Lucas Moura, the Tottenham Hotspur, forward fired his team to the Champions League final by scoring a hat-trick against the Netherland side, Ajax Amsterdam. The finals looked set in the first 45 minutes of the game as the home team, Ajax, had already extended their lead from the first leg by scoring two goals in the 5th and 35th minute through Matthijs de Ligt and Hakim Ziyech respectively. They played more purposefully as compared to Spurs who were wasteful in front of goal in the first half.
Spurs began the second half more fired up with the coach, Mauricio Pochetino making his intentions to go all out to claim the final ticket by bringing on a forward in Fernando Llorente. His inclusion changed their approach to the game as they were able to cause more threat to Ajax’ defence through his ability to win aerial duels and bring other team mates into play. This tactic helped as they were able to fire two quick goals in the 55th and 59th minute through Brazilian forward, Lucas Moura.
With the score-line leveled up and both teams knowing that the next goal was going to be a massive decider of who wins the duel, the pressure began to tell on every player as the game got more physical and intense. With both teams creating chances and drawing fantastic saves from their goalie’s, the game looked more certain for Ajax to clinch the ticket.
An additional 5 minute to the 90 saw Tottenham give all their best going forward, they drew two good saves from the Ajax goalie just before Lucas Moura got the winning goal in the 95th minute to sink the hearts of Ajax players and supporters on home soil.
This victory was a hard earned one, one which the team would really be proud of. Now, Spurs have set a date in the final with Liverpool come 1st of June.