08-Mar-2018 15:58:41 | The Guardian
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Big Cup has only been around in its present guise since 1992 but has already established its own traditions that must be upheld. That pompous Zadok the Priest cover version must be played before every match; teams from the smallest leagues must be swept aside before the group stages in the manner of homeless people before a royal wedding; and some hapless shower from north London must contrive a way of being eliminated in the Round of Arsenal. So three parps of a flat trombone for Tottenham Hotspur, who diced with irreverence on Wednesday evening at Wembley before bowing to convention and allowing Juventus to knock them out with a big rubber mallet.