Mura forward Amadej Marosa’s last-gasp strike inflicted a shock defeat on Tottenham, whose Europa Conference League hopes suffered an unexpected setback. After suffering a humiliating 2-1 match results defeat against Mura on Thursday Tottenham Hotspur’s Europa Conference League hopes to hang in the balance.
As 10-man Spurs were beaten for the first time under Antonio Conte, Amadej Marosa scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner. Prior to Marosa’s heroics, the Group G contest had appeared to be heading for a stalemate with Harry Kane canceling out Tomi Horvat’s first-half strike at Fazanerija.
The much-changed visitors, who were a man light for over an hour in Slovenia after Ryan Sessegnon was sent off for two bookable offences, now need to beat Rennes in two weeks’ time to guarantee second place. The lead was taken in the 11th minute of the football match by Mura, who arrived in the contest as one of only three teams yet to register a point in the inaugural competition.
Horvat cut into the penalty area before bending a beautiful shot past a flat-footed Pierluigi Gollini collecting the ball on the right flank. Just after the half-hour mark Tottenham’s task became harder as they were reduced to 10 men – Sessegnon shown a second yellow card for a rash challenge on Ziga Kous.
Kane shot just wide on the turn, while Nik Lorbek was inches away from doubling the hosts’ lead at the other end as both sides went close before the break. After the restart Son Heung-min was introduced by Conte and the South Korea international drew a smart save out of Matko Obradovic following a brilliant individual run.
But Spurs were not to be denied in the 72nd minute, with Kane latching onto Lucas Moura’s neat through ball before delicately lifting it over the advancing Obradovic. Nevertheless, there was to be one final twist in the fourth minute of stoppage time. Mura launched a devastating counter that culminated in Marosa’s strike deflecting home off Davinson Sanchez from the final kick of the game.