Peter Crouch Scorer of The Third Goal
Spurs fans got an early X-mas present last night as their team comfortably qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League,out of what on paper was a tough group. The contest was effectively over by half time thanks to an early goal by Younes Kaboul and then Luka Modric hit the killer goal in first half injury time to leave the admittedly below strength Werder Bremen totally demoralised. Peter Crouch scored Tottenham’s third mud way through the second half and they finished the game in cruise control mode.
They are joined by Inter Milan who scraped a 1-0 win against FC Twente (who will now drop into the Europa League) and if Tottenham can at least match Inter’s result in their final game then Spurs will top the group, theoretically giving them an easier tie in the last 16.
So far the following teams have qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League:
Tottenham, Inter Milan, Shalke 04, Lyon, Manchester United, Valencia, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Marseilles, Real Madrid, AC Milan.
The final 4 places are still up for grabs, which will at least ensure some of the final games will be worth watching.