Spurs Put Three Past Madrid To Reach Last 16 Part - I

Posted by betensured02 on April 12th, 2018

Tottenham secured qualification for the Champions League knockout phase with an outstanding display to beat holders Real Madrid on a memorable night at Wembley.

Spurs, with striker Harry Kane fit again after a hamstring injury, showed intensity and quality to make their mark on the Champions League after going out at the group stage last season.

Dele Alli gave Spurs the lead after 27 minutes when he turned in Kieran Trippier’s cross from close range, then doubled the advantage early in the second half with a shot that took a deflection off Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.

Christian Eriksen provided a cool finish from Kane’s pass for the third and even though Cristiano Ronaldo pulled one back for Real with 10 minutes left, it was too little, too late, as Spurs made a powerful statement about their European aspirations.

The only blip for Spurs was the injury to defender Toby Alderweireld who came off with a hamstring injury in the 24th minute. The Belgian said he would be “out for a few weeks”.

They lead Group H with 10 points, three more than second-place Real while both Borussia Dortmund and Apoel Nicosia have two points after they drew 1-1.

Tottenham’s success also came on a excellent night for English clubs in Champions League action with Manchester City winning 4-2 at Napoli and Liverpool recording a 3-0 victory over Maribor.

‘Ronaldo continues scoring run’ – the stats

  • Tottenham have inflicted Real Madrid’s first loss in the Champions League group stage since October 2012, ending a 30-game unbeaten run.
  • This is Real Madrid’s biggest margin of defeat in a Champions League group game since November 2008, losing 2-0 against Juventus.
  • Tottenham have finally defeated Real Madrid at their sixth attempt after losing three and drawing two of the previous five.
  • Spurs are still yet to keep a clean sheet in European competition at Wembley, conceding eight goals in six games.
  • Alli is the first Englishman to score a brace against Real Madrid in the Champions League since Steven Gerrard (March 2009).
  • Alli has scored four goals in his last four games for Spurs; one more than he managed in his first nine this season.
  • Trippier has recorded 13 assists in all competitions in 2017; six more than any other Premier League defender.
  • Ronaldo has scored 10 goals v Tottenham in all comps, more than against any other English side.
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