Champions League: Spurs break Ajax hearts to reach final

Tottenham Hotspur have snatched a 3-2 win at Ajax after a thrilling comeback to seal a place in the Champions League final on away goals.

Spurs, who had lost the home leg 1-nil, conceded another on the night when Matthijs de Ligt sent a brilliant header into the bottom-right corner in the 5th minute. Just half an hour later, Tottenham were left needing three goals when Ajax’s Moroccan midfielder Hakim Ziyech picked out the far corner from inside the box with an exquisite first-time finish.

Tottenham’s Lucas then set in motion the stunning turnaround after slotting into the bottom right corner on a counterattack in the 55th minute. The comeback then was well and truly on when the Brazilian midfielder unleashed a pinpoint finish after latching onto a loose ball in the 59th minute.

And then 6 minutes into injury time, Lucas completed his hat trick to hand Tottenham a sensational last-gasp victory and a final showdown with fellow English team Liverpool, who had themselves recovered from three first leg goals to oust Barcelona.

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