The Tottenham Mauricio Pochettino qualified for the semifinals of the Champions League in spite of losing 4-3 Wednesday against Manchester City of Pep Guardiola, thanks to the double estimation of away goals if there should arise an occurrence of a tie in the wake of winning by l-0 a week ago in London.
After the goals of Reheem Sterling (4 and 21), of the Portuguese Bernardo Silva (11) and of the Argentine Sergio Agüero (59), for the City, and of the South Korean Son Heung Min (7 and 10) and of the Spanish Fernando Llorente ( 63), for the Spurs, local people could have taken the characterization with a Sterling goal in the discount (90 + 3), however the ref, in line with the VAR, negated it for offside.
In the semifinals, Tottenham will play against Ajax, which shockingly dispensed with Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus on Tuesday.
In the Etihad Stadium there was a noteworthy experience, with options, goals and feeling.
They scored 4 goals in the first 11 minutes, record in the historical backdrop of the Champions as indicated by UEFA, to leave the score 2-2, which went to 3-2 at the break after the second goal of Sterling.
In the second half, Agüero put City ahead in the tie with a shot at the close post subsequent to getting the pass of the Belgian Kevin de Bruyne, yet the Spurs had not yet said the final word and Llorente completed off the net a corner kick to return the Londoners in the semifinals (73).
The excitement came in the discount, with both Sterling (90 + 3) that all Citizens fans celebrated in style supposing they had accomplished the semifinal pass, until the VAR returned them to the brutal reality. The judge authorized a past lost of the Argentine Sergio Agüero.
In spite of the investment made, the group instructed by Pep Guardiola remains a new year without alternatives to lift the European title and without the likelihood of winning four titles this season.
One weekend from now the two rivals will confront each other in another duel that City needs to win in the event that they would prefer not to say goodbye to the Premier League also.