Report: 30-year-old a doubt for Tottenham vs Juventus second leg

Report: 30-year-old a doubt for Tottenham vs Juventus second leg

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Tottenham's Argentinian coach Mauricio Pochettino looks on during a training session at Allianz Stadium in Turin on February 12, 2018 on the eve of their UEFA Champions League football match against Juventus. / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images)

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Gonzalo Higuain has been labelled a doubt for the second leg of Tottenham’s Champions League knockout tie against Juventus, according to the Mirror.

The Argentine scored twice as Juventus got off to the best possible start in the first leg, taking a 2-0 lead within nine minutes.

As we know, Spurs roared back and secured a 2-2 draw in Turin thanks to goals from Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen.

Higuain missed a penalty just before half-time, which would have put Juventus 3-1 up.

And Tottenham may have had another let-off with the news Higuain injured his ankle during Juventus’ 1-0 derby victory over Torino at the weekend.

The 30-year-old limped off after just three minutes following a collision with Torino goalkeeper Salvatore Sigiru.

According to the Mirror, Higuain is a doubt for the return leg at Wembley on March 7th.

Given his goalscoring exploits in the first leg, his absence is a boost for Spurs.

However, if Tottenham dominate the proceedings as they did at the Allianz Stadium, Juventus might be better off with a quicker, more agile striker leading the line.

Paulo Dybala, one of the best players in Italy, returned from injury against Torino, and there’s a good chance he will play through the middle against Spurs – hardly a let-off.

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