Juventus comeback stuns Tottenham

Gonzalo Higuaín and Paulo Dybala’s quick-fire strikes catapulted Juventus into the last eight of the UEFA Champions League at Wembley Stadium.

Having come back to draw 2-2 in the first leg, Tottenham took the lead in the tie for the first time when Heung-Min Son scuffed in from Kieran Trippier’s 39th-minute cross. The home side then continued to hold sway until two goals in quick succession turned the contest on its head.

Higuaín levelled by stabbing in Sami Khedira’s flick-on to tie the aggregate score and, three minutes later, he slid a pass through the middle of the hosts’ defence that Dybala galloped on to before drilling past Hugo Lloris to complete a stunning turnaround.

It was a remarkable second half from Higuaín, who scored Juventus’ first and made the second for compatriot Dybala. The Argentinian forward contributed three of the Bianconeri’s four goals in the tie, and changed the course of the Wembley second leg through force of personality alone. Juventus weren’t at their best but Higuaín, who had been suffering from an ankle injury in the build-up, most certainly was. For all the pre-match talk of Harry Kane – who headed against the post in the last minute – Higuaín stole the show.


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