Juventus overcame the odds by beating Spurs in a thrilling contest. This means that the Turin club is still on course for their Champions League objective of being hammered by Barcelona or Real Madrid in the semi-final or final. Higuain, a scorer of three goals over the two legs against Spurs, couldn’t contain his excitement:
We are just so happy to have the chance to be completely outplayed by Barca or Real in the upcoming rounds. We saw glimpses of how easily we can fall apart in the first three halves of these two legs. Can you imagine how Messi and his mates will tear us apart? It just wouldn’t feel right to go out to Spurs, it needs to be more glorious and brutal
Spurs had the lions share of possession over the two matches and created far more chances. At times, it appeared that someone like Ronaldo wouldn’t get the opportunity to considerably add to his goal tally, but Spurs obliged. Buffon was relieved that the journey would continue:
All respect to Spurs but we were there for the taking and they played like schoolboys. We need a team like Real Madrid to rip us apart. Just picture Gareth Bale rushing through on my goal with our old defence twenty metres being him. It will make for great TV. I’ll only shed tears when we are inevitably humiliated by a team that is a little experienced and can attack. I want to retire in a heap of agony
Spurs will be kicking themselves for missing the opportunity to trash Juve. Instead they were beaten by a team that aren’t very good at scoring goals.