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Spurs Record Comeback Victory In Mourinho’s First Champions League Game In Charge

Jose Mourinho recorded his first home win as Tottenham Hotspur manager on Tuesday night in dramatic fashion.

The new Spurs coach watched his side come from two goals down to beat Olympiacos 4-2 in dramatic fashion at the new White Hart Lane on a busy night of Champions League action. Tottenham booked their place in the knockout round of the competition with their victory.

After just six minutes, Youssef El Arabi gave the Greek side the lead with an accurate strike from the edge of the penalty area that nestled in the bottom corner.

Olympiacos doubled their lead through Ruben Semedo 13 minutes later.

The central defender tapped in at the back post from two yards out, turning home a deft flicked pass after some lousy defending from a corner by Spurs.

Spurs struggled to create any openings before Mourinho took drastic action after 28 minutes.

The former Manchester United manager substituted Eric Dier, replacing the England midfielder with Christian Eriksen as Spurs chased the game.

Just before half-time, they were gifted a goal. Dele Ali tapped in at the back post after Yassine Meriah completely missed the ball under no pressure when attempting to make a clearance.

Mourinho’s team then drew level five minutes after half-time.

Harry Kane bundled the ball home after Spurs took a quick throw-in. The Spurs ballboy played his part in the goal, reacting sharply to the ball going out of play.

The comeback was complete after 73 minutes when Serge Aurier scored with a wonderful strike on the half-volley.

Kane made it 4-2 a few minutes later to top off a great night in north London for Mourinho and his new team.

Over in Madrid, Karim Benzema gave Real the lead against Paris Saint-Germain in the battle of the Galacticos in the Spanish capital.

However, the most memorable moment of the match came when a red card for Thibaut Courtois was overturned by the VAR.

The referee sent-off the Real Madrid goalkeeper and awarded PSG a penalty, before checking the monitor at the side of the pitch and changing his decision.

Instead, Courtois was booked and Madrid were awarded a free-kick near the centre-circle after a push on Marcelo by Idrissa Gana Gueye.

The game ended 2-2, with Benzema getting a second before Kylian Mbappe and Pablo Sarabia pulled goals back for PSG.

The goal of the night came in Turin. Paulo Dybala won the game with this stunning free-kick in Juventus’ tie against Atletico Madrid.

Elsewhere in the competition, Manchester City recorded a 1-1 draw at home to Shakhtar Donetsk.

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