Tottenham’s Champions League dreams came to an end last night as they fell to a 2-1 loss at home to Juventus. Tottenham went into half-time with a one-nil lead thanks to a goal from the current man of the moment Son Heung-Min (£1.73). The Korean’s goal brings his tally in all competitions this season to 17 goals; a very decent return! He has certainly proven himself to be an extremely reliable alternative to Harry Kane (£9.79). With Kane unable to get on the scoresheet, the Englishman saw a slight dip in value, as his price dropped by 1.35%. Min’s goal meant that Tottenham had a 3-2 aggregate lead with just the second half to play. However, goals from their Argentine duo of Gonzalo Higuain (£1.63) and Paolo Dybala (£5.11) gave Juventus an aggregate win of four goals to three by the end of the tie.
Paulo Dybala in particular was involved in plenty of market movement throughout the day. The Argentine striker had started the day at a price of around £4.85. However, the news hit in the morning that Dybala was due to sign a new £120,000 contract with Juventus and this had an immediate effect on his price; with the Argentine’s value soon dropped as low as £4.64. Dybala has been linked with Man United in the past, but with the news that he is likely to stick around in Italy (for the time being at least) seemed as though it would have a negative impact on his value. However, judging from Dybala’s performance (and subsequent response on the market) it doesn’t seem like his new contract situation will have much of an impact after all. Dybala managed the striker dividend with a points haul of 194 and by the end of the day Dybala was up 23p from his starting value to £5.11.
The other Champions League fixtures saw Man City lose to Basel 2-1 on the night. However, the damage was done in the first leg and after their 5-0 win, City could afford to take their foot off the gas a little. Still, we continued to see some great gains for the blue half of Manchester and Leroy Sane (£3.65) in particular has been absolutely flying this week. Another 11p rise brings his week’s increase to an astonishing £1.01!
Will we see a rare start for Gabriel Jesus tonight?
He's been relatively quiet on the Index recently but is he due an explosion like his Man City teammates? Currently trading at £4.16…….👀
— Football INDEX (@FootballIndexUK) March 7, 2018
Sane has been in incredible form this season and it seems this is now showing more and more in the level of reader interest in the German. Gabriel Jesus (£4.20) grabbed City’s only goal of the game, but it was Aymeric Laporte (£1.71) who really impressed. With a score of 195, the Frenchman just pipped Dybala to the Star Player Dividends on the night. M, meanwhile Yaya Toure (62p) managed the midfield dividend with a relatively low score of 139.
Last night saw continued growth in the Index by over 80 points and we’re now looking at 15,000 points as a very realistic target. With 4 more places still up for grabs in the Champions League, there is sure to be much more drama and lots more investment still to come, so make sure you don’t miss out and get trading now!