Real Madrid suffers worst group-stage defeat in nine years

Tottenham brought Real Madrid's long-running Champions League group-stage form to a spectacular end on Wednesday.

Wednesday's 3-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur was Real Madrid's biggest defeat at this stage of the competition since a 2-0 loss to Juventus in November 2008.   -  Getty Images

Real Madrid's 3-1 loss to Tottenham at Wembley was its heaviest Champions League group-stage defeat in nine years.

Two goals from Dele Alli and a Christian Eriksen strike secured a famous win for Spurs and sent it into the knockout phase.

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For the holder, it was its biggest defeat at this stage of the competition since a 2-0 loss to Juventus in November 2008.

It was also its first loss in the group stage since a 2-1 defeat to Borussia Dortmund in October 2012.

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Zinedine Zidane's side, which lost 2-1 to Girona in LaLiga at the weekend, has now suffered back-to-back defeats in all competitions for the first time since January, when it was beaten by Sevilla in the league and Celta Vigo in the Copa del Rey.

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