The Tottenham Hotspur Champions League campaign began with a disappointing defeat at the hands of Inter Milan on matchday one.
Christian Eriksen had given the Lilywhites a well-deserved advantage early in the second half and they had a chance to conclude the game before the disaster occurred in the final five minutes at San Siro.
Mauro Icardi equalized with a dazzling shot from outside the area and then Matias Vecino reacted with the greatest speed in the penalty area to make the victory after the Spurs did not clear their lines from the corner.
What that result means is that the Lilywhites have little margin for error if they want to advance to the knockout stages for the second consecutive season.Boost the tribute of fans to Chas Hodges, Brighton’s classy response: 5 moments that you may have missed
The team of Mauricio Pochettino receives the current champion of the League, Barcelona, in Wembley on the second day, while Inter travels to the Netherlands to face PSV Eindhoven with the hope of achieving six points of the possible six.
The Tottenham players seem down after conceding a second goal (Photo by Dan Istitene / Getty Images)
That said, we’ve analyzed how the three opponents of the Spurs Champions League got this weekend before the games on October 3.
Barcelona Having comfortably eliminated PSV at the Camp Nou, the Catalans were at home against Girona on Sunday night and seemed to be heading towards a routine victory when Lionel Messi overtook them in the 19th minute.
However, Clement Lenglet, who will probably replace the suspended Samuel Umtiti at Wembley, was ejected after 35 minutes and changed everything.
Girona won a 2-2 draw at the Camp Nou.
A quick reinforcement of former Middlesbrough ace Cristhian Stuani made the visitors win 2-1 and, despite Gerard Piqué equalizing, the Spanish champions lost their first points of the season.
Group A | Atletico Madrid, Dortmund, AS Monaco, Club Brugge
Group B | Barcelona, Tottenham, PSV, Inter Milan
Group C | PSG, Napoli, Liverpool, Red Star Belgrade
Group D | Lokomotiv Moscow, Oporto, Schalke, Galatasaray
Group E | Bayern, Benfica, Ajax, AEK Athens
Group F | Man City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Lyon, Hoffenheim
Group G | Real Madrid, AS Roma, CSKA Moscow, Viktoria Plzen
Group H | Juventus, Man United, Valencia, Young Boys