Tottenham Hotspur had a record crowd of just over 85,000 people cheering them on at Wembley Stadium against Monaco on Wednesday, but the Spurs suffered a 2-1 loss to open Champions League play.
Expectations were high as Spurs made their first appearance in the Champions League in six years. A record crowd of 85,011 people made the trip to Wembley for the match. The hosts fell fell behind early as left winger Bernardo Silva found the back of the net in the 15th minute with nice curled shot into the far corner from just inside the penalty area.
Right winger Thomas Lemar, who replaced Nail Dirar in the 5th minute, made it 2-0 for the visitors in the 31st minute with a shot from close range. Spurs pulled one back through centre back Toby Alderweireld who headed in a corner by Erik Lamela. Spurs tried to push for another goal in the second half, but Monaco held on for the win.
In the other game in Group E, Bayer Leverkusen and CSKA Moscow played a 2-2 draw in Germany after the Germans let a 2-0 lead slip. Despite being up 2-0 by the 15th minute after goals by Admir Mehmedi and Hakan Calhanoglu, Leverkusen had to settle with one point as Alan Dzagoev and Roman Eremenko scored for the visitors before halftime.
Tottenham takes on CSKA Moscow in Russia in their next Champions League fixture on Sept. 27.