Moura’s dutch courage

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Moura’s dutch courage

Hat-trick hero engineers stunning comeback to set up Liverpool final


That’s a Moura: Lucas Moura celebrates after scoring in the 95th minute as Tottenham came from 2-0 down on the night to win 3-2 against Ajax and book their place in the Champions League final. Photo: Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs
That’s a Moura: Lucas Moura celebrates after scoring in the 95th minute as Tottenham came from 2-0 down on the night to win 3-2 against Ajax and book their place in the Champions League final. Photo: Action Images via Reuters/Matthew Childs

Tottenham replicated Liverpool’s Champions League miracle as Lucas Moura’s dramatic second-half hat-trick set up a stunning 3-2 win over Ajax – and an all-English final.

“It’s impossible to explain how I’m feeling,” said Moura.

“It’s difficult to play here against Ajax but I always believed in my team-mates. We have a lot of qualities even without key players.

“We need to fight in every game like this.”

On his hat-trick, Lucas added: “It’s amazing. Football gives moments like this that we cannot imagine, so we need to enjoy.

“It’s the best moment in my career. I only need to say thank you to my team-mates because what I am living here is unbelievable.”

Spurs were dead and buried at half-time in the second leg as they trailed the Amsterdam team 2-0 on the night, 3-0 on aggregate after goals from Matthijs De Ligt and Hakim Ziyech.

However, a miraculous comeback, spearheaded by Moura, was completed deep into added time when the Brazilian, 26, slotted home a loose ball to seal an away-goals success and spark amazing scenes in Amsterdam.

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Irish Independent


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