Champions League 2018-19: Preview, timing, key players and statisticsLast updated on Dec 11, 2018, 11:03 am
The UEFA Champions League 2018-19 graces for game-week six and there is a lot to desire for.
Premier League outfits Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur face must-win scenarios to enhance their chances of qualification for the knockout stages.
Most of the other teams are sought out.
Liverpool host Group C leaders Napoli.
Spurs travel to Spain to take on Lionel Messi-led Barcelona.
Inter could qualify at Tottenham's expense
Tottenham are placed second in Group B, but things could change drastically tonight.
Inter Milan are third, but are on level with Spurs in terms of points.
Spurs face a daunting task against an in-form Barca and cannot afford to slip up.
Inter host PSV Eindhoven and are favorites to win the tie.
So Spurs need nothing but a win to stay assured.
Barca to ring in the changes against Spurs
Barca are set to miss Luis Suarez out with a knee issue.
Also manager Ernesto Valverde has said that an update on Messi will be provided prior to the match.
Leaders Barca are expected to ring in the changes after being in line to play twice in three days.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino highlighted that if they seek to deserve qualification, they must win.
How does Group C stand in the moment?
Group C is nicely poised at the moment.
Napoli lead with 9 points in their bag.
PSG are second with 8 points and the Reds are third (6 points).
A draw or loss for Liverpool, could end their qualification hopes.
PSG travel to Red Star Belgrade and are expected to seal the tie and the group.
A win for Liverpool could then oust Napoli.
Players to watch out for in tonight's big games
Harry Kane's swift movement and eye for goals will be pivotal for Spurs against Barca.
Arturo Vidal is key in the mid-field for the Spanish side.
His experience could aid Barca in crucial moments.
Mohamed Salah holds the trump card for Liverpool against Napoli.
He has been among the goals.
Dries Mertens needs to show his presence in a match as big as this.
A look at crucial statistics
Klopp's Liverpool are unbeaten in a staggering 18 European matches at Anfield.
Napoli have not won in any of their last six UCL away ties.
Barca have topped their group for the 12th consecutive season in the UCL.
The Spanish giants are unbeaten in their last 28 home UCL matches.
Spurs haven't won an away game this season.
When and where to watch the match?
Both matches are set to start at 1:30 AM IST. The matches will be telecast live on Sony Ten Network. One can stream the matches live on the Sony Liv app as well.