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Tottenham vs Marseille LIVE: Champions League result, final score and reaction as Richarlison double seals Spurs win

Tottenham 2-0 Marseille: Antonio Conte’s Spurs get the perfect start to their Champions League return thanks to Richarlison’s two headers

Luke Baker
Wednesday 07 September 2022 22:11 BST
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Richarlison’s first goals for Tottenham saw them mark their Champions League return with a 2-0 win over 10-man Marseille.

The summer signing scored two headers in the space of five second-half minutes to get Spurs out of trouble in their Group D opener.

Playing at the elite level for the first time since 2020, Antonio Conte’s men were labouring against the Ligue 1 side, who had Chancel Mbemba sent off early in the second half.

But Richarlison, making his Champions League debut, opened his account for the club in the 76th minute from Ivan Perisic’s cross and then repeated the trick to kill the game from a Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg delivery.

His double ensured Spurs got their campaign off to a winning start in an otherwise largely difficult round of action for British teams.

Relive the action as Spurs win their opening Champions League fixture:


Richarlison heads Tottenham to Champions League win over 10-man Marseille

Richarlison’s Tottenham Hotspur career takes off, in his first ever Champions League appearance, and might it be the spark that Antonio Conte’s career in the competition requires, writes Miguel Delaney.

This opening game against Olympique Marseille looked like it was going to be another tepid continental display from one of the Italian’s teams, only for Richarlison to rise above it all - literally, and twice. The forward scored two fine headed goals, the second particularly acrobatic.

It didn’t quite send Spurs flying, but did put them on course to the last 16 with a respectable 2-0 win. It’s all the more important given results elsewhere. This was very far from the game of the night but that’s been one of the elements of the campaign so far. Spurs winning without necessarily playing well.

That was this time reflected by a smattering of boos at half-time. They should have had more faith.

Read Miguel’s full report from Tottenham Hotspur Stadium:

Richarlison heads Tottenham to Champions League win over 10-man Marseille

Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Marseille: The Brazilian marked his Champions League debut with a brace of headed goals as Spurs made the perfect start to their group

Luke Baker7 September 2022 22:08

Tottenham 2-0 Marseille

Richarlison finds his family - possibly his dad - in the crowd and he’s in tears as they hug. Lovely, lovely scenes. You can see what it means to him.

Luke Baker7 September 2022 21:56

FULL-TIME: Tottenham 2-0 Marseille

Full-time: Job done in the end for Spurs. They were unconvincing at times but Chancel Mbemba’s red card for hacking down Son Heung-min early in the second half changed the game and two brilliant Richarlison headers then sealed the win.

The perfect start for Antonio Conte’s men.

Luke Baker7 September 2022 21:52

Tottenham 2-0 Marseille

90 mins: Four minutes of added time. Spurs are about to get their Champions League campaign off to the perfect start.

Luke Baker7 September 2022 21:48

Tottenham 2-0 Marseille

87 mins: Perisic whips in a free-kick from the right, it’s flicked on but just wide.

Two more Marseille changes although you feel the game has gone for them now. Pape Gueye for Jordan Veretout. Ex-Leicester man Cengiz Under on for Samuel Gigot

Luke Baker7 September 2022 21:46

WATCH: Richarlison gives Spurs the lead

Here’s how Richarlison opened his Spurs account.

Luke Baker7 September 2022 21:45

Tottenham 2-0 Marseille

85 mins: A couple more changes for Spurs as Yves Bissouma on for Rodrigo Bentancur and Son Heung-min makes way for Matt Doherty.

Luke Baker7 September 2022 21:44

GOAL! Tottenham 2-0 Marseille (80’ - Richarlison ⚽)

80 mins: GOAL! That man again! Just 4 mins 54 secs after his first, Richarlison has a second goal and it’s another bullet header. A great cross from the left again, Richarlison gives Gigot a little nudge to put him off balance, outjumps him, arches his neck and powers a header into the net.

What a Champions League debut for the Brazilian!

Luke Baker7 September 2022 21:39

Tottenham 1-0 Marseille

78 mins: CHANCE! Son has made a mess of that. Spurs break and have a three on three but Son brings the ball too far, waits too long for the pass and then can’t slip in Perisic. Instead, he loses the ball.

Songs ringing round the stadium now though as the fans are uplifted and Spurs can kill this off

Luke Baker7 September 2022 21:38

GOAL! Tottenham 1-0 Marseille (75’ - Richarlison ⚽)

75 mins: GOAL! Finally Spurs have the breakthrough! They work the ball down the left, Perisic stands up his man and curls a cross into the box, Richarlison unmarked and powers a head past Lopez. Great neck strength and a lovely finish.

Huge for Spurs - Richarlison’s first goal for the club and now Marseille will have to push forward.

Luke Baker7 September 2022 21:34

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