How the mighty ones are falling, what a night it was for Tottenham. What a game from Dele Alli, Harry Kane, Kieran Trippier, Harry Winks, Eric Dier — the core of young English players who have taken it to the champions of Europe this season with the confidence of teenagers and not a hint of inferiority.
What a different team Tottenham look in this competition, from then to now. The previous campaign was a bogey. Having pulled what many perceived to be the easiest group of any English entrants, Tottenham came up very short.
A year on, they have gone long. They have scored six goals at Wembley — against Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund — drawn at the Bernabeu and qualified with two games to spare.