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Lloris the hero as Spurs nick a point in Rome

Andre Villas-Boas’ side held Lazio to a 0-0 draw in their Group J clash.

Paul Gascoigne, right, kisses Lazio soccer club president Claudio Lotito. Credit: Andrew Medichini/AP/Press Association Images

Lazio 0-0 Spurs

TOTTENHAM COULD ONLY draw 0-0 in Rome tonight.

While their opponents Lazio qualify, Spurs have to gain a point in their final game at home to Panathinaikos, who trail the Londoners by two points.

Former England star Paul Gascoigne, who played for both clubs with distinction, was close to tears as he received an ovation on attending the game in the Italian capital.

Lazio fans hailed him as a “lionheart” and “still our hero” on his return to the city where he spent three seasons.

Gareth Bale had the ball in the back of the net after five minutes but was wrongly ruled offside by the referee’s assistant.

The home side then took control and would have been ahead but for the brilliance of French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.

Lazio: Marchetti, Cavanda, Biava, Ciani, Radu, Mauri, Gonzalez, Ledesma, Hernanes (Ederson 69), Lulic (Candreva 78), Kozak (Floccari 78). Subs: Bizzarri, Scaloni, Onazi, Rozzi.

Tottenham: Lloris, Walker, Caulker, Vertonghen, Naughton, Sigurdsson (Lennon 63), Sandro, Carroll (Dembele 76), Bale, Dempsey (Defoe 63), Adebayor. Subs: Cudicini, Huddlestone, Dawson, Livermore.

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