Champions League review: Old Lady beats young pretenders; shock defeat for City

The final Champions League review of the week sees Spurs tumble out of the competition against Juventus, and Man City lose at home to Basel but go through on aggregate.

When it comes to patience, it’s Mr Creosote wafer thin mint thin if you play your professional football in England. If the Premier League handed out an award for the ‘Most Improved Premier League Side’ Spurs would have a lock on it. But they don’t. The trophy cabinet is empty, and that’s going to begin bothering Daniel Levy.

Spurs walked out of a well to do Wembley on the back of a 17-match unbeaten run and an injection of confidence after coming from two goals down to snatch a 2-2 draw in the first leg in Turin. The place was buzzing. So was Spurs.

The men in white flew at Juventus in a dominant first-half display. Harry Kane rounded Gianluigi Buffon but shot wide of an empty net. And the irrepressible Son Heung-min missed several key opportunities. But it was Juventus who should have had the chance to take the lead. Jan Vertonghen brought down Douglas Costa for the clearest penalty you will see this season only for the referee to shake his head.

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