Tottenham vs Man City: Preview, Dream XI and more
Manchester City will be eyeing to dominate the show against fellow Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League. The Premier League champions will be travelling to London in what will be Spurs' maiden UCL match at their new stadium. Spurs have a stern test ahead of them and need to produce quality. Here's the detailed match preview.
Tottenham vs Manchester City: Team news
City's Sergio Aguero, who missed the last two games with a muscle injury, could feature after returning to training. The in-form striker has netted five goals in the Champions League. Full-backs Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy are also in line to be available. Meanwhile, Spurs are without mid-fielder Eric Dier (hip), Erik Lamela (hamstring) and right-back Serge Aurier (hamstring). Forward Fernando Llorente is back.
View point: What the managers had to say
"To play in the Champions League quarter-finals is a massive bonus for us, We know it's going to be very tough. Manchester City in the last few years have been building to win everything," said Mauricio Pochettino. City manager Pep Guardiola said, "It's up to us. We have to know how to handle the situations, if we don't that's because we are not prepared."
Stat attack: All the important numbers you need to know
Out of the last 16 matches between Spurs and City, it's the latter that has enjoyed 11 wins. This is only the second time that Spurs are in the quarters of the UCL. In a total of 17 Champions League appearances, Kane has amassed 14 goals and three assists. Out of 52 Champions League knockout fixtures, Guardiola has won 26 matches.
Dream11: We go in with a 4-3-3 formation
City's Ederson leads the line in goal in this fantasy side. The four-man defense sees Kyle Walker and Danny Rose as full-backs. Experienced Jan Vertonghen and the sturdy Aymeric Laporte lead the line in central defense. The three-man mid-field is shaped by Ikay Gundogan, Christian Eriksen and Bernardo Silva. Raheem Sterling leads the side. Harry Kane (vice-captain) and Son Hueng-Min add to the attack.
Timing, TV listing and venue
The match is set to be held at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. It's going to start at 12:30 AM IST. The match can be telecast live on the Sony Ten Network. One can stream the match live on the Sony LIV app as well.