Tottenham vs. RB Leipzig score: Spurs knocked out of Champions League in round of 16

For the first time in the club's short history, RB Leipzig is into the Champions League quarterfinals. Last season's runner-up, meanwhile, is headed home. The German club got two goals from Marcel Sabitzer early in the first half en route to a 3-0 win over Tottenham in their round of 16 second leg on Tuesday. RB Leipzig advanced 4-0 on aggregate. 

RB Leipzig had won the first leg 1-0 at Spurs thanks to a Timo Werner goal, and this tie was never in doubt once they went up 2-0 after just 21 minutes on Tuesday. Spurs were thoroughly dominated in every aspect and greatly lacked quality in attack with Harry Kane (hamstring) and Heung-min Son (arm) missing as they rehab from long-term injuries. Tottenham has just two goals scored in its last 405 minutes of action in all competitions and recorded just three shots on goal in the second leg.

From the start, RB Leipzig was the more confident team. Just after Werner had a shot blocked by a defender, he recovered the ball and set up Sabitzer for what would be the winning strike only nine minutes in:

But he wasn't done. The Austrian international entered the match with one goal in the competition this season but got his second of the night just 11 minutes later with a fine header to beat Lloris at the near post:

Emil Forsberg came in as a sub late and quickly scored the team's third goal to cement the victory. United States men's national team player Tyler Adams also made his Champions League debut in this one, nearly scoring a moment before Forsberg's goal.

The win sends RB Leipzig into the last eight alongside Atalanta, which eliminated Valencia, 8-4, on aggregate. 

Tottenham 0, RB Leipzig 3 (0-4 on aggregate)

⚽ RB Leipzig - Sabitzer (10')
⚽ RB Leipzig - Sabitzer (21')
⚽ RB Leipzig - Forsberg (87')

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Full time!

It's over! RB Leipzig is into the quarterfinals for the first time. Dominant performance from the hosts with Marcel Sabitzer scoring twice. They are into the quarters for the first time ever.


87' 3-0 for RB Leipzig!

Tyler Adams nearly grabs the goal, but it's Forsberg with the rebound as he curls it around Lloris! This one is long over. Leipzig set to make the quarterfinals for the first time ever.


86' Sabitzer comes off to standing ovation

With both goals on the night, Sabitzer gets quite the cheer as he walks off following 86 minutes of action. Two lethal strikes. 


73' Spurs with a great chance

There is a chance for Tottenham, finally. Lucas does well to get around the back down the left, and he feeds Dele Alli inside the box but his effort goes right at the goalkeeper.


62' Werner nearly makes it 3-0

Good run down the left from the star striker. He cuts at the top of the box to beat Dier and fires an effort that goes over the goal. He had a little too much power and not enough placement.


55' Scary injury

Tyler Adams comes on for Spurs after an injury to Mukiele. He took a ball to the face and had to be carted off. Quite strange. Hard to tell what exactly has gone wrong.


Second half is underway!

Tottenham needs an early strike here to get back in this. One more for Leipzig and this is over.



At the break, it's 2-0 to Leipzig. Spurs have more yellow cards (2) than shots on goal (1). Tottenham needs three goals in the second half to advance. 


29' Leipzig come close again

Werner with a great low shot down the box on the right but Lloris does well to push it out at the near post.


21' Goal Leipzig! 2-0!

There it is! It's Sabitzer again! He finishes from close and puts Tottenham in full control! Spurs now need three to advance. Over?


19' 2-0? No, no, it's ruled offside

Timo Werner is a bit offside just ahead of making it 2-0. Looked good initially. Spurs dodge a bullet.


12' Leipzig wants more

Really good spells of possession for the hosts. It does feel like a second may be coming. The passing is crisp, the movement is even better and Spurs are on their heels.


10' GOAL Leipzig!

It's 1-0 on the night and 2-0 on aggregate. Werner's shot hits a defender, he then gets it back and feeds Sabitzer who one-times the shot past Lloris. The goalkeeper got a hand on it. 



Here we go in Germany!



RB Leipzig: Six matches unbeaten with just one total goal conceded in those matches, this team enters with its defense just in fantastic form. This is the best defense in the Bundesliga going up against a team in Tottenham without many of its top players who are still injured, like Harry Kane (hamstring) and Heung-min Son (arm). Expect the hosts to not sit back but to rather go at the opposing defense and try the kill the game off in the first half.

Tottenham: Jose Mourinho's men are in a tricky spot. They must prioritize defending but know that they have to go in search of a goal. As a result, we will likely see Spurs play quite reserved and look to go on the counter with its speed up top. If RB Leipzig gets two goals, this one is probably over, and Mourinho knows that. Giovani Lo Celso will be key in the middle. If his creativity is there, Spurs will have a shot at getting the goals they'll need to move on.


First leg recap

Timo Werner's second-half penalty was difference for Leipzig -- making its Champions League knockout stage debut -- in a 1-0 win in London over Tottenham to take the slight advantage home.


Viewing information

Date: Tuesday, March 10 | Time: 4 p.m. ET
Location: Red Bull Arena -- Leipzig, Germany
TV: TNT and UniMas | Live stream: fuboTV (Try for free)


Tottenham squad changes since the group stage

In: Steven Bergwijn (PSV), Hugo Lloris, Gedson Fernandes (Benfica, loan)

Out: Christian Eriksen (Inter), Danny Rose (Newcastle, loan), Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton, loan), Victor Wanyama, Troy Parrott


Champions League squad changes

In: Dani Olmo (Dinamo Zagreb), Philipp Tschauner, Angeliño (Manchester City, loan)
Out: Diego Demme (Napoli), Matheus Cunha (Hertha BSC Berlin), Marcelo Saracchi (Galatasaray, loan)


Officials for today's match

Ref -- Carlos del Cerro Grande (ESP)
Assistants -- Juan Carlos Yuste (ESP) and Roberto Alonso (ESP)
Fourth official -- Guillermo Cuadra Fernandez (ESP)



RB Leipzig will be without Willi Orban who has been out since October 30th with a knee injury that saw him need surgery. Ibrahima Konate is back in training since the end of February after a hip injury in early October. 



Neither team has suspended players for this match.


Dani Olmo went to the club for moments like this:

Leipzig's star winter signing dominated at Dinamo Zagreb and earned the move to Germany. Now he's part of a team with a young nucleus on the verge of making the quarterfinals.

 "I was out to take the next step," Olmo said according to UEFA. "Leipzig's philosophy was very convincing, especially the work with young players. The way [Julian Nagelsmann] wants to play suits me. The competition [with Nkunku, Werner and Co.] is going to make me better, but it won't be easy to break through."


Form entering this one

Leipzig enters this game on the back of two draws but won its last three games before that. Tottenham hasn't won any of its last five games in all competitions, losing four of them. In those five games, Spurs have scored five goals and conceded eight. 



Welcome to the CBS Sports live blog of the Champions League! The second ties of the round of 16 begin today with two matches. Tottenham takes on RB Leipzig and Valencia takes on Atalanta. 

For the Valencia vs. Atalanta live blog, click here.