Last Updated: 22/11/12 7:51pm
Dembele trips Mauri, and with one more minute of added time to be played, Floccari gets into a good position before aiming a fierce right-footed shot wide of goal.
Biava bravely heads clear, and as Lennon aims to knock the ball back into the six-yard box it's smothered by Marchetti.
Walker's pace gives him an advantage against Ederson, and he intercepts a good ball from Ledesma as Lazio continue to press for what would be a much-deserved winner.
Radu ventures to the byline, but his cross is cleared by Caulker. As Spurs aim to break, Ciani comes across to ensure Defoe can't find Adebayor.
Lloris makes a world class save! A Lazio corner is powered on target by Ciani and Lloris makes a simply stunning save on the ground to prevent the ball crossing the line.
Adebayor, whose touches have been few and far between today, is dispossessed by Mauri, but Ederson can't latch on to Ledesma's ball and Naughton heads away.
Lloris is on hand to ensure Ledesma's corner doesn't creep in under the crossbar this time, with both teams struggling to create any clear-cut chances now.
Contreva goes for goal after Ederson's ball rolled through to him, with the head of Caulker taking it behind for a corner.
Lloris is alert to parry away a corner creeping into the near post, with Mauri conceding a foul on the keeper on the process. The Spurs man really has been superb tonight.
Carroll heads off and Dembele arrives on to the pitch, with Villas-Boas seemingly eager to go out and win this match while the hosts remain on top of things.
Cavanda looks for Kozak, but Lloris is quick off the mark and reaches the ball ahead of the striker as Spurs are still consigned to their own half.
Ledesma gets the nod and takes the free-kick, with his curling effort quite close to creeping in at the far post. End result though is a Spurs free-kick.
Bale took a clattering during that move, and the free-kick is delayed as the Spurs winger receives treatment.
Ederson is tripped on the edge of the box by Caulker, and Lazio have a free-kick in a very dangerous position.
Walker defends well to head back Cavanda's sprayed ball across the park into the arms of Lloris, while up the other end, Lennon has a speculative effort that flies over the bar.
It really is all Lazio right now, with Spurs' subs only helping the hosts for the time being as the Italian side continue to look more likely to score first.
Kozak is once more played in from Ledesma's knock-down and while the chance is tricky, he should better as he fires straight into Lloris' hands.
Kozak and Lulic are caught offside in quick succession, with Spurs holding their own defensively for the time being, as Lloris makes another storming run to clear away from Lulic.
Mauri prevents Naughton latching on to Dempsey's pass, and Spurs are really struggling to gain any sort of attacking momentum at the moment.
Lazio should be ahead. Kozak misses a gilt-edged chance after picking the ball up from Caulker, before incredibly firing wide when team-mates were open and the goal was gaping.
Bale's delivery from a corner is inexplicably poor as he looks to have gone from goal as the ball lands behind goal, leaving an annoyed array of team-mates left wanting in the penalty area.
Carroll plays a sloppy ball forward as Spurs had bodies piling ahead of him, but Ledesma's effort is no better as he only finds the arms of Lloris.
Lulic takes on Caulker but over-runs the ball, giving the centre-back an opportunity to strike and make the tackle on the striker.
Bale's cross in is hacked clear, as Sandro falls down in the box after a collision with Ciani. The hosts really do look top drawer at the back.
Walker finds Adebayor, who holds off Ciani well before earning a throw-in deep in Lazio's half. The hosts continue to defend well though before Cavanda concedes a corner against Bale.
Mauri chooses the wrong option in crossing for Cavanda when Lulic was lurking in behind Caulker, and in the end another poor ball from Gonzalez ends a promising attack from the hosts.
Dempsey holds the ball up for Sigurdsson, but the midfielder just can't get into the game as Ciani slides into him and ends the danger.
Walker looks to play the ball past Radu, but as the Spurs man collides with the left-back, claiming the free-kick, the referee rightfully plays on.
Marchetti punches away Bale's corner, and Spurs' second delivery from Sandro again fails to find a team-mate as Lazio defend solidly.
Walker shows good strength to intercept from Lulic and then control the ball. As Spurs attack, Adebayor crosses in for Dempsey and Ciani clears behind.
Naughton hobbles to the sidelines but from the looks of it the left-back should be fine to continue despite Dawson being sent to warm up.
Gonzalez goes over the top looking for Kozak, but while the ball ends up with Lloris, Naughton goes down clutching his ankle and the physios are on to apply treatment.
Cavanda is unlucky to be penalised for handball when dealing with Bale, as Spurs look a little brighter after their half time team talk.
Spurs should arguably have taken the lead after Bale's 'goal' was wrongly ruled offside, but it's been all Lazio since and the visitors can thanks Lloris for them still being level at the break. Send your second half predictions to email@example.com or @JWoodfield365.
Dempsey is penalised for illegally moving past Ciani, with Spurs continuing to be frustrated in their attempts to set up any attacks.
Hernanes shows wonderful skill to skip away from Sandro, but Caulker cuts out his ball to Lulic as Spurs continue to hang on with half-time in sight.
Sigurdsson holds the ball in Lazio's half, but Walker can't get past Mauri who makes a smart interception.
Lulic is again caught offside, but moments later Kozak is played in and Lloris is outstanding to charge out and tackle the striker after Vertonghen stepped up hoping for offside. Another moment of brilliance from the Spurs keeper.
Naughton battles with Gonzalez, but the decision goes against the Spurs man who ends up conceding a free-kick near the touchline.
Walker emerges after being treated for a knock to his nose, and he arrives after Kozak stumbles the ball wide from the corner.
Dempsey looks to move forward but he loses out to Mauri, before Lulic wins his side a corner off Caulker.
Lloris comes out to clear a sublime ball from Hernanes, but he takes a clattering from Kozak in the process. Superb bravery from the Frenchman.
Spurs are resigned to watching Lazio control the ball for the time being, the hosts probing forward before Lulic is caught offside.
Ledesma takes aim after a quick free-kick, which is blocked, but Lazio are ascending in this game as Radu crosses in and the lack of a touch from Lulic makes it an easy gather for Lloris.
Best chance of the game so far and it falls to Lazio. Cavanda whips in from the right and Kozak inexplicably heads well wide from 10 yards out. A glaring miss from the Lazio man.
Vertonghen heads away under the presence of Kozak, and after a succession of headers, Sandro is penalised for a high kick on the Lazio striker.
Mauri and Walker compete in the penalty box, with the Lazio man making half-hearted claims for a spot-kick, but play is waved on by the referee.
Cavanda takes the bal away from the corner, and as the ball finds Kozak in space, the striker makes Lloris produce a wonderful, crucial save.
Adebayor and Carroll combine, and the end result is a corner after some initial hesitation in Tottenham's attack.
Sandro looks for Adebayor with a chip but Cavanda does better this time, coming across to make a timely interception.
Cavanda carelessly concedes possession but Dempsey's charging run is blocked off by Radu as Spurs calmly play back to Lloris.
Spurs are denied a second corner, despite Sigurdsson's delivery coming off Biava's head, with the referee assuming it came off the head of Caulker.
Lazio apply the pressure but Spurs' passing is top drawer, before Bale's cross/shot far from the left nearly creeps in at the far corner before Marchetti claws it away.
A Spurs corner sees Ledesma's flick on result in a second chance for the visitors, but Sigurdsson's delivery is dealt with superbly by Marchetti.
Carroll is caught in possession but Dempsey wins it back, as Lazio continue to hold their shape, with Mauri eventually pick-pocketing Sigurdsson.
Ledesma aims a fierce strike at the top corner and Lloris is forced into a top one-handed save to tip the ball over.
Carroll finds Walker with a sprayed ball, but Radu defends strongly to ensure the right-back only wins a corner after a good tackle.
Good chance for the hosts, as Radu skins Sigurdsson before feeding in Lulic. The striker unleashes a powerful drive away but it's wide of goal and Spurs are let off the hook.
Mauri does well to drive Lazio forward, but upon playing in Lulic, the forward aims a poor effort towards the roof of the net and it's a Spurs goal-kick.
Marchetti punches the corner out, but Caulker heads back in and Bale is unlucky not to get a touch to the flick on as the goalkeeper eventually collects.
Adebayor plays in Bale down the left, who whips an excellent ball into the edge of the six-yard box which Radu clears behind.
Solid hussling from Spurs ensures it's Lazio who are now penned in their own half, but Ledesma takes the ball forward until Sigurdsson intercepts.
A long ball over the top from Ciani is gratefully gathered by Lloris, with the hosts really yet to find their accuracy finding their forwards at the moment.
Dempsey has started brightly, and as he looks to play in Sandro, he is tripped by Gonzalez and Spurs play short from the free-kick.
Gonzalez searches for Ledesma but the pace of the ball carries it away from the midfielder and it's a Spurs throw-in.
Gonzalez is penalised for a handball, and Spurs push on with their attack with Naughton but he is neutralised down the left by Radu.
Bale puts the ball in the net - but the offside flag is given when the replay shows that he was level with the last Lazio defender. Spurs will certainly feel aggreieved when they see that again.
Lovely work from Dempsey to set Walker away, but the right-back meets the end of the road at the byline as the ball rolls out for a goal-kick.
Adebayor goes down with no foul given, before Hernanes plays in Lulic with Caulker stretching to prevent the ball finding its target.
Spurs are penned in early on, as Ledesma looks to wiggle his way past Vertonghen before Caulker comes across to cover.
Tottenham have drifted out slightly from 19/10 to 21/10 with Sky Bet despite naming a strong line-up tonight, with Lazio 5/4 favourites and the draw 12/5. Adebayor leads the line and is 7/1 to go some way to making amends for his sending off in the north London derby by scoring first.
Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Caulker, Vertonghen, Naughton, Sigurdsson, Sandro, Carroll, Bale, Dempsey, Adebayor. Subs: Cudicini, Huddlestone, Lennon, Defoe, Dembele, Dawson, Livermore.
Lazio: Marchetti, Cavanda, Biava, Ciani, Radu, Mauri, Gonzalez, Ledesma, Hernanes, Lulic, Kozak. Subs: Bizzarri, Scaloni, Ederson, Onazi, Rozzi, Candreva, Floccari.
Emmanuel Adebayor is handed the lone striker role as Tottenham look to book their place in the knockout stages of the Europa League with victory over Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico. Andre Villas-Boas makes four changes from the team that lost 5-2 to Arsenal on Saturday, with Gylfi Sigurdsson, Clint Dempsey, Steven Caulker and young midfielder Tom Carroll all handed starting berths.
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