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Bale shines for Spurs, Liverpool slump

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Gareth Bale struck two magical free-kicks as Tottenham edged Lyon 2-1 in the Europa League last-32 Thursday, but Liverpool's hopes were on a knife-edge after a 2-0 defeat at Zenit St Petersburg in Russia. 

Tottenham Hotspur's Welsh midfielder Gareth Bale (L) celebrates scoring his second goal with Tottenham Hotspur's German midfielder Lewis Holtby during the Europa League Round of 32 football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Lyon at White Hart Lane in London, England, on February 14, 2013. Tottenham Hotspur won 2-1.

Bale beat Lyon keeper Remy Vercoutre with a dipping 35-yard free-kick on the stroke of half-time at White Hart Lane and then repeated the precision in the third minute of injury time at the end of the first leg tie.

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