Tottenham is through to the next stage, but Pochettino did not favor caution. He had plenty of defensive cover on the bench. Yet he chose to introduce a striker, to tinker with the team shape. 32 minutes later, Llorente scores the goal that sent Tottenham through to the Champions League semi-final. Fortune favors the brave; or, to dare is to do, as they like to say in that part of north London.
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SEMI FINAL DRAW:
Barcelona vs Liverpool
Tottenham vs Ajax
By the time Llorente scored, City were winning. The tie, and this crazy game. They had laid siege to Tottenham’s goal at half-time Raheem Sterling, and Bernardo Silva both scored but Kevin De-Bryune had been the unlucky one in terms of the goals alto he had a good game in assisting two goals but was unable to convert good chances, Sergio Aguero had to find a way through but Tottenham had other ideas with VAR in their favor.
City has fallen to English opposition at the quarter-final stage two seasons in succession. Yet Tottenham scored three times at the Etihad. It is said their progress underserved in those circumstances.