By Russell Edge

1st Nov, 2017 | 9:45pm

Victory comes at huge cost - Three things learned in Tottenham win v Real Madrid

COMMENT by Russell Edge

Tottenham took control of their Champions League group and secured a place in the last-16 after securing a convincing 3-1 over current title holders Real Madrid at Wembley on Wednesday.

The Lilywhites looked much more confident than their Spanish counterparts as they cut through Los Blancos’ defence with ease time and again.

Midfielder Dele Alli, who was returning to European action for the first time since serving his three match ban for his red card against Gent last season, gave Spurs a half time lead with a well taken strike.

He demonstrated his worth to Mauricio Pochettino by doubling their lead in the second half, before Christian Eriksen put the north London side firmly in control with a third.

Despite Cristiano Ronaldo, who was by far and away the brightest spark for the away side, netting in the final 15 minutes Spurs never looked like surrendering their lead and saw out the dying moments to secure their first ever win over the Spanish giants.

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So what can fans take away from the clash?

Here, Football Insider analyses three things learned in Wednesday’s victory, including the huge cost at which victory was secured.

Click ‘2’ below to see the first thing we learned in the win over Real Madrid