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V. Germain
R. Falcao
M. Sissoko
E. Dier
V. Janssen
E. Lamela
Fabinho
Yellow Card
K. Glik
Yellow Card
M. Dembélé
Son Heung-Min
E. Lamela
Assist
T. Alderweireld
Goal
H. Kane
Yellow Card
T. Lemar
Goal
Fabinho
Assist
Bernardo Silva
Goal
T. Lemar
N. Dirar
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1
2
2

Stats

Possession
% %
2
4
Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 6 2
Total Passes 586 340

Commentary

That's all for our live coverage from Wembley Stadium, thanks for following along. Goodbye!
Tottenham's return to Champions League doesn't go according to plan as first-half goals from Bernardo Silva and Thomas Lemar help Leonardo Jardim's men to come into Wembley and claim all three points in their Group E opener. Toby Alderweireld's header gave Spurs hope at the stroke of half-time, but they couldn't find a way through and depart empty handed.
FULL-TIME: TOTTENHAM 1-2 MONACO.
Nothing doing! An Eriksen corner bends all the way through the danger area, but somehow no one can get a touch on it, before Janssen falls at the far post allowing the ball to run behind for a goal-kick. That might just do it!
There will be three minutes added on at the end of this match. Do Spurs have an equaliser in them, or are Monaco set to open their Champions League campaign on a flyer?
Fans have been filtering out of Wembley for the past five minutes as Spurs provide little reason to believe they have an equaliser in them. They spent the entirety of last season eagerly awaiting - dreaming - about their Champions League return, but it has not gone according to script tonight.
Monaco in the midst of arguably their best spell of the second half, and it could not have come at a better time. Silva and Fabino are putting in some exceptional work here as they keep Tottenham pinned back in their own end, before winning a free-kick on the left as Walker catches Silva late with a challenge.
STAT: This is Monaco's seventh Champions League campaign. Only Lyon (14), Marseille and PSG (9) have more among French clubs.
Exceptional work from Janssen to beat Jemerson and tee up Kane in the centre, but the striker's shot is straight at Subasic! What a chance that was for Spurs, carved out by the substitute, but squandered rather embarrassingly by last season's leading scorer!
V. Germain
R. Falcao
Monaco
Valere Germain replaces Falcao for the final 10 minutes.
M. Sissoko
E. Dier
Tottenham Hotspur
Final change for Spurs as Dier is replaced by Moussa Sissoko.
He can't feed it through! This is what Tottenham will also have to be wary of over the final 10 minutes, Monaco on the break. Lemar is played through on the right by Silva, but he doesn't offer up at the chance to shoot, instead trying to return the favour with a pass back to Silva, but it's cut out by Vertonghen.
END TO END ACTION! Glorious chance for Kane as he's played behind the defence, but confidence is lacking as he doesn't fancy the chance on his weaker foot, instead trying to cut inside, but by then the bodies are back to block the effort. Monaco counter, and Sidibe's ball is so nearly flicked through on goal for Lemar by Falcao.
Tottenham's incessant chasing of the game has left them a bit tired as we enter the final 15 minutes. Monaco are enjoying a bit more time on the ball now, and Silva does well to combine with Lemar to provide the latter with a shooting chance, but his effort deflects comfortably into the waiting arms of Lloris.
STAT: Tottenham and Monaco's only previous encounter was in last season's Europa League group stages. Both teams drew in Monaco (1-1) before Spurs won 4-1 at White Hart Lane.
V. Janssen
E. Lamela
Tottenham Hotspur
Vincent Janssen replaces Lamela in Spurs' second change. Eriksen will shift out to the right now, with Janssen moving up top and Kane playing in behind him.
Good bit of build-up play from Monaco as they move the ball forward with some incisive passing. It comes to Falcao but he opts not to try and play Silva through on the left - which would have been a difficult ball - instead slowing play down. It allows Tottenham to get bodies back and the chance is quickly gone.
A rare attack from Monaco in this second half sees a ball over the top come to Falcao, but instead of trying to bring it down he sends a more than ambitious header towards goal from atop the area. It lifts miles over, however, and Tottenham are right back in possession.
Tottenham's decision making is letting them down in the final third. They're getting into some decent areas, but are then either holding onto the ball too long or failing to pick out the proper pass. They still have two substitutions left, and you have to wonder how much longer Pochettino will wait to use them.
While Monaco continue to look assured in defence, their lack of attacking output has to be a bit concerning for Jardim. Their focus understandably remains on seeing out their lead, but there's going to be some real tired legs at the back if they can't find a bit of respite.
STAT: Tottenham have won all four of their home games against French clubs in European competition (11 goals scored, 5 conceded).
Wonderful stuff from Falcao! Tottenham try and be a bit too pretty in and around the Monaco area. Some intricate passing has the fans buzzing, but a superb, no-nonsense challenge from Falcao helps snuff out the chance.
Tottenham knocking on the door here, much like they did in the early stages of the first half. Monaco are defending their lines admirably, however, putting in some exceptionally timed challenges in important areas. Still, momentum is moving in the direction of the hosts.
Since the foul occured before the corner-kick was taken, it's not a penalty, however. It is just considered a dead-ball foul, so Monaco avert what could have been an even bigger disaster there.
Fabinho
Yellow Card
Monaco
MONACO INCENSED! Alli goes to ground easily inside the area, with Fabinho doing nothing wrong, but the from the referee's angle it looked a foul and the midfielder is issued a yellow card!
Jemerson has done an exemplary job of nullifying the impact of Kane tonight, but the striker is just starting to show signs of life now. A teasing throughball sends him behind the defence, but a brilliant recovery from Jemerson sees him get in front of the striker's close-range effort and turn it behind for a corner.
STAT: No team scored more goals than Tottenham in the group stages of 2010/11 (18), Spurs' only previous appearance in the Champions League.
K. Glik
Yellow Card
Monaco
There's a lovely urgency about Spurs early in this second half and they have Monaco on their heels. Glik blocks the run of Alli, recognising he's been beaten, and is issued a yellow card.
STUNNING STRIKE! And an even better save from Subasic, mind, who rises brilliantly to parry Alli's effort from distance over the bar! Electrifying start to this second half!
M. Dembélé
Son Heung-Min
Tottenham Hotspur
Moussa Dembele replaces Son as the second half gets underway...
Here we go again!
Bernardo Silva and Thomas Lemar helped Monaco open up a 2-0 lead at Wembley, but a crucial header from Toby Alderweireld has pulled Spurs within reach as we head into the interval in London. Perfectly poised for the second half of this Group E opener!
HALF-TIME: TOTTENHAM 1-2 MONACO.
ALLI NEARLY ON THE END OF IT! What a finish this has been to the first half! Monaco were in complete control, but they've switched off and let Spurs back in it! Lamela picks out another teasing ball into the area, but Alli, at full-stretch, comes just an inch away from getting the decisive touch!
E. Lamela
Assist
Tottenham Hotspur
Lamela provides the assist with a fine delivery from the corner.
T. Alderweireld
Goal
Tottenham Hotspur
THUNDEROUS HEADER! Alderweireld starts at the back post as the corner is delivered, but somehow pops up at the near post as Lamela's delivery arrives in the area, before powering an emphatic and unstoppable header beyond Subasic! Game on!
Monaco continue on the ascendency with half-time approaching. Another goal would be just gravy for them, but you can bet Jardim will be more than thrilled taking this two-goal lead into the interval with him, especially given how the first 10 minutes played out.
This is hardly how Pochettino and Spurs would have envisioned their Champions League return. The bulk of the noise is coming from the traveling fans, while the rest of Wembley watches on in stunned silence.
Important from Alderweireld! One-way traffic at the moment as Monaco threaten to add to their lead. Alderweireld shows good pace and strength to track back and snuff out a Falcao chance when it looked like the striker was set for a clean shot at goal.
Inches away! Monaco win a free-kick and it's Moutinho who takes. The midfielder floats a wonderfully inviting ball into the danger area where Glik rises to meet it, but the centre-half sends a glancing header just wide of the post!
H. Kane
Yellow Card
Tottenham Hotspur
Reckless from Kane who goes flying into a senseless challenge, likely out of frustration, and is issued a yellow card as a result.
Webley has been silenced. After what was such a positive start for Spurs, they find themselves facing a massive hole against a side who don't concede very many goals. It's going to be an uphill climb for Tottenham who need to dig deep and find a way back into this match.
T. Lemar
Goal
Monaco
MONACO IN DREAMLAND! There's just no stopping these boys of late! The substitute Lemar pounces on a loose ball in the area and sends a shot crashing into the roof of the net from close range as Monaco double their advantage!
SUPERB FROM GLIK! The centre-half plays Kane onside originally, but an incredible burst of pace sees him more than atone for his error, sliding in at the vital moment to prevent the striker from getting a clean route through on goal.
STAT: Tottenham are the first team since Arsenal to play their Champions League home games at Wembley. The Gunners did it in the 1998/99 and 1999/00 group stages, winning only two of their six games (D1 L3).
Fabinho has been exceptional for Monaco here tonight. He's eating up space in midfield, picking out pass after pass and putting in some exceptional challenges to win possession back for his side. He's giving Alli a real headache.
Space is proving hard to come by as the match enters a real sticky period. Monaco are doing a lovely job of closing down the avenues which had originally been available to Spurs, and frustration is just starting to grow a bit for the hosts.
Monaco have really found a bit of confidence, following such a sluggish start to the match from them. Spurs are still enjoying the bulk of possession, but the visitors are organising themselves far better as the hosts struggle now to find a way through.
Alli is a lucky boy! Another lively break from Monaco with Silva leading the charge. The young winger has speed to burn as he approaches the top of the area, where he's clipped down from behind by Alli. It looked a clear foul, but the referee's view was blocked and he waves play on! There would have been a yellow to follow there as well.
STAT: Monaco have won only one of their last five away games against English opposition (D2 L2), it was versus Arsenal in the 2014/15 Champions League Last 16 (3-1).
Fabinho
Assist
Monaco
Fabinho played Silva forward and is credited with the assist.
Bernardo Silva
Goal
Monaco
GOODNESS ME IS THAT EVER SPECIAL! A giveaway in midfield allows Monaco to break with their first attack of the night. Silva charges forward, steps inside his marker and rifles a stunning effort beyond the reach of Lloris and in at the far post to give the visitors the lead against the run of play!
It's been a positive start from Spurs, who continue to take the initiative and force the issue in possession. Monaco have yet to really grab a foothold in the match and they cannot afford to wait much longer or they could find themselves with a hole to dig out of.
They're dropping like flies! Jardim can hardly believe his luck on the touchline. It's Bakayoko now who goes to ground and stays there, after Kane went flying through his back. He's in obvious pain but he's also one tough customer, so we shall see if the midfielder manages to power on.
OFF THE LINE! Good interplay from Spurs, combined with a fortunate deflection, takes the ball through to Son at the far post in acres of space. He has all day to shoot, rolling a composed effort beyond Subasic, but Raggi is around from the back with cover to clear it off the line!
STAT: Tottenham have won one of their last five Champions League games (1-0 v AC Milan in February 2011), drawing two and losing two.
T. Lemar
N. Dirar
Monaco
Thomas Lemar is the one to replace Dirar.
This just breaks your heart. Regardless of where your allegiances lie, you have to feel for Dirar. The attacker seems to pull a muscle without any contact, and he's visibly distraught as his night is set to come to an early end. He lets out a scream and pounds the turf before being helped off the pitch.
A clever flick by Kane sends Walker on an early foray into attack. The right-back really gets to stretch his legs out, but a terrific show of pace by Jemerson allows him to stay with the full-back stride for stride, sliding in at the vital moment to send the ball behind for a corner.
AND WE'RE OFF! Monaco get us underway in their black away strip, attacking right to left, with Spurs in all white.
Spurs have done everything humanly possible to give Wembley a homey feel this evening. There's banners everywhere, and their usual pre-match traditions are being observed. It's a raucous atmosphere ahead of kick-off! Just moments away now...
Monaco have three fresh faces in the XI from their equally impressive 4-1 dismantling of Lille at the weekend. Danijel Subasic returns in goal, replacing Morgan De Sanctis, while Joao Moutinho and Radamel Falcao come in to bolster the attack at the expense of Adama Traore and Valere Germain, each of whom drop to the bench.
Just one change instilled in the starting line-up by Mauricio Pochettino following their 4-0 rout of Stoke on Saturday, as winger Erik Lamela comes in to replace Victor Wanyama, with Heung-Min Son keeping his place following a two goal effort at the Britannia. Ben Davies continues to deputise at left-back in the absence of Danny Rose.
SUBS: De Sanctis, Germain, Traore, Lemar, Jean, Diallo, Toure.
MONACO (4-2-3-1): Subasic; Raggi, Glik, Jemerson, Sidibe; Fabinho, Bakayoko; Dirar, Moutinho, Silva; Falcao.
SUBS: Janssen, Wanyama, Vorm, Trippier, Sissoko, Dembele, Carter-Vickers.
TOTTENHAM (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Walker, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Alli; Son, Eriksen, Lamela; Kane.
CONFIRMED TEAM NEWS:
Monaco enter the match in terrific form. Their season kicked-off with a 2-1 defeat to Fenerbahce in qualifying at the end of July, but since then Leonardo Jardim’s side have won six of seven (D1) and sit firmly atop the Ligue 1 table.
Tottenham end their five-year absence from the Champions League tonight and the timing could not be any better. Mauricio Pochettino’s side had not looked their best for much of the first month of the season, but a 4-0 drubbing of Stoke – and Harry Kane’s first goal of the campaign – on Saturday suggests they may have rediscovered their form.
Last season these two sides battled it out in the Europa League, but impressive domestic campaigns have thrust them back into the spotlight. CSKA Moscow and Bayer Leverkusen round out what is widely considered the most openly competitive group – as in any of the four sides could conceivably finish top without it being looked at as an upset – making every point that much more crucial in the quest for a top-two finish.
Tonight’s match will be hosted at Wembley stadium as White Hart Lane undergoes renovations ahead of Tottenham’s move to a new stadium in 2017/18. The change of venue can hardly be considered an inconvenience for Spurs who will fit close to 90,000 fans in the venue to mark their return to the Champions League.
Hello and welcome to London for another action-packed night of Champions League football, as Tottenham plays host to Monaco in this Group E opener!
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