There was a sombre temper portrayed via Italy’s largest sports activities papers on Wednesday morning after their prime aspect slid to a draw towards Tottenham.
Juventus had cruised right into a two-goal lead in Turin because of Gonzalo Higuain’s double, however the Argentine was responsible of lacking a penalty as Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen steered the tie firmly within the north London aspect’s favour.
There have been emotions of remorse and fears over a possibility missed etched throughout the entrance pages of Italy’s large three sporting dailies, however all concurred that a spot within the Champions League quarter-finals shouldn’t be but out of attain.
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Italian sports activities papers had the knives out for Juventus after they spurned a two-goal lead
La Gazzetta dello Sport summed up the sentiments of supporters with their headline, stating: ‘Ouch Juve, but it surely’s not over’.
The pink tabloid said that Higuain’s penalty within the first half may have been the ‘KO blow’ had he transformed, giving the hosts a wholesome result in defend within the second half.
Additionally they echoed the phrases of Juve supervisor Maximiliano Allegri, urging followers to not ‘get depressed’ after the bitter blow.
Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain scored twice within the first 9 minutes however missed a penalty
Tuttosport stated Juventus had been ‘too scared’
Corriere dello Sport was somewhat extra downbeat on the probabilities of final yr’s crushed finalists after the disappointing outcome, saying that ‘Juve know the best way to throw it away’.
They blamed a sequence of errors on the galling outcome, citing Higuain’s penalty miss as one among many to result in their demise. They too quoted Allegri on the entrance web page, who insisted that it was ‘powerful’ however that the tie was not but over.
Tuttosport had been equally scathing of Juventus dropping their composure in a seemingly robust scenario.
They declare Juve had been ‘too scared’ of their primary headline, and even prompt Tottenham didn’t should be at their greatest to safe an unlikely draw.
Additionally they pointed to a scarcity of braveness as the primary motive for letting Mauricio Pochettino’s aspect again into the conflict.
The perimeters meet once more on March 7 at Wembley stadium to determine the tie. The Italian press, and Allegri, will each be hoping Juventus have rediscovered their braveness by then.