Tottenham tame Man City, Liverpool off to a stunning 1st leg
Son Heung-min’s late goal gave Tottenham a crucial and well-deserved advantage over Manchester City in a thunderous Champions League quarter-final first leg.
Spurs survived the concession of an early penalty as keeper Hugo Lloris saved from Sergio Aguero, awarded on a pitchside video review by the referee after Danny Rose was judged to have handled Raheem Sterling’s shot.
And in a searing atmosphere in their vast new stadium, Spurs overcame the loss of Harry Kane to a serious looking ankle injury – sustained when he challenged Fabian Delph in the second half – to make the breakthrough with 12 minutes left as Son twisted and turned on the byeline before shooting low past Ederson.
Manchester City were never at their best and must now overturn this narrow deficit at Etihad Stadium on 17 April to keep alive their hopes of a historic quadruple of Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup and League Cup.
LIVERPOOL VS PORTO 2-0
Liverpool took command of their Champions League quarter-final with Porto thanks to two first-half goals in the first leg at Anfield.
Naby Keita put Liverpool in front in just the fifth minute when his shot from the edge of the penalty area deflected in off Oliver Torres.
Roberto Firmino then tapped home the second from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross after Jordan Henderson’s fine ball from midfield.
Porto did create chances but striker Moussa Marega failed to convert meaning his side leave Merseyside without what could have been a crucial away goal.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson produced an excellent block with his feet to deny him in the 30th minute and moments later the Mali international failed to connect fully with a volley from eight yards.