There were no signs of any surprises in Zagreb after the first 45 minutes.
The first half ended in a goalless draw, and it appeared that Jose Mourinho’s charges were calmly manipulating the course of the game and would have no trouble defending the lead they secured in London a week earlier.

However, just over a quarter of an hour after the switch of sides, the Croatians scored their first goal. With a spectacular drive from outside the penalty box, Mislav Orsic headed the ball into the net of Hugo Lloris.

The same player scored again seven minutes before the close of regulation time. Dinamo had made up for their defeat from a week before and must now brace for the start of extra time.

The pre-match underdogs tipped the scales in their favor. All thanks to the well-placed Orsic.

The 28-year-old striker picked up the ball in his half in the 106th minute, went towards Lloris’ goal past many opponents, and took a brilliant shot to give the Frenchman no chance.

The goal ensured Zagreb’s sensational promotion and a spot in the LE’s top eight.

Tottenham’s all-star lineup of Harry Kane, Dele Alli, Erik Lamela, Moussa Sissoko, Gareth Bale, and Giovani Lo Celso was forced to acknowledge an embarrassing loss and leave the tournament.


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