Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City secured their spots into the knock out stages of Champions League this season following their big victories on Wednesday.
Playing at Wembley with two consecutive defeats in all competition at their back, Tottenham put on confident display against Real Madrid.
The home team got themselves in front on 27 minutes through Dele Alli’s close range’s tap in, finishing off a lovely cross from Kieran Trippier, who might be slightly offside.
That one goal lead spurred the home team as they continue to look dangerous each time they go forward, while Madrid themselves continuing their dodgy defending that have troubled them so far this season.
Taking a one goal lead in the first 45 minutes, Spurs kept on pushing for more and they eventually got their second on 56 minutes as Ali’s deflected shot made it 2-0.
Things got even better for Mauricio Pochettino’s men as Christian Eriksen netted home the third goal, while Madrid themselves were only able to pull one back through Cristiano Ronaldo’s close range effort.
Meanwhile, Man City also grabbed a big win as they dismantled Napoli 4-2 in a cracking game, which saw Sergio Aguero becoming City’s all time top scorer.
The Premier League leader found themselves a goal down when Lorenzo Insigne scored on 21 minutes, but Nicolas Otamendi equalized for Pep Guardiola’s men to force the first 45 minutes ending in a 1-1 draw.
John Stones turned things around for City with his headed goal soon after the restart, but Napoli got back on level terms midway into the second half thanks to Jorginho’s spot kick.
It was an end to end stuff, but the away side got the break when a swift counter attack was finished off comfortably by Aguero to get his record breaking goal.
Man City secured all three points in stoppage time as another fine counter attacking play resulted in Raheem Sterling’s fine finish inside the penalty area.
Complete UEFA Champions League Results Wednesday Fixtures:
Liverpool 3-0 NK Maribor; Sevilla 2-1 Spartak Moscow; Napoli 2-4 Manchester City; Shakhtar Donetsk 3-1 Feyenoord Rotterdam; FC Porto 3-1 RB Leipzig; Besiktas 1-1 AS Monaco; Borussia Dortmund 1-1 APOEL Nicosia; Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Real Madrid;