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Tottenham's Champions League match against Bayer Leverkusen sets more attendance records

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Breaking records is nice! Losing the game was not so nice.

Tottenham Hotspur FC v Bayer 04 Leverkusen - UEFA Champions League Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images

The last time Tottenham Hotspur played a Champions League match at Wembley Stadium, the 1-0 loss to Monaco, they set three attendance records: highest Tottenham home attendance, highest English club attendance for a Champions League match, and highest English club home attendance. That was pretty good.

So what can Tottenham do as an encore for today's match against Bayer Leverkusen? Get more people into the stadium and break those same records again. And then lose 1-0 again. The official attendance for today's match was 85,512. That's 501 higher than the previous record.

That's probably small consolation to Tottenham fans who are still smarting from the 1-0 loss to Bayer, Spurs' second home loss in the Champions League group stage. The loss doesn't eliminate them from escaping their group, but it does make their job a heck of a lot more difficult.

Wembley holds 90,000 fans, so there's still room for Spurs to break their record one more time when they host CSKA Moscow on December 7.