In this week’s Champions League review 1, it’s Gonzalo HIGUAIN with a rollercoaster night while Sergio AGUERO was all smiles.
Two goals by Gonzalo HIGUAIN for Juventus were enough to get them a 2-2 draw against Tottenham. It took Juventus only two minutes for them to take the lead. The second coming shortly after in the 9th minute. HIGUAIN’s first goal was very reminiscent of the one he scored for Argentina against Belgium at the 2014 FIFA World Cup where the team won 1-0 to advance to the quarter finals.
Pipita spun his body around and left the goalkeeper for dead with no time to react as he the ball went into the back of the net. The second goal was a penalty kick as HIGUAIN put one past Hugo LLORIS to double the lead.
With Harry KANE scoring to make it 2-1, Juventus were awarded a second penalty kick right at half time and once more it was the number 9 who stepped up to take it. Not the best of kicks, HIGUAIN sent the ball right down the middle but this time it didn’t go in.
The second half saw POCHETTINO’s men stepping up and drawing level as the match ended 2-2 with the second leg left to play at Wembley.
In Switzerland, Manchester City ran riot in a 4-0 win away to FC Basel. Three of the goals coming in the first half, AGUERO fired one from outside the area in the 23rd minute to make it 3-0 for Pep GUARDIOLA’s men. German GUNDOGAN added the fourth in the second half.
Sergio AGUERO came off a four goal performance from the weekend against Leicester City and now added one against Basel to bring his tally up to five goals for the week.
In Madrid, Giovani LO CELSO was the sole Argentinian who not only started but represented the Ligue 1 champions in their 3-1 loss to Real Madrid. LO CELSO didn’t have the best of matches and received a lot of blame after his foul lead to a Real Madrid penalty. Both Angel DI MARIA and Javier PASTORE remained unused substitutes.