Real Madrid 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

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Tottenham scored their first goal against Real Madrid after failing to score in their previous four meetingsTottenham Hotspur took a big stride towards the Champions League knockout phase after forcing European champions Real Madrid to fight back for a draw in Spain.Spurs led when Harry Kane's clever run made Madrid defender Raphael Varane divert Serge Aurier's right-wing cross into his own net.The Spanish champions equalised before half-time when Aurier's rash challenge on Toni Kroos was punished with a penalty, Cristiano Ronaldo drilling in to extend his tally as the leading scorer in Champions League history.
The home side increased urgency immediately after the break as Spurs were pinned back, away keeper Hugo Lloris producing stunning acrobatic saves to deny Karim Benzema and Ronaldo.However, Spurs grew back into the contest and Kane - who has been linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu this week - almost scored a winner for the Premier League side.The England striker found himself clean through on goal with 20 minutes left, but was denied by a superb fingertip save from keeper Keylor Navas.The result moved Tottenham ahead of 12-time European champions Madrid at the top of Group H at the halfway stage, having now scored more away goals than their opponents.Significantly, the English side's hopes of reaching the last 16 for only the second time were strengthened by Apoel Nicosia's 1-1 home draw against Borussia Dortmund.Tottenham are six points clear of 2013 finalists Dortmund and Cypriot side Apoel, who have both already lost to Spurs and remain winless.
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Spurs show Real maturity
Travelling to face Europe's most successful club in the imposing 81,000-capacity Bernabeu - where the home side had won 21 and drawn two of their previous 23 Champions League group games - has long been a daunting experience for visiting teams. Spurs themselves suffered a hiding there in 2011, losing 4-0 in their quarter-final first leg, but returned with boss Mauricio Pochettino urging his vibrant team - last season's Premier League runners-up - to prove they could compete with Europe's elite.They did exactly that in a disciplined display.Spurs, backed by almost 4,000 supporters in the Spanish capital, had been given further optimism of a positive result by Madrid's patchy home form.Zinedine Zidane's side have only won one of their four La Liga home matches this season, struggling to find a way through teams who sit back and defend deep.Pochettino said before kick-off it was important for his team "to be brave", illustrated by the Argentine's surprising decision to start Spain striker Fernando Llorente up front alongside talisman Harry Kane for the first time.At times the visitors had to defend in numbers - only to be expected against a side containing so much quality - and had the moments of luck needed by any team who leave the Bernabeu with anything.But they also wisely chose their moments to attack their illustrious hosts, showing a maturity perhaps not seen by their supporters in recent European campaigns.A point was no less than they deserved and will give them further confidence before the rematch at Wembley in a fortnight."A point at Bernabeu, you would take that every day of the week," Kane said. "It shows how far we have come as a team."

Ronaldo has now scored 110 goals in the Champions League, 14 more than nearest rival Lionel Messi of Barcelona
Did Kane pass his Bernabeu 'audition'[/IMG][/i] for the 24-year-old, while Real manager Zinedine Zidane did little to dampen the rumours by describing him as a "complete player".Kane has scored 43 goals in 38 games for club and country in 2017, earning himself a nomination for the Ballon d'Or - the prestigious prize given to the world's best player - for the first time.Does that make him good enough to play for Europe's most successful club? Some believed this would serve as an audition for Kane in front of the demanding Bernabeu crowd.Kane thought he had scored when he rose highest to thump a header goalwards from Christian Eriksen's first-half corner and again when he latched on to Llorente's pass after the break.However, Costa Rican keeper Navas' quick reactions denied him on both occasions.Nevertheless, his all-round performance - finding space in dangerous areas, strong running and fearless play - would have only impressed any potential suitors.And his stock was only boosted by Madrid striker Karim Benzema dragging a shot wide with the goal gaping and missing the target with another simple header."Would Harry Kane make Real Madrid a better team? I think he would," former England defender Danny Mills said on BBC Radio 5 live. "Benzema missed two chances in the first half - Kane would have scored them."
Man of the match - Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)
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Spurs skipper Lloris produced a string of superb stops to keep out Real Madrid. The France international made seven saves, with an instinctive one-handed tip over the bar from Karim Benzema's second-half header being the pick of the bunch
'We showed we could compete with the best' - what they said
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: "I am very happy because we competed. That was our challenge before the game."We showed ourselves that we can compete with Real Madrid and that is very good for us."I'm very happy. The point was fantastic. It puts us in a very good situation in the group."
Madrid extended their unbeaten run - the stats
Real Madrid are unbeaten in their last 30 Champions League group stage matches, winning 22 and drawing eight
The Spanish club have failed to score only once in their last 53 Champions League group stage games
Cristiano Ronaldo made his 143rd Champions League appearance in this match; moving him to outright third in the all-time rankings behind Iker Casillas (166) and Xavi (151)
Ronaldo has now scored 10 Champions League goals against English clubs (in 13 appearances) - only Lionel Messi (17) has scored more
Ronaldo has scored in each of his three previous Champions League games against Tottenham (three goals)
Real midfielder Toni Kroos misplaced just one of his 88 passes (99% accuracy) in this match

Here's the evidence of Germany international Kroos' passing masterclass
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Match Stats
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Real Madrid
22IscoSubstituted forVazquezat 87'minutes
9BenzemaSubstituted forAsensioat 76'minutes
7RonaldoBooked at 32mins[/i]
24Ceballos Fernandez
24AurierBooked at 43mins[/i]
17SissokoSubstituted forSon Heung-minat 89'minutes
18LlorenteSubstituted forRoseat 80'minutes
7Son Heung-min
Referee:Szymon MarciniakAttendance:76,589
Match Stats
Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamTottenhamPossessionHome66%Away34%ShotsHome21Away11Shots on TargetHome8Away4CornersHome9Away8FoulsHome12Away16
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Match ends, Real Madrid 1, Tottenham Hotspur 1.
Full Time
Posted at 90'+4' Second Half ends, Real Madrid 1, Tottenham Hotspur 1.Posted at 90'+3' Attempt blocked. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Christian Eriksen.Posted at 90'+3' Foul by Lucas Vazquez (Real Madrid).Posted at 90'+3' Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.Posted at 90' Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Christian Eriksen.Posted at 90' Attempt blocked. Marcelo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Posted at 89' Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Son Heung-Min replaces Moussa Sissoko.Posted at 89' Delay over. They are ready to continue.Posted at 88' Delay in match Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur) because of an injury.Posted at 88' Hand ball by Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur).
Posted at 87' Substitution, Real Madrid. Lucas Vazquez replaces Isco.Posted at 84' Attempt missed. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Marco Asensio with a cross.Posted at 82' Luka Modric (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 82' Foul by Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur).Posted at 81' Foul by Casemiro (Real Madrid).Posted at 81' Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.Posted at 81' Foul by Isco (Real Madrid).Posted at 81' Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Posted at 80' Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Danny Rose replaces Fernando Llorente.Posted at 79' Luka Modric (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 79' Foul by Fernando Llorente (Tottenham Hotspur).Posted at 77' Attempt saved. Isco (Real Madrid) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marcelo.
Posted at 76' Substitution, Real Madrid. Marco Asensio replaces Karim Benzema.Posted at 75' Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Harry Kane tries a through ball, but Christian Eriksen is caught offside.Posted at 74' Attempt missed. Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Serge Aurier with a cross following a corner.Posted at 73' Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Keylor Navas.Posted at 73' Attempt saved. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Fernando Llorente with a headed pass.Posted at 72' Foul by Marcelo (Real Madrid).Posted at 72' Serge Aurier (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the right wing.Posted at 72' Marcelo (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 72' Foul by Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham Hotspur).Posted at 71' Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Keylor Navas.Posted at 71' Attempt saved. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Fernando Llorente.Posted at 70' Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).Posted at 70' Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 70' Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by Jan Vertonghen.Posted at 67' Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.Posted at 67' Foul by Fernando Llorente (Tottenham Hotspur).Posted at 65' Attempt saved. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Karim Benzema.
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