Kane makes UCL history with Juventus strike

HIGHLIGHTS + REPORT: Juventus v Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane became the first player to score nine goals in his first nine UEFA Champions League appearances with his strike in Tottenham Hotspur's stunning 2-2 draw with Juventus in Turin.

The 24-year-old struck his side's first goal on before Christian Eriksen sealed a valuable result in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 showdown in Turin, after Gonzalo Higuain's early double had put Juve 2-0 ahead.

Kane has nine goals in as many outings, beating the joint record held by Ronaldinho, Simone Inzaghi, Didier Drogba and Diego Costa, who scored eight in their first nine appearances.

The goal also means Kane draws level with former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard's tally of seven goals in a single campaign for an English player, which was set in the 2008-2009 season.

Juve's unbeaten record at home against English teams now stands at six UEFA Champions League games, but the draw was the first time it has failed to win a match in the competition after being two or more goals ahead.

The last occasion was in April 1999, when eventual tournament winner Manchester United fought back from 2-0 down to claim a 3-2 victory.

That defeat was at the old Stadio delle Alpi, making Wednesday's (AEDT) draw the first time Juve has surrendered a two-goal lead at Allianz Stadium in any competition.