Brought to you by

Key Events

89'
A. Raggi
R. Falcao
84'
K. Trippier
Yellow Card
81'
João Moutinho
T. Lemar
77'
G. Carrillo
V. Germain
74'
M. Sissoko
H. Winks
65'
C. Eriksen
M. Dembélé
65'
V. Janssen
Son Heung-Min
57'
R. Falcao
Yellow Card
53'
T. Lemar
Goal
53'
D. Sidibé
Assist
52'
H. Kane
Penalty Goal
51'
K. Glik
Yellow Card
48'
D. Sidibé
Goal
48'
B. Mendy
Assist
21'
M. Dembélé
Yellow Card
11'
R. Falcao
Penalty Miss
11'
H. Lloris
Penalty Save
10'
E. Dier
Yellow Card
3
2
3
3

Stats

Possession
% %
5
3
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 11 2
Total Passes 329 562

Commentary

And that will do it! Monaco are through to the knockout stages as group winners, while Tottenham are knocked out, making the final matchday something of a formality. The home side fully deserved this win against an out-of-sorts Spurs. A fire-minute spell at the beginning of the second half saw Sidibe and Lemar better a penalty from Kane. That's all the time we've got, thanks for following!
90' + 3' Mendy is late when challenging Kane, and concedes a free-kick near the corner of the box. However, the defender makes amends as he gets to Eriksen's set-piece, heading it out for a corner which comes to nothing. 
90' + 1' Into stoppage time now and Tottenham are just not finding their rhythm. Trippier has to get to the ball at full stretch to get possession to the feet of Lloris under significant pressure from Mendy.
A. Raggi
R. Falcao
Monaco
89' Raggi has been summoned for Falcao in a defensive change. 
88' THAT COULD HAVE BEEN IT! Tottenham win a corner, which is delivered to the back post. Alli arrives at full speed and attempts a volley that fails to hit the target! He should have done better. 
K. Trippier
Yellow Card
Tottenham Hotspur
84' Trippier upends Bakayoko, and is shown a yellow card. 
84' Glik is another Monac player who has enjoyed a strong game as he powerfully heads away a cross. Unfortunately, his foul on Alli to concede a penalty will be the main memory that anyone has. 
82' Monaco continue to look the better side despite not really trying to get the ball into attacking positions. Tottenham have just been awful and error-prone this evening, there's no way around it. 
João Moutinho
T. Lemar
Monaco
81' Lemar has been withdrawn for Moutinho. 
79' The tempo has been sucked out of this game, which will suit Monaco just fine. They're just over 10 minutes away from sealing the win that will guarantee their progression as group winners. 
G. Carrillo
V. Germain
Monaco
77' Interesting game from Germain, who was a bit lax with his finishing, and anything but from open play as he regularly turned scrappy punts into attacking positions. He's replaced by Carrillo. 
M. Sissoko
H. Winks
Tottenham Hotspur
74' Final throw of the dice for Pochettino as he introduces Sissoko for Winks. 
74' This is not what Pochettino would have wanted. Time is seeping away from Tottenham's Champions League dream but instead of mounting a late surge, the visitors are under siege! 
72' LLORIS COMES UP LARGE AGAIN! Falcao takes Fabinho's pass on the turn and wrestles his way past his marker, drilling a shot towards the corner, but it's parried by the goalkeeper. 
70' First glimpse of Eriksen as he gets on the end of a surging Tottenham move, sending a low shot wide of the mark via a deflection. The resulting corner causes momentary panic, but it's eventually cleared.
68' WORLD-CLASS GOALKEEPING! Lloris had absolutely NO RIGHT to get to that one! A free-kick from Lemar finds Glik storming onto the ball, and he hammers it with a volley from less than 10 yards that was somehow pushed over the bar! 
C. Eriksen
M. Dembélé
Tottenham Hotspur
65' Pochettino reaches for another card out of his deck, as Dembele, who has also struggled, is replaced by Eriksen. 
V. Janssen
Son Heung-Min
Tottenham Hotspur
65' Son's miserable evening is at an end, with Janssen coming on in his place. 
62' Less than half-hour to go now and the home side continue to look comfortable. They're not committing as many players forward, but Tottenham can't take advantage of that development. 
60' A dangerous free-kick is flighted into the box, and Trippier does enough to get it to Wanyama. The midfielder has a shot on the turn that is saved by Subasic, but it falls to Son, who also fails to convert from close range. The South Korean was then ruled to be offside. 
R. Falcao
Yellow Card
Monaco
57' Falcao comes in with a classic striker's challenge on Wanyama, sending the powerful midfielder to the ground. He pleads his innocence, but the referee is having none of it and books him. 
55' Incredible. Three goals in around five minutes have Monaco in a 2-1 lead, but you can't say that they don't deserve it. Tottenham need to find another way back in this game or else they're out.
T. Lemar
Goal
Monaco
53' LEMAR! MONACO ARE BACK IN FRONT! It took them a matter of seconds from kick-off. Sidibe drive past a scrambling Rose down the right, and his sweeping cross fell to Lemar on the far side, who drove in a low shot that fooled Lloris! 
D. Sidibé
Assist
Monaco
53' What a second half for the powerful full-back! 
H. Kane
Penalty Goal
Tottenham Hotspur
52' KANE EQUALISES...JUST! His penalty is powerful and hit to the keeper's left, but Subasic guesses correctly. He gets hands to it, but the pace on the ball takes it through anyway! 
K. Glik
Yellow Card
Monaco
51' Glik is booked for conceding the penalty. 
50' TOTTENHAM HAVE A PENALTY! A long ball over the top finds Alli in the box, and his exquisite first touch takes him on the inside of Glik, who catches his arm! Another spot-kick in this game. 
D. Sidibé
Goal
Monaco
48' MONACO HAVE TAKEN THE LEAD! It's barely taken them three minutes since the restart. Mendy does fantastically well to cut past Winks down the left, and his cross finds the head of Sidibe, who does the rest! 
B. Mendy
Assist
Monaco
48' Wonderful wing play from Mendy!
46' Here we go again!
And that will do it for now from Stade Louis II, with Tottenham far below their best, but still managing to enter the break with the scores level. Falcao saw a penalty saved by Lloris, and that was the closest that either side have come to breaking the deadlock. Monaco were the better side, but need to be more clinical. 
45' + 1' STAMP! Glik somehow gets away with some dirty play. He was pinned to the back of Kane, wrestling for the ball, and the striker lost his balance. As he lay on his stomach, the Monaco defender deliberately stomped him right next to the referee!
44' Lemar manages to manufacture an inch of space at the top of the box and takes a shot that gathers a couple of deflections before Lloris grabs a hold - with Falcao waiting just in case he spilled it. 
42' The Tottenham malaise continues as Dier and Lloris try to exchange passes, but the keeper sends it over the defender's head and concedes a deep throw-in. Not long to go in the half now. 
40' Wimmer is caught out of position and ball watching as Germain is set loose down the right-hand side. However, the forward takes too long to send a cross into the waiting Falcao, and the Spurs defender can get back to block. 
38' THAT WAS INCHES AWAY! Tottenham leave themselves exposed at the back, and Germain takes advantage with a speedy run down the right, lashing a low shot that flashes inches wide of the back post. 
36' Son is really not having a good time out there. His bad decision making continues as he gets to the byline down the left, but cuts the ball back to the top of the box, instead of to Kane, who was free at the back post. 
34' Winks strokes a neat pass into the path of Son, who misjudges his own speed as he touches the ball far ahead of Jemerson with the intent to run onto it. However, the defender coaxes it back to Subasic. 
32' Alli throws himself at Son's cross and appeals to the referee for a penalty, but the official is having none of it. Moments late, Bernardo Silva draws a foul, something he's been very effective at. 
30' Tottenham fail to clear the ball and Monaco keep it alive deep in their half. Sidibe spies a loose bobble and lashes an effort, but it bends the wrong way and goes out for a goal-kick. 
28' This time it's Wanyama who gives the ball away, and Lemar puts Falcao through against Dier. The forward is heading right, but loses his balance as he winds up for the shot and it goes wide. 
26' Son turns the ball over with a poor pass that's easily intercepted, and Monaco can counter from inside the opposition half. Lemar tries his luck, but it's right down the throat of Lloris. 
23' Pochettino will be concerned at the lack of fight from his side. Monaco seem to be winning all the 50-50 balls, and there's been some poor giveaways as Tottenham have tried to play out of the back. 
M. Dembélé
Yellow Card
Tottenham Hotspur
21' Dembele drags back Bernardo Silva and hauls him to the turf, with the referee having a good view of that one. It was a frustration foul from the midfielder, and he's booked. 
19' Monaco are dominating this game, looking composed and coordinated when they attack. Tottenham ahve been unable to provide Kane with much service as they've been starved of the ball. 
17' Tottenham knocked Monaco out of the Europa League on this ground last season, drawing 1-1 after a 4-1 win at White Hart Lane. Erik Lamela scored a hat-trick in London, but he's missing tonight with a hip injury. 
15' Bernardo Silva zooms down the right-hand side and holds the ball up just long enough to square for the onrushing Germain, but it's just a little too far ahead of the striker. A lot of space on that attack though. 
13' What surprised me about that incident is the fact that Fabinho let Falcao take that penalty. The midfielder has already scored six times from the spot this season, and so often, you see the player who won the spot-kick step up to hit it. 
R. Falcao
Penalty Miss
Monaco
11' He's been deadly recently, but he flubbed it there. 
H. Lloris
Penalty Save
Tottenham Hotspur
11' LLORIS MAKES THE SAVE! Spurs are let off the hook by their goalkeeper, who dives to his right to parry Falcao's spot-kick. It was a good stop from the Frenchman and it's still 0-0. 
E. Dier
Yellow Card
Tottenham Hotspur
10' Dier has been booked for fouling Fabinho. 
10' MONACO WIN A PENALTY! That was awful from the visitors. They failed to clear a cross initially, and as Fabinho drove through the centre, he avoided a wild swipe by Wanyama, but Dier's equally bad swing sent him tumbling. 
9' There's been some clever running from Germain and Bernardo Silva in this game on the ball, but they've lacked the support whenever they embark on a foray forward. Some more cohesion needed. 
7' WHAT A WASTED OPPORTUNITY! Alli plays a lovely reverse pass that puts Son clean through. He almost had too much time to think, as he tried to round Subasic, but the keeper gets a touch on the ball. Son keeps it alive, but his cross to a slipping Kane is headed away by Glik. 
5' Powerful running from Mendy down the left-hand side sees him past two players, but Wanyama gets across to cover and shepherd him over the line. Will be interesting to watch the home side's full-backs in this game. 
3' Tottenham know that if they lose, they're out of the Champions League, and have started with the look of a side who want to control the tempo of the game. Pochettino will be pleased with that. 
1' Off we go!
Radamel Falcao is in the Monaco attack, partnering Valere Germain in a front two for the hosts. A lot will depend on Thomas Lemar and Bernardo Silva in the wide areas to provide creativity. 
Harry Winks starts for Spurs for the first time in the Champions League, fresh off his goal against West Ham in his full Premier League debut. Christian Eriksen is on the bench, while Vincent Janssen also returns to the substitutes with Heung-Min Son coming in. 
Tottenham subs: Walker, Vertonghen, Janssen, Vorm, N'Koudou, Sissoko, Eriksen. 
Tottenham (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Trippier, Dier, Wimmer, Rose; Wanyama, Dembele; Alli, Winks, Son; Kane. 
Monaco subs: Moutinho, Carillo, De Sanctis, Raggi, Boschilia, Mbappe Lottin, Diallo. 
Monaco (4-4-2): Subasic; Sidibe, Glik, Jemerson, Mendy; Bernardo Silva, Fabinho, Bakayoko, Lemar; Falcao, Germain. 
Monaco are second in Ligue 1, three points behind Nice and have scored 39 goals in 13 matches for an average of three per game - far better than any other side. They lead the group, with a win guaranteeing them first place, while a draw will still see them through. 
Tottenham scored twice in the final five minutes against West Ham over the weekend to pick up their first league win in over a month, keeping them fifth in the league. They will want a win here given that they're four points off the pace in Group E, but a draw won't knock them out either. 
Hello and welcome to our live commentary of the Champions League Group E clash between Monaco and Tottenham at Stade Louis II. It's a three-way battle for the top two places, with CSKA Moscow the only side eliminated from progression to the knockout stages. 
Comments ()