Full-time Real Madrid 1-1 Tottenham

  • Engrossing encounter ends all square at the Santiago Bernabeu
  • Raphael Varane inadvertently puts a Serge Aurier cross through his own net under pressure from Harry Kane
  • Cristiano Ronaldo equalises from the penalty spot after Aurier needlessly brings down Toni Kroos
  • Goalkeepers Hugo Lloris and Keylor Navas make a succession of superb second-half saves to preserve the draw
  • Tottenham top Group H ahead of Real Madrid on away goals, with a 1-1 draw between Apoel Nicosia and Borussia Dortmund opening up a six-point gap to third place
  • Gareth Bale denied reunion with his former side due to a lingering calf injury
  • Danny Rose comes on to make his first Spurs appearance for nine months
  • Elsewhere: Maribor 0-7 Liverpool, Manchester City 2-1 Napoli
Cristiano Ronaldo

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Next up for Real Madrid is a home clash with Eibar in La Liga. They travel to Wembley for the return fixture against Tottenham on 1 November.

Spurs are back at the home of English football on Sunday for the small matter of a heavyweight Premier League match against a Liverpool side that put seven past Slovenian champions Maribor tonight.

They also face West Ham United and Manchester United before doing battle with Ronaldo and co again.


A truly fascinating battle ends level after some stellar second-half goalkeeping from Lloris and Navas. Both teams had chances to win tonight and Tottenham will obviously be far happier with a point that could be crucial to their hopes of topping Group H.

Hugo Lloris

Apoel have also held Borussia Dortmund to a 1-1 draw in Cyprus, which means there is now a six-point gap those teams and Tottenham/Real. A top night for Spurs all things considered.



Real Madrid 1-1 Tottenham


Some late Spurs pressure comes to nothing and the final whistle sounds.


Real come forward once more but a wretched pass from Vazquez gives young Achraf no chance. Lloris is relieved to see the ball roll out for a goal kick.


Marcelo's shot is deflected wide by Eriksen and Lloris confidently claims Kroos' corner.

Three minutes of added time signalled.


Sissoko goes down with an apparent ankle problem and requires treatment before walking off under his own power. The Frenchman is replaced by Son.


Lucas Vazquez for Isco is Zidane's second change of the evening.


Alderweireld and Vertonghen work together to ensure that Ronaldo is unable to connect with Asensio's cross from the left.

Approaching the final five minutes in Madrid. Is there a late twist to come?


A nervy moment for Tottenham as Kane collides with Casemiro and is harshly penalised. He initially writhes around in pain before getting to his feet.


After more than nine months on the sidelines, Rose makes his long-awaited Tottenham return.

He replaces Llorente, who has worked hard all evening.


Isco lets fly from distance but his right-footed shot takes a nick off Winks on its way through to Lloris.


Sanchez connects with an Aurier cross and diverts his header just wide.

The first change of the evening comes from Zidane. Benzema makes way for Asensio.


Eriksen collects a smart Llorente knockdown and attempts to beat Navas at his near post.

The Costa Rican pushes the ball into the side netting. Tottenham are posing a real threat with just over 15 minutes plus stoppage time of this engrossing contest remaining.


More tremendous goalkeeping in Madrid. This time Navas makes a glorious save to prevent Kane from restoring Tottenham's lead after some impressive one-touch passing involving Llorente.

Harry Kane



Tottenham are still getting their opportunities to break, but their threat is steadily diminishing despite Real's obvious defensive frailties.

Ronaldo glides past several purple shirts before unleashing a left-footed drive that is parried by the busy Lloris.


Isco's strike takes a big deflection off Sanchez and Lloris has to scramble to keep it from crossing the line.

Dier gives the ball away inside the Tottenham half. Spurs are just beginning to lose their discipline here as Real turn the screw.

You sense the hosts are not far from notching their second goal of the evening.


Navas easily plucks Eriksen's left-wing free-kick out of the air and a clumsy foul from Aurier on Kroos allows Real Madrid some breathing space.

Ronaldo then forces Lloris into an acrobatic one-handed save.

Hugo Lloris


Composed defending from Sanchez to stop Ronaldo's cross from reaching Kroos, who drags a shot wide after Modric powers an effort straight at Dier.


Achraf concedes the corner and Eriksen's latest delivery is headed harmlessly over by Davinson Sanchez.


Ronaldo is caught offside shortly after that incredible stop and quickly gets himself back in possession before lashing a shot over the crossbar.


What. A. Save.

Lloris somehow uses his left foot to keep out a Benzema header from point-blank range. Fine cross from Casemiro.

Superb goalkeeping, but he definitely should have scored.