UEFA Cup review: Sevilla 2:1 Tottenham

Ollie Irish

6th, April 2007


107918.jpgThis tie hangs in the balance after an entertaining 90 minutes. Spurs raced into the lead after 68 seconds – Robbie Keane making the most of Dimitar Berbatov’s neat through ball – but Sevilla equalised via a dubious penalty: Paul Robinson felled Adriano in the box, but the Spurs keeper did get a lot of the ball before he touched the man. Alexander Kerzhakov, who looked dangerous throughout, headed the winner for the home team on 35 minutes.

Unfortunately, for the second time in a week, English fans clashed with local police. Some Spurs fans ripped up seats and threw them at the police, which is obviously repugnant behaviour, but it’s too early to say who’s most to blame for the ugly scenes. ITV clearly showed a minority of Spurs fans taunting the Spanish police in a very aggressive manner, so to blame the police for being heavy-handed would be unfair.
A final, flippant observation: I really like Spurs’ chocolate/gold European away kit. It looks classy and I never thought I’d say that about a brown kit!
Watch the game’s three goals here:

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  1. bryn says:

    along with lucio’s tackle in the ac milan v bayern match on tuesday, that penalty decision is by far the worst i’ve seen for a while.
    can anyone explain why there was a drop ball given after spurs had won a corner? it seemed like he gave a corner, then when the sevilla player kicked up a fuss, he gave a drop ball…….bizarre.
    i was impressed with spurs new defender shimbomba, david pleat was talking about him all night

  2. Ollie, Pies Ed. says:

    Ha, Pleat is a muppet isn’t he! Shimbomba indeed!