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Spanish Papers: Alarms go off in Madrid

Good Morning and welcome to our round-up of the morning papers in Spain, which heavily feature Real Madrid’s 3-1 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur.

Heading into the game, Madrid had lost to Girona at the weekend and fell eight points behind league leaders Barcelona.

Despite their poor form, the reigning European and La Liga champions remained favourites in the competition.

Spurs, who have been excellent this season with Harry Kane scoring nine goals in all competitions.

Dele Alli opened the scoring for the hosts as Mauricio Pochettino’s men outplayed the visitors in all areas of the pitch.

The second half continued with much of the same as Alli was again testing the Madrid resolve.

And, the impressive winger made it 2-0 with a long range effort which deflected in off Sergio Ramos.

Madrid looked shocked and it would soon be 3-0 to the English side as Christian Eriksen for himself a much deserved goal.

Fully in the driving seat, Pochettino’s side then took their foot off the pedal and allowed Ronaldo to get his sixth goal of the competition.

The goal proved to be a consolation and Spurs held on to win and qualify for the last-32.

Madrid will now be forced to re-group, before they return to La Liga action at the weekend.

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