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Tottenham suffers to beat City in Etihad goal-thriller

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A controversial VAR call prevented Manchester City from getting to the semifinals, Tottenham Hotspur won a 7-goal thriller at the Etihad.

Both Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur met each other at Etihad Stadium for the second quarterfinal Champions League leg.

Nobody would expect what was coming during the first 20 minutes of the match, people even joked about having heart attacks during this period of time.

Pep Guardiola’s boys knew they needed a convincing victory in order to keep their quadruple hopes alive.

The Citizens started the match strong through a Raheem Sterling beauty from outside the box, Kevin de Bruyne assisted him on that one.

But Tottenham Hotspur responded quickly after two ghastly mistakes made by defender Aymeric Laporte.

In both chances, he gifted the ball to a Tottenham Hotspur player and Son Heung-Min was the one who scored the goals in the span of three minutes.

The match was just beginning and we already had three goals on the scoreline, we were in for a bumpy ride at Etihad Stadium.

It took Manchester City only a minute to respond after Bernardo Silva scored the equalizer right after Son’s second goal of the evening.

Man City still needed two more goals to qualify and before the 21st minute came another.

Raheem Sterling scored his brace after another Kevin de Bruyne assist and we already had a five-goal thriller before the first half hour of the game.

The rest of the first half saw both squads moving back a little bit as they feared more goals could come their way.

Pep Guardiola knew that the Citizens still needed to win this match by two goals because the Spurs scored more away than they did.

The first fifteen minutes of the second half was extremely tense at Etihad Stadium, neither club wanted to receive any more goals.

However, the local squad knew they desperately needed another goal in order to qualify to the semifinals.

Kevin de Bruyne proved that he really is back to his top form with another assist to Sergio Aguero right before the 60th-minute mark.

Tottenham kept pushing forward and they finally got their reward through a corner kick around the 74th minute of the game.

Fernando Llorente elevated himself in the air to striker the ball and score the aggregate equalizer, it was 4-4 and Spurs had it in the bag.

The referee was told that Llorente touched the ball with his hand when he scored the goal and he needed to check on VAR.

After a couple of minutes watching replays, the referee decided the goal was valid and Tottenham Hotspur was in the semifinal.

It would be a thrilling final 15 minutes for both squads, Manchester City tried to go full charge at their own stadium with everybody biting their nails.

An unexpected end to a thrilling night

The fans were initially complaining about the expensive tickets to watch this game that UEFA imposed when the match started.

They soon realized that they were witnessing a historic night and soon began to support their squad throughout the whole match.

The final minutes were incredibly stressful for everybody because Tottenham wanted the match to end and City needed more time to score that winning goal.

When the 90-minute mark came there were 5 added minutes to the match and we had a heart-stopping spectacle in our hands.

Raheem Sterling appeared to score the winning goal after an Aguero assist but the Argentine was denied by VAR due to an offside with two more minutes left.

Tottenham Hotspur knew how to waste the final minutes of a dying football match that had a compelling story to tell.

Pep Guardiola was left stunned with disbelief after the call from VAR that denied him the chances to win the quadruple.

However, the Catalan manager always makes a statement that saves him from complete ridicule.

We´ll have another season without Pep Guardiola winning the Champions League and Tottenham Hotspur’s heroic season thus far.

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