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Summary

  1. Bernardeschi's deflected shot loops over Vorm
  2. Chadli converts penalty after Davies fouled in area
  3. Kane a second-half substitute

Live Reporting

By Gary Rose

All times stated are UK

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FULL-TIME

Fiorentina 1-1 Tottenham

All over and Tottenham will take a potentially crucially away goal into their second leg at White Hart Lane.

That's it from me, so head on over to our main live here for reaction to this and Manchester United's defeat in Denmark.

Fiorentina 1-1 Tottenham

Into three minutes of added time. Tottenham have some defending to do as Fiorentina press.

Fiorentina 1-1 Tottenham

Paulo Sousa follows the action
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Ohh. A lucky escape for Tottenham?

Nikola Kalinic is released by a raking pass from deep, the Tottenham defence is beaten but the flag goes up. 

I reckon he was onside, though.

Fiorentina 1-1 Tottenham

Kieran Trippier blocks a cross and Fiorentina have a corner. Federico Bernardeschi takes it, swinging the ball into the near post but Kevin Wimmer just gets ahead of Gonzalo Rodriguez.

Fiorentina 1-1 Tottenham

Scrap that, Eric Dier is getting in amongst the attacks as he shoots from the edge of the area. Deflection and corner to Tottenham. Comes to nothing.

Fiorentina 1-1 Tottenham

It looks like Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is going to play it safe for the final 10 minutes as on comes defender Eric Dier for goalscorer Nacer Chadli.

GOAL - FC Midtjylland 2-1 Man Utd

Paul Onuachu

Paul Onuachu celebrates
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Oh dear, tough times for Manchester United...

You can read about the home side's goal here.

Fiorentina 1-1 Tottenham

Harry Kane in action for Tottenham
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First real chance for Harry Kane to run at the Fiorentina defence as he gets the better of Gonzalo Rodriguez, but he shoots straight at Ciprian Tatarusanu.

Fiorentina 1-1 Tottenham

A Kieran Trippier cross has the sting taken out of it by a defender and deflects into the Fiorentina keeper's hands. 

At the other end, substitute Matias Vecino hits a swirling effort from distance that Michel Vorm has to gather at the second attempt.

Open game now.

Fiorentina 1-1 Tottenham

Bradley Allen

Former QPR striker on BBC Radio London

"I think what we will see here is where Alonso has advanced from left fullback for Fiorentina, so Chadli will come over and help double mark him and Kane will go into his customary number nine role."

SUBSTITUTION

Fiorentina 1-1 Tottenham

Harry Kane comes on as a substitute
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Harry Kane does indeed come on, replacing Son Heung-min.

Fiorentina 1-1 Tottenham

Harry Kane is out of his seat in the dugout and ready to come on. Mauricio Pochettino isn't satisifed with the away goal. He wants the win.

Fiorentina 1-1 Tottenham

The crowd has suddenly woken up and Fiorentina have a bit of a spring in their step. 

Tottenham have some defending to do at the moment.

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#bbcfootball think Bradley Allen tempted fate there "devoid of ideas" and immediately Fiorentina score!

SUBSTITUTION

Fiorentina 1-1 Tottenham

Fiorentina immediately ring the changes as Jakub Błaszczykowski, Josip Ilicic go off and on come Milan Badelj and Nikola Kalinic.

GOAL - Fiorentina 1-1 Tottenham

Federico Bernardeschi

Federico Bernardeschi celebrates
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Well, who saw that coming then?

Fiorentina needed to find something from nothing, and they have done just that as Federico Bernardeschi's strike from 25 yards takes a deflection off Ryan Mason and loops up and over Michel Vorm's dive, dropping just under the crossbar and into the net. 

Game on.

Fiorentina 0-1 Tottenham

Bradley Allen

Former QPR striker on BBC Radio London

"Fiorentina are somewhat devoid of ideas. I have been very, very disappointed. They haven't given any intensity to this game."

Fiorentina 0-1 Tottenham

Paulo Sousa gestures
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Tottenham open Fiorentina up with ease as Mousa Dembele charges forward before spotting space ahead of  Nacer Chadli. Dembele places the ball beautifully into his team-mate's path and Chadli wrong-foots Gonzalo Rodríguez, but his low strike towards the near corner is kept out by Ciprian Tatarusanu. 

A few groans of discontent from their home fans. You sense they feel Fiorentina are giving Tottenham too much respect.

Fiorentina 0-1 Tottenham

Mauro Zarate has been lively for Fiorentina, although his shooting boots have been clearly left by the mantelpiece back home.

In fairness, he doesn't get the chance to test out his radar this time as Kevin Wimmer puts the ball behind for a corner, which Spurs deal with.

YELLOW CARD

Fiorentina 0-1 Tottenham

Ben Davies is the second Tottenham player to pick up a booking as he is penalised for a foul on Jakub Blaszczykowski.

It may only be the second yellow, but the referee's whistle has been blown plenty of times in this game. Niggly.

Fiorentina 0-1 Tottenham

Son Heung-Min of Tottenham Hotspur in action
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A free-kick almost immediately for Tottenham. Christian Eriksen bends it in towards the near post and Son Heung-min stoops to head in. Son is flagged offside, though.

Son Heung-Min of Tottenham Hotspur heads the ball
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KICK-OFF

Fiorentina 0-1 Tottenham

Should Dele Alli have gone off? He is on a yellow card. A good show of faith in the youngster from Mauricio Pochettino.

We are back under way.

SUBSTITUTION

Fiorentina 0-1 Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino manager of Tottenham Hotspur
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A change for Tottenham at the break as Tom Carroll goes off, with Mousa Dembele replacing him.

Firorentina, surprisingly, remain unchanged.

Fiorentina 0-1 Tottenham

Fiorentina failed to manage a single shot on target in that half. Surely coach Paulo Sousa will have to change things for the second half?

FC Midtjylland 1-1 Man Utd

Pione Sisto celebrates
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Meanwhile, it is all square in Denmark, with Pione Sisto cancelling out Memphis Depay's opener.

You can follow that live here.

HALF-TIME

Fiorentina 0-1 Tottenham

A ripple of applause from the away end as Tottenham get to the break with a one-goal lead.

Fiorentina 0-1 Tottenham

At the other end, Mauro Zarate scoops a shot over from the edge of the area, the ball bouncing a little awkwardly as it came to him just on the edge of the area.

One minute of added time.

Fiorentina 0-1 Tottenham

How much space are Fiorentina giving Ben Davies? They have already seen what he can do when he is allowed to get into the area, and the Spurs winger is left all alone when Dele Alli flicks the ball over the defence, Davies swings a cross in but it is just over Christian Eriksen's head.

Fiorentina 0-1 Tottenham

Bradley Allen

Former QPR striker on BBC Radio London

Tottenham players celebrate
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"An awful long way to go but I do think with what we have seen so far, even with Tottenham not at their best, they carry a reputation now and there are seeds of doubt in the Fiorentina players' heads."  

Fiorentina 0-1 Tottenham

What will Fiorentina do now? They'd been very mindful of Tottenham's danger on the counter but that goal will surely force them to abandon the cautious approach. 

Could be in for plenty of goals now.

GOAL - Fiorentina 0-1 Tottenham

Nacer Chadli

Nacer Chadli of Tottenham celebrates
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Nacer Chadli rolls home cool as you like to score his sixth of the season and give Tottenham a crucial away goal.

PENALTY TO TOTTENHAM

Fiorentina 0-0 Tottenham

Nenad Tomovic talks with the referee
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Big chance for Tottenham as Ben Davies' run into the area is ended when he is fouled by Nenad Tomovic...

Fiorentina 0-0 Tottenham

Bradley Allen

Former QPR striker on BBC Radio London

"Within three seconds, two gilt-edged chances for Fiorentina and a let off for Spurs." 

CLOSE!

Fiorentina 0-0 Tottenham

Huge chance!

Fiorentina really should be ahead as Josip Ilicic swings the ball into the area and straight to the unmarked Federico Bernardeschi fluffs his volley, sending it away from goal but the hosts have another bite of the cherry through Mauro Zarate, who shoots wide from six yards.

YELLOW CARD

Fiorentina 0-0 Tottenham

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino
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Apart from some lively skill in the fourth minute, we've not really seen much from Dele Alli. He perhaps knows he hasn't been involved as much as he would have liked as he lets his frustration get the better of him, tangling with Nenad Tomovic. The referee spots a little flick of Alli's foot when Tomovic tumbles to the ground and brandishes the yellow card.

Dele Alli gets shown a yellow card
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GREAT SAVE!

Fiorentina 0-0 Tottenham

Good save from Ciprian Tatarusanu as Christian Eriksen picks up the ball 25 yards out, turns towards goal and smacks a dipping effort that the Fiorentina keeper has to push over.

Fiorentina 0-0 Tottenham

Fiorentina fans watch the match
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The game is just starting to show signs of opening up a bit now as Ben Davies gets into the Fiorentina area but his cross is blocked by Federico Bernaardeschi. At the other end, the visitors try to slip Borja Valero through, but Kevin Wimmer hacks clear.

Fiorentina 0-0 Tottenham

Are Fiorentina targeting Kieran Trippier? 

Their early attacks were through Jakub Blaszczykowski on the right, but they have since attempted a couple of attacks down the left as Trippier is beaten and Ben Davies slices the cross behind for a corner. Borja Valero takes it, and the ball eventually falls to Blaszczykowski, whose effort is blocked.

If I get through tonight without misspelling Blaszczykowski, I'll be happy.

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Jakub Blaszczykowski is challenged by Tottenham's Tom Carrol
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#bbcfootball #Spurs interesting to see Fiorentina drop so deep. Respect the form team? I'd take a score draw back to WHL to pummel #COYS

Fiorentina 0-0 Tottenham

A shot! The first of the game with 17 minutes on the clock.

It's rubbish, though, as Mauro Zarate launches the ball way up over the goal and into the stands.