What needs to happen for Spurs to qualify from their Champions League group

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur put themselves in a sticky situation last night in Holland, only managing a draw against PSV.

The 2-2 results puts both sides on one point after three games, which is typically far from enough to go on to qualify for the knock outs.

Spurs were leading the game late on, but a red card to captain and keeper Hugo Lloris invited pressure, and PSV eventually grabbed the equaliser.

Since the new Champions League format was introduced in 2003/04, only seven teams have ever progressed after taking just one point from the opening three games.

As things stand, a few different things will have to happen for Tottenham to qualify.

Firstly, Spurs simply must win their remaining three games to have any chance of survival. They will see matches at home to PSV and Inter Milan as extremely winnable.

However, away to Barcelona may prove a little tricky. Tottenham will hope that Barca have qualified by then and will rest major players.

These three wins would see Spurs finish on ten points in the group, with Barca likely first with 15.

Even if Tottenham pull this off, they are still relying on Inter Milan to drop points along the way.

Milan sit on six points at the moment, meaning Spurs need them to achieve no more than a win and a draw against Barca and PSV.

If both sides finish on ten points, it will go down to head to head. Inter Milan beat Spurs 2-1 at home, meaning Spurs will need a win by two goals or more when they face Milan at Wembley.

Make sense?

Let’s just hope and pray for a miracle and some great wins from the Tottenham boys.


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