Soccer Football - Bayer Leverkusen v Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Champions League Group Stage - Group E - BayArena, Leverkusen, Germany - 18/10/16
Tottenham's Hugo Lloris makes a save from Bayer Leverkusen's Javier Hernandez (not pictured)
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Bayer Leverkusen and Tottenham Hotspur fought out a goalless draw in their Champions League Group E match on Tuesday, with the English club having keeper Hugo Lloris to thank for keeping a clean sheet.

 

The visitors were in control of the first half, hitting the woodwork through Vincent Janssen, while Leverkusen were in complete command after the break, squandering half a dozen scoring opportunities.

 

French keeper Lloris repeatedly came to Spurs’ rescue in the second half, including saving a Javier Hernandez effort on the line.

 

The result leaves Tottenham on four points, one behind AS Monaco, who drew 1-1 at CSKA Moscow. Leverkusen are third on three, having yet to win a game, with the Russians last, a point behind.

 

“We should thank Hugo tonight,” said Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino. “Hugo’s save (from Hernandez) was brilliant. He’s one of the best, that is my opinion.

 

“It was a tough game. In the end I’m pleased with a point. We were better in the first half, they were better in the second.”

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