Contrasting results occurred for two Premier League teams in the Champions League as Tottenham Hotspur saw their journey ended while Leicester City advanced into the knock out stage.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men suffered a 2-1 defeat from Monaco which basically finished off their hope in that competition, a disappointing situation indeed for the London based outfit.
Goals from Djibril Sidibe along with Thomas Lemar were enough to see off Spurs as they can only pulled one back through Harry Kane’s spot kick.
Needing two wins ahead of that midweek tie, Pochettino’s last hope to stay in Europe is by finishing third in their standings and compete for Europa League trophy.
However, seeing how Spurs seemingly still have more focus in their Premier League challenge, the Lilywhites might opt not to battle in another European competition.
There’s some critics being sent towards Pochettino for that important Champions League tie as he were resting some important players on the bench, notably preparing for their upcoming league fixture against Chelsea.
Meanwhile, Leicester that are struggling in the domestic league, showed their immense focus in Europe after confirming their qualification by defeating Club Brugge 2-1.
Japanese striker, Shinji Okazaki opened the scoring for Claudio Ranieri’s boys, before Riyad Mahrez double his team’s advantage from the penalty spot.
Brugge were only able to get one goal back from Jose Izqueirdo’s effort midway into the second half, which was not enough to stop their opponent from winning that tie.