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Tottenham player ratings: Dele provides reminder of quality in big win

The tie felt like something of a foregone conclusion after Spurs’ 4-1 win in the first leg last week but the match was significant for the contribution of Dele Alli, who opened the scoring with a brilliant bicycle kick and finished with two assists.

Gareth Bale also continued his upturn with a goal from the bench, while Carlos Vinicius scored twice in a second half which included debuts for youngsters Marcel Lavinier and Nile John.

As vocal as always, barking orders at his back four. Didn’t have a serious save to make.

Hesitant and sloppy when he got in good positions but got the assist for Dele’s super strike with a one-two, which should boost his confidence.

Little to do but solid when called upon. Booked for dissent with Spurs cruising at 3-0.

Very lucky to escape being penalised after bringing down Cheikhou Dieng as the last man moments before Vinicius’ first goal. A bit rash at times.

Solid on his 50th European appearance for the club and got forward well. Involved in the moves for two of the second-half goals.

Took a while to get up to speed in the first half but grew into the game and covered plenty of ground. Won possession in the build-up to Bale’s goal. Shooting was wayward.

Kept it simple and did his job in in the midfield. Nearly bulldozed his way to goal before being replaced late on.

Looked desperate for goal, occasionally to the detriment of the team. Did test the goalkeeper in the first half but too often lost possession.

His stunning overhead kick was a reminder of his quality and also finished with assists for Vinicius and Bale. Decisive. A possible turning point?

Loves running the show against lesser opponents and looked on it. Unlucky not to score from a succession of shots and should have had an assist when Vinicius’ effort was cleared off the line.

He’s no Harry Kane, obviously, but has a canny knack for getting goals in this competition. Should have scored after rounding the goalkeeper in the first half but made amends with a back-post header to double Spurs’ lead and a fine curling finish.

Gareth Bale (Lamela 68’) 8

Continued his upturn with a superb goal just five minutes after coming on, caressing Dele’s pass into the top corner. Surely a certain starter against Burnley here on Sunday.

Lucas Moura (Bergwijn 68’) 7

Marcel Lavinier (Doherty 74’) 6

The 20-year-old former Chelsea academy player looked a little nervous on his debut.

Nile John (Sissoko 80’) 6

17-year-old made his debut in the heart of midfield and had a couple of nice touches.

Dane Scarlett (Dele 80’) 8

Took his chance by bagging an assist by nicking the ball from a defender for Vinicius’ second goal and forced a save from the goalkeeper.

Subs not used: Lloris, Tanganga, Reguilon, Markanday, Ndombele, Kane, Son.


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