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Goals from Bernardo Silva and Thomas Lemar silenced the vast majority of the 85,011 fans at the national stadium — Tottenham’s adopted home for this season’s Champions League — before the hosts responded.
Toby Alderweireld halved the deficit with a header shortly before halftime and Tottenham were much better after the break.
Yet despite plenty of pressure they were unable to find the equaliser as only their second Champions League campaign began in disheartening fashion.