An Epic Battle at the City of Manchester Stadium Ends in a Dramatic Victory for Tottenham

An Epic Battle at the City of Manchester Stadium Ends in a Dramatic Victory for Tottenham


It was the final part of this week’s champions league quarterfinals action, as Man City hosted Spurs for their second leg showdown, an epic game which ended in a dramatic triumph for Spurs and will now face Ajax in the semifinal stage.

This was a much-anticipated fixture as a lot of eyeballs was on it to witness how the two top English teams will fare against each other in an elimination round, and they didn’t disappoint as it was a cracking encounter for the neutrals.

It was an epic champions league night at the City of Manchester Stadium, both teams had everything to play for as one of them will for sure get eliminated.

Manchester City are doing excellently well this season, most especially in the premier league and are not relenting in their title race. They are aiming to win the premier league for the second time in a row and possibly win the treble this season. For Pep, he hasn’t won the champions league at any other club aside his Barca days which made this fixture very important for him and for the City fans who wants to witness what it feels like to win club football’s most prestigious trophy.

Spurs have recovered recently ever since they move in to their new stadium. They have gotten maximum points on their new ground. This was a massive fixture for them, to try to get the job done after getting the crucial 1 nil victory at home in the first leg. Nevertheless, it was still a huge mountain to climb as playing City at the Etihad isn’t an easy task for any team. For them, it was a heroic victory, and they now stand a chance to make history.

 

 

 

Brief Post-Match Analyses

It was an epic and exciting atmosphere at the City of Manchester Stadium, a no-way-out encounter for both teams.

Mancity lineup in a 4-3-3 formation, while Spurs lineup in a 4-1-2-1-2 formation. The game began and I have to say, this was one of the most intense start to a game the champions league has seen. End-to-end stuff and both teams wanting to take hold of the game in the first few minutes of the game. it was already 2-2 in just 10 minutes into the game before the dramatic ending decided the tie and leaving fans of both teams with contrasting emotions. What a game which probably go on to become the game of the season.

Sterling scored the first goal of the match just 4 minutes into the game, receiving the ball on the left-hand side, cutting in to his right foot and found the far right corner with a beautiful strike to level the agg.

Son scored the equalizer in the 7th minute, reacting first to fire home a ball that fell to his path around the City box.

Son doubled the lead in the 10th minute, scoring a similar goal to that of Sterling to send the away fans wild. This goal meant that City had to win by 2 goals margin to go through.

B.Silva got his name on the scoresheet in the 11th minute, squeezing the ball past the goalkeeper to draw the scoreline level.

Sterling put his team back in front in the 21st minute, reach first at the far post to tap the ball in from a perfect low cross by De Bruyne, to restore hope to the team.

Aguero increased the scoreline to 4-2 in the 59th minute, all thanks to the fine individual play and pass from De Bruyne, to send his team wild, as they would have been through if the score had remained that way.

Llorente scored the goal that knocks out City in the 73rd minute, sending the whole away supporters mental. What a game of football.

 

What a game! A game that will be remembered was one of the most intense champions league showdown. A dramatic victory for Spurs as they now make it through to the semifinal and stand a huge chance of making history this season.

 

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