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Spurs can't progress now: Redknapp

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp admits his side's chances of qualifying for the last 32 of the Europa League are slim following their shock 2-1 defeat to Greek side PAOK.


Spurs' Jermain Defoe during loss to PAOK on Wednesday. Pic/AFP

The visitors took a 2-0 lead within the first 15 minutes. However, before the half was up, Kostas Stafylidis was shown a straight red card for handling the ball on the goal-line, with Luka Modric converting the resulting penalty.


Harry Redknapp

The hosts came out fighting after the break, but for all their efforts and a controversially ruled out goal, they could not level.

Spurs need to beat Shamrock Rovers in their final game of the group stage, hoping PAOK can see off Rubin Kazan.

Redknapp told reporters: "I'm disappointed now because we are not going to be in the last 32. We changed the team around so we can do well in the league and this is the chance you take."

Other results
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Celtic 0-1 Atletico Madrid
* Braga 1-0 Birmingham
* Rubin Kazan 4-1 Shamrock

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