Tottenham made it a second consecutive stalemate after only managing a goalless draw against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League. Mauricio Pochettino will see this as a good point considering that the game was away from home. Three points were essential for Spurs in order to inch towards qualification to the knockout stages of the competition. As it stands, Tottenham and other teams will have to fight until the final games in order to decide qualification.
A goalless draw surely has frustrated both the sections and here is a pictorial highlight of the game:
Tottenham started out well and had numerous chances especially in the first half. Striker Vincent Janssen, who is yet to score for the club since his summer move, started his second consecutive game after having been out of favour for quite a while. He could have had opened his account for Spurs had his effort not been ruled out for offside. The Dutch international also hit the bar during the first half. Other notable efforts came from Dele Alli with the England midfielder going close with a header that just missed the target.
Tottenham feared the worst for their campaign after seeing Toby Alderweireld stretchered off with an injury against West Brom during the weekend. Missing one of the best central defenders in the Premier League was always going to make defending difficult for Spurs, but they managed to come out with a second consecutive clean sheet in the Champions League group stages.
As the home team, Bayer Leverkusen were always trying to get the sympathy of the referee with some needless appeals for fouls. Former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez was especially found guilty of playacting too much. It was not to be expected from the German outfit, who ended up being for the stop-start game. Spurs would be the more than happy of the two teams to return with a point from the game. Leverkusen would have been hoping to use home advantage and get three points.
French captain Hugo Lloris has been one of the best performers for Spurs since his move from Lyon a few years ago. He preserved his reputation as one of the top Premier League goalkeepers after keeping out Leverkusen with a string of fine saves. Easily, the best save of the evening was to keep out an effort from Javier Hernandez from sneaking into the net.
The Dutch international was given his second consecutive start, but he failed to capitalise on this opportunity. Even though he came close with a couple of chances, failure to open his account for Spurs will lead to more question marks about the Dutchman.