Spurs ease past APOEL

Tottenham advanced to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League after a comfortable 3-0 victory over APOEL at Wembley on Wednesday.

  • Tottenham 3 APOEL 0
  • Llorente scores first
  • Son adds second
  • Vouros goes close
  • N’Koudou makes it 3-0

Match Summary

Spurs were largely in control throughout and went 2-0 up with goals from Fernando Llorente and Son Heung-Min in the first half.

The visitors had a glimpse at goal through Praxitelis Vouros before Georges-Kevin N’Koudou sealed the win in the 80th minute.

Match Report

It was pretty much one-way traffic in the English capital as the hosts hit the front in the 20th minute when Llorente struck home from Serge Aurier’s cross after a period of pressure. Just before the goal, Jesus Rueda had cleared off the line from N’Koudou.

The momentum continued in Spurs’ favour as Son made it 2-0 in the 37th minute from Llorente’s pass. After a smart one-two between the two forwards, the South Korean star fired a powerful effort beyond goalkeeper Nauzet Perez to double their advantage.

The dominance continued in the second stanza, although APOEL came close to getting a goal back. Vouros was aggressive though his goal-bound shot was diverted wide by Danny Rose.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side were in the ascendancy throughout and saw efforts from Son and Llorente go close. In particular, the Spanish forward failed to make contact with the goal at his mercy.

Nonetheless, they secured the comfortable win in the 80th minute. Having gone on a run through Apoel’s defence, N’Koudou slotted home beyond Perez as Spurs eased into the last-16.