13' Bale picks up a pass from Adebayor. Throws in a fine cross, but Sigurdsson's effort is deflected wide of goal. Lovely ball from Bale.
    • 12' Lazio looking to find some room, but Spurs working ever so hard to close down space.
    • 11' Naughton doing a fine piece of defending to knock the ball away from Gonzalez.
    • 10' The home fans with a huge banner of Paul Gascoigne this evening. Adebayor caught narrowly offside after setting off too soon.
    • 9' The sides drew 0-0 in their first meeting at White Hart Lane. Hugo Lloris keep a clean sheet in his first game for Spurs. Marchetti was the busier keeper in that match.
    • 8' Sigurdsson takes a strong boot in the chest from Radu as he miskicks the ball out wide. The challenges fairly flying in out there.
    • 7' Lovely ball from Carroll into the path of Bale there. That should give the visitors real heart to get at this Lazio defence.
    • 6' Bale goes beyond Marchetti to slip home the opening goal, but the offside flag has gone up against him. Bad decision. He was well onside. Spurs should lead 1-0.
    • 5' Walker trying to go beyond Radu. Appeals unsuccessfully for a corner and Marchetti will have a goalkick here.
    • 4' A win will guarantee Lazio first place in the section. Spurs could also qualify with a win, provided Panathinaikos either win or draw at home against Maribor. Will keep you posted on how that one is working out.
    • 3' Gonzales can't keep a ball from the back in out wide and Naughton will have the throw-in for Spurs deep in his own half.
    • 2' Kyle Walker races back to clear the danger after Hernanes was presented with a pass straight from kick-off.
    • 1' Spurs get the match off and running in Rome.
    • 17.57 Teams in the tunnel and we are almost ready to go. Spurs in white, Lazio in dark blue.
    • 17.55 This match has been overshadowed by events off the park. You can read about the bloody goings on in Rome here. Tottenham fans stabbed in Rome attack
    • 17.50 Both of Spurs' away games in Group J have ended 1-1. Their only win in their last five away trips in this competition was a 4-0 triumph against Irish semi-professional side Shamrock Rovers FC in last season's group stage. Lazio have not won in their last eight outings against English clubs - three draws and five defeats. It is a run which stretches back to a 2-1 win at Chelsea in the 1999/2000 UEFA Champions League second group stage.
    • 17.45 Match odds for this one in case you fancy a flutter: Lazio 7/5, Tottenham 21/10, Draw 21/10
    • 17.40 Lazio defender Andre Dias is out for a month following an injury picked up in the goalless draw with Juventus. Michael Ciani came on for him in that match and continues in his place. Biancocelesti midfielder Ederson has a thigh muscle tear and is out for a few weeks.
    • 17.35 Lazio team to face Tottenham: Marchetti, Cavanda, Biava, Ciani, Radu, Mauri, Gonzalez, Ledesma, Hernanes, Lulic, Kozak
    • 17.30 Spurs rest defenders William Gallas and Steven Caulker, with the latter carrying a knock. Moussa Dembele is rated at 50-50 and is not risked. Emmanuel Adebayor starts as he is banned for three domestic matches and coach Andre Villas-Boas protects his other senior striker Jermain Defoe. Scott Parker (Achilles), Younes Kaboul and Benoit Assou-Ekotto (both knee) all miss out.
    • 17.25 Tottenham team to face Lazio: Lloris, Walker, Caulker, Vertonghen, Naughton, Sandro, Carroll, Sigurdsson, Bale, Dempsey, Adebayor
    • 17.20 Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of Lazio against Tottenham in their Group J clash in the Europa League. Teams coming right up for you.
  • Summary

    • 82' Ciani bullets a header at goal, but Lloris somehow keeps the ball out. Brilliant save. Lovely free-kick from Candreva.
    • 60' Kozak knocks the ball wide with the goal gaping! Lloris had dived to his left, but Kozac fails to hit the target. Another awful miss.
    • 38' Lloris out to smother the ball from Kozak as he dashed in on goal. Brilliant piece of goalkeeping by the Frenchman.
    • 33' Lulic picks out Kozak in the middle, but he somehow heads wide from five yards out. Should have found the net with that finish. Lazio yet to find this opening goal.
    • 29' Ciani slides the ball into the path of Kozak, but Lloris stands tall to make a superb stop as he throws a boot to deflect the shot behind the goal. Brilliant save.
    • 22' Bale drives in a cross with some pace, but Marchetti gets back to push the ball over the bar. Spurs have another corner.
    • 19' Lloris brings out a brilliant save to swat Ledesma's swerving attempt onto his bar before getting up quickly to halt the rebound by Mauri. So close for Lazio.
    • 17.35 Lazio team to face Tottenham: Marchetti, Cavanda, Biava, Ciani, Radu, Mauri, Gonzalez, Ledesma, Hernanes, Lulic, Kozak
    • 17.25 Tottenham team to face Lazio: Lloris, Walker, Caulker, Vertonghen, Naughton, Sandro, Carroll, Sigurdsson, Bale, Dempsey, Adebayor

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