UEFA CL: City marches on, Spurs come back from two goals down to draw in Turin


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Champions League resumed after the winter break with two round of 16 games on Tuesday night. 

Resilient and well-organized Tottenham came back from 2-0 down early in the first half to draw at Juventus.

The home side got off to a flying start with Gonzalo Higuaín on target twice inside the opening nine minutes.


The Argentinian striker volleyed in Miralem Pjanic’s clever free-kick with just over a minute played, and then converted from the spot following Ben Davies’ challenge on Federico Bernardeschi in the box.

However, Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen struck either side of half-time to give visitors a well-deserved chance of progressing to the next round.

Higuaín hammered his second penalty of the game against the bar after Serge Aurier’s foul on Douglas Costa just before the break.

Juventus conceded for the first time in 2018 and double the number of goals they had shipped in their previous 16 matches in all competitions; also, Kane became the first player to score nine goals in his first nine UEFA Champions League games.

Elsewhere on Tuesday, Manchester City put four past Basel to close on the last eight.

Pep Guardiola’s side needed just 23 minutes to take control of this tie, with Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero scoring in a span of only nine minutes.


Gundogan scored his second and City’s fourth early in the second half, leaving the Swiss champions with an almost impossible task in Manchester on March 7.