Tottenham Earns Point Against Real Madrid

Tottenham Earns Point Against Real MadridTottenham Earns Point Against Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty cancelled out a Raphael Varane own goal as Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur played out a 1-1 draw.

Tottenham held Real Madrid to a 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu in an enthralling encounter between the top two of Champions League Group H, wrote.

Ronaldo cancelled out Raphael Varane's own goal in the first half in the Spanish capital, but the holders could not find a way past the inspired Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris in their pursuit of a second.

Both teams had won their opening two group games and suitably delivered a match of high quality on Tuesday, in which both goalkeepers were forced into some stunning saves to keep the scores level.

It was Spurs who struck first, with Varane inadvertently turning Serge Aurier's cross into his own net, before Ronaldo drew Madrid level with his fifth Champions League goal of the season.

Madrid enjoyed more possession and the better of the chances but Lloris was in inspired form, producing athletic stops to deny Karim Benzema and Ronaldo and earn his side a share of the spoils, while it required a brilliant save from Keylor Navas to prevent Harry Kane snatching the win for Tottenham.

The result means the teams are level on seven points and identical goal difference ahead of the return fixture at Wembley on November 1.

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