Italian giants, Juventus and Premier league leaders, Manchester City both progressed to the quarter final stage of the UEFA champions league at the expense of Tottenham and Basel respectively.
Playing in front of their home fans at the Etihad stadium, Manchester City lost to Swiss side, Basel by two goals to one despite scoring the first goal in their second leg clash.
Pep Guardiola’s side however progressed to the quarter final phase of the tournament courtesy of a 5-2 aggregate win having won the first leg by four goals to nil.
Though satisfied with his team’s qualification, Guardiola slammed City’s poor second half showing saying:
“We are happy to be in the quarter finals, we are so happy for that.”
“Second half we didn’t attack and forgot to even pass the ball… the second half was really really poor.”
In the night’s other game, Juventus’s experience in Europe’s elite competition, was brought to bear as they edged Tottenham by two goals to one to qualify 4-3 on aggregate for the quarter final stage.
Tottenham had earlier held the Turin club to a 2-2 draw in their first leg encounter and looked set to complete the job after going a goal up but two quick fire goals from Juventus in the second half of the encounter, settled the game in favour of the Italian club.