Champions League: Liverpool cage Osimhen, Spurs seal dramatic qualification

Victor Osimhen was comfortably contained as Napoli lost 2-0 to Liverpool in their UEFA Champions League clash at Anfield on Tuesday night.

It was the first defeat for Napoli in 18 games across all competitions this season.

Osimhen scored in four consecutive games since returning from injury but was caged by the Liverpool defence before he was replaced by Giovanni Simeone in the 87th minute.

In another game in the group, Calvin Bassey featured for 90 minutes as Ajax defeated his former club Glasgow Rangers 3-1 at the Johan Cruyff Arena.

At the Doosan Arena, Fortune Bassey was a second half substitute in Viktoria Plzen’s 4-2 home defeat to Barcelona.

Meanwhile, Tottenham went through to the Champions League last 16 as Group D winners after scoring in stoppage time to beat Marseille 2-1 on a dramatic, frantic evening in France.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg struck in the 95th minute to secure Tottenham’s progress to the last 16 on a night when they were once heading out of the competition.

Spurs needed a draw to qualify for the knockout stage but Marseille took the lead through defender Chancel Mbemba on the stroke of half-time.

That meant Spurs dropped to third in the group – heading into the Europa League – before Clement Lenglet equalised early in the second half.

Tottenham were holding on desperately late on, but as Marseille pushed for the winner they needed to go through, they were caught on the break and Hojbjerg sealed victory for Spurs.

Antonio Conte’s men were joined in the knockout stages by Eintracht Frankfurt, who also came from behind to seal a dramatic 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon.

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