The third best Premier League team defeated Ludogorets in another Europa League J group match, Ludogorets’s chance to continue ahead is slim now.
Keseru joined the team after he recovered. Kane celebrated his 300th match for Tottenham Hotspur. Bale also entered the pitch.
Kane sent the ball above the crossbar in the second minute. Iliev saved a goal attempt by Bale seconds later. The guest team took the lead in the 13th minute. Kane outplayed Verdon and scored his 200th goal for Tottenham Hotspur. The guest team won the right to a corner kick in the 23rd minute but they demanded a penalty kick later because Dier played with his hand. The referee Jovic denied. Doherty almost scored seconds later but Iliev showed his skills and saved. The Spurs added a second goal in the 32nd minute. Kane assisted Moura who made no mistake and scored. Immediately after that goal, Keseru tried to score and the ball made a ricochet which almost sent the ball in Hart’s net. Iliev saved another of Kane’s attacks in the 39th minute.
Ludogorets picked up the pace in the second half. Tekpetey sent the ball across the center of the pitch and it reached Keseru after a ricochet. He picked it up and scored. This was the 16th goal Keseru scored in European tournament matches. Mitkov replaced Keseru after that. The replacement player Son passed to Lo Celso seconds after he stepped on the pitch. The Argentinian player scored for 1:3. Mitkov passed to Yankov in the 69th minute who tried to score but sent the ball straight to Hart’s arms. Cauly had a couple of opportunities to score and used the second one but also sent the ball into the gatekeeper’s arms.
Ivan Yordanov, a Ludogorets Academy youth player, made his debut in a European tournament after he entered the pitch in the last minute of the match.
LUDOGORETS – TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1:3
0:1 Kane (13')
0:2 Moura (33')
1:2 Keseru (50')
1:3 Lo Celso (62)
LUDOGORETS: Iliev, Ikoko, Terziev, Nedyalkov, Verdon, Anicet (59 – Santana), Badji, Manu (45 – Tekpetey), Yankov (75 – Tchibota), Oliveira (93 – Yordanov), Keseru (59 – Mitkov)
TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR: Hart, Doherty, Alderweireld, Dier, Davis, Sissoko (45 – Hojbjerg), Lo Celso (72 – Ndombele), Winks, Bale (65 – Bergwjin), Moura (61 – Son), Kane (45 – Vinisius)
Yellow cards: Anicet (Ludogorets); Doherty (Tottenham).