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Braulio brilliance sinks Spurs and Jol

Published: Friday 26 October 2007, 0.33CET
Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Getafe CF Braulio's back-heel gave Getafe the Group G points in what proved Martin Jol's last game as Tottenham manager.

Match statistics

TottenhamGetafe

Goals scored1
 
2
Attempts on target5
 
4
Attempts off target6
 
5
Corners7
 
2
Offsides7
 
2
Fouls committed15
 
17
Yellow cards2
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

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Published: Friday 26 October 2007, 0.33CET

Braulio brilliance sinks Spurs and Jol

Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Getafe CF Braulio's back-heel gave Getafe the Group G points in what proved Martin Jol's last game as Tottenham manager.

Braulio's clever finish 20 minutes from time gave Getafe CF the perfect start to UEFA Cup Group G in an entertaining game at Tottenham Hotspur FC, whose manager Martin Jol stepped down after the game.

Quick response
After a breathless opening spell, Jermain Defoe headed Tottenham ahead but within two minutes Rubén de la Red's adroit flick levelled the scores. Both teams had their chances, but it was Braulio who had the last word for the European debutants against the two-time UEFA Cup winners.

Defoe opener
The start was delayed by 15 minutes due to traffic congestion, but once kick-off arrived neither team showed signs of rustiness. Braulio was early on by Radek Černý, continuing in the Spurs goal for the injured Paul Robinson, and Esteban Granero shot just over for the visitors. But it was Tottenham who struck first, Pascal Chimbonda's cross from the right headed back by Dimitar Berbatov and nodded in by the leaping Defoe.

Equaliser
Getafe wasted no time in responding. Granero took a free-kick from the left which was met by the slightest of touches by De la Red, enough to divert the ball past Černý. Tottenham responded and Berbatov then had a neat finish ruled out for offside, but although the home team had the better of the rest of the half they could not restore their lead and lost defender Anthony Gardner to an ankle injury just before the break.

Clever winner
Rumours swept White Hart Lane at half-time that Jol's reign was over, but the home fans and players continued to put in their all, Berbatov heading wide from close range and Defoe shooting over. But Getafe always looked dangerous and when David Cortés whipped in a cross from the right, Braulio's clever back-heel bamboozled Černý. Tom Huddlestone hit the woodwork as Spurs pushed hard, but Getafe held on. Tottenham go to Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC in a fortnight, but with a different manager.

Last updated: 26/10/07 1.04CET

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Lineups

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Tottenham

getafe

Getafe

12
ČernýRadek Černý (GK)
1
UstariOscar Ustari (GK)
Substitution46
2
ChimbondaPascal Chimbonda
3
Cata DíazCata Díaz
5
KaboulYounès Kaboul
Yellow Card90
4
BelenguerDavid Belenguer (C)
30
GardnerAnthony Gardner
Substitution43
19
SignorinoFranck Signorino
3
Lee Young-PyoLee Young-Pyo
21
CortésDavid Cortés
25
LennonAaron Lennon
25
GraneroEsteban Granero
Goal21
Substitution76
22
HuddlestoneTom Huddlestone
15
NachoNacho
4
ZokoraDidier Zokora (C)
Substitution73
16
AlbínAlbín
Yellow Card52
15
MalbranqueSteed Malbranque
Substitution71
22
CasqueroJavier Casquero
Substitution62
9
BerbatovDimitar Berbatov
10
De la RedRubén de la Red
18
DefoeJermain Defoe
Goal19
Yellow Card87
9
BraulioBraulio
Goal70

Substitutes

48
ForecastTommy Forecast (GK)
13
AbbondanzieriPato Abbondanzieri (GK)
Substitution46
Yellow Card87
6
TainioTeemu Tainio
Substitution73
7
Mario CoteloMario Cotelo
Substitution76
7
StalteriPaul Stalteri
11
SousaSousa
Substitution62
10
KeaneRobbie Keane
Substitution71
12
LichtLucas Licht
17
BoatengKevin-Prince Boateng
14
ManuManu
20
DawsonMichael Dawson
Substitution43
17
KepaKepa
23
BentDarren Bent
42
JuanfranJuanfran

Coach

Martin Jol (NED) Michael Laudrup (DEN)

Referee

Knut Kircher (GER)

Assistant referees

Thorsten Schiffner (GER), Christian Dingert (GER)

Fourth official

Marc Seemann (GER)

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