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Video: Olympiacos equalise from penalty spot against Spurs after needless Vertonghen challenge

Mathieu Valbuena’s penalty has drawn Olympiacos level against Tottenham in a Champions League clash on Wednesday night.

Spurs raced into a 2-0 first-half lead via a Harry Kane penalty and a superb Lucas Moura strike, but Daniel Podence halved the deficit just before the interval.

Olympiacos have gone on to find an equaliser early in the second period, with Valbuena netting from 12 yards after a needless challenge from Jan Vertonghen.

The Belgian stamped on Valbuena’s foot in the box even though the Frenchman had his back to goal with little space to manoeuvre, leaving the referee with no choice but to point to the spot.

Check out the incident and Valbuena’s penalty below.

(Pictures courtesy of BT Sport)

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