What a crazy walk! Tottenham & # 39; s trip to the Champions League final in Madrid was a real roller coaster ride
- Tottenham continued to propagate the expectation to reach the Champions League final
- The players of Mauricio Pochettino seemed to be out no less than five times
- Vital goals from Lucas Moura in Amsterdam and Barcelona brought them to the final
- Sportsmail reflects on the roller coaster ride that Tottenham sent to Madrid
Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says he believes in destiny and that faith would have served him well in an unlikely and sometimes incomprehensible passage to the Champions League final.
The side of the Argentine has led a charmed life in this season's competition and on no fewer than five occasions they have come out of anything but.
Here, Sportsmail reflects on their nerve-racking journey to Madrid …
Mauricio Pochettino (center) has made a stunning run for the Champions League final
PSV 2-2 Spurs (24 October 2018)
After back-to-back defeats against Inter Milan and Barcelona, Spurs really had to win in the Netherlands, but had to make the worst possible start when Hirving Lozano made a defensive foul and gave the assassins the lead.
Hugo Lloris (left) saw Rood when Tottenham was held against a disappointing draw in Eindhoven
Tottenham 2-1 PSV (November 6, 2018)
After taking one point from their first three group matches, there was only one win to be won at Wembley.
When Luuk De Jong scored for the visitors after 61 seconds, Tottenham's task became even more difficult. The Dutch squad held out until the 78th minute when Harry Kane fired an equalizer before he went home the 89th minute with a scrappy winner.
The win moved Spurs within three points of the second Inter placed and kept the dream alive.
Harry Kane came in when it came home late against PSV when he won a crucial victory
Tottenham 1-0 Inter Milan (November 28, 2018)
Everything but victory and traces would have been relegated to the Europa League.
Step forward substitute Christian Eriksen who emerged as the competition winner. His 80th minute strike moved Spurs over Inter and meant that the North London club only had to match the Italians in the last match.
The problem? Spurs had to travel to Barcelona, while Inter hosted PSV.
Tottenham needed a win to stay in the fight to make progress, while Christian Eriksen became the winner
Barcelona 1-1 Tottenham (December 11, 2018)
Tottenham was 1-0 behind in the Nou Camp after seven minutes and when Inter equalized against PSV in the 73rd minute, Spurs were out.
Barca hit the post twice before Lucas Moura turned up with an 85th minute equalizer to send Spurs through.
Lucas Moura turned to a crucial goal to send Tottenham to the final 16 road in Barcelona
Manchester City 4-3 Tottenham (April 17, 2019)
One of the most dramatic nights in the recent memory. It was 2-2 after only 11 minutes before City took control. They were 4-2 when Fernando Llorente added the ball home to take advantage of it.
Then the drama really started.
Raheem Sterling scored for City and put Pep Guardiola to work to reach the sidelines in relief. Enter VAR. At replays it appeared that Sergio Aguero was offside and that Spurs was through.
Raheem Sterling (photo) thought he was the winner for Man City, but VAR ruled it out
Ajax 2-3 Tottenham (8 May 2019)
Let's continue right away with the huge scope of the task that Spurs faces, with 35 minutes left on the clock. Trailing 2-0 in the night and 3-0 on the total, they had to score three and not admit to continue. And they played poorly. Except, that's for Moura. By the hour he had scored two goals and also fear for their young opponents.
Ajax then hit the post and struck the beam as a five-minute stopping time. But a second ahead of overtime on overtime, Moura grabbed hold of Dele Alli's movement and somehow found the bottom corner with a first time wiping off his left shoe and suddenly everything was so good for Spurs.
& # 39; We talked about fate before the game with the players, and I believe in fate if you work so hard & # 39 ;, Pochettino said. Another date with destination in Madrid is waiting.
Moura was again the hero when he scored in the final seconds to book a Champions League final
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