18 Apr Man Metropolis vs. Tottenham: Son grateful for VAR after wild win
The know-how confirmed Spurs’ winner and dominated out a late objective for the house aspect that might have seen it via
Tottenham star Son Heung-min has expressed his gratitude to VAR after the know-how helped Spurs get previous Manchester Metropolis in a wild Champions League affair.
Spurs trailed 4-3 on combination within the quarter-final tie when Fernando Llorente grabbed an important objective off a nook kick within the 73rd minute.
Metropolis appealed for handball however after a VAR overview, it was decided the contact off the Spaniard’s arm was incidental and the ball went in off his thigh.
With Llorente’s strike standing, Metropolis wanted to seek out one other objective to succeed in the semi-final and so they thought they’d achieved simply that when Raheem Sterling scored a dramatic winner in stoppage time.
However VAR once more got here to Tottenham’s rescue as a overview deemed Sergio Aguero to be offside within the build-up to the England worldwide’s objective.
Son was nicely conscious that video overview know-how very a lot labored in his aspect’s favour on Wednesday evening.
“I’ve by no means seen one thing like this,” the South Korean advised BT Sport. “It was robust and loopy however we’re very happy with our team-mates. It was insanity.
“Typically you’re aggravated with VAR however right this moment it’s thanks. We fought collectively for 90 minutes. We confirmed unbelievable character and battle.”
Son scored two objectives on the evening, changing into the highest scoring Asian in Champions League historical past.
The 26-year-old will look so as to add to that document within the semi-final, the place Tottenham will take on Ajax.
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Spurs have now reached the final 4 in Europe for simply the second time within the membership’s historical past, having final achieved so in 1961-62 below Invoice Nicholson.
The membership are additionally the seventh from England to succeed in the semi-finals of the Champions League, becoming a member of Manchester United, Man Metropolis, Liverpool, Chelsea, Arsenal and Leeds to assist England overtake Spain because the nation to have produced essentially the most distinctive semi-finalists.
Liverpool and Barcelona will contest the opposite semi-final, with the winners assembly within the last on June 1 on the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in Madrid.