Champions League - Group E
Tottenham3CSKA Moscow1

Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 CSKA Moscow

Dele Alli
Dele Alli ended an eight-game run without a goal

Tottenham secured a place in the Europa League knockout stage as their Champions League campaign ended with a convincing victory over CSKA Moscow.

Spurs, who needed to avoid defeat to secure third in Group E, went behind when Alan Dzagoev scored from Zoran Tosic's headed flick-on.

But Dele Alli, who had already missed two good chances, half-volleyed in Christian Eriksen's cross to level, before Harry Kane finished a stylish move to put Spurs in front.

CSKA keeper Igor Akinfeev gifted Spurs a third when he inadvertently guided Alli's header into his own net after making an initial save.

Spurs average positions
Tottenham's full-backs - Danny Rose (3) and Kyle Walker (2) spent so long in attacking positions that they played most of the game further up the field than the midfield pairing of Victor Wanyama (12) and Harry Winks (29)

It means Tottenham will enter the Europa League for the sixth consecutive season after their first appearance in the Champions League for five years ended in disappointment.

But there were positive signs for Spurs as they created numerous chances in a performance inspired by Eriksen's creativity and range of passing.

Who can Tottenham face now?

Wembley wobble put to bed?

Despite Spurs' hopes of progressing in the Champions League being extinguished by a defeat at Monaco two weeks ago, boss Mauricio Pochettino opted for a strong side. He made just one change from the 5-0 win over Swansea in the Premier League on Saturday, bringing in Harry Winks for Mousa Dembele.

And the Argentine was rewarded not only with a Europa League berth, but also a first win for Tottenham at Wembley in their last seven outings - including domestic competitions.

Spurs' decision to play this season's Champions League home games at Wembley - and their upcoming Europa League games - meant they were left playing a game with very little at stake in the grand surroundings of the national stadium.

Tottenham have the option to use Wembley for all of their home games next season and, despite losing their first two group games there, a club-record attendance of 85,512 against Bayer Leverkusen last month and this win over CSKA Moscow might make that prospect more appealing.

There was further good news for Spurs as defender Toby Alderweireld came off the bench after missing the last 10 games through injury, suggesting he could be fit for Sunday's league game against Manchester United.

What awaits Spurs in the Europa League?

Spurs finished as one of the four best third-placed teams in the Champions League groups, meaning they will be seeded for the last 32 of the Europa League when the draw is made on Monday.

The full line-up for the draw will be determined by Thursday's final Europa League group games - but Spurs will face an unseeded side and cannot be matched with a team from England, should Manchester United and Southampton progress.

'We have learned to be better at home'

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino: "First of all, thank you to our supporters. We were all disappointed after Monaco.

"It was good, we started to show how we play against Chelsea and Swansea and today confirmed we've increased our level."

Tottenham midfielder Dele Alli speaking to BT Sport: "It's frustrating when you don't put away an early chance. I started getting frustrated but it was important I put a chance away.

"We have a belief in the squad. We felt we were dominating and knew the chances would come."

Tottenham striker Harry Kane speaking to BT Sport: "We've learned to be better at home. You have to win your home games - you can't rely on away results.

"We've finished the campaign well, there's a bit of pride to send the fans home happy."

Akinfeev extends unwanted record

  • CSKA keeper Igor Akinfeev has now failed to keep a clean sheet in his past 39 Champions League games (excluding qualifiers), extending his own record in the competition
  • Dele Alli became the youngest player to score for Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League at 20 years and 240 days old
  • Tottenham won at Wembley Stadium for the first time since February 2008, ending a run of six games without a win there
  • Spurs attempted 11 shots on target in this match - they only attempted 13 overall in their previous five Champions League matches this season

Line-ups

Tottenham

  • 1Lloris
  • 2Walker
  • 15Dier
  • 5Vertonghen
  • 3Rose
  • 12WanyamaSubstituted forAlderweireldat 68'minutes
  • 29Winks
  • 23Eriksen
  • 20Alli
  • 7Son Heung-MinSubstituted forNkoudouat 61'minutes
  • 10KaneSubstituted forOnomahat 83'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Alderweireld
  • 13Vorm
  • 14Nkoudou
  • 17Sissoko
  • 19Dembélé
  • 25Onomah
  • 27Wimmer

CSKA Moscow

  • 35Akinfeev
  • 14Nababkin
  • 24BerezutskiBooked at 63mins
  • 6Berezutski
  • 42SchennikovBooked at 31mins
  • 66Natcho
  • 17GolovinSubstituted forChalovat 45'minutes
  • 7TosicSubstituted forGordyushenkoat 71'minutes
  • 10Dzagoev
  • 8Milanov
  • 9TraoréSubstituted forStrandbergat 79'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Chepchugov
  • 4Ignashevich
  • 23Strandberg
  • 63Chalov
  • 72Gordyushenko
Referee:
Nicola Rizzoli
Attendance:
62,034

Match Stats

Home TeamTottenhamAway TeamCSKA Moscow
Possession
Home72%
Away28%
Shots
Home25
Away6
Shots on Target
Home11
Away3
Corners
Home11
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away15

Live Text

Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 3, CSKA Moscow 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 3, CSKA Moscow 1.

Attempt missed. Bibras Natcho (CSKA Moscow) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Georgi Milanov.

Georges-Kévin Nkoudou (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow).

Attempt missed. Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Christian Eriksen with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Aleksei Berezutski.

Foul by Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur).

Georgi Milanov (CSKA Moscow) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Josh Onomah replaces Harry Kane.

Foul by Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur).

Vasili Berezutski (CSKA Moscow) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Georges-Kévin Nkoudou with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Vasili Berezutski.

Substitution

Substitution, CSKA Moscow. Carlos Strandberg replaces Lacina Traoré.

Goal!

Own Goal by Igor Akinfeev, CSKA Moscow. Tottenham Hotspur 3, CSKA Moscow 1.

Attempt saved. Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Harry Kane with a cross.

Attempt saved. Lacina Traoré (CSKA Moscow) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bibras Natcho.

Attempt missed. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Danny Rose.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Igor Akinfeev.

Attempt saved. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Christian Eriksen with a through ball.

Attempt saved. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the bottom left corner.

Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Vasili Berezutski (CSKA Moscow).

Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Georgy Schennikov (CSKA Moscow).

Corner, CSKA Moscow. Conceded by Kyle Walker.

Attempt missed. Fedor Chalov (CSKA Moscow) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Astemir Gordyushenko.

Substitution

Substitution, CSKA Moscow. Astemir Gordyushenko replaces Zoran Tosic.

Attempt missed. Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Danny Rose.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Toby Alderweireld replaces Victor Wanyama.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Kirill Nababkin.

Attempt missed. Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Georges-Kévin Nkoudou with a cross.

Attempt missed. Georges-Kévin Nkoudou (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the left side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Harry Kane.

Attempt saved. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Booking

Vasili Berezutski (CSKA Moscow) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Vasili Berezutski (CSKA Moscow).

Attempt missed. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Kyle Walker with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Georges-Kévin Nkoudou replaces Son Heung-Min.

goal

As It Stood

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