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Spurs hopes hit by Wembley defeat

Kevin Kampl scores

Kevin Kampl’s first goal of the season arrived when he collected a deflected shot to apply a finish

Tottenham’s hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout stages were dealt a blow as they were beaten by Bayer Leverkusen in a dismal display at Wembley.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side failed to create a clear chance and are six games without a win in all competitions.

Christian Eriksen and Kyle Walker pulled efforts narrowly wide after the break and Dele Alli had a penalty appeal turned down for Spurs.

But the hosts struggled to turn plenty of possession into chances and fell behind when Kevin Kampl collected a deflected shot to roll home from eight yards.

The goal earned the Bundesliga side their first Champions League win on English soil having collected just one draw in eight previous attempts.

Spurs pressed late on and saw an Eric Dier free-kick strike the bar, but the result means they are now third in the group, two points behind Leverkusen who are in second.

More to follow.

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Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 0, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1.

Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 0, Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1.

Foul by Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur).

Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Chicharito (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Admir Mehmedi.

Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Dele Alli.

Harry Winks (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Admir Mehmedi (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Foul by Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur).

Wendell (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Georges-Kévin Nkoudou (Tottenham Hotspur).

Chicharito (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Vincent Janssen (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Jonathan Tah (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Kai Havertz replaces Charles Aránguiz because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Kevin Volland replaces Kevin Kampl because of an injury.

Delay in match Charles Aránguiz (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Harry Winks.

Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Wendell (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Attempt missed. Ömer Toprak (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Hakan Calhanoglu with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Conceded by Jan Vertonghen.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Ben Davies (Tottenham Hotspur) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Chicharito (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Kampl.

Foul by Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur).

Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Georges-Kévin Nkoudou (Tottenham Hotspur).

Kevin Kampl (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Georges-Kévin Nkoudou replaces Son Heung-Min.

Substitution, Bayer 04 Leverkusen. Hakan Calhanoglu replaces Julian Brandt.

Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chicharito (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Benjamin Henrichs (Bayer 04 Leverkusen) because of an injury.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Jonathan Tah.

Kyle Walker (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Chicharito (Bayer 04 Leverkusen).

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37839379