In what will undoubtedly be remembered as the most historic evening in Tottenham's history, Mauricio Pochettino's Spurs side was able to put on an eye-catching performance and leave the defending champions stunned.

Entering Wednesday nights Group H clash, #Real Madrid entered the contest unbeaten in the #Champions League since October 2012, coupled with Tottenham coming off the back of last weekends 1-0 loss away at Old Trafford, not many expected Spurs to secure their qualification in such a convincing fashion.

After enduring a difficult start to the season, it will be Dele Alli who rightfully leaves with all the plaudits.

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The 21-year-old stole the show under the bright lights and after tapping home a driven cross from Kieran Tripper just before the half-hour mark. The night only got better for England's international playmaker. Early in the second half, Alli added his and Spurs second goal after his deflected strike found it's way past Kiko Casilla. After scoring his brace on Wednesday night, Alli not only left as the Man of the Match, the youngster also became the first English player to score twice against the 33-time La Liga champions since Steven Gerrard in March 2009.

Tottenham managed to seal their fate when Christian Eriksen provided a clever finish to give Spurs a 3-0 lead with 30 minutes left. Despite the Champions League top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo grabbing a consolation goal for the back-to-back defending champions, it was too little too late for Los Blancos.

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Return Of The King

Before kick-off at Wembley, there was an outpouring of emotion when it was announced that Tottenham's talisman Harry Kane would be leading Spurs attack. After missing out on The Lillywhites last two defeats, Kane showed the white half of North London just what they had been missing.

From the first whistle, Kane showed no signs of a player recovering from a hamstring injury, although his only site of goal was a half chance after 10 minutes, Tottenham's iconic number 10 worked the channels tirelessly, his mere presence seemed to revitalise a Tottenham side who had not picked up a single victory since their visit to the Bernebau a fortnight ago.

Although Spurs fans were ecstatic by Kane's inclusion, Pochettino's decision to leave out the likes of Danny Rose, Son Heung-min, and Serge Aurier had some sections of Wembley whispering. Spurs were expected to utilise their depth in the squad and allow their quicker players to catch a weakened Madrid on the counter.

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But, as is often the case with Poch, the Argentinian boss had his tactics spot on and Pochettino's own reputation continues to grow with every notable performance.

Mini Crisis In Madrid?

By Real Madrid's considerable standards, this season has been incredibly lacklustre. Los Blancos currently sit third in La Liga, already chasing down an eight-point deficit on arch-rivals Barcelona. To make matters worse for Zinedine Zidane's all-star team, the back-to-back defending European champions were coming into Wednesday nights game after losing 2-1 to Girona over the weekend.

With Madrid legends Roberto Carlos and Raul watching on from the stands, Real looked a shell of their once tantalising best, taking no credit away from Tottenham, however, Madrid looked like a side who had lost their aura of invincibility. Unbeaten in their previous 30 Champions League appearances, Spurs immediately put their guests on the back foot and Madrid looked second best to everything. A string of defensive errors coupled with no real ambition in possession, Madrid's midfielders were unable to have any effect on the game.

Zidane's side now looks set to finish second in Group H, leaving them a much harder draw in the first round of the Champions League #Knockout Stage.