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Spurs undefeated in group stage with Apoel victory

Fernando Llorente

Fernando Llorente scored his first Tottenham goal in his 17th appearance for the club as Mauricio Pochettino's side rounded off their Champions League Group H campaign with a routine victory against Apoel.

Spurs had already secured first place in the group before Wednesday's game and Pochettino opted to give some of his fringe players a start.

Llorente, a summer signing from Swansea, was one of those to come in and he opened his Tottenham account midway through the first half, turning smartly inside the box before hooking the ball into the net.

It was a deserved goal for Spurs after a dominant start to the match, with Georges-Kevin N'Koudou having had an early effort cleared off the line.

Son Heung-min added a second before the break, curling in from the edge of the box after playing a one-two with Llorente.

Cypriots Apoel, who went into the game with a chance of claiming a Europa League spot ahead of Borussia Dortmund, offered very little throughout.

Praxitelis Vouros had the visitors' best chance early in the second half when his deflected strike flew just wide of the far post.

Instead, Spurs added a third late on through N'Koudou's deflected finish.

Tottenham can now look forward to Monday's last 16 draw, which takes place at Uefa's headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland at 11:00 GMT.

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Line-ups

Tottenham

  • 13Vorm
  • 24AurierBooked at 64mins
  • 21Foyth
  • 6Sánchez
  • 3RoseBooked at 67minsSubstituted forWalker-Petersat 70'minutes
  • 29Winks
  • 7Son Heung-minSubstituted forDembéléat 65'minutes
  • 17Sissoko
  • 20AlliSubstituted forSterlingat 88'minutes
  • 14Nkoudou
  • 18Llorente

Substitutes

  • 5Vertonghen
  • 19Dembélé
  • 22Gazzaniga
  • 33Davies
  • 37Walker-Peters
  • 40Amos
  • 54Sterling

Apoel Nicosia

  • 13Pérez
  • 29Vouros
  • 5RuedaBooked at 83mins
  • 50da Cruz Junior
  • 3Lago
  • 16Oliveira FrancoSubstituted forSallaiat 45'minutesBooked at 68mins
  • 26Morais Barbosa
  • 17Zahid
  • 6Ebecilio
  • 46AloneftisSubstituted forde Camargoat 75'minutes
  • 8PotéSubstituted forAntoniouat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gudiño
  • 9de Camargo
  • 11Alexandrou
  • 20Sallai
  • 22Antoniou
  • 25Farias
  • 30Merkis
Referee:
Slavko Vincic

Match Stats

Home TeamTottenhamAway TeamApoel Nicosia
Possession
Home66%
Away34%
Shots
Home20
Away7
Shots on Target
Home11
Away0
Corners
Home9
Away2
Fouls
Home20
Away8

Live Text

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 3, APOEL Nicosia 0.

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Harry Winks tries a through ball, but Georges-Kévin Nkoudou is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Kazaiah Sterling replaces Dele Alli.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Roberto Lago.

Attempt saved. Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

Booking

Jesús Rueda (APOEL Nicosia) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Georges-Kévin Nkoudou (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jesús Rueda (APOEL Nicosia).

Georges-Kévin Nkoudou (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Nuno Morais (APOEL Nicosia).

Substitution

Substitution, APOEL Nicosia. Minas Antoniou replaces Mickaël Poté.

Goal!

Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 3, APOEL Nicosia 0. Georges-Kévin Nkoudou (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Dele Alli.

Foul by Juan Foyth (Tottenham Hotspur).

Igor de Camargo (APOEL Nicosia) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Davinson Sánchez (Tottenham Hotspur).

Mickaël Poté (APOEL Nicosia) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Roland Sallai (APOEL Nicosia) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Igor de Camargo.

Offside, APOEL Nicosia. Nuno Morais tries a through ball, but Roland Sallai is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, APOEL Nicosia. Igor de Camargo replaces Efstathios Aloneftis.

Foul by Davinson Sánchez (Tottenham Hotspur).

Mickaël Poté (APOEL Nicosia) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Hand ball by Fernando Llorente (Tottenham Hotspur).

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Kyle Walker-Peters replaces Danny Rose because of an injury.

Mousa Dembélé (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Mickaël Poté (APOEL Nicosia).

Booking

Roland Sallai (APOEL Nicosia) is shown the yellow card.

Booking

Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur).

Roland Sallai (APOEL Nicosia) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Offside, APOEL Nicosia. Praxitelis Vouros tries a through ball, but Roland Sallai is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Mousa Dembélé replaces Son Heung-Min.

Booking

Serge Aurier (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Serge Aurier (Tottenham Hotspur).

Efstathios Aloneftis (APOEL Nicosia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Juan Foyth (Tottenham Hotspur).

Efstathios Aloneftis (APOEL Nicosia) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Georges-Kévin Nkoudou (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Moussa Sissoko.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Carlao (APOEL Nicosia) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is too high from a direct free kick.

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