What tonight’s results mean for Tottenham & Liverpool in the Champions League

Harry Kane

As usual, it was another action-packed night from across the Champions League groups.

With Tottenham and Liverpool desperately trying to find a way to this year’s knockout stage, both sides played their fourth European games this evening.

With many of the groups too close to call, how have tonight’s results affected the British sides standings?

Jurgen Klopp

BELGRADE, SERBIA – NOVEMBER 06: Manager Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool reacts during the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Red Star Belgrade and Liverpool at Rajko Mitic Stadium on November 06, 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by Srdjan Stevanovic/Getty Images)

Liverpool shocked in Group C

Well, although Jurgen Klopp’s side may have travelled to Serbia as the leaders of Group C, things could not have gone worse for Liverpool.

Suffering a brace within the space of seven minutes from forward Milan Pavkov, the Premier League outfit could only slump to a 2-0 defeat.

As expected, Liverpool were also replaced at the top of Group C.

With Napoli top scorer Lorenzo Insigne dispatching from the spot, Gli Azzurri picked up a 1-1 draw at home to PSG.

The Serie A side are now in pole position to secure a route to the knockout stage.

As for Liverpool, if Klopp’s side are to get anywhere near to surpassing their runners-up finish in the competition last season, they will need to improve on their form.

The Premier League side have now lost their last two European matches away from Anfield.

The Reds will travel to the Parc des Princes at the end of the month desperate to improve on that record.

Sat just a single point above PSG, there is no doubt that this will be the most important match of their Champions League run this year.

The last time the two sides met in the reverse fixture, Liverpool came away with a dramatic 3-2 win on Merseyside.

Tottenham celebrate

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 06: Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur celebrates with team mates Erik Lamela, Dele Alli, Davinson Sanchez and Kieran Trippier after scoring his team’s second goal during the Group B match of the UEFA Champions League between Tottenham Hotspur and PSV at Wembley Stadium on November 6, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Tottenham left it late in Group B

As for Tottenham, in typical Spurs fashion, Mauricio Pochettino’s side had to go about it the hard way.

Falling behind to a Luuk de Jong header after just two minutes, it looked like the Lilywhite’s European dream had finally been put to bed.

Missing a string of golden opportunities in the first half, Tuesday’s hosts had to turn to their captain and talisman, Harry Kane.

Scoring the first and controversially having the second ruled as an own goal, the 25-year-old has breathed new life into Tottenham’s Group B campaign.

With Barcelona picking up a 1-1 draw away at the San Siro, the La Liga side have booked their spot in the knockout stage.

This now means that Pochettino’s side are in direct competition with Inter Milan.

Although they were on the verge of elimination, Spurs now sat just three points adrift of the Italian outfit.

However, Inter do hold a two-goal advantage in their goal difference.

Next up for the Premier League side, in their fifth Champions League tie, Tottenham will welcome Milan to Wembley.

In the reverse fixture in the opening European matchup, Nerazzurri came away with a last-gasp 2-1 victory.

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