Tottenham marked their return to Europe’s biggest football competition with a trip to Wembley as their plans for a brand new stadium continue, and the fans did not disappoint.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 14, 2016
It all started very well for Tottenham. Playing away from White Hart Lane, the fans created an atmosphere to rival that of their usual home ground.
Fantastic atmosphere inside Wembley at the moment for Tottenham v Monaco #thfc— Matt Law (@Matt_Law_DT) September 14, 2016
Great atmosphere at Wembley!!!
85 000 ???
Tottenham- Monaco pic.twitter.com/6YtlcQkPLy— Jan Aage Fjortoft 🏳️🌈 🇳🇴 (@JanAageFjortoft) September 14, 2016
Unfortunately, all was not well on the pitch. The Spurs Twitter account was subdued.
Goal for Monaco. 0-2.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 14, 2016
This lead some to point out how bad English clubs have been when using Wembley as a home from home.
0 - English teams have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their seven Champions League Group Stage games at Wembley. Nerves.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 14, 2016
But by half time, Tottenham were right back in it. It certainly woke the social media team up.
As the second half progressed, however, it became clear Spurs were struggling to find an equaliser.
Slight concern about playing 19 PL games at Wembley on the strength of this.— echosonicTHFC (@echosonicTHFC) September 14, 2016
And ultimately, they failed to find another goal, losing 2-1 to Monaco in their first group game.
5 - Tottenham haven't won any of their last five games at Wembley, since beating Chelsea 2-1 in the 2008 League Cup final. Collapse.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) September 14, 2016
Five more games to make things right though, Tottenham.
You don' t make it to the knockout stages after the first match. Relax. We'll bounce back from this one. #COYS— North Carolina Spurs (@SpursNC) September 14, 2016