Inter stun Tottenham with late fightback

Inter staged a tremendous late comeback to beat Tottenham 2-1 in their opening Champions League game at the San Siro.

Spurs, who had been 13-8 favourites to beat the 2-1 hosts, went ahead with a deflected second-half strike from Christian Eriksen.

They looked well on their way to taking the three points when Mauro Icardi blasted in a superb swerving volley after 86 minutes. Matias Vecino headed home the winner in added time.

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as Barcelona launched their bid to replace rivals Real Madrid as champions with a 4-0 home success over PSV in the other 5.55pm kick-off. Ousmane Dembele scored the other goal.

Match in Focus


Newport Co v Tranmere

Home WinDrawAway Win
Key stats
  • Newport are unbeaten in 12 matches.
Expert verdict
Michael Flynn’s Newport headed into the playoffs as the fourth tier’s form side, securing seventh spot by finishing the season ten games unbeaten. Tranmere will know all too well about County’s disciplined defensive, having failed to score in both league meetings with them and, even with James Norwood leading the line, they look vulnerable.



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