Tottenham would be looking to continue their recent run of good form and pile more misery on Barcelona as they welcome the Champions League favourites to the Wembley Stadium.
The Lilywhites have endured an up-and-down start to the season, but they come into this game on the back of a three games winning streak across two competitions.
Last season, they were placed in a tough Champions League group with eventual winners Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund, and they won 5 of their 6 group games. While they still have the chance to repeat those heroics, they haven’t started this season’s edition well.
They were beaten 2-1 at Inter Milan in their first Champions League game this season, and that loss could largely be attributed to their inexperience after leading the Italians for much of the game. This game offers them the chance to get their first win.
Barcelona aren’t exactly flying at the moment and the end could be near for Ernesto Valverde. The La Liga leaders nearly slumped to a second consecutive defeat in midweek as they were led 1-0 deep into the dying minutes of their game against Athletic Bilbao.
Munir helped them salvage a point from that game, but they remain winless in their last 3 games. With the quality in their ranks, you wouldn’t expect them to have drawn with Girona, lost to Leganes before another draw against Bilbao in their last three games, so the stakes are high for them in this game.
Tottenham won all their home group games in the Champions League last season, while Barcelona have won just once in their last seven trips in the Champions League.
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