Son and his team make history

Photo from the BBC
What a game it was it had it all four goals in 11 minutes, two big VAR calls and a team winning on away goals. I am of course talking about the UEFA Champions League quarter-final between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspurs. In between it all Son Heung-min became the highest scoring Asian in Europe's top competition with 12 goals. 

The match that had it all

If you were not lucky enough to watch the game between Manchester City and Spurs, you missed a classic. The tie was closely poised from the first leg with Spurs taking a narrow one-goal advantage north to Manchester.

However, within 11 minutes the match was turned on its head with four goals in eight minutes of the match. As first the home side took the lead before Son scored a double after this Bernardo Silva made it 2-2 on the night and 3-2 on aggregate.

The game did calm down a bit after that but on 21 minutes it was 3-2 on the night to the Manchester club with a goal from Raheem Sterling as the Englishman also scored a brace. Though with the team from London still heading through on away goals it was good on the night for Son and his teammates.

That all changed on 59 minutes however as Sergio Agüero made it 4-2 on the evening and 4-3 on aggregate meaning for the first time in the tie Man City were going through. The home side looked at this point that the tie was going there way and Spurs had run out of luck.

It all changed again in the match though on 73 minutes when a Keiran Trippier corner was bundled in off the hip of Llorente. There was much debate about this as some thought the ball had hit it the Spanish man's hand. Although having checked it from every angle through VAR Çakιr the Turkish referee awarded the goal.

This looked then like Son was on the cause for a semi-final appearance and the away side was getting more and more space to get another too. The tie remained 4-4 on aggregate and that looked to be that till the 92nd minute when Sterling had the ball in the net.

The home fans at this point where loving life well as much as fans of the Manchester club ever love life. Their joy, however, was to be shortlived as through the use of that VAR again the goal was correctly disallowed due to Agüero being offside in the buildup to the goal.

Then after all that, Spurs go on to face Ajax over two-legs for a chance to play in Europes elite cup competition final in Madrid, Spain on 1st of June.

Son makes history 

On a huge night for the club, the Korean also made history for himself. This was seen as he scored his 12th goal is now the leading goalscoring Asian in Champions League history. This record beats Dynamo Kyiv star Maksim Shatskikh who is from Uzbekistan.

It's been some season for Son, who at times has had to play second fiddle to Harry Kane. Despite this, the 26-year-old has now reached 20 goals in all competitions this season for his club. On top of this, he won the Asian Games with his country and reached the Asian Cup Quarter-final with South Korea this season.

The magnitude of his achievements is definitely not lost on him as that big smile was there for all to see at full-time. Ever the gentleman though he even had time to pass his shirt to a person in the away end with a Korean flag. After this in his postmatch interview, the player was lost for words as he could barely get out what he wanted to say in the end.

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