Harry Kane helped Tottenham Hotspur to a victory in the Europa League in its three-hundredth game on Thursday evening. The Londoners triumphed partly due to a goal and an assist from the striker with 1-3 at Ludogorets. In group C Peter Bosz won with Bayer Leverkusen from Hapoel Be’er Sheva: 2-4.
Bosz wins with Leverkusen in Israel
At Ludogorets-Tottenham, Kane made the 0-1 in the thirteenth minute by heading in a corner from Lucas Moura. The 27-year-old Englishman gave his anniversary match extra shine, because it was his two hundredth goal in the service of Tottenham.
Twenty minutes after his opening goal, Kane was also involved in the 0-2. The striker got the ball on the right side of the penalty area and passed Moura, who could easily shoot in from close range.
Manager José Mourinho took Kane to the side halfway and five minutes after the break the connection goal was immediately a fact. Claudiu Keserü accidentally got the ball in front of his feet and worked inside, but Giovani Lo Celso tapped the 1-3 in the goal shortly afterwards after a beautiful attack. Steven Bergwijn entered the field in Bulgaria in the 65th minute.
Tottenham Hotspur took revenge against Ludogorets for the surprising 1-0 defeat at Antwerp last week. Manager José Mourinho’s team now has six points from three games. The other game in group J is Antwerp-LASK and that game starts at 9 p.m.
Tottenham Hotspur booked a narrow victory at Ludogorets. (Photo: Pro Shots)
In group C, Bosz and Bayer Leverkusen recorded a hard-fought 2-4 victory at Hapoel Be’er Sheva. Leon Bailey opened the score in Israel in the fifth minute, after which the Dutchman Elton Acolatse put things in order on behalf of the home team.
The former youth player of Ajax hit the far corner after eleven minutes and took care of the 2-1 in the 25th minute in a very nice way. He took the ball with his heel, cut out a defender, bypassed the goalkeeper and aimed the ball in the corner.
Leverkusen was still very fortunate to equal the level before the break. Goalkeeper Ohad Levita managed to parry a header from a corner, but unconsciously punched the ball into Or Dadia’s head and was passed by his own defender. Fifteen minutes before the end, Bailey headed the liberating 2-3 for Leverkusen and Florian Wirtz took care of the final chord two minutes before time.
Daley Sinkgraven sat on the bench at Leverkusen the entire game, which scored the second victory and now has six points, just like Slavia Prague. The team from the Czech Republic was 3-2 too strong at home for OGC Nice, which, like Hapoel Be’er Sheva, is stuck on three points.
In group D Benfica lost 2-3 in-house against Rangers, which is therefore still without loss of points. From the nineteenth minute, the Portuguese were one man less because of a red card from Nicolás Otamendi. Lech Poznan won at home against Standard Liège 3-1.