A fantastic row of Manchester City’s victories was interrupted last night. Tottenham Hotspurs defeated the great rival with a minimal result, 1-0.
It was a perfect European debut for the Spurs at their new stadium and a huge victory for Pochettino’s boys.
Manchester City opened the game better, and the guests had control of the game in the first few minutes. The result of that, is the penalty which came in the 13th minute. One of City’s players took a shot from outside the box, and Danny Rose deflected it.
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But the referee Bjorn Kuipers received a call from the video room, suggesting to check out the VAR system and see if Rose handballed, which was the situation.
The Dutch official didn’t have any doubts after seeing the video and pointed towards the spot. Luckily for all the Spurs fans, Sergio Aguero missed it.
Until the end of the half, nothing interesting happened, but Tottenham brought the balance on the pitch, and the Citizens were restrained a little bit.
The second 45 minutes started with Raheem Sterling’s weak shot which was held by Hugo Lloris without any problems.
Just a minute later, Son unleashed a beautiful strike from some 23 yards, and the ball went near the left post of Ederson’s goal.
The South Korean player had more luck in the 78th minute, when his shot from inside the box ended behind Ederson.
City didn’t have enough time to respond, and the Spurs got a lead before the rematch at Etihad.
The second game of the night saw Liverpool comfortably defeating Porto with 2-0. In the repetition of last year’s round of 16, Liverpool did all the work in the first half an hour.
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Naby Keita shocked the guests from Portugal in the 5th minute, while Roberto Firmino doubled that in the 26th. Unlike the game in London, this one had many good chances on both sides. Moussa Marega created a lot of problems for the Red’s defense, but couldn’t score.
The Champions League quarterfinals continue tomorrow, with two big games, Ajax vs Juventus and Manchester United vs Barcelona. All games are starting at 9PM CET.