UEFA Champions’ League: City hit Bassel 4-0 as Tottenham hold Juventus 2-2
Tuesday night saw two English clubs putting up sterling performances in their UEFA Champions League last 16 matches. Manchester City effectively killed off their UEFA Champions League tie against FC Basel after 23 minutes. They flattened the Swiss champions with three quick-fire goals on their way to a 4-0 away win.
Ilkay Gundogan, Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero scored within nine minutes of each other in the last 16 first leg tie.
They helped to almost certainly extend Basel’s wait for a first quarter-final appearance in the competition.
Gundogan curled in the fourth from the edge of the area in the 53rd minute as the runaway English Premier League leaders clocked up another emphatic win in their remarkable season.
Basel did their best to make a game of it and created several openings but looked vulnerable every time Manchester City attacked.
In the other match of the night, Tottenham Hotspur recovered from conceding twice in the opening nine minutes to secure a 2-2 draw away to Juventus. Gonzalo Higuain struck for Juve on Tuesday after two minutes and again from the penalty kick spot after nine minutes as Tottenham were rocked, but the visitors responded in impressive fashion.
Harry Kane fired home in the 35th minute to half the deficit before Higuain wasted the chance to score a hat-trick.
The Argentine’s penalty kick on the stroke of halftime hit the crossbar.
On the other hand, Kane’s strike was the first goal Juventus have conceded in 2018.
Tottenham were rewarded for their endeavour when Christian Eriksen’s free-kick levelled it up in the 71st minute.