High-drama starts at both Anfield and the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium have the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals off to a flyer.
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Tottenham Hotspur 0-0 Manchester City
It’s nil-nil, but just, as Hugo Lloris saved a Sergio Aguero penalty awarded by Video Assistant Referee.
Many will feel the save fit the occasion, since the sliding Rose’s handball while drawing his arm back to his body was iffy at best, but Bjorn Kuipers was called to review the instance by VAR and decided it was indeed penalty-worthy.
Speaking of VAR, Fernandinho is fortunate that the cameras didn’t want to review a particularly dirty 50-50 challenge and post-challenge of his on Kane.
Liverpool 2-0 Porto
At Anfield, the drama was a little bit more by the book. The stadium was ready to explode from Moment No. 1, and Naby Keita‘s wickedly deflected strike fulfilled the prescription.
After Porto were denied a penalty through VAR, Liverpool struck again.