A second-half penalty from Timo Werner means helped RB Leipzig take the advantage after the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 tie at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday evening.Also Read - German Forward Timo Werner Returns to RB Leipzig

The visitors scored the only goal of the game from the spot on 58 minutes after Ben Davies had brought down Konrad Laimer, Werner converting past the superb Hugo Lloris from 12 yards. And they could have scored more as they dominated the first half as Tottenham fielded a team missing the likes of Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son and Moussa Sissoko. Also Read - Ballon D'Or 2022: Why Karim Benzema Deserves The Award More Than Anyone Else

It was a much better performance after the interval though, with Leipzig thankful to their goalkeeper Peter Gulacsi for a couple of fine saves to keep out free-kicks from Giovani Lo Celso and substitute Erik Lamela. But Tottenham couldn’t find parity and now head to Germany for the return leg on 10 March hoping for another dramatic European night from the English Premier League side. Also Read - Reports Claim Manchester United Star Cristiano Ronaldo Could Return To Juventus

Jose Mourinho said: “1-0 is 1-0, it’s not 10-0, the result is open, it’s as simple as that. We wouldn’t be the first team to lose a game at home 1-0 and to win the tie away. Why shouldn’t we believe? The thing that keeps me confident is the spirit, the mentality of my players. It’s what they are not just as players, but especially what they are as guys, as a group, a fantastic group of players. One thing I can guarantee, because this is the mentality of my players, is that we are going there to fight to our limits.”