Highlights Tottenham vs Juventus, Champions League R-16, 2nd Leg, Score and Updates: Terrific comeback from Turin giants to clinch match

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Highlights Tottenham vs Juventus, Champions League R-16, 2nd Leg, Score and Updates: Terrific comeback from Turin giants to clinch match
  • 03:34 (IST)

    So that's it from us. Hope you have enjoyed our coverage of the night. Just a reminder that four teams have already made the cut to Champions League quarter-finals – Real Madrid, Liverpool, Manchester City and Juventus. 

    Eight more teams are still in the fray for remaining four spots. 

    We will be back again with the blog for next week's matches. Do join us then! 

  • 03:29 (IST)

    Well this has been some night of football.

    It was all going well for Spurs until Juventus, out of nowhere, scored two goals in little more than 120 seconds to qualify for the quarter-finals. Spurs took lead after Son's strike and they looked certain to add more to the tally. Gonzalo Higuaín, who was AWOL for most of the time, pulled one back after an hour mark and the talented Paulo Dybala grabbed the winner. 

    The match ended with an aggregate of 4-3 after both teams scored two goals each in the first-leg.

    Tottenham did most things right today so they would be devastated by today's results. A praise for Massimiliano Allegri, whose tactical changes in the second-half worked wonders for his team. 

  • 03:18 (IST)

    Experience prevail! 

  • 03:17 (IST)

    Juventus and Manchester City are through! 

  • 03:15 (IST)

    Claps claps! 

  • 03:14 (IST)

    Meanwhile, Manchester City are beaten by Basel 2-1 but it doesn't matter as they progress to quarter-finals on 5-2 aggregate.

    But the day belongs to Juventus! What a comeback from the Turin giants!  

  • 03:09 (IST)

    TOT 1-2 JUV

    It's all over! Terrific comeback from Juve as they beat Tottenham to make it to next round. Spurs heartbroken! The final aggregate reads 4-3 in Juve's favour. What a match!

  • 03:06 (IST)

    90' TOT 1-2 JUV

    So close to an equaliser as Harry Kane's header hits the post and goes along the line before being kicked away. 

  • 02:59 (IST)

    83' TOT 1-2 JUV

    Tottenham putting relentless pressure on Juventus. Time's running away as Juventus remove Higuain for Sturaro. Dele Alli also makes way for Fernando Llorente. 

  • 02:54 (IST)

    What happened here? Basel lead City 2-1

  • 02:51 (IST)

    Stat alert! 

  • 02:51 (IST)

    Change for Tottenham! 

  • 02:49 (IST)

    74' TOT 1-2 JUV

    For most part of the game, Juventus were the second best but they proved why they are one of Europe's giants in football. Two goals in two minutes from the likes of Higuain and Dybala.

    Tottenham are trailing 1-2 in the match and 2-3 in the aggregate.

    Higuain played key roles in both the goals. For the first one, he was there on spot to convert a cross from Sami Khedira. For the second one, he played a through ball to Dybala, who runs 30 odd yards to unleash his left-footer against Hugo Lloris.


  • 02:42 (IST)

    64' TOT 1-2 JUV

    Oh Dybala has done it! A powerful left-footer to beat Lloris and give the lead to his team. TURNAROUND!  

  • 02:40 (IST)

    62' TOT 1-1 JUV

    GOAL! Higuain with a header to pull one back for Juventus. It's 3-3 on aggregate now.

  • 02:39 (IST)

    60' TOT 1-0 JUV

    Massimiliano Allegri makes two changes. One tactical with Blaise Matuidi making way for Kwadwo Asamoah. The other one appears an injury change with Benatia going out and in comes Stephan Lichtsteiner.

  • 02:32 (IST)

    56' TOT 1-0 JUV

    BTW, where's Gonzalo Higuain? He has been missing the entire match. Juventus really need to bring him in the game. Time is running away for them.  

  • 02:28 (IST)

    Looks unlikely! 

  • 02:25 (IST)

    50' TOT 1-0 JUV

    It's early in the second-half but looks like frustration is getting off Juventus players. Medhi Benatia given yellow card for a cynical challenge on Alli. 

  • 02:19 (IST)

    45' TOT 1-0 JUV

    It's time for second-half! Tottemham lead after Son's goal and the aggregate is 3-2 in Spurs' favour. Can Juventus make comeback in the match? Only time will tell. 

  • 02:15 (IST)

    City leading the charts! 

  • 02:13 (IST)

    Neck and neck! 

  • 02:08 (IST)

    That's how it looks after half-time! 

  • 02:06 (IST)

    TOT 1-0 JUV

    It's half-time! Superb half from Tottenham as they take lead thanks to Son's goal. 

    At the Etihad, It's 1-1 after goals from Manchester City's Jesus and Basel's Elyounoussi.

  • 02:02 (IST)

    44' TOT 0-0 JUV

    Son Heung-min has been causing lot f headache for Juventus defenders on the left. His speed is his biggest asset. It al started with Kieran Tripper taking on the losse ball and crossing it to Son, who mishits it, but still manages to score. 

  • 01:59 (IST)

    He's a happy man! 

  • 01:56 (IST)

    39' TOT 1-0 JUV

    GOAL! Son finally finds the back of the net after missing one seconds earlier. 

  • 01:49 (IST)

    31' TOT 0-0 JUV

    Dele Alli tries something audacious from outside the box. The power is there but the ball went straight to Buffon's arms.  

  • 01:47 (IST)

    Well done! 

  • 01:45 (IST)

    28' TOT 0-0 JUV

    After a frantic start, the pace has somewhat slowed down. Both teams are now cautious but Tottenham are dominating the possession.

  • 01:43 (IST)

    Basel make it 1-1

    At the Etihad Stadium, Basel, rather surprisingly, level the scoreline with the help of Mohamed Elyounoussi. Can we expect something special from them? Oh wait! They are playing against Manchester City. It's kind of mission impossible for Basel.

  • 01:39 (IST)

    17' TOT 0-0 JUV

    Son goes close once again with a powerful header but Buffon punches away the ball. Danger averted! 

  • 01:37 (IST)

    15' TOT 0-0 JUV

    A great chance!

    Harry Kane beats the goalkeeper on the run but ends up side-netting the ball. So close! Seconds later, Juventus furiously appeal for a foul on Douglas Costa by Jan Vertonghen inside the box.

    Big call from the referee as initial replays showed Costa was fouled.

  • 01:26 (IST)

    City take lead

    Maybe we will witness another goalfest from Manchester City as Jesus opens the scoring with a simple tap-in from a Bernando Silva cross.Just eight minutes on clock. 

  • 01:22 (IST)

    5' TOT 0-0 JUV

    Tottenham are looking lively in the first few minutes. Especially on the left with Son forcing a good save from Buffon in just three minutes. Juventus are still settling in.

  • 01:16 (IST)

    1' TOT 0-0 JUV

    Well, it's kickoff at Wembley Stadium!

    Tottenham have the advantage of two away goals. This Spurs team have the talent and ability to beat top sides like Juventus. Let's see if they can do it today.

  • 00:57 (IST)

    Not much pressure on Manchester City

    Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola could afford the luxury of making six changes as his team enjoy a healthy 4-0 lead against FC Basel. 

    Sergio Aguero, Kevin de Bruyne and David Silva were among those to drop out of the side that beat Chelsea 1-0 on Sunday to edge ever closer to the Premier League title.

    Gabriel Jesus takes Aguero's place up front in his first start since injuring knee ligaments at Crystal Palace on New Years' Eve.

  • 00:45 (IST)

    Big task ahead for Spurs

    With Tottenham hoping to reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 2011, eliminating the Italian champions Juventus would be another step towards the top table for Mauricio Pochettino. In the first-leg, Spurs recovered from two goals down to draw 2-2 thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen.  

  • 00:41 (IST)

    Look who's here! 

  • 00:30 (IST)

    Juventus line-up

    Buffon; Barzagli, Benatia, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Pjanic, Matuidi; Dybala, Higuain, Douglas Costa

    Bench: Szczęsny, Rugani, Lichtsteiner, Asamoah, Marchisio, Sturaro, Bentancur

  • 00:29 (IST)

    Here's FC Basel's starting XI

  • 00:20 (IST)

    Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne start on bench tonight.

  • 00:18 (IST)

    Here's the playing XI of Tottenham! 

  • 00:18 (IST)

    Tottenham's team sheet is out! 

    Lloris (C), Trippier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane.

  • 00:12 (IST)

    Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the Round of 16 Champions League matches.

    Tonight, playing at home, English club Tottenham will look to dominate Italian giants Juventus and make the cut to the next round.

    Another English club and this season's Premier League champions-elect Manchester City will try to maintain their brilliant run against FC Basel.

    Stay tuned as we bring you live updates! 


It's all over! Terrific comeback from Juve as they beat Tottenham to make it to next round. Spurs heartbroken! The final aggregate reads 4-3 in Juve's favour. What a match!


Mauricio Pochettino faces a defining moment as the Tottenham boss aims to joins the managerial elite by masterminding a famous Champions League triumph against Juventus on Wednesday.

Dybala celebrating his goal. AFP

Dybala celebrating his goal. AFP

Long regarded as one of the sport's brightest young managers, Pochettino can use this season's Champions League to reach the rarified air inhabited by the likes of Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and Diego Simeone.

Like his former Argentina team-mate Simeone, Pochettino is coveted by some of Europe's biggest clubs.

But while Simeone has defied the odds to lead Atletico Madrid to La Liga and Europa League titles, as well as reaching two Champions League finals, Pochettino is still waiting for his breakthrough moment.

Despite earning plaudits throughout his nine-year managerial career with Espanyol, Southampton and now Tottenham, the 46-year-old has failed to lead any of his clubs to a major trophy.

Clearly, silverware isn't the only measure of a manager and no one would doubt Pochettino overachieved at Espanyol and Southampton given the lack of financial backing available.

Although Tottenham have greater resources than either of Pochettino's other teams, they largely steer clear of the huge fees paid by their top four rivals in the Premier League.

Since arriving in north London 2014, Pochettino has deftly navigated those constraints to turn Tottenham into a genuine top four force after years of underachievement.

But the crucial black mark on Pochettino's CV remains his failure to push Tottenham across the finish line when they have been on the brink of landing a trophy.

Having reached the League Cup final in 2015, Pochettino's side slumped to a disappointing 2-0 defeat against Chelsea, while in 2016 a late-season swoon allowed Leicester to coast to the Premier League title.

A vital loss at West Ham cost Tottenham dearly last season when they were unable to keep pace with eventual champions Chelsea, who also knocked out their rivals in the FA Cup semi-finals.

Tottenham's struggles in away games against their main rivals have been a constant problem throughout Pochettino's reign, dooming them to also-ran status in this season's title chase.

But Tottenham's Champions League exploits over the last few months suggest any inferiority complex is being eroded at last.

Football is a joy

That certainly seemed the case when they crushed European champions Real Madrid 3-1 at Wembley with a vibrant display that showcased the best of Pochettino's high-tempo philosophy.

That impressive result came after a draw in Madrid and recovering from two goals down to draw 2-2 in the last 16 first leg against Juventus was another step in the right direction.

With Tottenham hoping to reach the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 2011, eliminating the Italian champions would be another step towards the top table for Pochettino.

His appetite for success is driving him on and, after admitting he once thought of quitting management by the time he was 50, the Argentine now plans a long career on the bench.

"When I started as a manager I was 36, I said, 'Okay, I will be a manager and my limit is 50'," Pochettino said.

"Now, I don't know if I will be longer like Roy (Hodgson) or (Sir Alex) Ferguson or Wenger or maybe I will stop before.

"When I watch football and the manager always criticises everyone and sees the phantom and tries to defend himself and fight with you and fight with the fans and fight with this. That is no life.

"I want to improve and try to enjoy doing my job but if I am going to suffer or create drama in my life, I would prefer to go away.

"Football is a joy. The most quiet I am is when we are going to compete. It's not a drama. For other people it's different but for me football is not a drama - it is a joy."

Published Date: Mar 08, 2018 00:15 AM | Updated Date: Mar 08, 2018 03:34 AM

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