5 things that caught the eye in this week's Champions League action
After months of waiting for the biggest club competition to resume, Champions League finally got underway this midweek. And boy, it lived up to its ever-increasing expectations or what! It all started with a humdinger in Turin, with Juventus and Spurs involved in a 2-2 draw. The other game on Tuesday saw Manchester City brush aside Basel 0-4 away in Switzerland.
Wednesday saw the headline act. Real Madrid and PSG in action, with the reigning champions asserting their authority in this competition over their latest competitors in a 3-1 win. Meanwhile, Liverpool romped their way past FC Porto in a 0-5 win and have surely booked their ticket in the final eight.
These four matches had a lot to dissect and discuss about, and in this segment, we will look at five things that caught our eye in this week's Champions League action:
#5 The atmosphere in Turin
Tuesday's marquee fixture between Juventus and Tottenham Hotspur was the perfect start to the Champions League knockout stages, courtesy of the brilliant pre-match show at the stadium. The eye-catching flashy lights along with the music set the tone to, what was, one of the games of the season.
The supporters then got into the act when both the teams were announced. The Juventus faithful jeered and booed every Tottenham player's name but created a vibrating effect when it was time for the Juventus' starting eleven to be announced.
The announcer read only the first names of the Juventus players and the crowd shouted the surnames in what was a deafening sound created inside the stadium. The pre-show was truly a brilliant experience and the actual action wasn't far behind, with both the teams sharing the honours after a hard fought 2-2 draw.