Tottenham knocked out of UCL as Man City advance



Tottenham’s Champions League ambitions came crashing down as Juventus produced two goals inside three second-half minutes to win 2-1 and decide the destiny of their last-16 tie at the Wembley stadium last night.

Tottenham walked out at Wembley stadium with sights set on the Champions League quarter-finals – but ended the night beaten by the greater experience of old campaigners Juventus.

Spurs controlled large portions of the last-16 tie but Juventus scored twice inside three minutes during the second half to give last season’s beaten finalists the chance to secure a 2-1 win and a 4-3 aggregate victory.

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South Korean Son Hueng opened the scoring in the 39th minute but Gonzalo Higuaín equalised in the 64th minute before Paulo Dybala sealed their fate three minutes later.

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Meanwhile, Manchester City suffered their first home defeat since 2016 but still reached the Champions League quarter-finals. City led through Gabriel Jesus’s opener from Bernardo Silva’s cross.

But Mohamed Elyounoussi lashed home a leveller and then set up Michael Lang’s second-half winner.

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City now join Liverpool Real Madrid and Juventus who clinched a chance in the quarter finals this week.

Elsewhere, Arsenal are aiming to end their losing run when they play AC Milan in the first leg of their last-16 Europa League tie tonight at San Siro.

Arsene Wenger’s side have lost four matches in a row, the first time that has happened since October 2002.

Arsenal will be without Hector Bellerin, Nacho Monreal and Alexandre Lacazette through injury, while Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is also unavailable.

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AC Milan, managed by Gennaro Gattuso, are unbeaten in 13 matches.

They are seventh in Serie A on 44 points, 25 points behind leaders Napoli, but in their last match they edged out Lazio to reach the Coppa Italia final and have not conceded a goal in their past six matches.

In other Europa league fixtures Atletico Madrid play Lokomotiv Moscow while Lazio welcome Dynamo Kyve.

Atletico bilbao travel to Marseille as Borussia Dortmund host RB Salzburg.


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