Not the very greatest assist you’ll see.
But a day after the miracle at Anfield, it earns itself a tie—for goal of the year.
It happened again??
There are times when life feels mundane, rutted into the predictable. In dating. In work, school, politics, everything.
But in soccer? Right now?
We’ve entered into the sublime.
Has to be Lucas Moura in the 96th minute against Ajax pic.twitter.com/GhGjdldvUo
— Joe (@JblincoTHFC) June 11, 2019
Cemented into the Champions League walk of fame, this one, the moment it happened.
Tottenham, down 1-0 from the first leg, then behind 2-0 tonight…
To go to the final, against Liverpool.
The biggest goal in Tottenham history, is it not?
In the most tense of situations:
It goes wide, they lose. It goes in, they win.
Without a chance for a tie, nor extra time, nor penalties. No time left on the clock, and the away-goals rule in effect to make the path of that ball, decisively, responsible for a winner.
And it goes in.
This world-class Ajax team collapses to the ground.
Amsterdam deflates. Its canals drain into the sea. Its hashpipes sputter out, going cold.
And for Tottenham, an ending that was sublime—to the transcendeth degree.
But without a little touch pass from Dele Alli…
Tottenham goes home empty-handed, once again. The trophy discussion put off for another year.
After watching Moura's winner back for about the 50th time, it's only just occurred to me how absolutely incredible Dele Alli's assist was. Moura was behind him so he managed a blind, first-time, beautifully weighted pass between two defenders, into the only space available 😱
— Adam Michie (@flicksandtricks) May 13, 2019
So, Mr. Moura. Mr. Hat Trick. Mr. Savior.
After the goal of your life, remember:
Point to the passer.
In gratitude, for giving you the moment of all Tottenham moments.