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Thursday Hoddle of Coffee: News and Links for November 2nd, 2017

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Tottenham Hotspur v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images

Good morning Spursland.

Tottenham Hotspur v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

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Links

Here’s the Guardian’s Barney Ronay on how Spurs’ amazing victory was driven by the contributions of our Three Lions Harry Winks, Dele Alli and Kieran Trippier.

Did you know that last night’s defeat was Real Madrid’s first in the group stages of the Champions League since October 2012? This fact courtesy of this piece from MARCA, which very sensitively breaks down all the ways in which last night’s defeat was a catastrophe for Los Blancos.

Elsewhere in football...

Our old Europa League nemeses APOEL did us a gigantic solid by holding Dortmund to a 1-1 draw, leaving us with a precarious but promising 96% chance of qualifying from our group in first place.

Elsewhere, Liverpool also managed to pull off a surprise underdog win by overcoming NK Maribor.

And newly rebranded super-sub Sergio Aguero broke City’s all-time scoring record in their tie against Napoli.

And finally...

Tottenham Hotspur v Real Madrid - UEFA Champions League Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images