VAR break Man City hearts and send Tottenham into the semi-finals
Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur played out arguably the best game of this season’s Champions League as City rose as 4-3 victors on the near
The game got off to a hectic start as there were a total of four goals scored in the opening 11 minutes – two apiece – and City wound up going into half-time 3-2 ahead.
kun Aguero made it 4-2 in the 59th minute, a strike that was sending Guardiola’s side through to the semi-finals, but Llorente bundled in a goal from a corner 17 minutes from time to break the hearts of those at the Etihad without precedent for the last time of the match.
Just four minutes into the game, Raheem Sterling got his first goal of the night.
Tottenham, who were without Harry Kane, responded three minutes later through Son Heung-min as the South Korean’s effort squirmed under Ederson, and he got his second a couple of minutes after the fact.
Bernardo Silva equalised just shy of the 11th minute, with his shot being deflected into his own net by Danny Rose. City were then ready to lead the pack in the 21st moment after a snappy free-kick ended in Kevin De Bruyne firing a cross along the six-yard box for Sterling to tap in from the back post.
De Bruyne was involved in City’s fourth on the night as he powerfully drove towards the box, spilling past safeguards as he went, before laying the ball off for Sergio Aguero terminated a ground-breaking right-footed exertion past Lloris.
Spurs grabbed the final goal of the match from a corner, which came from Ederson failing to hold onto a previous corner.
Eriksen’s pinpoint corner was hit towards the front post and Llorente had the capacity to interface with his hip; it wasn’t the prettiest finish in the world, but it went in and Spurs’ supporters could not believe what they were seeing.