Tottenham barged their way into the knockout stage of the Champions League after a convincing 3-1 win over champions Real Madrid. A brace from Dele Alli and one goal from Christian Eriksen was enough to send the side into the last 16 even though Cristiano Ronaldo score a consolation.
We were the better side against the Spanish giants and continued our re-found form at Wembley. Not only that, this was also Real’s first loss in the group stages of the competition since 2012.
Even though the talk was about Harry Kane starting, Dele Alli took the plaudits and he could have had a hat-trick but he missed an easy header. The win certainly was incredible for Tottenham and our fans, given that we have had to deal with a lot over the years. This also proved that Mauricio Pochettino is one of the best managers in the world.
Twitter was lit up with a lot of happy fans and here are some of the best reactions from the social networking site.
— Tottenham Hotspur-US (@Spurs_US) November 1, 2017
I'll take every humiliation I've ever felt as a Spurs fan over the years and multiply them all by a thousand to see what I've seen tonight. I Love you Spurs. #COYS
— Nihal Arthanayake (@TherealNihal) November 1, 2017
Only Spurs could fail spectacularly against Monaco, Leverkusen and CSKA but then stroll a group containing Real Madrid & Dortmund. #UCL
— Andrew Gaffney (@GaffneyVLC) November 1, 2017
FT – SPURS 3 – 1 REAL MADRID
(2nd attempt 🙂 pic.twitter.com/c9BAzvkqkU
— Tottenham LIVE! (@TottenhamLIVE) November 1, 2017
Before this evening Real Madrid were unbeaten in their last 30 Champions League group games (W22, D8). pic.twitter.com/RXDhJCB5Bi
— Spurs Stat Man (@SpursStatMan) November 1, 2017
— The F2 (@TheF2) November 1, 2017
1-1 and 3-1: Spurs have been brilliant against Europe's champions. Resilient in Spain, fluent at Wembley. Now they know they belong.
— Paul Hayward (@_PaulHayward) November 1, 2017
What a performance from #Spurs. Love how Deli Alli is already thinking about building on that result in his post-match interview.
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) November 1, 2017
Spurs and PSG favourites for the UCL surely? 😏
— Craig Mitch (@CraigxMitch) November 1, 2017
Spurs were so, so good tonight. Yes, Madrid are cartoonishly dodgy at the back, but they still demolish most teams. What a night! #coys
— Greg Jenner (@greg_jenner) November 1, 2017