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Spurs threat to Reds' unbeaten home record

After Tottenham Hotspur's indifferent start to this season, the players might have felt that they owed it to their boss, Mauricio Pochettino, to make amends for jeopardising his job.

Thrashing Red Star Belgrade 5-0 in the Champions League last Tuesday could be viewed as a decent shot at redemption after that shocking 7-2 aberration against Bayern Munich in the same stadium at the start of October. But anyone could see that Red Star are a pale imitation of the great side they once had before the break up of Yugoslavia.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 27, 2019, with the headline 'Spurs threat to Reds' unbeaten home record'. Print Edition | Subscribe