Champions League: Tottenham ‘deserved win’ against Juventus

Juventus 2 Tottenham 2 Champions League round of 16


Tottenham players celebrate Christian Eriksen’s equaliser against Juventus in the Champions League


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Juventus 2 Tottenham 2 Champions League round of 16

Spurs’ comeback in Turin delights manager Mauricio Pochettino

Match Report

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 – 8:22am

Juventus 2 Tottenham 2

Spurs recovered from a shocking start against Juventus to end up with a share of the spoils in a thrilling Champions League last-16 first-leg encounter.

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The match at the Allianz Stadium couldn’t have started worse for the Londoners, who found themselves two goals down after nine minutes. Gonzalo Higuain volleyed the Italian champions ahead on two minutes with a wonderful strike, and he then fired home a penalty to punish Ben Davies for his clumsy challenge on Federico Bernardeschi.

Spurs looked shell-shocked, but not for long. Displaying the confidence that comes from a 12-match unbeaten streak, the visitors began to grow into the game, creating chances for Harry Kane, who should have scored with a point-blank header that went straight into the grateful arms of Gianluigi Buffon .

But Kane, who had scored 16 goals in his last 14 matches before the Juventus clash, shrugged off the miss and soon had Spurs on the scoreboard with a cool and clinical finish. Running onto a pass from Dele Alli, Kane rounded the advancing Buffon and from a tight angle stroked the ball into the net.

The home fans were stunned. So was Buffon. It was the first goal he had conceded this year, the first in 723 minutes of football for club and country.

Spurs were now in the driving seat, dominating the midfield thanks to the industry and invention …read more

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