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Did anyone ever foresee Fernando Llorente scoring the goal that sent Spurs through to the Champions League quarter-final? Well somehow one fan predicted it perfectly.
Prior to the game, Spurs supporter and Twitter user @MigaTron81 said that Mauricio Pochettino's side would concede but that their big 34-year old striker would score with "the most garbage goal off his hip".
Just want to let you guys know that when Spurs inevitably concede a goal to City and Fernando Llorente sends us to the Semis with the most garbage goal off his hip, I will be starting a cult in his honor. That's is all.- Uncle Miggy (@Migatron81) April 17, 2019
And as we know, that is exactly what happened. The former Swansea City and Athletic Bilbao man bundled the ball in past Ederson from Christian Eriksen's corner.
Turkish referee Cakir went to the VAR screen and after a long wait, elected to award the goal and gestured to his hip while City players protested that he ball had come off his arm.
As a result of substitute Llorente becoming Spurs' hero, the tweet from 'Uncle Miggy' has blew up on social media, with nearly 3,000 retweets, over 7,000 likes and a whole lot of replies.
Speaking after his his side's quarter final defeat, Pep Guardiola lamented the referee not using a specific angle on the VAR review.
"I support VAR but maybe from one angle Fernando Llorente's goal is handball, maybe from the referee's angle it is not," Guardiola said, as per The Guardian.
The angle that Guardiola is referring to shows the ball clearly striking Llorente's arm before it hits his hip and ends up in the back of the net.
The law on handballs in the game will change as part of a number of IFAB rule changes coming into play next season, meaning accidental handball - like in the case of Llorente last night because his arm was by his side - would see the goal disallowed.
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