Tottenham welcomed Serbs Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday, played good football and won 5-0 for Matchday 3 in the UEFA Champions League Group Stage. Harry Kane (2), Heung-Min Son (2) and Erik Lamela scored the goals of the match, which puts Spurs second in the group with 4 points, behind Bayern, with 9. Red Star, with 3 points, and Olympiakos with 1 complete the Group.
From the first moves, Tottenham sought to dominate the game, as they kept high-pressing and the first goal did not take long. On 9 mins, Lamela’s right-footed corner kick found Harry Kane, who headed home into the corner. 1-0 Spurs.
After that, the Spurs doubled their lead through South Korean Son, who sprinted past the Red Star defender and finished home past Borjan. 2-0. The Red Star tries to slow down and even creates occasions for finishing, but the Spurs defender turns well. And at 44 Ndombele tackled Marin and set-up Son at the right time and the South Korean finish low on the goalkeeper’s exit to decree the 3-0 in the first stage.
In the second half, the game seems to become even easier, with brave Red Star refusing to accept defeat and trying at all costs to diminish it down. This meant that Tottenham had room to counterattack. At 57 mins, Pochettino’s side scored the fourth when Kane found Aurier down the right. The Ivorian rounded a defender and served in the middle for Lamela. The Argentine controlled the ball and found the right corner of the goalkeeper.
The fifth came at 71 ‘, a good play from Ndombele who put Kane on the left side of the box. The striker controlled it and finished very precisely, between the legs of the defender who marked him and into the corner of Borjan.
Following the good 5-0 triumph at home, Tottenham will be back to the pitch on Sunday to face Liverpool at Anfield in the Premier League.