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Young Boys   3 - 2   Tottenham

Tottenham striker Roman Pavlyuchenko (centre) is congratulated by Robbie Keane (left) and Giovani dos Santos (right) after his goal against Young Boys
Pavlyuchenko (centre) celebrates Tottenham's second goal

Tottenham's dreams of qualifying for the Champions League group stages hang in the balance after a first leg play-off defeat by Young Boys.

Senad Lulic slotted the home side ahead before Henri Bienvenu burst though and and expertly side-footed in.

Xavier Hochstrasser fired in a third for Young Boys after just 30 minutes.

Sebastien Bassong headed in for Spurs and Roman Pavlyuchenko lashed in a shot late on to give the visitors hope of overturning the deficit.

Spurs had not played in European football's top competition since reaching the semi-finals of the European Cup in 1960/1961.

606: DEBATE

The English side were dreaming of again mixing it among Europe's elite after getting what many perceived as a favourable draw against Young Boys.

But the Swiss side had other ideas as Spurs failed to deal with the plastic pitch and froze under the weight of expectation in an opening half which left boss Harry Redknapp to look on in horror.

Spurs were a shadow of the side that played with such verve in the goalless draw against Manchester City on Saturday and they had an early reprieve when Lulic managed to get a shot in from the edge of the box only to see it come back off the post.

The visitors failed to heed the warning sign and went behind when a Thierry Doubai strike ricocheted off Ammar Jemal, who appeared to be offside, and fell for Lulic to guide home an angled shot from eight yards.

Spurs did have a chance to level when Giovani dos Santos produced a surging run into the Young Boys area but his effort was blocked by keeper Marco Wolfli.

Dos Santos started as one of four changes made by Redknapp, who left Tom Huddlestone and Aaron Lennon on the bench for fear of the duo getting injured on the artificial surface.

Redknapp also went for an attacking 4-4-2 formation and, whether or not there was hint of complacency in his team and tactics, a stunned Spurs quickly found themselves further behind.

Pavlyuchenko gave the ball away and Doubai prodded the ball through to Bienvenu, who left defender Michael Dawson in his wake as he burst through on goal and expertly slotted in.

Tottenham's nightmare got worse when Young Boys playmaker Costanzo threaded a pass through the visitors' flat-footed defence and Hochstrasser powered in a shot.

A Jemal free-kick flew just over before Redknapp took action by taking off left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto for central midfielder Huddlestone after 35 minutes.

The visitors eventually started to come to terms with the surface and occasion and pulled a goal back when Bassong headed in Gareth Bale's corner.

Pavlyuchenko had a promising chance to reduce the arrears even more, although he could not divert in a Bale cross with his outstretched leg at the far post.

The near miss served to provide Young Boys with the motivation to increase their efforts as they defended their lead with a discipline and drive as Spurs struggled for another breakthrough.

Indeed, Young Boys came the closer to adding to their lead when Bienvenu out jumped Bale to head over and Christian Schneuwly twice fired over in quick succession to the relief of the Spurs contingent.

Those misses proved crucial as Pavlyuchenko latched on to a Robbie Keane pass and angled a thunderous shot into the top corner late on to leave Spurs with the hope of completing their comeback in the return leg.

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Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Champions Lge qualifying

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Young Boys 3-2 Tottenham FT
(HT 3-1)
  • Lulic 4
  • Bienvenu 13
  • Hochstrasser 28
  • Bassong 42
  • Pavlyuchenko 83

Young Boys

  • 01 Wolfli
  • 07 Sutter
  • 17 Spycher
  • 20 Affolter
  • 25 Jemal
  • 11 Doubai
  • 19 Lulic
  • 21 Degen (Raimondi 90)
  • 22 Hochstrasser
  • 10 Costanzo (Schneuwly 65)
  • 15 Bienvenu yellow card

Substitutes

  • 35 Burki,
  • 13 De Pierro,
  • 14 Schneuwly,
  • 16 Raimondi,
  • 09 Schneuwly,
  • 23 Regazzoni,
  • 24 Mayuka

Tottenham

Substitutes

Ref: F De BleeckereAtt: 31,275
YOUNG BOYS
TOTTENHAM

Possession

  • Young Boys 46%
  • Tottenham 54%

Attempts on target

  • Young Boys 3
  • Tottenham 6

Attempts off target

  • Young Boys 4
  • Tottenham 4

Corners

  • Young Boys 2
  • Tottenham 3

Fouls

  • Young Boys 5
  • Tottenham 7
  • Final Result
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+1:43 The match has reached full-time.
  • 90:00+0:38 Goal kick taken short by Marco Wolfli (Young Boys).
  • 90:00+0:22 Shot by Roman Pavlyuchenko (Tottenham) left-footed from left side of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.
  • 89:42 Defending throw-in by Gareth Bale (Tottenham).
  • 89:27 Substitution (Young Boys) makes a substitution, with Mario Raimondi coming on for David Degen.
  • 85:38 Defending throw-in by Vedran Corluka (Tottenham).
  • 85:13 Goal kick taken long by Marco Wolfli (Young Boys).
  • 82:16 Assist (pass) by Robbie Keane (Tottenham) from right channel.
  • 82:16 GOAL - Roman PavlyuchenkoYoung Boys 3 - 2 Tottenham Goal by Roman Pavlyuchenko (Tottenham) drilled right-footed (top-right of goal) from right side of penalty area (18 yards).Young Boys 3-2 Tottenham.
  • 81:51 Defending throw-in by Vedran Corluka (Tottenham).
  • 81:22 Goal kick taken short by Heurelho Gomes (Tottenham).
  • 80:57 Effort on goal by Christian Schneuwly from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 80:52 The ball is swung over by David Degen.
  • 80:12 Goal kick taken long by Marco Wolfli (Young Boys).
  • 79:41 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Gareth Bale (Tottenham) to centre, header by Sebastien Bassong (Tottenham) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), over the bar.
  • 79:29 Header by Roman Pavlyuchenko (Tottenham) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), save (tipped over) by Marco Wolfli (Young Boys).
  • 79:16 Shot by Tom Huddlestone (Tottenham) right-footed from right channel (25 yards), blocked by Ammar Jemal (Young Boys).
  • 79:11 Wilson Palacios crosses the ball, Francois Affolter manages to make a clearance.
  • 78:56 Attacking throw-in by Vedran Corluka (Tottenham).
  • 78:37 Goal kick taken long by Heurelho Gomes (Tottenham).
  • 78:03 Senad Lulic delivers the ball, Effort on goal by Christian Schneuwly from just inside the area clears the bar.
  • 77:45 Attacking throw-in by Gareth Bale (Tottenham).
  • 77:09 The ball is swung over by Vedran Corluka.
  • 74:32 The ball is sent over by Gareth Bale.
  • 73:56 Foul by Tom Huddlestone (Tottenham) on Scott Sutter (Young Boys). Direct free kick taken right-footed by David Degen (Young Boys) from right channel, passed.
  • 72:43 Attacking throw-in by Gareth Bale (Tottenham).
  • 71:35 Tom Huddlestone restarts play with the free kick.
  • 71:35 Booking Henri Bienvenu is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.
  • 71:32 Henri Bienvenu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Niko Kranjcar.
  • 70:40 Foul by Sebastien Bassong (Tottenham) on Henri Bienvenu (Young Boys). Direct free kick taken right-footed by David Degen (Young Boys) from right channel, passed.
  • 70:11 Shot by Sebastien Bassong (Tottenham) drilled left-footed from left channel (30 yards), missed left.
  • 68:18 Goal kick taken short by Heurelho Gomes (Tottenham).
  • 67:23 Booking Sebastien Bassong (Tottenham) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 67:16 Christian Schneuwly fouled by Gareth Bale, the ref awards a free kick. David Degen sends in a cross, Henri Bienvenu has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.
  • 65:43 Goal kick taken long by Marco Wolfli (Young Boys).
  • 65:20 Substitution Tottenham substitution: Jermain Defoe replaced by Robbie Keane (injury).
  • 64:13 Substitution Young Boys substitution: Moreno Costanzo replaced by Christian Schneuwly (tactical).
  • 63:59 Shot from just outside the box by Roman Pavlyuchenko goes over the bar.
  • 62:28 Moreno Costanzo fouled by Dos Santos Giovani, the ref awards a free kick. Senad Lulic takes the free kick.
  • 62:25 Defending throw-in by Christoph Spycher (Young Boys).
  • 59:45 Free kick awarded for a foul by Xavier Hochstrasser on Tom Huddlestone. Vedran Corluka restarts play with the free kick.
  • 59:26 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Moreno Costanzo.
  • 58:14 Defending throw-in by Vedran Corluka (Tottenham).
  • 57:29 Unfair challenge on David Degen by Gareth Bale results in a free kick. Moreno Costanzo restarts play with the free kick.
  • 56:37 Defending throw-in by Gareth Bale (Tottenham).
  • 55:55 Michael Dawson fouled by Moreno Costanzo, the ref awards a free kick. Tom Huddlestone crosses the ball in from the free kick, comfortable save by Marco Wolfli.
  • 54:54 Cross by Gareth Bale (Tottenham), shot by Roman Pavlyuchenko (Tottenham) right-footed from right side of penalty area (6 yards), missed right.
  • 54:36 Defending throw-in by Christoph Spycher (Young Boys).
  • 53:11 Foul by Wilson Palacios on Xavier Hochstrasser, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Marco Wolfli.
  • 52:15 Cross by Vedran Corluka (Tottenham), foul by Jermain Defoe (Tottenham) on Francois Affolter (Young Boys). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Marco Wolfli (Young Boys) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 51:23 Goal kick taken short by Marco Wolfli (Young Boys).
  • 51:05 Shot by Tom Huddlestone (Tottenham) mishit left-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed right.
  • 50:16 Defending throw-in by Scott Sutter (Young Boys).
  • 49:12 Tom Huddlestone sends in a cross.
  • 47:32 Defending throw-in by Scott Sutter (Young Boys).
  • 46:56 A cross is delivered by Vedran Corluka, save by Marco Wolfli.
  • 46:47 Niko Kranjcar sends in a cross, clearance by Ammar Jemal.
  • Correction - 45:01 Substitution Niko Kranjcar comes on in place of Luka Modric.
  • 45:01 The referee gets the second half underway.
  • 45:01 Throw-in by Niko Kranjcar (Tottenham).
  • 45:01 Substitution Niko Kranjcar joins the action as a substitute, replacing Luka Modric.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:09 The first half comes to an end.
  • 45:00+0:40 Cross by Gareth Bale (Tottenham), header by Jermain Defoe (Tottenham) from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed left.
  • 44:59 Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Gareth Bale (Tottenham) to centre, resulting in open play.
  • 44:35 Shot by Roman Pavlyuchenko (Tottenham) left-footed from left channel (18 yards), blocked by Francois Affolter (Young Boys).
  • 43:59 Corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale from the right by-line, save by Marco Wolfli.
  • 43:01 Attacking throw-in by David Degen (Young Boys).
  • 42:36 Handball by Luka Modric (Tottenham). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Francois Affolter (Young Boys) from own half, passed.
  • 42:19 Attacking throw-in by Gareth Bale (Tottenham).
  • 41:20 Gareth Bale provided the assist for the goal.
  • 41:20 GOAL - Sebastien BassongYoung Boys 3 - 1 Tottenham Sebastien Bassong finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty area. Young Boys 3-1 Tottenham.
  • 41:15 Corner taken left-footed by Gareth Bale from the left by-line,
  • 39:55 Foul by Wilson Palacios (Tottenham) on Moreno Costanzo (Young Boys). Direct free kick taken left-footed by Christoph Spycher (Young Boys) from own half, passed.
  • 39:35 Defending throw-in by Christoph Spycher (Young Boys).
  • 38:29 Senad Lulic crosses the ball, clearance by Gareth Bale.
  • 38:00 Jermain Defoe crosses the ball, save by Marco Wolfli.
  • 36:57 Handball decision goes against Scott Sutter. Gareth Bale takes the direct free kick.
  • 36:44 Foul by Xavier Hochstrasser (Young Boys) on Wilson Palacios (Tottenham). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Luka Modric (Tottenham) from own half, passed.
  • 35:41 Ammar Jemal challenges Roman Pavlyuchenko unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Gareth Bale from right channel. Sebastien Bassong is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Marco Wolfli takes the free kick.
  • 35:13 Goal kick taken short by Heurelho Gomes (Tottenham).
  • 35:03 Substitution Tottenham substitution: Benoit Assou-Ekotto replaced by Tom Huddlestone (tactical).
  • 33:51 Foul by Sebastien Bassong (Tottenham) on Henri Bienvenu (Young Boys). Free kick curled left-footed by Ammar Jemal (Young Boys) from right channel (20 yards), over the bar.
  • 33:37 Cross by Scott Sutter (Young Boys), clearance by Michael Dawson (Tottenham).
  • 33:01 Defending throw-in by Christoph Spycher (Young Boys).
  • 32:25 Attacking throw-in by Vedran Corluka (Tottenham).
  • 32:21 Attacking throw-in by Michael Dawson (Tottenham).
  • 32:15 Defending throw-in by Christoph Spycher (Young Boys).
  • 31:55 Cross by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 31:38 Attacking throw-in by Vedran Corluka (Tottenham).
  • 31:14 Attacking throw-in by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham).
  • 30:43 Defending throw-in by Vedran Corluka (Tottenham).
  • 29:57 Attacking throw-in by Christoph Spycher (Young Boys).
  • 29:21 Luka Modric challenges Tape Doubai unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Moreno Costanzo.
  • 27:55 Assist (pass) by Moreno Costanzo (Young Boys) from right channel.
  • 27:55 GOAL - Xavier HochstrasserYoung Boys 3 - 0 Tottenham Goal by Xavier Hochstrasser (Young Boys) drilled right-footed (top-left of goal) from right side of penalty area (18 yards).Young Boys 3-0 Tottenham.
  • 27:00 Goal kick taken short by Marco Wolfli (Young Boys).
  • 26:41 Shot by Luka Modric (Tottenham) curled right-footed from left side of penalty area (20 yards), missed right.
  • 26:36 Attacking throw-in by Gareth Bale (Tottenham).
  • 25:13 Foul by David Degen (Young Boys) on Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham). Direct free kick taken right-footed by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham) from own half, passed.
  • 24:24 Cross by Senad Lulic (Young Boys), resulting in ball out of play.
  • 24:03 Attacking throw-in by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham).
  • 23:26 Attacking throw-in by Vedran Corluka (Tottenham).
  • 22:15 Cross by Christoph Spycher (Young Boys), save (punched) by Heurelho Gomes (Tottenham).
  • 22:01 Attacking throw-in by Senad Lulic (Young Boys).
  • 21:56 Cross by Scott Sutter (Young Boys), clearance by Michael Dawson (Tottenham).
  • 20:21 Shot by Dos Santos Giovani (Tottenham) drilled left-footed from left channel (20 yards), missed left.
  • 19:12 Attacking throw-in by David Degen (Young Boys).
  • 18:49 Attacking throw-in by Senad Lulic (Young Boys).
  • 17:55 Goal kick taken long by Marco Wolfli (Young Boys).
  • 17:32 Cross by Luka Modric (Tottenham), shot by Jermain Defoe (Tottenham) right-footed from centre of penalty area (12 yards), missed right.
  • 16:58 Attacking throw-in by Senad Lulic (Young Boys).
  • 16:31 Jermain Defoe challenges Ammar Jemal unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marco Wolfli takes the direct free kick.
  • 16:09 Defending throw-in by Christoph Spycher (Young Boys).
  • Correction - 15:52 Defending throw-in by Christoph Spycher (Young Boys).
  • 15:52 Defending throw-in by Ammar Jemal (Young Boys).
  • 15:22 Attacking throw-in by Dos Santos Giovani (Tottenham).
  • 14:59 Henri Bienvenu (Young Boys) caught offside. Indirect free kick taken right-footed by Heurelho Gomes (Tottenham) from own half, resulting in open play.
  • 14:23 Foul by Sebastien Bassong (Tottenham) on Henri Bienvenu (Young Boys). Free kick crossed right-footed by Moreno Costanzo (Young Boys) from right wing, clearance by Gareth Bale (Tottenham).
  • 12:20 Assist (pass) by Tape Doubai (Young Boys) from own half.
  • 12:20 GOAL - Henri BienvenuYoung Boys 2 - 0 Tottenham Goal by Henri Bienvenu (Young Boys) right-footed (bottom-right of goal) from left side of penalty area (18 yards).Young Boys 2-0 Tottenham.
  • 11:57 Defending throw-in by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham).
  • 11:42 Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Moreno Costanzo.
  • 11:04 Cross by Senad Lulic (Young Boys), clearance by Sebastien Bassong (Tottenham).
  • 9:23 Goal kick taken long by Heurelho Gomes (Tottenham).
  • 8:04 Defending throw-in by Vedran Corluka (Tottenham).
  • 7:31 Shot by Jermain Defoe (Tottenham) volleyed left-footed from left channel (20 yards), over the bar.
  • 6:57 Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Gareth Bale (Tottenham) to far post, save (caught) by Marco Wolfli (Young Boys).
  • 6:09 Dos Santos Giovani takes a shot. Save by Marco Wolfli.
  • 3:51 GOAL - Senad LulicYoung Boys 1 - 0 Tottenham Senad Lulic gets on the score sheet with a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Young Boys 1-0 Tottenham.
  • 3:47 Effort from 20 yards by Tape Doubai.
  • 3:03 Free kick crossed right-footed by Moreno Costanzo (Young Boys) from right wing, clearance by Gareth Bale (Tottenham).
  • 3:03 Booking Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham) booked for unsporting behaviour.
  • 3:03 Foul by Benoit Assou-Ekotto (Tottenham) on David Degen (Young Boys).
  • 2:46 Defending throw-in by Vedran Corluka (Tottenham).
  • 1:57 Senad Lulic produces a drilled right-footed shot from just outside the penalty area that hits the post.
  • 1:43 Attacking throw-in by Christoph Spycher (Young Boys).
  • 0:51 Roman Pavlyuchenko gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Francois Affolter. Marco Wolfli restarts play with the free kick.
  • 0:00 The game begins.

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