MX23RW : Wednesday, December 12 15:17:31
Nov 28, 2018 at 8pm UK at ​White Hart Lane
Attendance: 57,132
SpursTottenham Hotspur
1-0
Inter Milan
Eriksen (80')
FT(HT: 0-0)

Result: Christian Eriksen keeps Tottenham Hotspur's Champion League hopes alive

Tottenham Hotspur beat Inter Milan 1-0 at Wembley Stadium to move level on points with their opponents in their Champions League group with a game to play.

Christian Eriksen came off the bench to score the only goal of the game as Tottenham Hotspur beat Inter Milan 1-0 on Wednesday evening to keep their Champions League hopes alive.

The Lilywhites made it back-to-back victories in Group B thanks to Eriksen's close-range finish 10 minutes from time, taking them level on points with their opponents with one game to play.

Tottenham, who hit the crossbar through Harry Winks prior to their deserved breakthrough, must now match Inter's result against PSV Eindhoven when they travel to Barcelona in two weeks' time.

Christian Eriksen is joined in celebration by his Tottenham Hotspur teammates after opening the scoring against Inter Milan on November 28, 2018© Reuters

Heading into the match on the back of a five-game winning run in all competitions, Tottenham had some wind in their sails as they went in search of an early breakthrough.

A Dele Alli shot over the bar aside, however, they struggled to really create any clear-cut opportunities in the opening half-hour.

One of four changes to the side that started the 3-1 win over Chelsea here on Saturday, Lucas Moura sent a weak shot down the middle for Samir Handanovic to keep out 33 minutes in following some good play from Moussa Sissoko in the build-up.

The closest Spurs came to a first-half opener was shortly after when Winks, another of those to return to the fold tonight with Sunday's trip to Arsenal in mind, curled the ball against the crossbar from just outside the box.

Spurs also had a penalty appeal rejected when Lucas was tackled right on the edge of the area by Matteo Politano, but they were perhaps fortunate to remain with 11 men on the field as Erik Lamela got away with a nasty two-footed stamp on Marcelo Brozovic late in the first half.

Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane and Inter Milan's Marcelo Brozovic compete for the ball on November 28, 2018© Reuters

Matias Vecino and Harry Kane exchanged shots early in the second period, with the latter at least testing the opposition keeper with his attempt from range.

Inter, whose win at PSV Eindhoven last time out on their travels was their first in nine European attempts away from home, were more concerned about defending than attacking in the final 30 minutes.

The Italian side, winners of this competition in 2010, looked threatening on the counter and from set-piece plays, but it was Spurs who looked the more likely to net.

Alli drilled a volley wide and Jan Vertonghen, raced back to fitness due to Juan Foyth's ineligibility, guided a header wide in front of goal.

Group B has seen plenty of late drama this season, though, and with Eriksen and Son Heung-min both being brought off the bench for the final quarter of the game, Spurs got the goal that they badly craved.

Soon after Borja Valero had been kept out by a strong Hugo Lloris hand, Sissoko drove into the opposition box and laid the ball off for Alli, who in turn teed up Eriksen alongside him to lift it over Handanovic.

Now needing a goal, the Nerazzurri turned defence into attack as Danilo D'Ambrosio tested Lloris and Asamoah sent a bullet of a shot into a sea of bodies inside the area.

Despite suffering just a third loss in 14 matches in all competitions, Luciano Spalletti's men are still favourites to join Barcelona in the last 16 as they host PSV on the night that Tottenham travel to Camp Nou.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (4-2-3-1): Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies; Winks (Dier 87'), Sissoko; Lamela (Eriksen 70'), Dele, Lucas (Son 62'); Kane

INTER MILAN (4-2-3-1): Handanovic; D'Ambrosio, Skriniar, De Vrij (Miranda 82'), Asamoah; Brozovic, Vecino; Politano (Keita 83'), Nainggolan (Valero 44'), Perisic; Icardi

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Christian Eriksen in action for Tottenham Hotspur on August 27, 2018
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