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Spurs' hopes boosted by draw at Real Madrid

Harry Kane

Tottenham Hotspur took a big stride towards the Champions League knockout phase after forcing European champions Real Madrid to fight back for a draw in Spain.

Spurs led when Harry Kane's clever run made Madrid defender Raphael Varane divert Serge Aurier's right-wing cross into his own net.

The Spanish champions equalised before half-time when Aurier's rash challenge on Toni Kroos was punished with a penalty, Cristiano Ronaldo drilling in to extend his tally as the leading scorer in Champions League history.

The home side increased urgency immediately after the break as Spurs were pinned back, away keeper Hugo Lloris producing stunning acrobatic saves to deny Karim Benzema and Ronaldo.

However, Spurs grew back into the contest and Kane - who has been linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu this week - almost scored a winner for the Premier League side.

The England striker found himself clean through on goal with 20 minutes left, but was denied by a superb fingertip save from keeper Keylor Navas.

The result moved Tottenham ahead of Madrid at the top of Group H at the halfway stage, having now scored more away goals than their opponents.

More to follow.

Line-ups

Real Madrid

  • 1Navas
  • 19Hakimi
  • 5Varane
  • 4Ramos
  • 12Marcelo
  • 10Modric
  • 14Casemiro
  • 22IscoSubstituted forVázquezat 87'minutes
  • 8Kroos
  • 9BenzemaSubstituted forAsensioat 76'minutes
  • 7RonaldoBooked at 32mins

Substitutes

  • 6Nacho
  • 13Casilla
  • 15Hernández
  • 17Vázquez
  • 18Llorente
  • 20Asensio
  • 24Ceballos Fernández

Tottenham

  • 1Lloris
  • 24AurierBooked at 43mins
  • 6Sánchez
  • 15Dier
  • 4Alderweireld
  • 5Vertonghen
  • 17SissokoSubstituted forSon Heung-minat 89'minutes
  • 29Winks
  • 23Eriksen
  • 18LlorenteSubstituted forRoseat 80'minutes
  • 10Kane

Substitutes

  • 2Trippier
  • 3Rose
  • 7Son Heung-min
  • 13Vorm
  • 21Foyth
  • 37Walker-Peters
  • 42Georgiou
Referee:
Szymon Marciniak

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamTottenham
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home21
Away11
Shots on Target
Home8
Away4
Corners
Home9
Away8
Fouls
Home12
Away16

Live Text

Match ends, Real Madrid 1, Tottenham Hotspur 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Real Madrid 1, Tottenham Hotspur 1.

Attempt blocked. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.

Foul by Lucas Vázquez (Real Madrid).

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Christian Eriksen.

Attempt blocked. Marcelo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Son Heung-Min replaces Moussa Sissoko.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur) because of an injury.

Hand ball by Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur).

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Lucas Vázquez replaces Isco.

Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marco Asensio with a cross.

Luka Modric (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur).

Foul by Casemiro (Real Madrid).

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Isco (Real Madrid).

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Danny Rose replaces Fernando Llorente.

Luka Modric (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fernando Llorente (Tottenham Hotspur).

Attempt saved. Isco (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marcelo.

Substitution

Substitution, Real Madrid. Marco Asensio replaces Karim Benzema.

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Harry Kane tries a through ball, but Christian Eriksen is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Davinson Sánchez (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Serge Aurier with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Keylor Navas.

Attempt saved. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Fernando Llorente with a headed pass.

Foul by Marcelo (Real Madrid).

Serge Aurier (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Marcelo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Davinson Sánchez (Tottenham Hotspur).

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Keylor Navas.

Attempt saved. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Fernando Llorente.

Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).

Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Jan Vertonghen.

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fernando Llorente (Tottenham Hotspur).

Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Karim Benzema.

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