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22 Nov 2012 20:17:26

Hugo heroics keep Spurs in the hunt

Tottenham could not deliver their battered and bruised fans victory over Lazio, but their Hugo Lloris-inspired goalless draw at the Stadio Olimpico means they are one step closer to the knockout stages of the Europa League.

Libor Kozak, making a rare start, missed a hatful of chances for the hosts, but Hugo Lloris was equally important in keeping Lazio at bay. The Frenchman, chosen ahead of Brad Friedel, denied Kozak twice in the first half and was a steady and assuring presence throughout.

Tottenham rarely threatened - although Gareth Bale's early strike should not have been ruled out for offside. But Panathinaikos' victory over Maribor means Tottenham only have to draw their final game at home to the Greeks next month to qualify.


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