Tottenham, Real Madrid draw

October 18, 2017
Ronaldo

MADRID (AP):

Cristiano Ronaldo got the best of Harry Kane in the duel between two of Europe's most prolific forwards, but Kane's Tottenham celebrated after taking a 1-1 draw from Real Madrid in the Champions League yesterday.

Tottenham proved tough to crack against the defending champions at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium and held on for the draw that kept both clubs at the top of Group H and in good position to advance to the knockout round.

The English club scored first with an own-goal by Raphael Varane as the Madrid defender tried to clear a cross intended for Kane.

Ronaldo equalised for Madrid by converting a penalty kick just before half-time after Toni Kroos was fouled.

Kane had a great chance to give Tottenham the victory but his close-range shot was saved by goalkeeper Keylor Navas midway through the second half in one of the game's best scoring opportunities.

 

Unbeaten sides

 

"They were going to have chances, it was going to be a tough game," Kane said. "A point at the Bernabeu, you'd take that every day of the week. It shows how far we've come as a team."

The unbeaten sides meet again in England in two weeks.

"We'll try to win at Wembley. We don't need to change a lot," Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. "We aren't happy as we were at home and we always want to win, but we had our chances."

The teams remain tied for the group lead with seven points and the same number of goals scored and conceded.

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