Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
Sports | By Spencer Underwood

Juventus v Tottenham - the key battles that will decide the tie

Juventus v Tottenham - the key battles that will decide the tie

"They've gone away already this year to Dortmund, to Real Madrid so they have nothing to fear from anybody", Redknapp said on TV3's post-game show.

For Mauricio Pochettino's side, they are one of four teams beside Barcelona, Besiktas and Liverpool yet to suffer loss in Europe this term and are priced at (1.69) to either win or draw in Turin.

It was the first goal the Italian champions have conceded in 2018, and they could have put daylight between them and the visitors just before half-time but Higuain wasted the chance to score a hat-trick when his penalty hit the crossbar. Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur will be looking to capitalize on Harry Kane's subliminal run in front of goals when they take on Serie A giants in their playground.

Three years ago, Eriksen was stalling on a new contract and eyeing a move to Juventus because he thought he might have to leave north London to fulfil his Champions League ambitions. "It was an excellent performance after that and we take two away goals to Wembley". "Two down against a side who are so hard to break down and in the end we deserved to win more than to draw".

The result gives Pochettino's side a good chance of progressing to the quarter-finals - but Tottenham fans on social media were not happy regardless.

Alderweireld has been left out of Tottenham's travelling party to Turin despite making his return following three months out with a hamstring injury and playing 90 minutes against Newport during last week's FA Cup fourth round replay.

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Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld, who recently returned to action after a hamstring injury, did not travel with the squad after Pochettino made a decision to ease the Belgian back in. When I arrived here, the games against the top teams when you are 2-0 down after nine minutes you lose 6-0.

This is the first-ever competitive match between the two sides with Juventus unbeaten in 22 home Champions League fixtures, winning 14 of them.

"He's a complete forward who plays for the team. I'm so excited. My focus though is on tomorrow", said Pochettino, as quoted by Football London.

"I feel so proud. We're going to be courageous".

"We are more mature now".

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