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3 talking points as Tottenham Hotspur triumph over Dinamo Zagreb

Tottenham Hotspur have secured an important victory in the first leg of the Round of 16 in the UEFA Europa League.

Tottenham Hotspur defeated Dinamo Zagreb at the Tottenham Hotspur courtesy of Harry Kane who picked up a sensational brace. Spurs have secured a win in the first leg of the Round of 16 in the UEFA Europa League and most importantly they managed to prevent the opposition from scoring an away goal.

Jose Mourinho did make a couple of changes to his starting eleven that played against Crystal Palace before the Europa League clash. The Portuguese manager included Eric Dier, Ben Davies, Serge Aurier, Moussa Sissoko, Dele Alli and Erik Lamela into the starting eleven after resting these set of players in the 4-1 win over Palace.

The changes paid off as Tottenham Hotspur dominated the game from the very first minute. The hosts held onto possession with 67% when compared to the 32.5% that Dinamo Zagreb had. Overall, Spurs were better on all fronts of the pitch as they attacked and defended equally well throughout the course of the game.

Mourinho and his team now have a week to prepare for the return leg in Croatia. But before the second-leg, Tottenham take on their arch-rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium to play out the north London derby.
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Harry Kane once again found his name on the scoresheet for Tottenham Hotspur after scoring a brace against Zagreb. The English marksman was on target against Crystal Palace as well where he scored two goals along with two assists in the 4-1 victory. Kane now has five goals and two assists in his last five fixtures in all competitions.

However, the 27-year-old picked up quite a knock in the 84th minute. He also stayed down for quite some time holding onto his knee before being substituted for Carlos Vinicius. Jose Mourinho has provided an insight into Harry Kane’s condition stating that it is not serious, as per GOAL.  It is to be seen whether or not, Kane will be fit for the north London derby.