Spurs chances of progressing through in the Champions League
The Champions league is now in full swing and has already provided some stunning entertainment for fans. Punters have been busy using the latest bet365 Open Account Offer, as Tottenham look to push out of a difficult looking Group B. When it was drawn this did look the most difficult to call with all four teams looking to have a realistic chance of progressing through. Barcelona as expected have been the class act, and at present stand as one of the favourites to go on and land the title.
There is little doubt that Tottenham are the second best side in the group following the first round of fixtures against each side in the group. They kicked off the campaign with an away trip to face off against the resurgent Inter Milan. Inter have been on an incredible run this season, and continue to remain in top form. Therefore this was expected to be a tough game for Spurs but one they were could win.
Tottenham were dominant for much of the game, controlling the possession and chances. Eriksen deservedly put them one up on 53 minutes, which looked to be the winner. However, Inter struck late following a jaw dropping volley from Icardi on 85 minutes. The worst then happened as they got the winner deep in to extra time. This was a defeat for Spurs that they did not deserve but this is typical Champions league football.
On Matchday two they welcomed Barcelona, with several key names missing from the side. Spurs performed admirably in the 4-2 defeat, but it was all about Messi as he showcased why he is arguably the greatest player in the history of the sport. Messi's double inspired Barca to a well deserved victory.
Match day three was a must win fixture away at PSV. You will struggle to see a more dominant display in Champions league football than what followed. Tottenham were in complete control for 79 minutes leading 2-1. It could have been many more at this point. A moment of madness followed, which resulted in Hugo Lloris being sent off to pile the pressure on Spurs for the final 20 minutes. Despite this Tottenham were still in control until an 87th minute equaliser from Luuk de Jong. This was heart breaking for Spurs and another lesson of the harsh reality of major European competition.
So what next? Tottenham now have a small mountain to climb as they sit five points behind Inter with three games to play. However Spurs are more than capable of winning these games and with the competitive nature of the group, could seem them progress through. Tottenham next face PSV at home in what is the biggest game of the current campaign and simply a must win game.
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