Even the most optimistic Tottenham fans probably weren't expecting to take a point off Real Madrid in the Bernabeu.
Spurs had enjoyed a perfect start to their Champions League campaign with victories over Borussia Dortmund and APOEL Nicosia, but their 1-1 draw against the European champions has to go down as their most memorable performance yet.
While Los Blancos have had their problems this term, Mauricio Pochettino did not even have a fully-fit squad to choose from, with Victor Wanyama, Dele Alli, and Mousa Dembele all missing out.
However, a Raphael Varane own goal and a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty ensured it ended all square, so the Lilywhites have headed back to north London with a point - a surprise on paper, but it was well-deserved.
Pochettino's side did not look outclassed, as many feared they might. The last time Tottenham played in the Spanish capital was in the Harry Redknapp era when they succumbed to a 4-0 defeat in the 2010/2011 quarter-final first leg.
This was an altogether different type of occasion. Almost player for player, Spurs matched up against the La Liga giants.
The accusation against Christian Eriksen has often been that he doesn't turn up in the big games, and granted, the Dane may not have been at 100%.
A moment of class
He did enjoy one moment against Isco where he sent the Spanish international into the stands with a lovely bit of footwork. Despite slipping over, the Tottenham playmaker still got the better of him.
Check it out below:
On the whole, Isco had the better display, yet it was Eriksen who got social media talking:
With qualification all but in the bag and essentially dependent on them beating APOEL at home, Tottenham should be oozing this kind of confidence when they welcome Real to Wembley on November 1.
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