Richarlison scored two late headers to help Tottenham beat Marseille, which had 10 players after a red card, as the Champions League returned to Lodon.
Over two years had passed since a ball in this competition had been kicked at their great stadium, and it took Spurs 76 minutes to find their stride. However, it was the Brazilian who dragged Spurs to victory.
Marseille had appeared comfortable until Chancel Mbemba was shown a red card shortly after halftime for denying Son Heung Min a clear scoring opportunity by tackling him.
Even so, Spurs lacked conviction in their attacking approach, and Richarlison’s opener-a header from 10 yards out-was Antonio Conte’s team’s first shot on goal.
Spurs subsequently scored with their second shot on goal when Richarlison used his finishing ability to redirect a Pierre-Emile Hjbjerg cross home with another header.
Spurs will travel to Portugal to face Sport, who are currently on top of the table in group D after thrashing Eintracht Frankfurt 3–0.