Tottenham Hotspur narrowly avoided a blame in the second preliminary round of the Europa League. Only ten minutes before time Harry Kane against Lokomotiv Plovdiv made the 1-1 from the spot. Tanguy Ndombele made the decision a little later: 1-2.
The Bulgarians, who had taken the lead through Georgi Minchev in the second half, were only nine men on the pitch after red for Dinis Almeida and Birsent Karagaren.
Steven Bergwijn was kicking off at Tottenham, but coach José Mourinho pulled the Dutch national team to the side after 70 minutes.
FC Copenhagen also escaped by winning 2-1 at IFK Gothenburg in the final stages. Former Ajacied Tobias Sana had opened the score for the Swedes.
With two hits Wout Weghorst had an important share in the 4-0 victory of VfL Wolfsburg at the Albanian KF Kukësi.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic helped AC Milan visit Shamrock Rovers on their way with the opening goal. The Italians triumphed 2-0 in Ireland.