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LONDON -- Tottenhams Champions League relocation to Wembley Stadium got off to a bad start with a 2-1 loss to in-form Monaco on Wednesday. T.J. Warren Jersey .Goals by Bernardo Silva and Thomas Lemar put the French league leaders 2-0 ahead after 36 minutes at English footballs national stadium.Spurs reduced the deficit through Toby Alderweirelds header on the stroke of halftime, but couldnt make the most of lots of possession in the second half.Tottenham is playing its Champions League home games at Wembley to meet UEFA requirements while part of the teams White Hart Lane stadium undergoes construction work, ahead of a move to a new ground nearby in 2018.The attendance of 85,011 was a club-record home attendance and record for an English club in a domestic fixture, according to Spurs, who were greeted by an awning outside Wembley that read Welcome to Tottenham Hotspur.The English club last appeared in the Champions League in the 2010-11 season, reaching the quarterfinals before losing to Real Madrid with a team that included Gareth Bale and Luka Modric -- who both now play for Madrid.This is a much less-experienced Spurs side -- especially at the highest level in European football -- and it showed against Monaco, which arrived in London high in confidence after an unbeaten start to the season.Spurs will be hoping it is not an ominous result -- the last team to use Wembley as a temporary home in the Champions League was Arsenal during the 1998-99 and 1999-00 seasons as its former Highbury Stadium did not have a large enough capacity. Arsenal won only two of its six games at Wembley over the two campaigns and failed to progress from its group on both occasions.Silvas 16th-minute goal finished off a Monaco counter-attack that began when Erik Lamela lost possession for Tottenham.The lead was doubled in the 31st when Djibril Sidibes cross left Jan Vertonghen and Ben Davies in a tangle, landing nicely for Lemar to score from close range high into the net.Alderweirelds header from Lamelas corner gave Tottenham hope, as did the appearance as a halftime substitute of Mousa Dembele -- one of the teams best players last season -- for his first appearance of the campaign after suspension.Spurs pair Dele Alli and Harry Kane had shots saved in the closing stages as Monaco held on.We started poorly ... They punished us for it, Alli said. We did enough to win the game, but we didnt finish the chances. Penny Hardaway Jersey . 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MORITZ, Switzerland -- Fog prevented downhill racers from getting their Olympic dress rehearsal.TAMPA, Fla. -- Mike Smith is headed back to Atlanta, this time as defensive coordinator of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.The ex-Falcons coach is excited about the trip, though not because hes facing his old team for the first time since being fired two seasons ago.The winningest coach in franchise history when he was let go in December 2014, Smith spent a year away from the NFL before joining one of his former Atlanta assistants, Dirk Koetter, in trying to transform the Bucs into playoff contenders.Koetter, in his first season as coach of the Bucs, and Smith, 66-46 in seven seasons with the Falcons, both reject the notion that returning to the Georgia Dome on Sunday will be special for any other reason than its the regular-season opener.The duo said so much has changed since they left that their familiarity with players remaining on the roster from the Smith regime is only a minimal advantage.Obviously for me and Mike, were both two years removed, so theres less and less guys that theyve kept, Koetter, who spent three seasons as Smiths offensive coordinator in Atlanta before moving into the same role with the Bucs in 2015, which means this weekend actually will be the third time hes gone against the Falcons since his departure.Theres some guys that are the same, but I think my emotional time with that is passed, Koetter added. We have to look at this as a football team. This is a divisional game on the road to open the season. ... Im just worried about what our team does.Smith led the Falcons to two NFC South titles and four playoff berths, including an appearance in the 2012 NFC championship game. He fell out of favor over his last two seasons in Atlanta, going 4-12 in 2013 and 6-10 in 2014.The 57-year-old jumped at the opportunity to join Koetter, who reached out to his old boss after Tampa Bay promoted him from offensive coordinator to first-time NFL head coach when Lovie Smith was fired after last season.The former coach sees a parallel in the challenge he faced in Atlanta, which drafted quarterback Matt Ryan in 2008, and the situation Koetter inherited with the Bucs, who have second-year quarterback Jameis Winston.This is a quarterback-driven league. Theres no doubt about it. And I think Jameis is an outstanding quarterback, Smith said Thursday. Hes got some great traits on the field, but hes also a great leader.And when you have that, I think it puts you a step ahead of the teams in the league. Werre all trying to have the best possible football team, and I think it starts with the quarterback position. Josh Jackson Jersey. So I do see some similarities, definitely.Smith joked that hes had a lot of sleepless nights lately, preparing to face a Falcons offense led by Ryan, receiver Julio Jones and running back Devonta Freeman.Theyre three really outstanding football players, and if they get going, they can make it be a long day for you. Weve had an opportunity to put in our preparation and now we have an opportunity to go in and play and see how we execute, said Smith, adding that the transition from head coach to defensive coordinator hasnt been as difficult as some might expect.I sleep better at night, thats the first thing. Its been enjoyable, Smith said. Its been refreshing to be a little bit more hands-on in a smaller group that youre dealing with. These guys have been great.Not only the players, but the coaches and our support staff. Its been fun to get back to just worry about Xs and Os and not having to worry about things outside of that.Like Smith and Koetter, the Falcons are playing down the significance of opening the season against familiar faces.Once youre out there playing -- and Im sure they would say the same thing -- youre competing. Its just like any other week, Ryan said. I know theyll be well coached. Thats probably the biggest thing going into it. I know theyll be well prepared on both sides of the ball.Coach Dan Quinn and defensive lineman Jonathan Babineaux agreed that when the game begins, all that matters is how well the teams play.You always face former coaches and former teammates, week in and week out. Its the way the league is. Nobody ever really stays on the same team, Babineaux said.Im blessed to be here for 12 years now. But it really doesnt happen anymore these days, the tackle added. Ive got a lot of regard for Dirk and Smitty and what they did in the past here. I think theyre going to have a successful program over there.But Sunday is about the Atlanta Falcons. Theres a lot of new guys in this locker room who werent even here when they were here. So its really no rivalry. Its just a great divisional battle.---AP Sports Writer Paul Newberry in Atlanta contributed to this report.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL ' ' '