Champions League: Harry Kane scripts record in Spurs comeback
Tottenham Hotspur qualified for the round of 16 in the ongoing UEFA Champions League 2019-20 season. The London club made a sound return from being 0-2 down to win 4-2 in matchweek 5 against Olympiacos. Skipper Harry Kane scripted a special record on new manager Jose Mourinho's home debut. Here are further details on the same.
How did the match pan out?
Tottenham started the game low on intensity and paid immediately after Youssef El-Arabi's low drive helped Olympiacos get the opener in the sixth minute. 13 minutes later, the score became 2-0 when Ruben Semedo struck from close range at a corner. A mistake from Yassine Meriah saw Dele Alli pull one back at stroke of half-time. Spurs upped the tempo later on.
Kane scripts a superb record, surpasses these two legends
Kane netted a brace in Spurs' comeback victory to continue his goal-scoring spree. The Englishman became the fastest player to score 20 goals in the Champions League. The two goals saw Kane reach the mark of 20 in the Champions League after just 24 appearances in the competition. Kane (24) surpassed legends Alessandro Del Piero (26) and Ruud van Nistelrooy (27).
Fastest player to reach 20 UCL goals
A look at the other notable feats
26-year-old Kane has now scored 23 goals in 23 appearances for Tottenham and England this season. This was the first occasion where a team managed by Mourinho came back from two goals down to win a Champions League game. Mid-fielder Dele Alli ended a run of 16 Champions League games without a goal. Mourinho managed his sixth club in the competition.
Kane will be crucial for Spurs in the knockout stages
Kane has been Spurs' leading man in the Champions League. After impressing over the last few seasons, he has already been doing well this term. Kane has scored five goals this season and will be a crucial force in the knockout stages.