Eintracht Frankfurt vs. Tottenham Hotspur – Football Match Report – October 4, 2022
Tottenham Hotspur squandered a string of chances and failed to shoot for over 80 minutes, settling for a goalless draw at Eintracht Frankfurt in Champions League Group D on Tuesday.
Spurs, who lost 3-1 to London rivals Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday, had plenty of chances through Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Ivan Perisic, particularly in the first half, but have now played seven European matches away without a win.
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Europa League winners Eintracht and Spurs are both four points from three games, with Sporting leading with six despite losing 4-1 to bottom side Marseille, who have three points.
“It was a good game. We played with great intensity,” Tottenham manager Antonio Conte said. “I think we need to be more clinical. We created a lot of scoring chances. It’s not easy to play away with this atmosphere, I think my players did well.
“In football you have to score. I think for the big effort of the whole team, maybe we deserve a lot more. The most important thing for me is to create chances.
“There are times when you are more clinical, there are times like in the game against Arsenal and today you create chances but make a mistake with the last pass,” he said.
In an entertaining first half, Tottenham’s intensity increased since losing the London derby and Kane had two chances in quick succession, narrowly failing to connect with Son’s delivery in the 27th , then shooting just off a minute later.
Perisic could have done better when his shot also missed the mark as Spurs lacked efficiency with their finishing.
The Germans, in their maiden Champions League campaign, remained solid at the back and had a golden chance through Ansgar Knauff, but goalkeeper Hugo Lloris made a diving save.
Lloris became only the second French goalkeeper to record more than 20 Champions League clean sheets when he joined Fabien Barthez on 21.
Tottenham and Frankfurt meet next Wednesday in London.