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Juve's Higuain defends himself after Champions League tie

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Juventus striker Gonzalo on Wednesday dismissed criticism from fans after he missed a crucial penalty in his team's pre-quarter-final first leg at home against fotball club Tottenham Hotspur, which ended in a 2-2 draw.

started out strong, putting two goals past Tottenham in the first nine minutes of the match on Tuesday. He later sent a penalty on to the crossbar and straight into the crowd, triggering a slew of fan criticism on social media, reports

"It's easy to talk after the match from your couch at home," he wrote on his official account, adding: "Until 2-0 everything was perfect, after 2-2 opinions changed. We are not interested in them and we're going to to qualify."

The draw at the Stadium gives Tottenham away goals advantage in their second leg, slated for March 7 at



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First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 21:42 IST