AEL snatched the lead against the run of play through Adrián Sardinero on 14 minutes.
However, the introductions of substitutes Nacer Chadli, Mousa Dembele and Erik Lamela made a difference in the second half with the latter setting up Roberto Soldado and Harry Kane to turn the tie in our favour ahead of next week's second leg at White Hart Lane.
AEL Limassol: Fegrouch, Sielis, Carlitos, Cadu, Diego Barcelos, Edmar, Luciano Bebe (Eleftheriou, 67), Guidileye, Sardinero (Carlitos, 80), Gikiewicz (Tagbajumi, 73), Nikolaou (c). Subs (not used): Pulpo (GK), Espana, Nadeau, Stavrou.
Spurs: Lloris (c); Naughton, Dier, Vertonghen, Davies; Bentaleb, Paulinho (Chadli, 59); Townsend (Lamela, 72), Holtby (Dembele, 67), Kane; Soldado. Subs (not used): Friedel, Dawson, Rose, Sandro.
Goals: AEL - Sardinero (27). Spurs - Soldado (74), Kane (79).
Yellow cards: AEL - Cadu. Spurs - Holtby, Soldado, Davies.