The Champions League round of 16 kicked off on Tuesday with two ties. One is now pretty much over and the other is as open as can be. Manchester City visited Basel while Juventus welcomed Tottenham to northern Italy. Here’s everything to know:
Tottenham: 2 – Juventus: 2
Tottenham looked headed towards a blowout loss after going down 2-0 to Juventus after nine minutes, but the Spurs survived and in a big way. A valiant comeback saw the English club secure a 2-2 draw, and now they return home as the favorite to move on.
Harry Kane scored the first goal on 35 minutes to pull within one with about 10 minutes to go in the first half, and then Christian Eriksen brought the teams level.
Manchester City: 4 – Basel: 0
And the first Champions League quarterfinalist is … Manchester City! A 4-0 thrashing at Basel sees this team all but assured a spot in the next round, barring an unforeseeable catastrophe. Basel isn’t going to England and scoring four, let alone five, though, let’s be honest.