Bar­ney Ronay

The Guardian - Sport - - Football Champions League -

On a fun, bois­ter­ous, slightly wild night at Wem­b­ley, Tot­ten­ham were either lucky or vi­brantly op­por­tunis­tic, de­pend­ing on your viewpoint. Re­ally, though, they were just lucky, pulling off an en­er­get­i­cally en­joy­able Cham­pi­ons League heist as Borus­sia Dort­mund’s fine-point mid­field dom­i­nance, plus two dis­al­lowed goals added up to a 3-1 open­ing Group H de­feat.

Luck can be a com­plex thing, though. Most of all Spurs were lucky to have Harry Kane in their team. Kane was sim­ply bril­liant here, pro­duc­ing the rare trick of an old-style fist-pump­ing un­der­the-cosh leader’s per­for­mance not from

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