Spurs earn huge advantage, City through to the last “8”

Tottenham hold the advantage in their Champions League last-16 tie with Juventus after coming from behind to draw 2-2 in a dramatic first leg in Turin on Tuesday.

Spurs were rocked early on as Gonzalo Higuain scored twice inside the opening nine minutes, the first from a quickly-taken free-kick before he struck again from the penalty spot.

But Spurs bossed the rest of the game and Harry Kane pulled a goal back before the interval when he rounded Gianluigi Buffon and slotted into an empty net after being played through by Dele Alli.

Man City thrash Basel 4-0 in Switzerland.

Manchester City took a giant stride towards the Champions League quarter-finals with a clinical 4-0 victory over Basel in the first leg of their last-16 tie at St. Jakob-Park.

City raced into a three-goal lead inside 24 minutes thanks to a near-post Ilkay Gundogan header (14), a Bernardo Silva volley (18) and Sergio Aguero’s thunderous 198th goal for the club (23).

Basel had a strong penalty appeal declined before the City deluge but the Swiss champions – often the scourge of English sides in Europe – had no reply, as Gundogan’s second (53) wrapped up a comprehensive victory for Pep Guardiola’s men.

It means City can set their sights on the last eight of Europe’s elite club competition for only the second time, barring a miraculous Basel turnaround in the return leg at the Etihad on March 7.

source: Skysports