UCL: Leicester and Tottenham both win on Matchday 2.

 

by LIAM RICHNER and MACAULAY DALEY

Tottenham secured their first win in the Champions League group stage with a comfortable 1-0 win over CSKA Moscow in Group E.
Heung-Min Son’s fifth goal in as many games secured all three points for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, as they bounced back from their defeat to Monaco.
Spurs dominated proceedings and had the better of the chances in the opening exchanges. Christian Eriksen’s long ball found Dele Alli, but his touch deserted him and the ball went out for a goal kick.
Alli was unlucky not to put the English club ahead shortly after. A loose ball fell to the 20-year-old on the edge of the area and his right footed effort smashed the top of the crossbar.
Just before half-time they had another good chance to take the lead. Toby Alderweireld, scorer in the first match, was found unmarked in the area, but his header was straight at Moscow goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev.
With time running out, Erik Lamela played in Son, who’s effort at goal squirmed through Akinfeev’s grasp and trickled slowly into the unguarded net.
It’s a trip to Germany next up for Pochettino’s side on Match day 3, which means a return to Leverkusen for Son for the time since leaving the Bundesliga club for White Hart Lane.
GROUP E RESULTS
CSKA MOSCOW 0-1 TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
MONACO 1-1 BAYER LEVERKUSEN
GROUP E TABLE

 

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Leicester made it back to back wins in Group G after they defeated Portuguese giants FC Porto in what was the first ever Champions League match at the King Power Stadium.

Islam Slimani, a man feared by Porto fans after his impressive record against them for Sporting CP this year, scored the only goal of the game with a header, as Claudio Ranieri’s side took early control of what could become a straight forward group.

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Slimani has found the net six times now against Porto in 2016 for Sporting and Leicester. (Image Credit: SkySports.com)

Slimani, known as the Dragon Slayer in Portugal after netting five times against them for his former employers in 2016 alone, converted Riyad Mahrez’s cross in the 25th of the match.

With Copenhagen the other team in their group, some Leicester fans may be dreaming of a 1st place finish in this group, which would award them with a supposedly easier round of 16 opponent and more crucially, a second leg at home.

Ranieri named the same side that dismantled Brugge two weeks ago 3-0, but this time is wasn’t as straight forward for the Foxes and Premier League Champions.

Porto did make a game of it, and nearly had their equaliser had Jesus Corona not hit the post with a volley in the final few minutes.

GROUP G RESULTS

LEICESTER CITY 1-0 FC PORTO

COPENHAGEN 4-0 CLUB BRUGGE

GROUP G TABLE

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OTHER RESULTS

GROUP F

BORUSSIA DORTMUND 2-2 REAL MADRID

SPORTING CP 2-0 LEGIA WARSAW

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GROUP H

DINAMO ZAGREB 0-4 JUVENTUS

SEVILLA 1-0 LYON

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