Juventus-Tottenham was one great tactical battle between two great teams

The first leg between Juventus and Tottenham in Turin. was a great tactical battle. The second game? It was even better.

Juventus’ back three vs. Tottenham’s mid-block

Juventus needed to score. Massimiliano Allegri wanted to control the possession, so he used a back three. As a result, Juve had more possession than they did in the first leg — 46 percent vs. 34 percent — and the extra defender gave them more bodies when Tottenham counter-attacked.

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