Tottenham risk early Europa League exit as Pacos de Ferreira stuns the changed Lilywhites to impose authority on the tie



Tottenham face being knocked out of the Europa Conference League after being beaten 1-0 by Pacos de Ferreira in the first leg of their play-off.

Nuno Espirito Santo made 11 changes for the clash and it showed that the Primeira Liga side are by far the better team.


It was a difficult team for the very changed Nuno team in Portugal

Dane Scarlett, the 17-year-old who is set to make a big impact this season, barely had a chance to impress due to a lack of service from the wingers and midfielder.

New signing Cristian Romero, who was making his debut in the clash after being loaned out by Atalanta, was caught napping for the hosts’ goal, which came moments before half-time.

The Argentinian did not cover himself in glory as he was caught by a deep bullet for Lucas Silva to squeeze through acres of space.

The Lilywhites were shy throughout the game and couldn’t even get a shot on target.

Young Scarlett barely sniffed the entire game - but it wasn't his fault


Young Scarlett barely sniffed the entire game – but it wasn’t his fault

The display couldn’t have been further from their Premier League opener against Manchester City, where every player fought tooth and nail to seal the 1-0 victory.

This is undoubtedly a damper on the mood of Nuno Espirito Santo, who also hopes to resolve Harry Kane’s transfer situation in the coming days.

Kane is a target for City, but the Premier League champions have so far failed to shell out Dainel Levy’s £ 150million for the England captain.

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