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Juventus downs Tottenham in Champions League action

IANS  |  London 

Juventus staged a superb comeback over Tottenham Hotspur midway through the second half here, downing the British squad 2-1 at and earning a ticket to quarter-finals.

With this win on Wednesday night, Juventus -- champions and finalists in two of the last three seasons -- knocked Tottenham out of the tourney before some 90,000 local fans, reports news agency.

The teams had played to a 2-2 draw in and striker Heung-min Son got Tottenham on the board first in the 37th minute, the score remaining at 1-0 by halftime.

But after play resumed it was Argentina's scoring the equaliser in the 64th minute for the visitors and -- just three minutes later -- his countryman adding another goal.

Tottenham were gobsmacked by the double whammy from the Italian squad and never quite recovered as the minutes ticked away with Juventus mounting a great defence and even created several chances to augment the score, although they did not manage to capitalize on any of them.

Before the match, a minute of silence was observed by players and fans in memory of international Davide Astori, who died unexpectedly last Sunday.



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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 13:32 IST