Bayer 04 Leverkusen were deserved winners against Tottenham Hotspur FC at Wembley. - © © imago
Bayer 04 Leverkusen were deserved winners against Tottenham Hotspur FC at Wembley. - © © imago
Bundesliga

Kampl fires Leverkusen to victory against Spurs

Kevin Kampl scored the only goal of the game as Bayer 04 Leverkusen beat Tottenham Hotspur FC 1-0 in UEFA Champions League Group E.

Tottenham Hotspur FC 0-1 Bayer 04 Leverkusen

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Goals: 0-1 Kevin Kampl (65')

Searching for their first Champions League win of the season, Leverkusen acquitted themselves well at Wembley, even if clear-cut chances were at a premium for much of the first half. Roger Schmidt's side matched their Premier Leaguer counterparts in all areas of the pitch and went agonisingly close to taking the lead through Javier 'Chicharito' Hernandez, whose goal-bound strike was deflected into the side-netting.

Chicharito was at it again in the second half, but this time it was a fine double save from Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris that kept the lively Mexican at bay. Leverkusen continued to trouble the home defence, however, and their persistence was rewarded as Charles Aranguiz's deflected strike fell kindly for Kampl to sweep home. Eric Dier struck the woodwork late on, but Leverkusen held on for three priceless points.

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