I had been invited to go to this game back in August, seeing the current European champions play at Wembley was something I’ve been looking forward to. I didn’t expect Madrid to be ripped apart from Tottenham!
I saw the team news and both teams had put strong teams out. With Kane returning from injury, this relieved a lot of Spurs fans, I think Tottenham missed him Saturday against Manchester United and I had a feeling he’d give Madrid a tough time. The atmosphere was really decent. I’ve been critical about the atmosphere at Wembley before but it was brilliant Wednesday night, although I thought the Madrid fans were quite poor, I only heard them a few times during the whole evening.
For the first twenty minutes I thought Tottenham held up pretty well, keeping Ronaldo quiet is so important, and Tottenham did just that, he had a few chances and managed to score a consolation goal but apart from that, I didn’t think he performed well.
In the 27th minute, a cross from Kieran Tripper landed to Alli who scored. Spurs deserved the lead, and Alli really hasn’t been as good as he has been this season, but he really stepped up his game on Wednesday, he was phenomenal.
As the players came out for the second half I think most Spurs fans would have been happy just at the fact they’ve scored past the European champions, let alone win against them. The second half, Spurs ripped Madrid apart, you wouldn’t think Spurs were the team in white.
In the 56th minute, Tottenham doubled their lead with Alli scoring his second of the night, which came off a deflection one of the Madrid defenders.
It got even better in the 65th minute, when Harry Kane set up Eriksen who slid it past the keeper. Tottenham fans were in dreamland, their team was thumping the European champions 3-0.
Spurs were ripping Madrid apart, Madrid were shell-shocked, and although they has a few chances I don’t think they came close to worrying Tottenham, up until the final ten minutes where I think nerves and maybe they were tiring did things get a bit close.
Ronaldo scored a tap in with about ten minutes to go but it came to nothing, Tottenham was the far better team during the night.
Tottenham are a team to watch in the next few years for sure, I can see them winning the league in the next few years for sure. Last seasons Tottenham in the champions league would have been ripped apart by Madrid, but this years team could be this year’s underdogs in this seasons champions league.