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Spurs out of Champions League after defeat in Monaco

Monaco celebrate against Tottenham

Djibril Sidibe and Radamel Falcao celebrate Monaco’s opening goal

Tottenham were knocked out of the Champions League as they were comprehensively outclassed by Monaco at Stade Louis II.

Djibril Sidibe’s header early in the second half sparked a stunning sequence of three goals in just five minutes that saw Spurs’ Champions League hopes swiftly fade, recover and fade again.

Harry Kane’s penalty, awarded when Dele Alli was pulled back, put Spurs on level terms but, just 39 seconds later, Monaco had the ball in the net again through Thomas Lemar.

Victory takes Monaco through to the last 16 as deserved winners of Group E ahead of Bayer Leverkusen, who earlier drew 1-1 at CSKA Moscow.

Spurs, who have won just one of their five group matches, are three points behind Leverkusen with one game to play, against CSKA on 7 December, but cannot overhaul the German side because of an inferior head-to-head record.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side kicked off knowing a draw in the principality would be enough to keep their hopes alive, but Monaco were by far the better side and only a superb performance by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris spared the Premier League side further punishment.

Lloris saved a Radamel Falcao penalty in the first half, produced a truly world-class stop to keep out Kamil Glik’s thumping first-time effort from a free-kick, and thwarted Falcao a second time after the break.

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Match ends, Monaco 2, Tottenham Hotspur 1.

Second Half ends, Monaco 2, Tottenham Hotspur 1.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Benjamin Mendy.

Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Benjamin Mendy (Monaco).

Attempt missed. Vincent Janssen (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Harry Kane with a headed pass.

Substitution, Monaco. Andrea Raggi replaces Falcao.

Attempt missed. Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right. Assisted by Christian Eriksen with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Jemerson.

Attempt saved. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Dele Alli.

Moussa Sissoko (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Fabinho (Monaco).

Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Kieran Trippier (Tottenham Hotspur).

Tiemoué Bakayoko (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Eric Dier.

Substitution, Monaco. João Moutinho replaces Thomas Lemar because of an injury.

Substitution, Monaco. Guido Carrillo replaces Valère Germain.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Jemerson.

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Moussa Sissoko replaces Harry Winks.

Attempt missed. Tiemoué Bakayoko (Monaco) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Thomas Lemar.

Attempt saved. Falcao (Monaco) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Bernardo Silva with a through ball.

Foul by Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspur).

Bernardo Silva (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Christian Eriksen with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Kamil Glik.

Attempt blocked. Christian Eriksen (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Vincent Janssen.

Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Hugo Lloris.

Attempt saved. Kamil Glik (Monaco) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Thomas Lemar with a cross.

Foul by Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspur).

Valère Germain (Monaco) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Christian Eriksen replaces Mousa Dembélé.

Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Vincent Janssen replaces Son Heung-Min.

Foul by Danny Rose (Tottenham Hotspur).

Bernardo Silva (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Bernardo Silva (Monaco) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Djibril Sidibe.

Corner, Tottenham Hotspur. Conceded by Benjamin Mendy.

Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Victor Wanyama tries a through ball, but Son Heung-Min is caught offside.

Falcao (Monaco) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/38055014