Spurs v Juventus : this BBC website piece is essential reading


However, as Tottenham discovered in Turin, and as Barcelona and Real Madrid had before them, Allegri makes mistakes.

He played a 4-2-3-1 formation in the first leg against the Premier League side – and playing with only two midfielders against a side with Mousa Dembele within its ranks made little sense.

Yet had Gonzalo Higuain taken his chances and Gianluigi Buffon not produced a rare error, Juve would have been 3-1 up in that tie and Allegri would have been applauded for a bold selection.

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