Fernando Llorente scored his first goal for Tottenham as they ended their Group H campaign with a 3-0 victory over Apoel Nicosia on Wednesday night.

Spurs were already guaranteed top spot in their group ahead of the game at Wembley, but a poor recent run of form in the Premier League made it a welcome win for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Llorente scored the first before teeing up the second for Heung-Min Son, and Georges-Kevin Nkoudou added a third to leave Spurs feeling positive ahead of the last-16 draw on Monday.

Tottenham collected 16 points from a possible 18 in a pool that included Dortmund and Real Madrid and while Bayern Munich and Juventus are the two stand-out opponents to avoid, Basel, Sevilla, Shakhtar Donetsk and Porto are other potential foes.

A much-changed Spurs side had pretty much the perfect first half as Llorente and Son did the damage to Apoel.

The Spaniard, who got his first goal for the club after 20 minutes as he received a Serge Aurier cross well in the box before firing home, then turned creator as he teed up Son to net a fine second from the edge of the area after 37 minutes.

That was enough to kill the game for Spurs, who were never really threatened by an Apoel side who needed a positive result to secure Europa League qualification.

Spurs then added a third in the 80th minute as Nkoudou twisted and turned in the box before seeing his strike deflect past the Apoel goalkeeper.


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