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Juventus - Tottenham Hotspur
Champions League - 13 February 2018
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The referee signals the end of the match and what a night for Tottenham! Mauricio Pochettino's side suffered a disastrous start as Juventus raced into a two-goal lead inside nine minutes, but Spurs fought back and earned a remarkable, but well deserved 2-2 draw.
These two clubs meet again at Wembley in three weeks and on this showing the Premier League side are surely favourites to progress to the quarter finals.
- OffDouglas CostaJuventus
- OnKwadwo AsamoahJuventus
While Kwadwo Asamoah takes the place of Costa.
- OffChristian EriksenTottenham Hotspur
- OnVictor WanyamaTottenham Hotspur
Eriksen, Tottenham's man of the match, is replaced by Victor Wanyama.
Only two minutes will be added at the end of this thrilling contest. Is there still time for a late, late goal?
- OffErik LamelaTottenham Hotspur
- OnLucas MouraTottenham Hotspur
Finally Spurs make their first change. Lucas Moura, the £25m signing from Paris, replaces Lamela for the last remaining minute, plus whatever injury-time is added.
The corner comes to nothing but Juventus are on top now as the match draws to a close.
Douglas Costa dances past a number of defenders as he drives to the by-line. He tries to cut the ball back for Higuain but Vertonghen makes a crucial sliding interception, conceding a corner.
Juventus have been dangerous from set-pieces this evening and now they have a chance to test Tottenham's defence with a corner...
But Benatia can't direct his header on target from eight or nine yards.
- OffDele AlliTottenham Hotspur
- OnHeung-Min SonTottenham Hotspur
Heung-Min Son has scored a lot of important goals this season (albeit mostly at Wembley) and now he will try to make his mark in the latter stages of this game as replaces Alli.
Despite holding the advantage, Spurs remain in the ascendancy... and now they are preparing an attacking substitution.
Tottenham have exerted so much energy over the course of tonight but yet Pochettino still hasn't made a substitute with nine minutes of normal time remaining.
- Yellow cardRodrigo BentancurJuventus
Bentancur, only on the pitch a matter of minutes, receives a booking for a foul on Davies.
Higuain spreads the ball wide to Bernardeschi who tries a shot from an angle but it takes a deflection off Vertonghen and lands straight at Lloris.
What does Pochettino do next? Will he settle for a draw - and two away goals - or will he be bold and play for a winner?
- OffMario MandzukicJuventus
- OnStefano SturaroJuventus
Juventus make their second change of the match, Stefano Sturaro replacing Mandzukic.
This is the first time in 17 games that Juventus have concede more than one goal.
Eriksen has been Spurs' best player on the night - and now he has a goal to his name. Buffon should do better, he took a needless step to his left as the shot came his way.
Tottenham deserve at least a draw this evening though.
- GoalChristian EriksenTottenham Hotspur
GOAL! Juventus 2-2 Tottenham (Eriksen)
Eriksen, the man for the big moment, levels the scores with a well-taken free-kick from 20 yards! Alli did brilliantly to win a free-kick from Chielini. The Dane steps up and strikes a low shot which sneaks past the wall and into the bottom corner. Buffon got a touch but couldn't keep it out.
As ambitious as ever, Kane tries to catch out Buffon as he tries a snap-shot from 30 yards. But the Italian great makes a comfortable save at his near post.
Chiellini, who has been as solid in defence as ever, concedes a corner. Spurs play the set-piece short but Lamela's cross is dealt with quite comfortably by Juventus.
Spurs found a lot of space in midfield during the first period but the hosts are doing a better job of closing down their opponents quicker since the restart, even if they are commiting more fouls.
- OffSami KhediraJuventus
- OnRodrigo BentancurJuventus
The first change of the match is made by Juventus, with Rodrigo Bentancur replacing Khedira.
Looks like the hosts will operate with a back-three now.
Lamela clips a delicate cross to the back post, finding Alli. He tries to knock the ball back for Kane, but Benatia is in the right place to intervene.
Aurier wins a free-kick on the right channel and Eriksen is over the ball. This is a chance to test the home side's rearguard. The likes of Vertonghen are brought forward to contest the set-piece delivery... but Juventus clear quite comfortably.
Another match, another record for Harry Kane.
Into the final half-hour and you sense there are more goals to come in this thrilling encounter. And how important is the next goal.
- Yellow cardGonzalo HiguaínJuventus
Higuain goes down under pressure from Aurier and Vertonghen but the Juventus striker is told to get to his feet, before receiving a booking for simulation. Then Pjanic goes down injured so play is brought to a halt.
The corner delivery falls kindly for Mandzukic but he can only head the ball straight at Lloris.
Juventus work the ball wide to Bernardeschi and Davies allows him space to cut onto his stronger left foot. The midfielder fires a shot at goal but Lloris is at full-stretch to push it out for a corner.
I wouldn't be surprised if Aurier is hooked off soon. The wing-back hasn't coped with the speed of Douglas Costa very well and of course he is already on a yellow card.
Higuaín has never been on the losing side when he has scored in a UEFA Champions league match (W14 D3).
Manchester City are now leading 4-0 in Basel, by the way. Game over.
Mandzukic doesn't look very comfortable but he returns to action for now.
Mandzukic has pulled up after challenging for a cross and he is going to limp off for some treatment.
The next goal in this encounter is absolutely crucial and you can sense both teams are afraid of conceding. Which team does this current result suit better?
- Yellow cardSerge AurierTottenham Hotspur
Aurier somehow escaped a yellow card after his foul on Douglas Costa in the first period, but he finally goes into the referee's book now for a cynical challenge on Sandro.
- 2nd Half
We are underway in the second period.
More of the same, please!
- End of 1st Half
Wow, just where do you start? Juventus raced into a two-goal lead inside 10 minutes but Kane pulled a goal back for Spurs. The visitors were in the ascendancy but then Aurier conceded a penalty - their second of the evening - up stepped Higuain, and was denied his hat-trick as he struck the crossbar.
What a thrilling first period.
OFF THE BAR!
Higuain steps up to strike the penalty... and smashes it at the crossbar! Incredible scenes in Turin!
PENALTY TO JUVENTUS!
Aurier commits a reckless foul on Douglas Costa inside the box... and Juventus have their second penalty of the night.
- Yellow cardMedhi BenatiaJuventus
Benatia clatters Kane from behind and receives the first booking of the match.
Eriksen is orchestrating play in midfield right now. He plays a one-two with Alli before forcing a corner. At this rate Juventus will be happy to hear the half-time whistle.
Alli makes a trademark late run to the back post and meets Eriksen's teasing cross. But the England international can only send his header high into the air and Buffon collects comfortably.
Eriksen catches a shot ever so sweetly from around 40 yards and Buffon can only parry it before a defender clears.
The travelling Spurs fans chant: "He's one of our own".
The Juve supporters were in party mood but you can sense they have grown quite anxious.
And now Spurs have a vital away goal... but they aren't content with just one. They're in the ascendancy right now.
That is the first goal Juventus' defence has been breached in 2018, but they have looked vulnerable since Higuain scored his second goal on nine minutes.
- GoalHarry KaneTottenham Hotspur
GOAL! Juventus 2-1 Tottenham (Kane)
Game on! Alli bides his time and picks out Kane with a beautifully weighted pass. The England forward, cool as you like, rounds Buffon before sliding into an empty net with a slight angle.
It's nine goals in nine games for Kane.
What a fascinating encounter we have right now, but Spurs need a goal. Kane doesn't quite get the contact he wants as he unloads from the edge of the box, but still forces Buffon into a good save as he pushes the low shot wide.
Higuain, on a hat-trick, should score!
Juventus are always dangerous on the counter-attack and they catch Spurs napping. A long ball over the top is latched onto by Pjanic, he feeds Higuain who checks back onto his left foot and drills the ball agonisingly wide from inside the box.
Eriksen drills the free-kick hard at low straight at the wall. The follow-up drops nicely for the Dane to have a second crack but this time he strikes it high and wide.
Juventus had Spurs up against the ropes but they have sat back and allowed Spurs to gain confidence.
And now the hosts have a free-kick to defend as Lamela is fouled on the left channel.
Kane spurs a MASSIVE opportunity to grab an away goal. Eriksen chips in a lovely cross and from point-blank range, Kane heads at Buffon who makes a terrific reaction save.
Really good defending from Chiellini who beats Alli to Davies' inviting cross.
Despite controlling possession, Tottenham have yet to register a shot on target.
Man City are currently leading 2-0 in Basel, Gundogan and Bernardo Silva have grabbed the goals. Pep's side are as good as through to the quarter final, aren't they?
The referee spots an infringement as Eriksen delivers the corner and Juventus are awarded a free-kick. So, the chance is wasted but Pochettino will be encouraged by his side's response in the last 10 minutes.
Kane finds some space on the right and swings in a cross, searching for Alli. It's slightly too far in front of his team mate but Juventus are forced to concede the corner.
Alli tries to release Kane with a through-pass but it's intercepted by Chiellini who is at full stretch to defend.
Tottenham have recovered well after a nightmarish opening 10 minutes. They are beginning to find some holes in midfield now.
Kane goes down easily inside the box under the challenge of Benatia but the Englishman's appeals for a penalty are waved away by the referee Felix Brych. Kane went over very easily...
Eriksen delivers a cross, searching for Kane but Chiellini is alert to intervene.
Juventus have plenty of men behind the ball but they are perfectly set up to strike the visitors on the counter attack.
Spurs probing inside the home side's half but Juventus have almost every man behind the ball. It's going to extremely difficult to break down the Old Lady - they haven't conceded a goal this year.
Lamela's cross is flicked on by Eriksen who tries to find Kane but the chance comes to nothing.
Spurs try to respond immediately as Davies forces a corner... but it's cleared away by none other than Higuain.
- Goal by penaltyGonzalo HiguaínJuventus
GOAL! Juventus 2-0 Tottenham (Higuain pen.)
Lloris gets a hand to Higuain's penalty but there's so much pace and power on the shot he can't prevent it from hitting the bottom corner.
It's a long way back for Spurs now. They're in real trouble.
- Yellow cardBen DaviesTottenham Hotspur
PENALTY TO JUVENTUS!
Davies catches Bernardeschi inside the penalty area as they compete for a high ball and the referee points to the spot... The Spurs defender is also booked.
Juventus have won 11 games in a row and have conceded only one goal in their last 16 games.
Is there any way back for Spurs, even at this early stage?
That was the second fastest Champions League goal for Juventus, after Allesandro del Piero in 1997 against Manchester United.
Higuain gets in behind Sanchez but Spurs are saved by the offside flag. Yes the visitors are playing a high line but these are worrying signs.
Great thinking by Pjanic and Higuain but Dele Alli simply allowed the Juventus forward to peel away from him.
- GoalGonzalo HiguaínJuventus
GOAL! Juventus 1-0 Tottenham (Higuain)
The worst possible start for Tottenham! It's really poor defending from the visitors who are caught sleeping from a free-kick.
Pjanic is fouled in midfield and he takes the set-piece quickly, lobbing the ball through to Higuain who finishes emphatically with a lovely first-time volley which nestles into the bottom corner.
- 1st Half
The fun begins...
Here comes the famous Champions League anthem, meaning kick-off is NEXT...
A formidable task lies ahead for Spurs this evening but after defeating Real Madrid and Dortmund earlier in the competition, this is an opportunity for Pochettino's side to prove they truly belong in Europe's elite.
What are your predictions?
Both sides come into this fixture in great form: Juventus are unbeaten in their past 22 Champions League home games, while their visitors have seen off Manchester United and Arsenal as well as drawing with Liverpool in their last four outings.
Pochettino has been having his say on tonight's opponents...
"We play one of the best teams in Europe but we came from playing against Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal and that is the same level as Juventus.
"Juventus are doing so well at home and it's a massive challenge for us to break them down, try to win the game, score goals. We are going to try. We are brave but of course, we know well that in front of us is a tough opponent."
Tottenham have reached the knockout stage of the Champions League for the second time in three appearances. They have never progressed further than the quarter-finals.
Harry Kane will have fond memories of the Juventus Stadium: after all, Tottenham’s talisman made his full England debut in Turin, starting in a 1-1 friendly draw in March 2015.
"Chiellini is an amazing defender, in my first start for England it was a tough battle against him and a good introduction to international football, we know how good their defence is and I'm looking forward to the challenge of coming up against them," said Kane.
Despite missing Matuidi and Dybala, Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is setting out with an attacking 4-2-3-1 formation with Bernardeschi, Douglas Costa and Mandžukić supporting Higuaín in attack. Pjanic and Khedira will help out in midfield.
Erik Lamela replaces Heung Min Son in Tottenham's midfield, with the Argentinian making his first appearance of the season. His inclusion in the starting XI is something of a surprise as Lamela has only made four competitive starts since returning from injury at the end of November.
Pochettino makes one other change with Serge Aurier coming in at right-back for Kieran Trippier.
TOTTENHAM TEAM NEWS
Starting XI: Lloris, Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Dele, Lamela, Kane.
Subs: Gazzaniga, Trippier, Rose, Wanyama, Sissoko, Son, Lucas.
JUVENTUS TEAM NEWS
Starting XI: Buffon, De Sciglio, Benatia, Chiellini, Alex Sandro, Khedira, Pjanic, Bernardeschi, Douglas Costa, Mandzukic, Higuain.
Subs: Szczesny, Rugani, Asamoah, Marchisio, Bentancur, Sturaro, Muratore.
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Having already defeated Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in the group stages, Mauricio Pochettino's side will have to produce yet another heroic performance if they are avoid defeat at the home of the Italian champions. Can they escape with a positive result?