Spurs beat Lyon in Europa League

Gareth Bale

Gareth Bale scored two sensational free-kicks as Tottenham beat Lyon in the first leg of their Europa League clash.

Spurs took the lead just before half-time and looked in control until Lyon struck back in the 55th minute.

With the game moments away from finishing Tottenham received a free-kick and Gareth Bale smashed the ball into the top corner.

Tottenham will face Lyon again next Thursday for the second leg.

Bale has been in lethal form recently, scoring Tottenham's last four goals.

Match rating: 7/10

Man of the match: Gareth Bale

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Tottenham weren't the only British club in action last night.

Liverpool wasted chances as they went down 2-0 to Zenit St Petersburg and Newcastle could only manage a goaless draw with Metalist Kharkiv.

There was good news for Chelsea - they beat Sparta Prague 1-0 after substitute Oscar scored after only being on the pitch for 45 seconds.

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