UEFA CL: Juventus stun Tottenham at Wembley, City through despite reserves losing to Basel


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Italian champions Juventus scored twice in a span of three minutes midway through the second half to scrape through to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. 

After being held to a 2-2 draw three weeks ago in Turin, Massimiliano Allegri’s side found itself in a hole after Tottenham winger Heung-Min Son scored the opener in the 39th minute.

With his side needing two goals to advance and with no attacking-minded players on the bench - as the likes of Mario Mandzukic, Federico Bernardeschi and Juan Cuadrado were unavailable for this match - Allegri opted for Kwadwo Asamoah and Stephan Lichtsteiner, and his decision paid off moments later.

Swiss right-back’s run down the right wing started the move that resulted in Argentinian striker Gonzalo Higuain levelling on the night in the 64th minute. Then, three minutes later, Higuain slid a pass through the middle of the hosts’ defense for Paolo Dybala to put another one past Hugo Lloris and complete a stunning turnaround.  


Tottenham came close to taking the game into extra time, but Harry Kane’s header was eventually cleared off the goal line by Andrea Barzagli.  

Elsewhere on Wednesday, Manchester City suffered a first home defeat since 2016, but eased through to the quarter-finals with a 5-2 aggregate win against Basel.

Gabriel Jesus’ first goal in four months put the hosts in front after eight minutes, but Norwegian international Mohamed Elyounoussi and Michael Lang scored in 17th and 71st minute respectively to hand City their first home defeat in 37 games in all competitions.

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Pep Guardiola’s side secured only their second UEFA Champions League quarter-final; meanwhile, Gabriel Jesus’ opener was City’s 100th goal in the UEFA Champions League, from a total of 56 games.