Tottenham came from a goal down to claim a dramatic win that saw them win Group D, while Marseille were knocked out of European football for this season.
Spurs were subdued and second-best to a pumped-up Marseille side in the first half, watched from the stands by manager Antonio Conte after he was sent off on matchday five. Hugo Lloris made good saves to deny Alexis Sanchez and Jordan Veretout, but Marseille took the lead late in the first half through Chancel Mbemba’s powerful header.
But Spurs looked a transformed side after the break and were level when Clement Lenglet headed in from a free kick. Pierre-Emile Højbjerg hit the crossbar with 10 minutes left, and then with Marseille desperate for a winner Højbjerg broke away to clinch the game with an unstoppable shot.
Eintracht Frankfurt’s win over Sporting Lisbon and this result saw Spurs top the side ahead of the German side while Marseille finish fourth.