Spurs stand still, sur­vive

Geelong Advertiser - - SPORT -

At a cru­cial stage of its Cham­pi­ons League last-16 match on Tues­day, Tot­ten­ham sur­vived against Ju­ven­tus sim­ply by stand­ing still. Spurs goal­keeper Hugo Lloris chose not to dive in ei­ther di­rec­tion as Ju­ven­tus for­ward Gon­zalo Higuain ap­proached to strike his sec­ond penalty of the game. With no big gaps ap­pear­ing, Higuain smashed the ball straight down the mid­dle and saw it can­non off the cross­bar.

A goal would have given Ju­ven­tus a com­mand­ing 3-1 lead at half­time. In­stead, Spurs man­aged to re­cover from a ter­ri­ble start and level in the sec­ond pe­riod to fin­ish at 2-2, ahead of the sec­ond leg at Wem­b­ley on March 7.

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