Our players knew that a point in Baku would see them remain in one of the top two spots in Group after four games. The minimum objective for the Red & Whites was to ensure their destiny remained in their own hands, going into "money time" for qualification for the round of 32. They duly achieved that objective with a 1-1 draw even before the match between Tottenham and Anderlecht, their next two opponents in this UEFA Europa League group phase.
Spurs avenged their defeat in Brussels on 22 October with a narrow victory. After Kane opened the scoring in the 29th minute and Ezequiel knocked in a 72nd minute equaliser, it took a piledriver from Dembélé right at the end to give Tottenham their second win of the group stage. The result saw the London club retake the lead at the top of the group, a point ahead of AS Monaco, and three points clear of Anderlecht and Qarabag.
Set your calendars for 26 November, when AS Monaco face Anderlecht at the Louis-II!
All four sides in Group J can still qualify for the round of 32, although Tottenham and AS Monaco are in pole position. If the Red & Whites beat Anderlecht on 26 November, they could even qualify with a game to spare. For that to happen, Tottenham must avoid defeat against Qarabag, which could set up a mouthwatering final match to decide top spot in the group at White Hart Lane on 10 December...
CALENDAR & RESULTS FROM GROUP J
STILL TO PLAY
Matchday 5 - 26 November 2015 - 19.00
AS Monaco - RSC Anderlecht
Qarabag FK - Tottenham Hotspur
Matchday 6 - 10 December 2015 - 21.05
Tottenham Hotspur - AS Monaco
RSC Anderlecht - Qarabag FK
Matchday 1 - 17 September 2015
RSC Anderlecht 1-1 AS Monaco
Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Qarabag FK
Matchday 2 - 1 October 2015
AS Monaco 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Qarabag FK 1-0 RSC Anderlecht
Matchday 3 - 22 October 2015
AS Monaco 1-0 Qarabag FK
RSC Anderlecht 2-1 Tottenham Hotspur
Matchday 4 - 5 November 2015
Qarabag FK 1-1 AS Monaco
Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 RSC Anderlecht