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    Tottenham through to Champions League last 16


    by ODN


    Tottenham have booked their place in the last 16 of the Champions League after beating Werder Bremen 3-0 at White Hart Lane.

    Younes Kaboul followed up his derby winner by putting Spurs ahead with a sixth-minute volley before Luka Modric doubled the advantage in first-half stoppage time.

    Gareth Bale missed a second-half penalty and rattled the woodwork twice before Peter Crouch rounded off proceedings with a close-range tap-in with 11 minutes left.

    The win sees Spurs easily seal qualification from Group A with a game to spare, a truly remarkable achievement for a side whose last campaign among Europe's elite came almost half a century earlier.

    Harry Redknapp's men have now added the scalp of an admittedly depleted Bremen to those of holders Inter Milan and Dutch champions FC Twente.

    Crouch said: "It was a great team performance throughout the Champions League campaign: we have played very well and deserve to go through. Every big club wants to be in the Champions League playing against the best teams in the world. We want to get as far as we can for the fans and for us as well."