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    Wednesday, May 8, 2019

    Lucas Moura Hat-Trick Stuns Ajax, Sends Spurs into Champions League Final

    The Dutch champions brought a 1-0 lead home from north London after an impressive performance last Tuesday, and they simply carried on what they started at Tottenham's gleaming new stadium in the more familiar surroundings of the Johan Cruyff Arena.
    Incredible Lukas Moura struck a hat-trick to take Tottenham to the Champions League final after beaten Ajax 3-2.

    It was another unbelievable night in Amsterdam as Tottenham came from a two goal down to win 3-2 and 3-3 aggregate to go through on away goal rule.
    Ajax, confident in the first half, were two goal up and 3-0 advantage going into the second half, but Tottenham came back into the game with two quick goals to make it 2-2 and buried the winner on added time.
    Trailing 1-0 from the first leg, Spurs made the worst possible start in Amsterdam when a towering fifth-minute header by 19-year-old Ajax captain Matthijs de Ligt doubled the advantage for Erik ten Hag’s exciting young side.

    Tottenham hit the post through Son Heung-min before Hakim Ziyech doubled Ajax’s lead on the night with a sweeping finish after an assist by former Southampton winger Dusan Tadic.
    That left Spurs 3-0 behind on aggregate yet, in another pulsating semi-final, Mauricio Pochettino’s side scored twice within five minutes in the second half.
    BBC reports that Moura reduced the deficit with a composed finish before the Brazilian’s shot on the turn levelled the scores on the night and left Spurs requiring one goal to reach the final in Madrid on 1 June.

    In a frantic finish, Vertonghen headed against the bar before Moura completed his hat-trick with a finish from 16 yards deep into stoppage time on a famous night for Spurs.
    Tottenham will now play Liverpool in an all English final on June 1 in Madrid, meaning that this year’s Champions League will go to England.
    Liverpool had an unbelievable night on Tuesday after demolishing Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield and reached the final on 4-3 aggregate.
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