Tottenham are in the Champions’ League group stages for the third time, tt is the first time they have reached this stage in consecutive seasons. On the flip side, this is Borussia

UEFA Champions League Preview: Tottenham vs. Borussia Dortmund

Date: Wednesday, September 13

Time: 7:45pm

Venue: Wembley Stadium

Tottenham are in the Champions’ League group stages for the third time, tt is the first time they have reached this stage in consecutive seasons. On the flip side, this is Borussia Dortmund’s 12th appearance in the Champions League – only Bayern Munich can boast more among German clubs. Dortmund are unbeaten this season, with a German Cup win over Rielasingen-Arlen and two wins and a draw in the Bundesliga.

The pressure will be on Tottenham to get off to a quick start in the Champions League when they host Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday. Spurs have been handed a tough group that also contains defending champions Real Madrid and may find themselves playing catch-up if they do not begin with a home win.

They will take on the German side without Dele Alli, though Dortmund have a number of absences of his own to contend with. They are particularly short at full-back due to the absences of Erik Durm, Raphael Guerreiro and Marcel Schmezler as well as Marc Bartra.

 

Line Up – Tottenham Hotspurs

Lloris; Sanchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen; Aurier, Dier, Dembélé, Davies; Eriksen, Kane, Son.

Line Up – Borussia Dortmund

Burki; Piszczek, Sokratis, Toprak, Zagadou; Castro, Sahin, Gotze; Pulisic, Aubameyang, Philipp.

 

Head to head

Tottenham and Dortmund have met just twice before in competitive action, with the latter running out 5-1 winners on aggregate to reach the Europa League quarter-finals in 2015-16.


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