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Late push sees Tottenham down Tromso
Tromso, Norway (SportsNetwork.com) - A second-half push at the Alfheim Stadion on Thursday helped Tottenham maintain its unblemished Europa League record with a 2-0 defeat of Tromso.
Spurs were held scoreless until the 63rd minute when Vlad Chiriches turned in a low free-kick delivery to the near post with the outside of his foot.
The visitors added to their lead 12 minutes later when Gylfi Sigurdsson slipped a pass through the Tromso defense for Moussa Dembele to fire home from 12 yards out.
Dembele nearly added a third goal for Tottenham two minutes later, but his effort from close range came back off the post before the Belgian turned his second attempt wide of the net.
Tottenham's comfortable victory, paired with Anzhi's 1-1 draw with Sheriff Tiraspol, sees the English side clinch a first-place finish in Group K by improving to 15 points.
In Group A, Kuban Krasnodar cruised to its first Europa League win of the season with a 4-0 demolition of St. Gallen while Daniel Parejo scored the lone goal in Valencia's 1-0 victory at Swansea City.
In Group B, Roman Bezjak helped Ludogorets extend its lead atop the table with a brace in a 2-0 defeat of 10-man PSV Eindhoven and Anatoli Didenko brought Chornomorets level with the Dutch side on seven points apiece with a 2-1 victory over Dinamo Zagreb.
In Group C, Marco Meilinger scored in the 39th minute to see Red Bull Salzburg maintain its perfect record with a 1-0 win at Elfsborg while Mick van Buren bagged a brace to lead Esbjerg to a 2-1 win over Standard Liege.
In Group D, Wigan squandered an early lead to suffer a disappointing 2-1 home loss to Zulte Waregem while Rubin Kazan maintained its unbeaten Europa League run with a 1-1 draw against Maribor.
In Group E, Dnipro cruised to a convincing 4-1 win over Pandurri while Fiorentina was held to a 0-0 draw at Pacos Ferreira.
In Group F, Martin Lanig scored nine minutes from time to lift Eintracht Frankfurt to a 1-0 victory against Bordeaux while APOEL and Maccabi Tel-Aviv shared the spoils in a 0-0 draw.
In Group G, Genk secured a spot in the next round with a come-from-behind 3-1 victory over Dynamo Kyiv while Branko Boskovic scored in the 64th minute to lift Rapid Vienna to a 2-1 defeat of FC Thun.
In Group H, Miguel Ruben Fernandes scored in the 89th minute to help Estoril deny Sevilla a win in a 1-1 draw in Spain and Freiburg stayed alive in its quest to advance with a 2-1 victory at Liberec.
In Group I, Lyon climbed to the top of the table as Bafetimbi Gomis scored the lone goal in the club's 1-0 defeat of Real Betis while Guimaraes was held to a 0-0 draw by Rijeka.
In Group J, Trabzonspor and Lazio continued their dominance as the two sides picked up 4-2 and 2-0 wins over Apollon Limassol and Legia Warsaw, respectively.
And in Group L, PAOK claimed a 2-0 win over Shakhter Karagandy, but AZ Alkmaar kept pace by picking up a 2-0 win against Maccabi Haifa.
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