Spurs put themselves in a commanding position in the tie through strikes from Heung-min Son, centre-back Jan Vertonghen and striker Fernando Llorente to claim a 3-0 triumph ahead of the second leg in a few weeks’ time. At at the same stage of the competition they were knocked out last season.
The win took on extra significance as it was achieved without the help of star centre-forward Harry Kane, the England captain being a player Spurs have been accused of relying on too much, in the past.
This made the crucial triumph all the more sweet for Spurs fans, who packed out the national stadium to contribute to a capacity of 71,214 for last night’s match.
Below is a selection of the best reactive Tweets from fans of the North London club…
Get in #COYS!!!
— George Smith (@NewHopeGeorge) February 13, 2019
SUPER JAN VERTONGHEN pic.twitter.com/lthNyMPyqH
— Ray (@DrunkLloris) February 13, 2019
— ?Go on my SON? (@SON_H_M0708) February 13, 2019
Super. Jan. pic.twitter.com/ZiR0JeYP4d
— Tobias Svensén (@TobiasSvensn) February 13, 2019
WHAT A MAN SUPER JAN IS COMEBACK pic.twitter.com/e0IgRF63Ea
— 토트넘이짱이다 (@tottenhamisdope) February 13, 2019
I knew they’d do it,but I never knew they’d do it in style! Well done boys, give em some more in the 2nd leg! COYS! pic.twitter.com/07HbQIuAZ5
— Ceejay Julien (@CeejayNightwing) February 13, 2019