PERSPECTIVE ON 2-2 BY @meir_schochet13 :
3 months ago
"It’s always exciting when Champions League comes around. Even more so when your team has a tough matchup. Spurs travelled to Torino to face probably the best Italian side this season. Early on it seemed like a disastrous away leg when the Italians went up 1-0 on a beautiful volley goal passed from Miralem Pjanic to Gonzalo Higuain in the 2nd minute. Soon after it was 2-0 when Davies ran into Federico Bernardeschi resulting in a pen and then goal from yet again Gonzalo Higuain. We had a penalty shout of our own 10 minutes later when Kane came together with Medhi Benatia but the ref was not impressed. Kane then had a chance to get a goal back from six yards in the 26th minute, only to draw a fine save from Gianluigi Buffon. We were looking more dangerous and the pressure paid off when Kane ran onto Dele Alli's through ball and rounded Buffon to bring us within reach at 2-1. We headed into the half with our heads up looking for that second goal. However just as we appeared to have a hold on the game Aurier mistimed his challenge on Douglas Costa to give Juventus another penalty, which by the luck of the lords in heaven Higuain hit off the woodwork to amazingly keep the difference to one. We then made Juve pay for their play, after Giorgio Chiellini fouled Alli in an advanced position, and Eriksen slotted a low free kick into the corner to level the score in the 71st. Statistics wise, Spurs dominated. We held ⅔ of the possession where Juve got the rest, and shots wise, we had 12 (6 on target) to their 9 (5 on target). MOTM I would gladly give to Harry Kane for a great performance.
An abysmal start however turned into a slightly happy ending. Now we have to take these two away goals and finish the job at Wembley. COYS"
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