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  • Twente 3-3 Tottenham: Defoe double, Chadli free-kick

    Tottenham Hotspur reap only one point after being held by Twente Enschede 3-3. But a draw was enough to bring the Spurs to win Group A.

    At away games the Spurs' Jermain Defoe could make double the lead. However Twente equalizer goal by Roberto Rosales and also Nacer Chadli.

    But the score 3-3 draw was enough for Spurs exit as head of Group A by collecting 11 points from six matches. Meanwhile, Inter Milan was runner-up with 10 points after a 0-3 defeat of Werder Bremen.

    The game

    In the match at Arke Stadium on Tuesday (12/7/2010), Kick-off performed by the Spurs. The first threat made Twente after Wout Brama fired his left foot but can still be thwarted Heurelho Gomes at minute 4.

    However, in the 12th minute Spurs get the advantage and lead 1-0 after Twente players make a fatal mistake. Defender Peter Wisgerhof perform a back pass to goalkeeper Sander Boschker but the ball went into his own net.

    Yet the Spurs advantage did not last long. In the 22nd minute, Landzaat equalized through goals from a white point. Prizes are awarded a penalty to the host after a hand ball on Benoit Assou-Ekotto.

    Five minutes later, the Spurs tried to push through right-foot shot from Roman Pavlyuchenko out of contract penalty. But the goalkeeper Sander Boschker still quite spry with denied the ball over the net.

    In minute 33, instead of Twente hit by kicking Marc Janko that successfully thwarted by Gomes. Meanwhile, Spurs players effort, Niko Kranjcar use of bait Aaron Lennon is still wide in the 37th minute.

    One minute before the game ended the Spurs try to open opportunities. Gareth Bale send feedback crossing into the penalty area and Jermain Defoe tried to greet him but the ball still soar.

    Score was 1-1 last until halftime. But at the second round has been running for two minutes of the Spurs managed to lead 2-1 through goals scored by Defoe after Aaron Lennon's groundbreaking use of bait.

    However, Twente still provide resistance. In the 56th minute, Twente again equalized to 2-2 through goals by Roberto Rosales header welcomes feedback from Theo Janssen. .

    In the 59th minute, Defoe scored his second goal in the game so the Spurs back ahead 3-2. But the Spurs' advantage lasted just five minutes after Nacer Chadli equalizer for a 3-3 over his free-kick.

    Team Line-up:

    Twente Enschede: 1-Sander Boschker; 15-Roberto Rosales, 4-Peter Wisgerhof, 19-Douglas, 33-Dwight Tiendalli; 6-Wout Brama, 7-Denny Landzaat, 8-Theo Janssen; 9-Luuk de Jong, 21 - Marc Janko (27-Dario Vujicevic 73), 22-Nacer Chadli.

    Tottenham Hotspur: 1-Heurelho Gomes, Vedran Corluka 22-, 13-William Gallas, 19-Sebastien Bassong, 32-Benoit Assou-Ekotto, 21-Niko Kranjcar (15-Peter Crouch 86), 8-Jermaine Jenas (7-Aaron Lennon 34), 12-Wilson Palacios, 3-Gareth Bale; 9-Roman Pavlyuchenko (10-Robbie Keane 73), 18-Jermain Defoe.


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