It was indeed a bad day for the champions league defending champions Real Madrid, after Tottenham clinically defeated them 3-1 at the Wembley stadium to move top of Group.
Dele Alli opened scoring for Spurs in the 27′ minutes and the host held on to the lead before half-time, giving Zidane an opportunity to put his team in order and reverse the scoreline.
However, situations became worse in the second-half as Tottenham controlled the affairs of the pitch making Madrid look ordinary and pressing deep to increase the tally.
Their efforts paid off when Alli scored a second goal in the 56′ minutes to put Spurs in comfortable lead, before Erikson scored their third in the 65′ minutes leading to frustration for the visitors.
Madrid’s consolation goal came in the 80′ minutes through Cristiano Ronaldo but it was very insignificant due to the fact that Spurs had already won the game by that time.
Zinedine Zidane got it wrong tactically as his men seem to have shown interest in caging Harry Kane, but let loose Dele Alli who eventually inflicted defeat on Madrid.
The loss is Madrid’s back-to-back defeat in all competitions, after losing to Girona by 2-1 in the Spanish League.
The victory also means Spurs have sealed a place in the round of 16, but will need to win their remaining two games to maintain their top position in the Group.