Given Tottenham failed to qualify from a seemingly easier Champions League group last season, they looked to be up against it after being placed alongside Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund this time.
Yet they have made remarkably light work of that challenge, not only reaching the knockout stages but securing the top spot with a game to spare.
Spurs needed to match Madrid's result on Tuesday to claim first place, and they faced an uphill challenge at half-time, trailing 1-0 to Dortmund in Germany...
DORTMUND, Germany -- Peter Bosz insisted Borussia Dortmund are "not lacking stamina" after a 2-1 loss at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday night.
Borussia Dortmund were deserved 1-0 leaders at half-time thanks to an opener by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the 31st minute. Though the hosts could only hold onto their slim advantage until the 49th minute as Harry Kane pounced on a chain of individual errors in Dortmund's backline.
After conceding the equaliser, the Black and Yellows could not find...
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer will only return to action when he is 100 percent healthy, says manager Jupp Heynckes.
Neuer, 31, is recovering from a hairline fracture in his left foot suffered in training back in September, and is on track with his rehabilitation schedule.
However, Heynckes, who was speaking at a news conference ahead of Bayern's Champions League group stage match with Anderlecht on Wednesday, declared he would not rush the German international back into action.