Richarlison Scores as Spurs Defeat Marseille

Richarlison’s first goals for Tottenham broke Marseille’s tenacious resistance, allowing Antonio Conte’s team to make a successful return to the Champions League.

Marseille frustrated Spurs for much of the first Group D game, despite being reduced to ten men early in the second half when Chancel Mbemba was sent off for a professional foul on Son Heung-min.

Spurs were struggling to find a way past Everton until Richarlison powered home a header from Ivan Perisic’s cross with 14 minutes remaining to open his account following his £60 million summer move.

Five minutes later, Richarlison added a second goal with an even stronger header, this time meeting Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg’s cross at the far post to past Pau Lopez in goal for Marseille and give Spurs the victory.

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