UCL: Spurs come back to draw 2-2 at Juventus


Tottenham Hotspur took the honours of becoming the first team ever to have wiped out a two-goal deficit at the Juventus (Allianz ) Stadium since the Italian champions move their base there in 2011.

It was an impressive display of fortitude and quality by Mauricio Pochettino's side, in a game in which both teams displayed uncharacteristic defensive frailty - with the Bianconeri only conceding one goal in their previous 16 games. The games against the top teams, when we were 2-0 down after nine minutes, we'd lose 6-0. That's the thing we've changed with this manager [and] with the players we have.

"It's something that makes me insane because you aren't able to analyse how good teams are in the Champions League".

Aguero then scored his 29th of the season and his 198th for City in the 23rd minute, whipping a right-footed shot into the bottom corner from 20 yards with Vaclik rooted to the spot. We started not in a good way but showed we are mature enough to compete in the Champions League.

England worldwide Dele Alli was at the heart of Spurs' comeback, threading the ball through to Harry Kane for the visitors' first goal in another influential performance from the 21-year-old midfielder. "Tottenham are not used to it, but of course, Tottenham are going to give everything we can to get as close as possible to get our hands on a trophy".

"We've shown great personality against a team that has played two finals in the last three years, my players have been fantastic".

Before the match, Pochettino promised Spurs would not sacrifice style or adventure against Juventus, who have reached the Champions League final in two of the last three seasons.

"It was a big game and we played well - after the first 10 minutes, of course". Pochettino said the comeback was a testament to his team's maturity.

Mousa Dembele fouled Miralem Pjanic, 30 metres from goal, inside the first minute.

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri reacted strongly afterward when it was suggested his team, which is going for a seventh successive Serie A title, should have beaten Spurs, which is fifth in the Premier League. And at 2-0, you always need more energy.

"The Champions League is a dream and an objective, but winning it is not easy". Notwithstanding their returns from injury, I think that we have what it takes to make a real fist of this tie.

"Juventus has never been favourites in this tie".

"We all know el Pipita [Higuain]", Lamela told reporters.

Mollie: Spurs have been excellent tonight and they fully deserve to be level.

The London club were 0-2 down after nine minutes to a pair of Gonzalo Higuain goals - one of them a penalty - but they stabilised before taking control.