Leipzig beats Tottenham 1-0 in Champions League first leg

LONDON (AP) — Timo Werner led Leipzig to its first Champions League knockout stage victory, netting a penalty to seal a 1-0 victory over Tottenham in the first leg of their round-of-16 meeting on Wednesday.

A clumsy tackle by Tottenham defender Ben Davies on Konrad Laimer led to the penalty that Werner converted in the 58th minute for his 26th goal of the season.

Such was the dominance of Leipzig — particularly in the first half in north London — that it was the German visitors that looked the more established Champions League side rather than last season’s beaten finalists.

Tottenham’s frustration was encapsulated by Dele Alli flinging his boot on the ground in annoyance while walking to
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