Tottenham Hotspur tasted defeat for the first time this season when they travelled to play Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday.
Antonio Conte’s side went into the Champions League fixture on the back of a 2-0 win over Marseille in their opening group stage match, summer signing Richarlison netting both goals.
But a lacklustre Spurs were made to pay in the Portuguese capital as Sporting claimed a precious victory at the José Alvalade Stadium thanks to two (yes, TWO!) stoppage-time goals.
The first came courtesy of Paulinho’s head from a marvellous corner kick by Pedro Goncalves, while the second was a sublime solo effort by Arthur Gomes.
Gomes cut in from the left, sent Emerson Royal all the way back to Barcelona with an effortless nutmeg and then proceeded to fire the ball through the legs of Hugo Lloris and into the back of the net.
It was a world-class goal to cap off a memorable evening for Sporting…
Video: Gomes’ sensational solo goal vs Spurs
Well played, Arthur.
Now, from the perspective of an Arsenal fan, you’d think it’s virtually impossible for footage of Gomes’ goal to be more enjoyable than that seen above, right? Well, you’d be wrong.
Over on CBS Sports Golazo, Gunners legend Thierry Henry decided to provide some commentary on the goal when the show’s punditry team analysed the game.
Check it out in all of its glory…
Video: Henry’s commentary on Gomes’ goal vs Spurs
Thierry Henry commentating on Totnum match. 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/i5CObJFOks— AFC Dynasty (@Gooner_Dynasty) September 13, 2022
"2-0… bye!"— CBS Sports Golazo ⚽️ (@CBSSportsGolazo) September 13, 2022
Thierry Henry loves commentating on goals against Spurs. 😂 pic.twitter.com/8m1ZFW3v90
Yeah, we reckon ‘Titi’ may have enjoyed the superb stoppage-time goal from Gomes just a little bit! Even Liverpool icon Jamie Carragher could be heard having a little giggle over the commentary from Henry.
Sporting have started the 2022/23 Champions League on fire. Prior to their two-goal win over Spurs, the men in green and white unexpectedly defeated Eintracht Frankfurt 3-0 away from home, which means they sit comfortably on top of Group D at the time of writing.
It’s something of a surprise to see Sporting doing so well in European competition after their poor start in the Portuguese top-flight.
Rúben Amorim’s side are currently seventh in the Liga NoS table with just 10 points from their opening six matches and already trail bitter rivals Benfica by eight points.
But in the Champions League, things have been very, very different for Sporting – so much so that they’ve won a new ‘superfan’ in Henry.