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Harry Kane’s goal on UCL Matchday 5 disallowed to set up thrilling Matchday 6 in Group D

Tottenham could’ve secured a knockout spot if Kane’s goal stood.

Tottenham Hotspur v Sporting CP: Group D - UEFA Champions League
Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur reacts following the UEFA Champions League group D match between Tottenham Hotspur and Sporting CP at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 26, 2022 in London, England.
Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Tottenham thought they had a win over Sporting CP to secure a knockout spot in the 2022-23 Champions League with Harry Kane’s goal in stoppage time but VAR had other ideas. Here’s a look at the goal, which was eventually overturned as Kane was ruled offside.

Spurs manager Antonio Conte vehemently challenged the ruling, resulting in him getting a red card. Tottenham could’ve secured three points but will instead head into the final matchday of Group D needing a win or draw to qualify for the knockout round.

Sporting CP play Eintracht Frankfurt next week on Matchday 6, meaning one of those teams could get to 10 points. Tottenham play Marseille, with the French side capable of only getting to nine points. If Tottenham had won Wednesday, a round of 16 spot was in the books. Now, Tottenham needs to take at least a point on Matchday 6 to advance out of Group D.