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Tottenham ‘capitulation’ sees them crash out of Europa League to Dinamo Zagreb thanks to brilliant Mislav Orsic hat-trick


Tottenham ‘capitulation’ sees them crash out of Europa League to Dinamo Zagreb thanks to brilliant Mislav Orsic hat-trick

Tottenham crashed out of the Europa League as they suffered a 3-2 aggregate defeat to Dinamo Zagreb in a game that went to extra-time.

Mislav Orsic scored a stunning hat-trick as Spurs blew a 2-0 first leg lead in a humiliating night for Jose Mourinho.

Mislav Orsic scored a stunning opener for Zagreb

It was an uninspiring opening 45 minutes in Zagreb, where neither side really looked like scoring.

Lovro Majer had the best chance of the half for the hosts but he fired wide when the ball fell nicely to him.

Spurs had been so lacklustre and Zagreb put themselves back in the tie in fine style just after the hour.

Mislav Orsic picked up the ball on the left-hand side and cut inside before sending a curling shot into the top corner that was far too good for Hugo Lloris.

Harry Kane had Spurs best chance in the first half but could not put the tie to bed

“Well it is a magnificent finish and what they’ve done is capitalise on an error from Aurier,” former Spurs striker Clive Allen said on talkSPORT 2.

“He’s trying to recover his ground and picked it up on the corner of the 18-yard box, cut back inside and whips a shot into the top corner giving Lloris no chance whatsoever.”

Zagreb continued to pile the pressure on Tottenham and got a deserved second to bring the tie back to 2-2.

Orsic doubled his tally in the 82nd minute to level the tie as he fired home from inside the penalty area.

Kane had a header cleared off the line from Gareth Bale’s cross late on as Spurs tried to avoid extra time but they were sent to an additional period.

Mislav Orsic scored a stunning hat-trick against Tottenham

Zagreb completed their stunning comeback in the 106th minute as Orsic bagged a hat-trick to put his side 3-0 ahead on the night and 3-2 up on aggregate.

The Croatian embarked on a mazy run before firing into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.

talkSPORT 2’s Alex Crook said live on commentary: “Spurs are on the cusp on a humiliating, demoralising defeat. What a capitulation from Jose Mourinho’s team.”

And the capitulation was complete as the north London side did not manage to get that all important goal that would have sent them through.

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