Tottenham performed brilliantly against the Italian giants but there was one moment in which they were very fortunate not to be behind v Juventus.
Spurs held their own against the Serie A champions away from home and were coming into the game against Wembley with positivity.
They certainly produced a positive performance and created several brilliant chances in the first half through Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
Thankfully for the side, they got an extremely important goal late in the half when Son’s mishit shot crept over the Juventus goalline.
Andrea Barzagli made a brilliant challenge on Dele Alli but the rebound fell to Kieran Trippier who fed Son.
Spurs take the lead at Wembley!
Heung-min Son applies the finish, a massive goal on a massive night for Tottenham pic.twitter.com/biaDHhWOy6
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 7, 2018
Though, it could have been very different if the referee had spotted a penalty for Juventus.
That moment came in the first half as Jan Vertonghen brought down Brazilian forward Douglas Costa.
The player was almost through on goal before the Belgian defender went in with an extremely risky tackle.
While at first glance it looked to be a spot kick, the replays made it even clearer.
Despite an official behind the goal, right in front of the challenge and the linesman only feet away from him, it was not picked up on.
In the most unfortunate of situations for Juventus, that could prove to be the most pivotal point of the clash at Wembley.
Should Juventus have won and scored the penalty, the outcome of the game could have been drastically different.
Though, it wasn’t given and Spurs will be counting their lucky stars that it wasn’t.
Nothing can be taken away from their performance tonight.
Spurs have started superbly (and should have had a penalty themselves) but that was a stone cold spot-kick for Juve from Vertonghen’s challenge.
— Darren Lewis (@MirrorDarren) March 7, 2018
Clear penalty not given to Juve pic.twitter.com/0MutQp3pNY
— Sellvio Berlu$coni (@Pure_Milanista) March 7, 2018
Stonewall penalty for Juve there. Spurs very lucky
— Mark Goldbridge (@markgoldbridge) March 7, 2018
PENALTY FUCK YOU REF
— nico #AllegriMarottaSturaroKhediraOut (@JuveGrinch) March 7, 2018
Everytime Juve have a clear penalty denied a pigeon with a broken wing is healed and flies in perfect formation with its family
— Ahmed Bdair (@BdairAhmed) March 7, 2018
Spurs stun social media
While the penalty call no doubt took up a lot of the talk on social media, everyone was impressed with the London side.
That is because their lead gives them what they need to push on for a shock qualification to the Champions League last eight.
Spurs were the favourite for the clash but it’s still pretty surprising to see Mauricio Pochettino’s side beating last years finalists.
Safe to say, social media was stunned.
GOAAAAAL SON !!!!!
— Tottenham (@SpursFR) March 7, 2018
Son is as indispensable to us as Eriksen is. Don’t @ me. Up the Spurs!
— Rose (@whatfamm) March 7, 2018
Son, the son of Son, scores for Spurs!
— Deji Faremi (@deejayfaremi) March 7, 2018
GOOOALLL! Spurs lead at Wembley! #TOTJuve
— UNILAD Football (@UNILADFooty) March 7, 2018
How good is our super Son? pic.twitter.com/E0bj64IyhR
— New York Spurs (@NYSpurs) March 7, 2018
The best word to describe Tottenham is “fascinating”. They have been superior over the three halves, and although the result favors them, they’re the ones controlling the ball and pushing forward. Juve’s build-up is way too slow, no pressing. Spurs’ game looking far more modern.
— Seleção Brasileira (@BrazilStat) March 7, 2018
I’m not entirely clear whether Juventus are actually quite bad or whether they’re a good team that Spurs are making look bad.
— Rory Smith (@RorySmith) March 7, 2018