Full-time: Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Monaco

  • French club took the lead through Silva after Spurs made a strong start.
  • Lemar doubled Monaco's advantage at Wembley.
  • Toby Alderweireld gave Spurs a lifeline before half-time.
Harry Kane: Tottenham need to learn quickly in Champions League after Monaco defeat hayters

Full-time: Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Monaco

A dreadful opening 30 minutes have proven to be fatal for Spurs at Wembley. Their Champions League campaign has begun in the worst possible fashion.

On the other hand, Manchester City and Leicester have both got their Champions League seasons off to wonderful starts, winning 4-0 and 3-0 respectively.

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Tottenham endured a night for frustration
Tottenham endured a night for frustration Getty Images


GOAL: Manchester City 4-0 Borussia Monchengladbach (Iheanacho)

Teenager Kelechi Iheanacho has added another for City at the Etihad, following his match-winning goal in the Manchester derby. His goals-to-minutes ratio is crazy. What a talent.

Manchester City celebrate at the Etihad
Manchester City celebrate at the Etihad Getty Images


We're into three added minutes now. This is slipping away from Spurs.


Janssen puts Sissoko in on goal, but it's fractionally overhit and the keeper just beats the new singing to the ball. Another opportunity slips by for the hosts.

Harry Kane rues a missed chance
Harry Kane rues a missed chance Getty Images


Tick-tock-tick-tock ... time is ebbing away for Tottenham and the ball is at the wrong end of the field from their viewpoint at the moment.

Mauricio Pochettino watches on
Mauricio Pochettino watches on at Wembley Getty Images


GOAL: Manchester City 3-0 Borussia Monchengladbach (Aguero)

City have a third and who do you think has scored it? Sergio Aguero, of course.

The in-form Argentine adds to his first half brace by fooling Yann Sommer before rolling the ball into the empty net.

Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero celebrates his hat-trick at the Etihad Getty Images


Two subs now: Dier is replaced by Sissoko for Spurs. Meanwhile, Falcao is replaced by Germain.

It's fair to say the Colombian isn't the player he once was, even if he was semi-decent tonight.


Well, well, well ... just as I say that, Harry Kane spurns a good chance from the penalty spot. He knows he should have done better after good work from his strike partner.

He needed to keep the ball low and find a corner - but the England striker did the exact opposite. Will Spurs get another chance as good as that one?


Dele Alli takes a right-footed shot from distance but there's not enough pace to really trouble the keeper. Time is really running out for Spurs, who have gone to a two-man forward line.

There's plenty of physical power upfront for Spurs now, yet they're lacking a bit of sparkle.

Bernardo Silva
Bernardo Silva on the ball Getty Images


Nick Howson at Wembley

The pressure may have been relentless from Spurs, but it is fair to say Monaco are holding them at arms length so far. Bakayoko and Fabinho have been superb in the middle as the visitors have closed the space and defended narrowly. Vincent Janssen on for Tottenham and how they could do with his maiden goal for the club.


The game has just gone a little bit flat at Wembley, after Tottenham made such an encouraging start to the second half. Spurs are in desperate need of a moment of inspiration.

You can sense the frustration is growing in the crowd, too, as Monaco stand on the verge of bursting their bubble.

 Leonardo Jardim
Leonardo Jardim issues instructions to his players Getty Images


Pochettino does decide to roll the dices. Kind of. Anyway, Spurs have about 30 minutes to find another goal - can they do it?


Elsewhere in Europe tonight, Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo have fallen behind to Sporting Lisbon in the Bernabeu.

Cristiano Ronaldo cuts a frustrated figure
Cristiano Ronaldo cuts a frustrated figure Getty Images


Just over half an hour left for Tottenham to find an equaliser. Mauricio Pochettino will be considering making a change.

Harry Kane
Harry Kane dribbles with the ball Getty Images


Tottenham started this match in a way that felt unnatural for them. Since the break, they have reverted to their typical Premier League style and look much, much better for it.

They are winning all of the second balls and imposing their energetic style on the game.


It's one-way traffic at Wembley. The hosts are having corner after corner and an equalising goal feels inevitable.

And if they get one...


GOAL: Club Brugge 0-3 Leicester (Mahrez)

It's turning into a beautiful night in a beautiful Belgian city for the Premier League champions. Riyad Mahrez has his second of the night and the Foxes surely, surely, have all three points.

This time he nets from the spot - and Leicester are on the cusp of their first-ever Champions League win.

Leicester City players celebrate scoring
Leicester City players celebrate scoring Getty Images


Fabinho goes into the book for fouling Dele Alli in the box. The corner hadn't been taken and, therefore, the referee could not award a penalty.

The Monaco players surrounded the ref for a minute, though, mistakenly thinking he had pointed to the spot. An unusual moment in a fascinating game in North London.

Dele Alli on the ball
Dele Alli on the ball Getty Images


Spurs already look much more comfortable in this shape. Their latest attack sees Harry Kane's goal-bound effort with his left foot blocked by a defender.

Mauricio Pochettino
Mauricio Pochettino watches his side in action Getty Images


Spurs are awarded a freekick in a dangerous area, but Christian Eriksen's delivery is unusually poor and Monaco survive. It's one-way traffic in the first few minutes of the second half, however.

Harry Kane is fouled
Harry Kane is fouled Getty Images


That sub has prompted a change of shape for Spurs, Christian Eriksen will move out wide.

Dele Alli is moved into an advanced position now. And a little trick on the touchline almost leads to a second goal for the hosts. Spurs are pushing, though, and this crowd is right behind them.

Dele Alli rues a missed chance
Dele Alli rues a missed chance Getty Images


A change for Spurs at the break - and it's a sensible one, in my opinion.


And we're off again! Strap yourself in for another bumpy 45 minutes of action in Europe's premier club competition.

The managers on the touchline
The managers on the touchline Getty Images


Half-time: Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Monaco

Some 45 minutes, that. Tottenham started well, before being caught by two sucker-punches. Thereafter, though, they showed good character to find a goal of their own and will still be confident of salvaging something from this match.

Other half-time scores:

  • Man City 2 -0 B M'gladbach
  • Club Brugge 0-2 Leicester
  • Bayer Levkn 2-2 CSKA
  • Legia Warsaw 0-3 Borussia Dortmd
  • Real Madrid 0-0 Sporting FC
  • Porto 1-0 FC Copenhagen
  • Juventus 0-0 Sevilla
  • Lyon 1-0 Dinamo Zagreb
Toby Alderweireld
Toby Alderweireld finds the net at Wembley Getty Images