Real Madrid vs Tottenham (LIVE UPDATES): Spurs face daunting task at Bernabeu

Tottenham Hotspur are unbeaten in their last nine games across all competition but they have their work well cut out tonight as they face an equally formidable side in Real Madrid.

Tuesday’s fixture will represent just the fifth time in which these two teams have met in a competitive fixture, and Spurs are yet to record a single win or goal.

The task of changing that awful record has been made harder for Spurs as they will be without their inspirational playmaker, Dele Alli, for tonight’s clash.

On his part, Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane, will be unable to call upon former Spurs attacker Gareth Bale, who continues to receive treatment for the injury which kept him out of international duty with Wales.

It is expected that Ronaldo and the rest of the gang will be able to do the job at hand but how things will pan out is far from predictable.

Stay with PREMIUM TIMES for Live Updates from 7.45 p.m. from the Bernabeu and across the other centres where Champions League action will be going down tonight.

Team News

REAL Madrid Starting XI : Navas; Achraf, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Casemiro, Modric, Isco; Isco, Benzema, Ronaldo

SPURS Starting XI: Lloris; Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Sanchez; Aurier, Winks, Dier, Sissoko; Eriksen, Kane, Llorente


KICK OFF: Real Madrid get game underway


CHANCE!!! Bright start by Real Madrid but denied by fantastic goalkeeping by Hugo Lloris


Ronaldo nearly broke the deadlock, but his header hit the post!


It has been a very lively opening ten minutes to this match, with both teams showing their threat in the final third of the field.


Ronaldo getting close and closer to breaking the deadlock his latest attempt saved by Spurs goalkeeper again


CHANCE: This time Spurs nearly scores from a corner kick but Navas parries away for another corner kick


While we wait for the first goal in the Real Madrid, Spurs game, Liverpool have already pumped in three through Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Mohamed Salah


GOAL!!! Tottenham take shock lead ahead of Real Madrid


Tottenham make the breakthrough in the 28th minute as Sissoko delivers low into Kane and the striker flicks the ball into the back of the net


This is a record of some sort. Kane is the first Tottenham player to ever score against a Real Madrid team


CORRECTION: Goal given as Varane own goal


Not Kane. so as it stands Tottenham have their first goal ever against Real Madrid but not scored by their player


YELLOW CARD: Ronaldo booked for lashing out at Vertonghen.


Marcelo manages to break into Spurs box, but his effort hits the side-netting, and Tottenham can clear the resulting corner. Still 1-0 in favour of the London team


CHANCE! Big opportunity for the home side as Modric delivers a brilliant cross into the Tottenham box, but Benzema cannot make contact. Wasted again!!


Penalty .. Real Madrid have a chance to level up… Ronaldo step out and scores!!!



HALF TIME: Real Madrid 1-1 Tottenham


Very explosive first half at Santiago Bernebeau…

Tottenham took the lead in the 28th minute when Varane turned into his own net, but Real Madrid leveled late in the first half through Ronaldo, who masterfully scored from the penalty spot. so much to look forward to in the second half


The STATS! Real Madrid have dominated the possession with 65%, while they had nine attempts in the first period – two of which were on target. Tottenham, meanwhile, hit the target with three of their seven first-half attempts. Two bookings to report – Ronaldo (32 min) and Aurier (43 min).


Half Time Scores

Group E
Maribor 0 – 4 Liverpool
Spartak Moscow 1 – 1 Sevilla

Group F
Feyenoord 1 – 1 Shakhtar Donetsk
Manchester City 2 – 0 SSC Napoli

Group G
Monaco 1 – 1 Besiktas
RasenBallsport Leipzig 3 – 2 FC Porto

Group H
APOEL Nicosia 0 – 0 Borussia Dortmund
Real Madrid 1 – 1 Tottenham Hotspur


The two teams are finding their way back to the pitch


Second half underway!!


Real Madrid star the game fast-paced again


Harry Kane trying to find a way through the Real Madrid defence but the best he could get is a corner kick for his team


Just one game is yet to produce a goal this night and it is the APOEL Nicosia vs Borussia Dortmund tie


Kane wins a free kick in a fairly dangerous position but the execution is just harmless for Navas who makes an easy catch


CHANCE: Ronaldo fires a shot from close range but Lloris parries away for a corner


SAVE! Lloris makes another super save off an effort from Ronaldo


Finally we have a goal in the other Group H tie, it is now APOEL Nicosia 1- 0 Dortmund


Real Madrid continue to dominate the ball as we approach the final 20 minutes of this match.


BIG MISS!!! Harry Kane misses a great chance to put Spurs in front


Another chance fluffed by Spurs as Erikksen could only hit the side net


At the Etihad stadium, Napoli has pulled one goal back, so its Manchester City 2-1 Napoli… Expect a nervy finish there


REAL MADRID SUB! Zidane brings in Asensio to replace Benzema


Little over 10 minutes of football remaining in Madrid, it is still locked at 1-1 even as Real Madrid pile pressure on Spurs


SUB!!! Tottenham’s first change Rose replaces Llorente


It is indeed Liverpool’s night as they have now scored six goals… Guess who the latest scorer is … Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain


Can he help get the much coveted winning goal… Vazquez replaces Isco for Real Madrid as we near the end of the game


Marcelo tries a shot but blocked away for a corner kick .. hurriedly taken and caught by the outstanding Lloris


Marcelo tries a shot but blocked away for a corner kick .. hurriedly taken and caught by the outstanding Lloris


We have tthree Minutes added time. Enough to change the outcome of this game?


Liverpool ends the night in style as they demolished Maribor 0-7!!


This is the biggest margin of victory for an English club away from home in the European Cup/Champions League


Full Time at Bernabeu … Real Madrid 1-1 Tottenham


FULL TIME

Champions League
Group E
Maribor 0 – 7 Liverpool
Spartak Moscow 5 – 1 Sevilla

Group F
Feyenoord 1 – 2 Shakhtar Donetsk
Manchester City 2 – 1 SSC Napoli

Group G
Monaco 1 – 2 Besiktas
RasenBallsport Leipzig 3 – 2 FC Porto

Group H
APOEL Nicosia 1 – 1 Borussia Dortmund

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