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Dusseldorf U-19 Champions Trophy
Day 2 - Sunday 20th April 2014
Game 3 – Noon – Tottenham Hotspur v Bayer 04 Leverkusen
Spurs – (4-3-3)Voss, McQueen, Maghoma(Goddard 45), Ogilvie, Walker-Peters, Onomah, Lesniak, Winks, Miller(Walkes 35), Harrison(Akindayini 35), Oduwa(Ross 40)
Scorer – Winks 50
Booked – Winks 43(Push)
Leverkusen – (4-1-4-1)Schnitzler, Feilharber(Henrichs 26), Bayrak, Schneider(Brasnic 26), Heine, Boeder, Engelman, Frey, Rother, Richter(Becker 48), Ruzgar(Barendt 17)
Scorer – Barendt 39
Spurs kicked off the first half knowing that a winner would move them up to second. Leverkusen were thinking the same and they were a more physical side making it difficult to play passing football.
McQueen played in Onomah for a chance that was saved before Frey fired wide. Oduwa crossed for Harrison but his effort was blocked. Winks fired over while Boeder shot wide and Richter drew a save from Voss just before the break.
The Germans made two changes for the second half to add more weight with Brasnic trying to upset McQueen on the right. An early effort by Barendt that was wide showed they were getting the better of the challenges.
Brasnic fired over and Richter drove wide followed by Bayrak shooting over. Spurs strenghtened the side by sending on Akindayini for Harrison and Walkes for Miller.
Voss saved from Henrichs conceding a corner from which the ball was played to Henrichs who crossed for Barendt to head home. Spurs replaced Oduwa with Ross before the restart as they looked to get an equaliser. Winks was booked for a push before Goddard came on for Maghoma which provided extra attacking impedus.
In the last minute Goddard got the ball on the right and hit a cross which evaded Akindayini in front of goal but found Winks coming in at the far post to score.
Zagreb were held to a draw in their next game. The result meant that Spurs needed a win in the last group match against Zargreb by two goals to go second behind Wolfsburg.
Game 4 – 6.30pm – Dinamo Zagreb v Tottenham Hotspur
Dinamo – (4-2-3-1)Miskic, Mamic, Dzijan, Morris, Stolnic(Iharos 18), Biljan(Tolic 41), Halilovic, Fiolic(Bruic 39), Cekici, Crncevic, Vlak(Kolak 49)
Scorers – Cekici 4, Halilovic 12, 36, Vlak 29
Booked – Fiolic 29(Foul), Crncevic 30, 31(Red – Off), Tolic 42(Foul), Buric 49(Foul)
Spurs – (4-3-3)Voss, Walkes, McQueen, Lesniak(Harrison 44), Walker-Peters, Goddard(Azzaoui 26), Winks, Onomah, Ross(Miller 18), Akindayini, Oduwa.
Scorer – Lesniak (pen), 27
Booked – Azzaoui 35(Foul)
The last group game gave Spurs an outside chance to make the semi-final. They only needed to beat Dinamo Zagreb who were unbeaten in the three games they had played.
Zagreb started fast with Mamic firing a shot in from the left that was saved by Voss, diving to his left. Unfortunately it fell kindly for Cekici who drove it into the net. Zagreb kept Spurs penned in with Voss saving from Cekici before they got a second when Halilovic volleyed home. Mamic fired wide before Spurs had a chance when Akindayini drove wide. Spurs replaced Ross before half-time with Miller as they sought to get into the game.
The second half started well for Spurs who sent on Azzaoui. When Oduwa got round the back on the left he was tripped in the area. Lesniak stepped up to score sending the keeper the wrong way.
Zagreb punished poor play at the back when Vlak robbed McQueen and scored past the unprotected Voss to make it 3-1. As Spurs continued to push for another goal, Zagreb began to dive into tackles with Fioliv catching Onomah from behind to go into the ref's book. He was quickly followed by Crncevic on Winks.
Having placed the ball for the free kick Cekici grabbed it and was quickly surrounded by players from both sides. When the ref restored order she showed a second yellow card to Crncevic and the red.
Azzaoui saw his attempt blocked from a free kick by Onomah. Azzaoui chased back with Cekici and fouled him just outside the area. Azzaoui was booked. Halilovic scored from the free kick to make it 4-1.
Miskic saved from Onomah before Zagreb made changes to waste time. Tolic was only on for a minute before he was booked for a foul on Oduwa. Spurs' last throw of the dice was to replace Lesniak with Harrison. Oduwa and Walker-Peters were getting down the left into the corner and Buric was booked for diving in recklessly. In the last minute Oduwa curled in a shot which was saved.
The four goals conceded dropped Spurs to fourth in the group which means they miss out on the final day's play-off games.
P W D L F A Pts.
Dinamo Zagreb 4 3 1 0 12 6 10
Vfl Wolfsburg 4 3 0 1 8 4 9
Leverkusen 4 1 1 2 6 7 4
Tottenham 4 1 1 2 4 6 4
BV Dusseldorf 4 0 1 3 1 8 1
· Dusseldorf U-19 Champions Trophy Day One
P.S:- - The tournament was won by Red Bull Salzburg who beat Vfl Wolfsburg 1-0 in the final. Third place went to Dinamo Zagreb who beat Borussia Dortmund 4-3 on penalties. The second time that day Dortmund had lost a penalty shoot-out - Wolfburg won 5-3 after the first semi-final finished 1-1.
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