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Our football review of the week looks back at the Champions League matches in Europe. You can listen to these and other stories on our weekly podcast and can find explanations of key vocabulary in bold below.
A really good week for my team Tottenham as they won 2 away games in 4 days. First up, they came from behind to win 2-1 against Sunderland to move up to 4th place in the Premier League. Spurs have now won 20 points this season from losing positions which may show a weakness in defence but it also shows a great spirit exists in the camp. This spirit was demonstrated yet again when they defeated 7-times European Cup winners AC Milan 1-0 in the San Siro on Tuesday. Peter Crouch scored the winner and Tottenham now have a really good chance of making the last 8.
First up: First of all
a great spirit exists in the camp:
reigning Spanish champions: The current holders
a blip: A small problem, nothing too serious
the aristocracy: Royalty (Milan are viewed as a club with history and tradition)
the gutter: The lowest place to fall; the place in the street where waste collects.
did not cover themselves in glory: A euphemism for not behaving very well
seemed to lose the plot: To go a little crazy
squaring up to: Looking to start a fight