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UCL: Spurs stunned by Leipzig as Atalanta thrash Valencia

Tottenham Hotspur had their seven-game unbeaten run ended as they fell to a 1-0 defeat to RB Leipzig in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

The encounter, first leg of their round of 16 tie, saw both sides level at halftime before a 58th-minute penalty by Timo Werner secured win for the German side.

Leipzig could have had more goals but were kept at bay by goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, but succeeded with a spot kick after Ben Davies fouled Konrad Laimer.

Spurs now face an arduous task to keep their Champions League hopes alive when they travel for the second leg next month.

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In another Champions League last-16 clash that took place concurrently, Italian giants Atalanta thrashed Soanish club Valencia 4-1.

The Serie A club take huge advantage going to the second leg in Spain.

A brace by Hans Hateboer, a goal by Josip Ilicic and a wonder-strike from Remo Freuler gave Atalanta the huge advantage.

Atalanta’s 12 Champions League goals have been scored by 10 different players – they have had more goalscorers than any other team in the Champions League this term.

The second leg of both matches is billed for Tuesday, March 10.

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