Match Report: Spurs vs Real Madrid
Tottenham Hotspur secured their place in the Champions League last 16 with a memorable 3-1 victory over Spanish giants Real Madrid. Dele Alli scored in the 26th minute to put the hosts 1-0 up at Wembley. Harry Winks spread the ball out wide to Kieran Trippier, who was waiting in an offside position. After being granted the benefit of the doubt, the fullback drilled it towards Alli in the middle, who stretched out to poke it into the corner of the net.
Lloris and the Tottenham back-four stood strong against an enfilade of Madrid attacks. However, it was Harry Kane who was presented with the best opportunity of the period to double Tottenham’s lead, only being denied by a crucial block from Sergio Ramos.
The second goal came in the 55th minute after a splendid individual run from Dele Alli. The English midfielder floored Casemiro with a clever dummy before drilling the ball into the side of Serio Ramos. The deflection completely through Casilla, who was unable to adjust his body in time to make the save. Dele Alli also played his part for the third Spurs goal of the night. As the Madrid defenders were playing a dangerously high line, Dele Alli put Kane through, who managed to square it to a supporting Christian Eriksen. One-on-one, Eriksen took a touch and carefully slotted it past the hapless Madrid goalkeeper. Tottenham were 3-0 up against Real Madrid in the second leg of the Champions League: the crowd went wild. Alli had the perfect opportunity to secure a hat-trick as he rose unmarked six-yards out, but flashed his header wide of the mark.
Ronaldo scored a consolation goal in the 79th minute after capitalising on some scrappy defending in the Tottenham box. The ball fell awkwardly from Marcelo’s cross; both Spurs and Madrid players failed to make contact. Ronaldo struck it past Lloris from a close distance.
Spurs vs Real Madrid Attendance
Wembley Stadium: 83,782
Starting Line-ups: Spurs vs Real Madrid
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Trippier, Eriksen, Dier, Winks, Davies, Alli, Kane
Real Madrid: Casilla, Hakimi, Nacho, Ramos, Marcelo, Casemiro, Modric, Kroos, Isco, Benzema, Ronaldo