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Tottenham 'buzzing' to go through with unlikely Champions League progression after thrilling draw in Barcelona

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Hugo Lloris and Moussa Sissoko celebrate Champions League progression.

Hugo Lloris and Moussa Sissoko celebrate Champions League progression.

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Hugo Lloris and Moussa Sissoko celebrate Champions League progression.

Tottenham have qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League after drawing 1-1 with Barcelona in their Group B match at the Nou Camp.

Spurs needed to match or better Inter Milan's result at basement side PSV. That game also finished 1-1, allowing Mauricio Pochettino's men to seal progression to the latter stages.

Tottenham found a deserved equaliser with five minutes left as Kane crossed for substitute Lucas Moura to tap home.

It left Spurs on the verge of qualification, but a late goal for Inter Milan made it a nervy ending.

Thankfully for the north London side, both matches ended 1-1, leaving Tottenham in second place, above Inter on head to head record.

It all seemed a long way off after Tottenham won just a point from their opening three games. Then came home wins over PSV and Inter before the all-important point at the Nou Camp.

Spurs captain Kane was "buzzing" following the qualification and was pleased with a draw at the Nou Camp.

"We had quite a few chances but they weren't going in for us," Kane told BT Sport 3. "We carried on and got the goal back. We carried on pushing as we didn't know the other result. We're buzzing.

"It's difficult away from home in the Champions League, always tough at Barcelona.

"We responded well and we played our football and knew we were going to get chances and it was a matter of taking them.

"We left it late. Thankfully PSV got a draw for us and a draw at Barca wasn't a bad result."

Tottenham goalkeeper Lloris added: "It was difficult after an early goal to come back but we stuck with our principles and basics.

"We didn't win but we did enough to go through."

Belfast Telegraph


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