Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Fiorentina (agg 4-1)

Ryan Mason celebrates scoring opposite Fiorentina

Ryan Mason’s idea was his second of a deteriorate after anticipating a net opposite Sunderland in a Premier League

Tottenham dispatched Fiorentina to strech a Europa League final 16 and underline their certification as critical contenders for a tournament.

Hosts Spurs took a lead as Ryan Mason strode by and side-footed home mid by a initial half.

The Italians rallied quickly after a break, yet Erik Lamela snuffed out any wish of a fightback as he crushed in from tighten range.

An possess idea from skipper Gonzalo Rodriguez finished a Viola’s misery.

No Kane? No problem

Tottenham’s Harry Kane is approaching to lapse to a Tottenham choice for Sunday’s Premier League compare opposite Swansea after violation his nose in a FA Cup better by Crystal Palace final weekend.

But a England forward’s deficiency gave an discernment into how Spurs, who miss a transparent distinguished alternative, competence cope but their top-scorer.

Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Lamela took it in turns to form a focal indicate of a conflict and Fiorentina’s counterclaim struggled to keep adult with a consistent carousel of changing positions and personnel.

Alli nipped forward of Davide Astori to play in Mason for a initial idea before a perfect weight of Tottenham numbers in a visitors’ box paid off as Lamela bloody home on a miscarry from Nacer Chadli’s effort.

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Kane was ancillary his team-mates on amicable media

Champions League, one approach or another

Two points off a tip of a Premier League, securing Champions League gift with a top-four finish is quick apropos a smallest Spurs fans design from their domestic campaign.

However, with their deteriorate reduced to dual fronts by a weekend’s home detriment to Palace, Tottenham might good imagination their chances of securing their initial European silverware given 1984’s Uefa Cup win and a approach sheet to subsequent season’s Champions League.

With no seeding or subdivision of teams from a same nation in a final 16, Spurs could be drawn opposite Liverpool, Manchester United or a likes of Spain’s Valencia, Borussia Dortmund of Germany or Ukranian side Shakhtar Donetsk in a subsequent round.

They need not fear any of them yet after an forward opening undid a Fiorentina side only 6 points off a tip of Serie A.

Alli oops

Whoever a opposition, Tottenham will be but Alli for a initial leg of a subsequent round.

The 19-year-old, who was warned about his control by trainer Mauricio Pochettino after apparently aiming a flog during a Fiorentina actor in a initial leg, picked adult a oppressive engagement for diving late on.

It did not deter a White Hart Lane throng from giving a England midfielder a station acclaim when he was transposed after another mature and successful display.

Man of a compare – Dele Alli

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Alli kept his restraint notwithstanding a tighten attentions of a Fiorentina counterclaim and was a consistent threat

What’s next?

Tottenham horde Swansea in a Premier League on Sunday before London derbies divided to West Ham and during home to Arsenal.

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