Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur held Real Madrid to a 1-1 draw in their UEFA Champions League Group H tie on Tuesday night, and Lilywhites midfielder Christian Eriksen posted a celebratory photo of the squad in the dressing room in the aftermath.
Spurs were heavy underdogs heading into the tie at the Santiago Bernabeu but gave a good account of themselves against the 12-time winners and defending champions. Star striker Harry Kane forced an own-goal from Raphael Varane to give the visitors the lead against the run of play in the 28th minute before Real responded with a concerted effort in a bid to find the equaliser.
Their pressure paid off when Toni Kroos was fouled by Serge Aurier in the box and Cristiano Ronaldo stepped up to take the spot-kick. The 32-year-old Portuguese sent Hugo Lloris the wrong way two minutes before the interval to register his fifth goal of the competition.
Real were in the ascendancy in the second-half, but despite a flurry of shots on Lloris’ goal, were unable to beat the French custodian again. Kane would have a chance to score his sixth UEFA Champions League goal of the season later on when set up by Fernando Llorente, but the striker was denied by Madrid custodian Keylor Navas.
After winning both their opening games, Real and Tottenham dropped points in the continental competition for the first time this season and remain tied at the top of Group H with three games played.
Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund, who have lost 3-1 to both Spurs and Madrid, were surprisingly held to a 1-1 draw by Apoel Nicosia in the other Group H game on the night. Dortmund’s draw has effectively ruled out their chances of progression to the knockout stages and perhaps that is why Eriksen and Co. were in a celebratory mood after the full-time whistle.