Unexpected team will play in UCL final

Unexpected team will play in UCL final

On 17th of April, London Tottenham took away the ticket to the Champions League semi-final from Manchester City.

Tottenham booked themselves a spot in the Champions League semi-final, despite the loss with a score of 4:3 against Manchester City in the second quarter-final match at Etihad.

Tottenham began the match with a 1:0 advantage after the first match last week, but Manchester City surprisingly went offensive and the London club had to respond with a shootout for a shootout.

Pep Guardiola’s team thought they had achieved the result, when Raheem Sterling scored a goal in the end of the match, having made the score 5:3. But the goal was cancelled by VAR review with the main referee of the match Cuneyt Cakir, which allowed Tottenham to move to semi-final by the away goal rule.

In the semifinals, the Spurs will compete with the Dutch Ajax, which previously kicked out Real Madrid and Juventus from Turin, thanks to the away victories. In another battle, Liverpool will face Catalan Barcelona.

City made four rotations in the squad compared to those who played in the first match. In this match, Vincent Kompany, Bernardo Silva, Benjamin Mendy and Kevin de Bruyne left the starting line-up, replacing Nicolas Otamendi, Fernandinho, Riyad Marez and Fabian Delphi.

As for Tottenham, the injured Gary Winks was replaced by Victor Wanyama. The absence of Harry Kane meant that Son Heung-Min went on the attack along with Lucas Moura, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli.

The match began with the complete dominance of the hosts, which opened the score in the 4th minute of the match thanks to a goal by Sterling. But the terrible game in the defense of the Citizens, and in particular Laporte, allowed Tottenham to quickly restore parity. In three minutes, Som made a brace and made the score 1:2. A minute later, Bernardo Silva equalized the score, and after another ten, Sterling scored the third goal of the Citizens, which also did not allow them to go further.

In the second half of the match, Aguero finally noted at the gates of Tottenham, which he could not do the last few years. The flanks of the Spurs gave a crack in which time for the fight. This is especially true of Danny Rose, who only confirmed that he is not equal in class to his partners.

In the first half, Pochettino replaced the injured Sissoko with Llorente, which made Son, Alli and Eriksen sink into the middle of the field and pay less attention to the attack. The Spaniard realized his moment from the corner, scoring a goal with his hip. In such a situation, Tottenham passed on, and the City saved another goal, which they could not score. At 90+3 minutes, the Spurs failed to go on the counter and lost the ball. Aguero picked up the ball and rolled out to Sterling, but the Argentinian was offside, which was proved by video replay.

Thus, unexpected teams will come together in the Champions League semi-final. Ajax, to whom few have predicted success against Juventus, and Tottenham, who endured the siege of Manchester City, is not without a share of luck. According to the bookmakers, the favorite of the tournament has not changed - this is Barcelona (2.50). They are followed by Liverpool (4.25), Ajax unexpectedly ranked third (4.75), and Tottenham (5.50) closes the circuit. Apparently, even bookmakers do not believe that the Spurs will be able to reach the top.