Seven goals, two game-changing video referee
decisions and a whole lot in between made for a great European encounter at the
Wednesday’s clash between Tottenham and Manchester City had a little bit of
everything but, following a flurry of early goals, plenty of tense moments and
a bit of late VAR drama, Spurs sealed their place in the Champions League semi-finals.
After topping Manchester City 1-0 at home in the
opening leg, Spurs edged the Premier League champions on away goals
after a drama-filled match.
It was a match that saw four goals in the opening 11
minutes, as Son Heung-min scored twice while Raheem Sterling and Bernardo Silva
also fired goals in what was the most rapid-fire start in Champions League
Sterling added another in the 21st minute, and the
match calmed down from there until Sergio Aguero rocketed a shot past Hugo
Lloris to give City the advantage in the 59th minute.
Fernando Llorente then scored to restore Spurs’
advantage, as he diverted a corner home off his hip to give his side
the lead, though there were suspicions of handball.
They somehow found a way to hold on from there, with
Sterling’s stunning last-gasp finish ruled out moments later due to VAR
detecting an offside Sergio Aguero.
It was one of the best matches in Champions League
history, and it caused a huge reaction throughout the footballing world.