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Fractured squad hampers Mauricio Pochettino’s rebuild of Tottenham

Tottenham broke into English soccer’s established elite through squad unity, the energy of youth and a common purpose created by manager Mauricio Pochettino. More than five years into Pochettino’s tenure, that all looks to be slipping away. And he knows it.

Tottenham signs Ryan Sessegnon, Giovani lo Celso on deadline day

Tottenham made the biggest moves on the Premier League’s transfer deadline day as it signed winger Ryan Sessegnon and midfielder Giovani lo Celso. Spurs, which ended 18 months of transfer inactivity in July, paid Fulham 25 million pounds ($30 million) for the 19-year-old Sessegnon. The England Under-21 international signed a six-year deal. Lo Celso joined on a year-long loan from Real Betis with the option to make the transfer permanent.

Tottenham breaks transfer record to sign Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon

Tottenham signed midfielder Tanguy Ndombele for a club-record 60 million euros ($68 million) as the English club ended 18 months of transfer inactivity. The France international moved from Lyon, which could receive 10 million euros ($11.3 million) more if Ndombele achieves certain targets at the club that reached the Champions League final last season. Ndombele was the second signing of the day by Tottenham, which also brought in 18-year-old winger Jack Clarke from second-tier Leeds.

Mohamed Salah, Liverpool beat Tottenham to win 6th European Cup

Liverpool is champion of Europe for a sixth time after beating Tottenham 2-0 in the UEFA Champions League final in Madrid. Mohamed Salah scored a penalty inside two minutes and Divock Origi struck the second in the 87th minute against the first-time finalists.

Spaniards with little to cheer for in UEFA Champions League final

It will be an unusual Champions League final for Spain. Madrid will be hosting the final again after nearly a decade but the country’s streak of having at least one team playing for the European title ended this year after five straight seasons. Fans will have little to cheer for when Liverpool faces Tottenham in an all-English matchup at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium on Saturday.

Tottenham stuns Ajax 3-2 to reach Champions League final

Lucas Moura completed a hat trick in the sixth minute of injury time as Tottenham pulled off another stunning Champions League comeback to beat Ajax 3-2 and set up an all-English final. Liverpool advanced by erasing a three-goal deficit with a 4-0 win over Barcelona at Anfield on Tuesday. A day later Moura helped Tottenham pull off a similar feat in Amsterdam.

Mauricio Pochettino says may leave Spurs if they win Champions League

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has suggested he may look for a new challenge if he can lead his team to the Champions League title this season. Tottenham is 1-0 down to Ajax heading into the second leg of the semifinals in Amsterdam. Pochettino said he would “need to think about maybe doing something different” if Tottenham goes on to win the competition.

Donny van de Beek gives Ajax 1-0 lead vs Tottenham in CL semifinal

Donny van de Beek gave youthful Ajax a 1-0 Champions League lead over a Tottenham side depleted by injuries and suspension. It edges the Dutch side toward a first Champions League final appearance in 23 years. Tottenham had to contend with the loss of defender Jan Vertonghen in the first half after a head injury that threw a fresh spotlight on soccer’s handling of suspected concussions.

Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen briefly plays on after clash of heads

Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen had to be helped off the field shortly after attempting to play on following a clash of heads in the Champions League semifinal against Ajax. Vertonghen challenged for a header in the Ajax area but slammed his face into the back of teammate Toby Alderweireld’s head, leaving him with blood pouring from a cut on his nose. Vertonghen received treatment on the field and went to change his bloodied white jersey before returning to the game.

Mauricio Pochettino closer to collecting trophy not just plaudits

Mauricio Pochettino has collected many plaudits as a coach but never a major trophy. The biggest prize in European club soccer isn’t a bad place to start. Pochettino led Tottenham into its first Champions League semifinal after masterminding an overall victory over Manchester City. Tottenham will play Ajax for a place in the final.

Tottenham stuns Man City to reach Champions League semis

Fernando Llorente sent Tottenham into its first European Cup semifinal in 57 years by ending Manchester City’s quadruple hopes on a breathtaking night in the Champions league that produced that produced seven goals – four in the opening 11 minutes. Tottenham lost 4-3 at the home of the Premier League champions but advanced 4-4 on aggregate on Wednesday to set up a meeting with Ajax.

Pep Guardiola says he’s a ‘failure’ in Champions League

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has described himself as a “failure” in the Champions League. He has won it twice as a coach, with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011. Guardiola never reached the final of the competition in three seasons at Bayern Munich and his City teams have been eliminated in the last 16 and then the quarterfinals. City trails Tottenham 1-0 after the first leg of the quarterfinals. The second leg is at City’s Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.

Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris seal Tottenham’s progress in UEFA Champions League

Borussia Dortmund’s hopes of a miracle were denied by Hugo Lloris and Harry Kane as Tottenham reached the Champions League quarterfinals with a 1-0 win on Tuesday. Kane’s 49th-minute strike after Lloris had made a series of outstanding saves ensured the visitors completed a 4-0 win on aggregate after securing a comfortable lead in the first leg of their last-16 tie. Ajax Amsterdam knocked three-time defending champion Real Madrid out with a 4-1 away victory, progressing 5-3 on aggregate.

Injured Dele Alli out until March in latest blow to Tottenham

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli has been ruled out until March because of a hamstring problem, further limiting the Premier League team’s attacking options in a key period of the season. Forwards Harry Kane and Son Heung-min are also currently unavailable to manager Mauricio Pochettino, with Tottenham facing matches in four competitions over the next few weeks.

England Spotlight: Seeking credit for goal after game earns Harry Kane online teasing

Tottenham striker Harry Kane is the subject of online teasing after claiming credit for a goal after a match. Christian Eriksen was recorded as the scorer of both goals in a 2-1 win at Stoke but Kane was adamant that he got the faintest of touches to the Dane’s second. The mockery will be a small price to pay for winning the Golden Boot for the third season running as top scorer in the league.