Tottenham advance to Europa League group stage

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Tottenham advance to Europa League group stage

Tottenham Hotspur earned their way into the Europa League group stages with a comfortable 7-2 victory over Maccabi Haifa in a qualifying playoff on Thursday. Harry Kane collected a hat trick, Giovani Lo Celso scored a brace while Lucas Moura and Dele Alli completed the easy win in London. Kane needed only two minutes to get his first of the day, then added strikes in the 56th minute and 74th minutes — the latter coming from the penalty spot — to complete his trio of goals. Lo Celso scored his goals just three minutes apart — in the 36th and 39th minutes — and Lucas and Alli converted theirs in the 20th and 90th minutes, respectively. Tjaronn Chery and Nikita Rukavytsya scored the goals for the visitors. The lopsided win means Jose Mourinho's men will be included in Friday's group stage draw.