Acrobatic Spurs keeper Lloris keeps Real at bay in Bernabeu

Carla Harmon
October 18, 2017

Aurier needlessly went to ground on Kroos in the penalty area, and Ronaldo converted emphatically from the spot.

A great passing move ended with Benzema seeing his goalbound header somehow saved by Lloris after Casemiro produced a wonderful cross into the box.

The Croatia global midfielder quickly established himself as a key player for Spurs and one of the best in the Premier League.

The last time Spurs played at the Bernabeu during April 2011, Kane was on the bench for Leyton Orient against Plymouth. The first exam was passed with flying colours when they beat Borussia Dortmund in Germany but home to Spurs could be even trickier due to very indifferent form at the Bernabeu.

A disgusting gaffe from Roman Burki gifted Apoel their goal. "It is true that in LaLiga he's not been amongst the goals but in the Champions League he's been on fire".

Under pressure, Dortmund responded quickly, when Sokratis Papastathopoulos was able to head a looped Mario Gotze ball inside the far post.

"The situation is that we go to the next game and try to win that".

Liverpool earned their first win after back-to-back draws in Group E by dismantling Maribor 7-0 in Slovenia, falling just short of equalling the record for the biggest Champions League win they set back in 2007.

And nine minutes later Philippe Coutinho doubled the lead by volleying James Milner's cross inside the near post.

"In the end, agents and whatever will get into him".

Kane, though, continued his high work-rate and was soon causing problems when a downward header from a corner was pushed over, before then taking the plaudits as his movement helped create the opening goal just before the half-hour.

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Early goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus in the ninth and 13th minutes respectively put City 2-0 up.

Gabriel added a second just four minutes later by tapping in a perfectly placed low cross from Kevin De Bruyne, who almost scored himself in the 25th minute only to be denied by the underside of the bar.

Belgian midfielder De Bruyne then rattled the crossbar before Ederson preserved City's two-goal advantage by keeping out a Dries Mertens penalty.

"I've improved. I've been at Madrid for five years and I've matured from a footballing point of view".

But Shakhtar hit back and levelled the score in the 24th minute from Bernard, who ran onto a through ball from Fred before rounding the keeper.

The Turkish champions recorded a third win in as many outings in Group G as Cenk Tosun inspired a stirring fightback with both Besiktas goals in the principality. Previous year was very sad as we couldn't continue in a competition that really excited us but we've made a huge step forward.

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