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5 things we learnt from Tottenham Hotspur's UEFA Champions League clash against APOEL FC 

Jash Kriplani
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Apoel Nicosia v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Champions League

Tottenham Hotspur visited APOEL FC last night, in the 2nd fixture of the group stage of the UEFA Champions League.

In the end, Spurs were comfortable winners in Cyprus last night as they beat the hosts APOEL FC 3-0. However, it was not an easy affair for Spurs as they finished the first half with a marginal 1-0 lead against APOEL FC against the run of play.

APOEL created their fair share of chances in both the halves. But, it was not to be their night. It was Kane who led Spurs to victory as he scored a hat-trick against the Cypriot club. Here is a look at five takeaways for Spurs from the Cyprus clash:


1) Real Madrid defenders will have to pay special attention to Harry Kane

Apoel Nicosia v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Champions League
Harry Kane seems to have rediscovered his lethal form

While Spurs’ striker has time and again shown his quality, the ease with which he scored his sixth hat-trick of 2017 last night, proved that he is a special player. He found the back of APOEL’s net with his precision strikes.

He had three shots on target and hit the target on all three occasions. The 100% accuracy shows Kane’s class as a player. When Spurs lineup against the competition's reigning and defending champions - Real Madrid on October 18, the Los Blancos’ defenders will have to contain the dangerous Kane, if they want to claim all the three points against Spurs.

Meanwhile, Spurs would need to do everything they can to provide space for Kane to make an impact on the game.

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