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Hat-trick by Defoe boosts Spurs hopes

BUBBLING UNDER:SS Lazio and Fenerbahce are already through to the knockout stages, with Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur leading English clubs’ charge


However, deep into injury-time, the German side’s Juan Arango capitalized on a defensive mix-up to earn a draw, which leaves the second qualifying spot up for grabs.

Turkey’s Fenerbahce are already through, clinching their place with a 2-0 win over little AEL of Cyprus, Dirk Kuyt grabbing the first inside 11 minutes and Moussa Sow wrapping it up before halftime.

Newcastle United kept their hopes alive with a come-from-behind draw to Club Brugge in Belgium.

The home side were two goals to the good after 19 minutes through Ivan Trickovski and Jesper Jorgensen, only for two goals in as many minutes just before the interval from Vurnon Anita and Shola Ameobi to level things for Alan Pardew’s side.

Newcastle are now just a point clear of Girondins de Bordeaux, who had David Bellion’s 16th-minute goal to thank for victory over Portuguese side CS Maritimo.

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