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Holder Inter loses at Spurs in Champions League

 Tottenham's Benoit Assou-Ekotto, right, vies for the ball with Inter Milan's Maicon during their Champions League group A soccer match at Tottenham's...
 Tottenham's Peter Crouch, right, jumps for an aerial ball with Inter Milan's Maicon during their Champions League group A soccer match at Tottenham's...
 Tottenham's Rafael van der Vaart, left, reacts after scoring a goal as Inter Milan's Luca Castellazzi, right, looks on during their Champions League ...
 Tottenham's Younes Kaboul, left, jumps for an aerial ball with Inter Milan's Lucio during their Champions League group A soccer match at Tottenham's ...

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Tottenham's Benoit Assou-Ekotto, right, vies for the ball with Inter Milan's Maicon during their Champions League group A soccer match at Tottenham's...

Britain Soccer Champions League

Tottenham's Peter Crouch, right, jumps for an aerial ball with Inter Milan's Maicon during their Champions League group A soccer match at Tottenham's...

Britain Soccer Champions League

Tottenham's Rafael van der Vaart, left, reacts after scoring a goal as Inter Milan's Luca Castellazzi, right, looks on during their Champions League ...

Britain Soccer Champions League

Tottenham's Younes Kaboul, left, jumps for an aerial ball with Inter Milan's Lucio during their Champions League group A soccer match at Tottenham's ...

Inter Milan crashed to the first loss of its Champions League defense at Tottenham on Tuesday, with the London club going top of Group A with a 3-1 victory.
Gareth Bale's electrifying pace was instrumental in all of Tottenham's goals, helping to setup up Rafael van der Vaart, Peter Crouch and Roman Pavlyuchenko at White Hart Lane.
Van der Vaart fired Spurs into a 18th-minute lead after Luka Modric ripped through the visiting defense following an interchange between Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Bale.
And Bale powered down the left flank in the 61st to help setup Crouch for his fifth goal of the European campaign.
A replica move in the 89th saw Pavlyuchenko net Tottenham's third to prevent any hopes of an Inter comeback after Samuel Eto'o pulled one back.


Updated : 2020-12-05 08:46 GMT+08:00