Dele Alli double rocks Real Madrid for historic Tottenham victory

To put this result in perspective, it had been five years since Real Madrid were beaten in a Champions League group game. They have won this competition three times out of the last four seasons and, though it didn’t particularly feel that way here, don’t discount the possibility of that famous old pot returning to Madrid again next May. Not yet, anyway.However, this was the night when the most successful club side in Europe discovered why Mauricio Pochettino and his players have attracted so much acclaim over the last few years. It was the night Spurs fully came of age in the Champions League, Dele Alli could be seen nutmegging Sergio Ramos and, by the end, Cristiano Ronaldo was dragging his fingers down his cheeks in frustration. For Spurs, it went better than they could possibly have dared to hope and, without exaggeration, it was the sort of occasion that should embolden them to think they can actually win this competition. Yes, let’s not get too carried away, but what other conclusion is there when they have just taken apart the 12-time winners? Continue reading…

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