Tottenham Hotspur take two away goals and a 2-2 draw into the second leg of their Champions League knock-out series vs. Juventus, but the Old Lady are expected to have a few pieces of the puzzle back for the match at Wembley Stadium in March.
According to the Evening Standard, striker Gonzalo Higuain is likely to be fit in time to play against Spurs on March 7 at Wembley. Higuiain torched Tottenham for two goals (one from open play and one penalty) in the opening seven minutes of the match in Turin, but injured his ankle against Torino last week and is expected to miss a couple of matches, but Massimiliano Allegri hopes that he’ll be back and fit in time to help Juventus in the Champions League return fixture.
This is in addition to Paulo Dybala and Blaise Matuidi, who both missed the first leg but are expected to return for the match in London. However, Federico Bernadeschi, who gave Ben Davies all sorts of problems in Turin, is a doubt for the match, as is fullback Mattio De Sciglio.
Spurs’ two goals in Turin mean that they can advance either with a win, or a 1-1 or 2-2 draw, but they should worry about complacency. A healthy Higuain alongside striker Dybala and midfielder Matuidi certainly make Juventus more dangerous, and they will be looking to pick up a difficult win at Wembley in order to advance. However, that was also the gameplan of Real Madrid in the group stages, and we remember how that turned out.