BT SPORT and supporters were left confused after both Tottenham and AC Milan arrived late for their Champions League clash before a delayed kick-off was eventually confirmed.

The squads arrived at the Tottenham Stadium just around an hour before the scheduled 8pm start due to weather and traffic around North London.

Traffic chaos caused a delayed start to Tottenham's clash with AC Milan


Traffic chaos caused a delayed start to Tottenham’s clash with AC MilanCredit: Reuters
Both teams only arrived at the stadium around an hour before the scheduled start


Both teams only arrived at the stadium around an hour before the scheduled startCredit: Getty

And that initially led to BT Sport host Jake Humphrey stating that the Champions League last-16 showdown had been pushed back until 8:30pm.

However, just as his pundit panel of Glenn Hoddle, Rio Ferdinand and Peter Crouch discussed the impact of a delayed start a fresh update was issued.

Humphrey then informed viewers that it had now been confirmed that the action would still get underway at it’s original time despite the rush to get ready.

Then, in another twist, it was finally announced that the match would kick-off with a TEN MINUTE DELAY at 8:10pm.

Italian news outlet TV Dello Sport had early shared footage of the Spurs team coach gridlocked in traffic while travelling to the ground.

The Serie A side lead the tie 1-0 following their first leg victory.

It comes just 24 hours after Chelsea’s Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund was also DELAYED following the late arrival of the German giants.

The West Londoners produced a thrilling comeback to win 2-0 at Stamford Bridge and 2-1 on aggregate to reach the quarters.

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Kick-off was due to take place at 8pm, but the late arrival of the Dortmund bus has scuppered that.

The Germans turned up nearly 30 minutes late due to major congestion around Stamford Bridge, which was in part caused by thousands of fans of both teams walking through the streets of west London.

Dortmund’s late arrival left them with less than an hour to prepare for the second leg of the tie – which led to a ten minute delay.

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