In group E last round of the group stage particularly pleased Ukrainian fans.
The graduate of Shakhtar Vladlen Yurchenko, missing several months due to injury, appeared in the starting lineup for the game with Monaco and was soon rewarded head coach “Bayer” for the trust. 30 minutes Yurchenko after a solo passage perfect performance long-range shot found the top corner of the goal to the Monaco.
Bayer won 3:0 and didn’t allow Monaco to finish the group stage without defeats. Nevertheless, the French withdrew from the group in the first place.
Leverkusen – Tottenham 3:0
Goals: Yurchenko, 30, Brandt, 48, De Sanctis (own goal)
Baier: Ozcan – Wendell, Dragovic, Edwy, da Costa – Brandt (Cruz, 71), Yurchenko (Henriksen, 76), Baumgartlinger, Çalhanoğlu (Aránguiz, 67) – Chicharito, Kiessling
Monaco: De Sanctis – Diallo, Jamerson, Raja, Round – Basile (Traore, 67), Ndor, Dirar – Jean (Germain, 76), Carrillo (Lemar, 79)
Yellow Cards: Dragovic, 88 – Jamerson, 23, Bosela, 61, Germain, 88
Tottenham showed character in the match with “CSKA” and went into the 1/16 finals of the Europa League automatically becoming one of the top favorites second in the prestigious European Cup. The goalkeeper of Muscovites Igor Akinfeev has extended its 10-year series with missed goals in the Champions League and scored a curious own goal.
Tottenham – CSKA 3:1
Goals: Allie, 38, Kane, 45+1, Akinfeev, 77 (goal) – Dzagoev, 33
Tottenham: Lloris — Walker, Dyer, Vertonghen, Rose – Wanyama (Alderweireld, 68), Winx — Son Heung-Min (Nkodo, 62), Allie, Eriksen – Kane (Onomah, 83)
CSKA: Akinfeev — Nababkin, V. Berezutski, A. Berezutski, Schennikov — Dzagoev, Natcho, Tosic (Gordusenko, 71), Golovin (Chalov, 46), Milanov – traoré (Strandberg, 79)
Warning: Schennikov, V. Berezutski
Standings: Monaco – 11, Bayer – 10, Tottenham – 7, CSKA – 3
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