Tottenham secured an historic result against Real Madrid on Wednesday night to qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League, beating the reigning European champions 3-1 at Wembley thanks to a brilliant brace from a resurgent Dele Alli.
Spurs led 1-0 at the half, but a stuttering Real – who lost 2-1 to Girona on Sunday – were ripped apart in the second half. Alli added his second after putting Casemiro on the floor, before Christian Eriksen finished off a lightning counter-attack to wrap the game up. Cristiano Ronaldo grabbed a late consolation, but couldn’t change the result.
Borussia Dortmund’s recent woes continued at the Westfalenstadion, surrendering a 1-0 lead to APOEL to draw 1-1 with the Cypriot side for the second time in a fortnight.
Raphael Guerreiro broke the deadlock on the half-hour mark, capitalising on his side’s absolute dominance, but Mickael Pote stabbed home an equaliser early in the second half as the hosts remained winless in the group – now sitting five points behind second placed Real.
A thrilling game between Napoli and Manchester City at the Stadio San Paolo finished 4-2 to the visitors, but it was the hosts who took the lead early thanks to a stunning team goal finished off by Dries Mertens.
Headers from both of City’s centre-backs turned the game on its head before Leroy Sane’s foul in the area allowed Jorginho to level from the spot – but the young winger made up for it with a blistering counter-attacking run shortly afterwards; Sergio Aguero picking the ball up to finish past Pepe Reina and become the Citizens’ all-time leading goalscorer in all competitions.
Liverpool were frustrated throughout a tight first half for the second time in five days, but a delightful flicked goal from Mohamed Salah finally broke Maribor’s resistance four minutes after the break.
James Milner saw a penalty saved at 1-0, but a slick passing move around the box saw Emre Can fire home the second of the night to secure the points – Daniel Sturridge scoring his first Champions League goal in nearly seven years to round off a 3-0 win.
Roma dominated Chelsea on Tuesday in the Champions League, beating the English club 3-0 in the Italian capital to take control of Group C. The Italian side has moved to eight points with the win on matchday four, jumping Chelsea. Stephan El Shaarawy scored twice and his best goal was the opener a minute into the game.
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