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Goals, goals and more goals in the NextGen Series

There was plenty of action in the latest set of matches in the NextGen Series, with goals galore hitting the back of nets across Europe.

A late fightback from VFL Wolfsburg on Wednesday afternoon saw them snatch a point against Tottenham. Sporting Lisbon edged out PSV Eindhoven in a six goal thriller while Celtic recorded a fortunate draw with Aston Villa and PSG were far too strong for Turkish side Fenerbahce.

Spurs threw away a two goal lead against VFL Wolfsburg as the German side produced a dramatic comeback to draw 2-2 in the final 10 minutes of the game in Group One.

Missed too many opportunities 

Alex Pritchard opened the scoring for the home side after eight minutes with a superb 20-yard free-kick and grabbed his second on 35 minutes with a curling effort that sailed past goalkeeper Carl Klaus from the edge of the box.

Spurs looked comfortable with their lead although they missed several second half opportunities to finish the game off, with Pritchard going close to completing his hat-trick.

They were subsequently given a harsh lesson by the Germans who were clinical in the final 10 minutes of the game and punished the hosts for their missed chances.

Phillip Klaus scored from the penalty spot whilst Phillip Muller netted with the final kick of the game to earn a unlikely point for the visitors.

The draw sees Spurs lie in second place, four points behind Barcelona but still with a game in hand.

Sporting Lisbon and PSV Eindhoven played out a six goal thriller at the Jose Alvalade stadium as the Portuguese side took control of Group Four with a 4-2 victory.

The game was action packed with both sides intent on playing attacking football throughout the 90 minutes.

The hosts deserved the three points with well worked goals from Ponde, Mane, Veloso and Medeiros.

Impressive victory for PSG 

Sporting will now host Celtic at the Alvalade in November whilst PSV travel to Villa Park in a fortnight to play Aston Villa.

In the other game in the same group, Celtic rescued a point against Villa as they recovered from a 2-0 half-time deficit.

Villa started the far brighter team in the first half, and were rewarded through winger Jordan Graham who found the net just before the half hour mark.

They doubled their lead 10 minutes later when Irish centre forward Michael Drennan (pictured with Celtic's Marcus Fraser) rifled the ball past keeper Glenn Daniels to take the visitors into a well deserved lead at the break.

It was a different story after half-time as Celtic came out firing on all cylinders. A Daniel Devine own goal and a well worked Patrick Twardzik strike meant it ended honours even in this encounter.

Paris St Germain earned an impressive victory in Turkey on Wednesday evening as they beat Fenerbahce 2-0 at the Maltepe Stadium.

The French giants took the lead on 18 minutes through Kingsley Coman who slotted past Erten Ersu to make it 1-0.

Soon after the break, Hervin Ongenda silenced the home crowd by making it 2-0 to the visitors and taking PSG to the top of Group Two, two points clear of Juventus having played a game more.


Tottenham Hotspur 2-2 VFL Wolfsburg

Fenerbahce 0-2 PSG

Sporting Lisbon 4-2 PSV Eindhoven

Celtic 2-2 Aston Villa

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