Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham Hotspur are through to the next round of the Europa League, thanks to goals from Gareth Bale, Heung-Min Don, and Dele Alli as they played out a 3-3 draw against Austrian team LASK.
Spurs went into the game looking like the favorites to emerge as winners and surprisingly went behind during the closing stages of the first half after they conceded a well-taken long-range goal scored by Peter Michorl.
Gareth Bale drew Spurs level by finding the back of the net just before the half-time whistle, converting from the spot. And just some moments later, Son turned the game on its head after scoring yet another penalty in what was somewhat an underwhelming performance for Mourinho’s men.
LASK players didn’t however relent, as they kept piling pressure on a weaker Tottenham side following the substitutions of the goalscorer Bale and Son. The home team kept creating chances and looking closer and closer to finding the back of the net and they finally did so thanks to Johannes Eggestein’s impressive effort
Unfortunately for LASK, Tottenham were awarded a third penalty which substitute and outcast Dele Alli slotted in perfectly to hand the away side a 2-3 lead. Tottenham were looking like they’ve secured a win as the game approached its tail-end, but the relentless and energetic LASK side once again showed their resilience and scored their third goal just some moments before the final whistle to earn themselves a draw.
With Spurs already in the last-32 round despite the draw, for them to get an easier draw in the next round, they would need to secure nothing but a win against group leaders Royal Antwerp next week.
Mourinho’s Spurs return to league action on Sunday as they host Arsenal at home where they will be looking to get all three points to extend their stay at the top of the pile.