It was wild, it was intense and it rested on the edge of a knife. Tottenham did that thing they have done too readily of late and failed to show up in the first half. When they trailed at the break to Chancel Mbemba’s header, it was the least that Marseille deserved. The French club were in line for a first qualification to the Champions League knockout phase since 2011-12.
It had been billed as a psychological test for Spurs; the din inside this caldron was relentless. Now it became something even greater. Staring at elimination, Spurs had to dig deep into the depths of their resolve, to show their personality. During a second half that will live long in the memories of the travelling fans, they did so.