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How can Spurs qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions league?

It was Harry Kane to the rescue again as Spurs gained a late winner against PSV, to keep their hopes alive of progressing through to the knockout stages of the champions league. This has led to many punters now using the latest online voucher code, to support them in Group B. This now puts them sitting third in the group behind both Barcelona and Inter Milan on four points. Their remaining two fixtures are against the pair, so it is likely to be in their own hands if they are to progress through.Inter secured a late draw with Barcelona, which has further put the pressure on Spurs moving into the remaining games in the group. So how can Spurs still progress through following their vital 2-1 victory at Wembley?

 

 

 

Next up for Spurs is a home fixture against second placed Inter Milan. They are three points behind at present, so they must beat them to give themselves any chance of reaching the last 16 of the competition. Beating Inter would then mean they head into the final fixture against Barcelona needing to better Inter’s result against PSV. Away to Barcelona is always a tough ask, but if they have already guaranteed progression, then they could rest some big names, which is only going to help Spurs chances.

 

There is a chance that Spurs, PSV and Inter could all finish level on points following the final games of the group. Their head to head records would then determine who progresses through, this means Spurs need a comfortable victory over Inter to put them in the driving seat. This means winning by two or three goals which they are more than capable of doing following watching the opening fixture in Milan.

 

In doing so it would put Tottenham in second spot moving into the final fixture against Barcelona. Spurs have clearly been the second best side in the group but have struggled to get over the line in their games. They simply cannot repeat this against Inter, as they were dominant for 80 minutes of that game before the two late goals from the home side. It was a similar story in both games against PSV until the late winner from Kane securing the three points.

 

Another option is if Spurs beat both Inter and then Barca by over two goals in each game and Barca lose in their next game to PSV. This could then knock out Barcelona, but this would be a huge shock as they have been the dominating side in the group throughout. It is in Spurs hands now, so hopefully the late winner will now push them on to produce their best on the pitch in the remaining two fixtures.

 

 

Tottenham Champions League struggles

Prior to the competition there is little doubt that Group B did look the most difficult to call with all four sides having legitimate chances of progressing through. Barcelona led by Messi have been dominant throughout, and now look to be heading through as the likely winners of the group. Punters have also been using the latest offer from bethard to support them as they are currently one of the favourites for the title.

 

Tottenham v Barcelona

 

Barcelona certainly showed their class when facing Tottenham in winning 4-2. Spurs were missing a number of first team players which was evident in their play. Despite this they put up a positive showing in scoring twice against Barcelona. However the game was all about the class of Messi as he again performed at the height of his powers against an English club, something he seems to regularly do in the competition. This is not a game Tottenham would have expected to win but the return leg is now all the more important if Spurs are to progress through to the knock out stages.

 

Even before this match, #Messi has scored more goals and provided more assists against Premier League clubs in the #ChampionsLeague than against sides from any other nation.

22 goals, 6 assists pic.twitter.com/Oz7QEtcH4g

mdash& Doyle (@Derek_Doyle89) October 3, 2018

 

Tottenham v Inter Milan

 

A 2-1 loss on match day one to Inter has piled the pressure on Spurs. They had controlled the game that included taking the lead following an Erikson goal on 53 minutes. Spurs looked to have the three points in the bag moving into the final minutes of the game before a sublime volley by Icardi. A goal good enough to win any game. It then turned to disaster as Inter got the winner late into injury time. This was a game Tottenham simply should have win, but was another reminder of the harsh reality of Champions league football. Tottenham now host Inter on the penultimate game of the group stages in what is now a must win encounter if they are to have any chance of progressing through.

 

Tottenham v PSV

 

The matchday three draw with PSV is a game that will live long in the memory,and is going to be seen as a serious missed chance if they fail to progress through. You will struggle to find a more one sided game in the champions league this season, as Spurs completely controlled the tie. They were leading 2-1 following a goal from Kane before a moment of madness from Lloris, that led to him receiving a red card. Despite this Tottenham still looked in control before the late equaliser. This was very harsh on Tottenham, but they must become more ruthless if they are to be successful in the competition in the future. PSV now travel to face Tottenham next, and it is a win or your out fixture. Spurs will be expected to beat them with ease before the final big two fixtures to decide their fate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Disclaimer: Please note the words on this page are the opinion of the topspurs columnist and are just that, opinions, not facts and are nothing to do with Tottenham Hotspur Football club PLC. Just a supporter having his say nothing more nothing less. Any commentary on betting is meant for discussion purposes only and does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation.