Tottenham dominated the ball, had the perennial Italian champions on the back foot and it looked inevitable that they would knock them out. That doesn’t matter. A crazy three-minute spell saw Tottenham Spurs knocked out of the UEFA Champions League as Juventus drew on a groundswell of history and belief to assert their dominance.
Heung-min Son’s 39th-minute opener looked to have put Spurs on track for the quarter-finals.But, despite looking to be on the ropes for much of the opening hour, Juve stunned the hosts as Gonzalo Higuain finished in the 64th minute and then played in Paulo Dybala to score the second shortly aftwerwards.
Max Allegri swapped things around with Stephan Lichtsteiner coming on at right-back and Kwadwo Asamoah giving Alex Sandro license to attack from higher up on the left. Spurs did not adjust in time. Lichtsteiner’s inch-perfect pass was nodded into the path of Higuain and he made no mistake. The striker was signed by Juvntus.
Two quick-fire goals in the opening nine minutes of the first leg gave Spurs just too much to do in order to claw back a win in Turin even if they dominated thereafter. That performance left a lot to be desired from a Juventus perspective.
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⚽ Tottenham 1-2 Juventus |
💔 Heartbreak for Spurs as they lose 2-1 to Juventus and exit the Champions League. pic.twitter.com/N3Ngssh5Hf
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