Europa League, Tottenham excel at home against Zagreb: Records broken

Rajdeep Saha
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Europa League, Tottenham excel at home against Zagreb: Records broken
Europa League, Tottenham excel at home against Zagreb: Records broken

12 Mar 2021: Europa League, Tottenham excel at home against Zagreb: Records broken

Harry Kane inspired Tottenham Hotspur to a 2-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb in their Europa League round of 16 first leg encounter.

Jose Mourino's side produced a clinical display against the Croatian side to inch closer towards the quarter-finals.

Kane limped off late on with a knock on his knee but will be fit to feature against Arsenal.

Here are the details.

Match details: Kane's brace helps Tottenham against Zagreb

Erik Lamela played a role in giving Tottenham the lead as he skipped forward and struck a post, with Kane on hand to tap in the rebound midway through the first half.

Spurs continued to push forward and Kane eventually gave his side a deserved two-goal lead, slotting home after Kevin Theophile-Catherine's clearance fell straight to him.

Gareth Bale had a free-kick saved too.

Kane: Brilliant Kane achieves these feats

Kane raced to 26 goals in all competitions for Tottenham this season.

The star striker has now scored 25-plus goals in five seasons for Spurs.

Notably, Kane has been involved in 42 goals this season across competitions (G26 A16).

He has scored 214 goals for the club in 324 appearances.

Opta stats: Superb Spurs achieve these records

Spurs have progressed from each of their previous three knockout ties in the Europa League when they've won the first leg.

They achieved the results against Lyon and Inter in 2012-13, and Wolfsberger in the previous round.

The London giants have won each of their past five games in all competitions, managing to equal their longest winning streak under manager Jose Mourinho.

Fact: Kane leads the show among Premier League players

As per Opta, among Premier League players in all competitions this season, Spurs forward Harry Kane has scored the most goals and also made the joint-most assists (16).