Tottenham Hotspur humiliated the European champions, Real Madrid with 3-1 defeat as the two years in a row European champions worst Champions League group-stage loss in nine years against Real.
Spurs who failed last season to advance from the group stage after defeats by Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen at Wembley, and were then knocked out of the Europa League in the last 32 by Gent
Tottenham Spurs lead Group H with 10 points, three more than second-place Real while both Borussia Dortmund and Apoel Nicosia have two points after they drew 1-1.
Tottenham’s success also came on a excellent night for English clubs in Champions League action with Manchester City winning 4-2 at Napoli and Liverpool recording a 3-0 victory over Maribor.
Dele Alli scored two goals, he gave Spurs the lead after 27 minutes when he turned in Kieran Trippier’s cross from close range, then doubled the advantage early in the second half with a shot that took a deflection off Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos.
Alli who served a one-match international suspension following a gesture he made during England’s World Cup qualifier against Slovakia at Wembley made a remarkable impact over madrid
Spurs had shrugged off the loss of their dominant defender, Toby Alderweireld, who pulled up with an apparent hamstring injury as he sprinted after the ball in the Madrid area, with Eric Dier dropping into the back-three, Davinson Sanchez shuffling across to the right and Moussa Sissoko coming on in midfield.
Real Madrid were on the receiving end of a performance in pressing intensity, pace and power as Tottenham’s manager conducted affairs, standing yards from counterpart Zinedine Zidane on the touchline.
Madrid were disjointed, playing almost as strangers, devoid of a joined-up approach. But they can still threaten. They have so much talent and so Hugo Lloris preserved the lead by tipping away Casemiro’s low shot, pushing a fierce drive from Ronaldo around the post and then fielding a crisp snap-shot from Karim Benzema.
The Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane told news conference, “We didn’t play a bad game, we had some chances and, as has been happening with us lately, we didn’t find the goal.He explained why his team lost against Tottenham in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Zidane said, Real Madrid are not in crisis mode,my team failed to win because they didn’t take their chances in front of goal.
Dele Alli scored twice and Christian Eriksen adding a third before Cristiano Ronaldo netted a consolation in the 80th minute.
“We’re missing that calm that we’ve always had in front of goal. Sometimes you have two chances, you score two goals, but not today – we had chances and we didn’t take them.
“We’re not in crisis. I’m not worried and I won’t be for the rest of the year, whatever happens.
“We lost but it’s a long season. We congratulate the opposition and now we have to reflect. We’re all very disappointed.
“Maybe we’re not at our usual level. These things happen in football. It’s upside-down at the moment.”
“Losing two games in a row can’t be good for us but we have three or four days to rest and then football continues. The analysis I can give today is that we lost to the better team.
“The dressing room can’t be happy or be in high spirits. This is a bad moment but we have to accept it. We must keep our heads up. he said”.
Ronaldo was clearly unable to contain his frustrations.he told beIN Sports when asked if he saw himself staying at the madrid for many years
He said,“I have four years left on my contract. I don’t want to renew, I’m fine.”