Just how impressive was Spurs' comeback" - football




Just how impressive was Spurs' comeback"

Just how impressive was Spurs' comeback"



Tottenham’s comeback from 2-0 down to draw away to Juventus helped get the Champions League knockout stages off to an exciting start.
Few teams leave Juventus’ Allianz Stadium with a goal to their name, let alone a draw – and Spurs did it the hard way.
After trailing 2-0 to Gonzalo Higuain’s double in the first nine minutes, Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen helped give them the edge on away goals, with Higuain also missing a penalty.

“For 83 minutes we dominated Juventus and that is a thing to praise. Not many teams come here and dominate Juventus,” said Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino.
Former England winger Chris Waddle said Spurs were “by far the better side”, while ex-Tottenham boss David Pleat predicts a “titanic battle” in the second leg at Wembley on 7 March when a quarter-final place will be at stake.
But just how impressive was Spurs’ fightback" Here are some of the standout stats:

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Juventus had only conceded one goal in their previous 16 games – and none in 2018. Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon had not conceded a goal for 694 minutes – a run going back to Italy’s World Cup play-off defeat by Sweden in November when the second leg ended 0-0.
Juve had won their past 10 games in league and cup over the last two months.
It is only the second time they have failed to win a Champions League home game after being two goals ahead – the last was against Manchester United in the 1999 semi-final second leg.
Spurs are the first team to wipe out a two-goal deficit at the Juventus Stadium, now called the Allianz Stadium, since the Italian champions moved there in 2011.
Juve have conceded two goals in a home Champions League game for the first time since February 2016 – 2-2 against Bayern Munich.
They had not conceded twice in any home game since October when they lost 2-1 to Lazio.

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