Gareth Bale’s double lifted Tottenham 2-1 past Olympique Lyon in a thrilling Europa League round-of-32 first-leg clash at White Hart Lane.
Bale netted a fantastic 35-yard free-kick on the stroke of half-time which dipped and swerved as it flew past Remy Vercoutre.
After the break, Lyon equalised with a magnificent goal in the 55th minute. William Gallas’ clearing header found Umtiti on the corner of the area and he smashed a rasping half-volley into the top corner.
Gareth Bale continued his superb run and netted again in the dying seconds to give Spurs a narrow advantage ahead of next week’s return leg.