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Tottenham, Bale destroy Inter Milan

Tottenham Hotspur's Gareth Bale reacts during their Premier League soccer match against Manchester United at White Hart Lane in London

Tottenham Hotspur’s Gareth Bale reacts during their Premier League soccer match against Manchester United at White Hart Lane in London January 20, 2013. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT SOCCER) NO USE WITH UNAUTHORIZED AUDIO, VIDEO, DATA, FIXTURE LISTS, CLUB/LEAGUE LOGOS OR “LIVE” SERVICES. ONLINE IN-MATCH USE LIMITED TO 45 IMAGES, NO VIDEO EMULATION. NO USE IN BETTING, GAMES OR SINGLE CLUB/LEAGUE/PLAYER PUBLICATIONS. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS

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Tottenham didn’t need Clint Dempsey, who missed the match with an injury, as Gareth Bale scored (again) along with Gylfi Sigurdsson and Jan Vertonghen in Spurs 3-0 victory over Inter Milan.

The decisive victory puts the London club in pole position to advance to the quarterfinal of the Europa League.

Bale, who has been on fire, also picked up an assist (good!) and a yellow card (bad!) for diving after crashing into Walter Gargano in the box. He will miss the trip to San Siro, which, considering the margin, might actually be a blessing for Tottenham. Then again, the last time we saw the winger at San Siro, he nearly broke the Internet.

Brad Friedel manned the net for Tottenham. Ageless, man, ageless.

Your tweets of the day go to PST friend Soccer By Ives:

Gareth Bale just CANNOT be stopped. Grabs the early goal to give Tottenham a 1-0 lead on Inter already. #TooHot

— Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) March 7, 2013

Correction. Gareth Bale CAN be stopped, by yellow card accumulation apparently. He draws a yellow and will now miss the 2nd leg.

— Ives Galarcep (@SoccerByIves) March 7, 2013

Such a joker, that guy.