The Tuesday night group H fixtures of the 2017/18 UCL were the center of attraction as Englishman Harry Kane and Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo were on song to grab the maximum spotlight on the night.
However, Harry Kane was the star of the UCL night as he hit a hat-trick against Apoel Nicosia in Cyprus while Cristiano Ronaldo made do with a brace against Borussia Dortmund at the Signal Iduna Park.
Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham seem to have found the missing piece of the puzzle that will enable them to impress in the UEFA Champions League, a long while after the season in which Gareth Bale took some defenders to the cleaners with his frightening speed.
It’s just two games into this season’s UCL and Group H already parades a group leader that was not seen coming. Spurs sit in first place after two games tied on points with Real Madrid albeit with better goal difference. Borussia Dortmund sit third having lost 2 games in a row in what could be described as a very disappointing start to this season’s UCL campaign.
Presently, Harry Kane is the highest goal scorer in the 2017/2018 Group stages after two games with 5 goals to his name, a brace, and a hat-trick respectively. The young forward appears to be leading the line of the next generation of genuinely quality players coming through the ranks of English football who have been proving themselves consistently.
Tottenham will now face Real Madrid in a two-legged tie, and this will be a true test of Spurs’ quality as they battle for qualification with the defending champions over two legs as the two sides are currently level on points. We look forward to the next two match days as we anticipate a Ronaldo versus Harry Kane forward men battle.