Tottenham lose first leg of Europa Conference League matchup

Tottenham Hotspur dropped the first leg 1-0 of their playoff round matchup against Portuguese side Paços de Ferreira in Europa Conference League qualifying.

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Luis Silva's goal just before half-time was all the hosts needed against a disjointed Spurs side that featured none the players from the 1-0 win over Manchester City last week.

Tottenham were defeated in Europa Conference League action.
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Spurs coach Nuno Espirito Santo did give new signings Cristian Romero, Bryan Gil and Pierluigi Gollini their debuts. 

Notable players such as Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min, who scored the game winner against City over the weekend, did not travel to Portugal for the game. 

The Europa Conference League is the new third-tier tournament of European competition, below the Champions League and the Europa League.

The second leg will be at Tottenham Stadium next Thursday.