Tottenham vs AC Milan: Tottenham need to overturn a 1-0 deficit when they host AC Milan in the second leg of their Champions League last 16 tie on Wednesday night.
Spurs were held off by the Rossoneri in the first leg, failing to conjure too many scoring opportunities as Brahim Diaz’s seventh-minute strike settled proceedings.
Both teams come into the second part of the tie off the back of losses at the weekend and in danger of not qualifying for this competition next season.
Here’s what you need to know ahead of a potential defining night for both sides in north London.
- Location: London, England
- Stadium: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
- Date: Wednesday 8 March
- Kick-off Time: 20:00 GMT / 15:00 ET / 12:00 PT
- Referee: Clement Turpin (FRA)
- VAR: Alejandro Hernandez (ESP)
Eric Dier is suspended for an accumulation of yellow cards and was left out at the weekend in the defeat at Wolves. A back three of Ben Davies, Clement Lenglet and Cristian Romero is expected to feature as it did at the weekend.
Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg will slot into midfield having missed the first leg, but Hugo Lloris, Yves Bissouma, Rodrigo Bentancur and Ryan Sessegnon are all absent.4
Goalkeeper Mike Maignan has played two games since returning from a long-term injury in what has been a major boost for Stefano Pioli.
Diaz, who provided the clinical touch to separate the two teams in the first leg, is facing a battle to be ready in time due to a knee sprain.
Tottenham vs AC Milan: Head to Head and Key Numbers:
In five head-to-head encounters between the two sides, Tottenham Hotspur have won three games, lost one and drawn one.
Striker Harry Kane has 20 goal contributions in 26 league starts for Tottenham Hotspur in the league.
Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has seven goal contributions in 25 league starts for Tottenham Hotspur.
Portuguese winger Rafael Leao has 14 goal contributions in 19 league starts for AC Milan so far.
French striker Olivier Giroud has scored seven goals in 18 league starts for AC Milan this season.
Tottenham predicted lineup (3-4-2-1): Forster, Romero, Lenglet, Davies; Emerson, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Perisic; Kulusevski, Richarlison; Kane.
AC Milan predicted lineup (3-4-2-1): Maignan; Kalulu, Kjaer, Thiaw; Saelemaekers, Bennacer, Tonali, Hernandez; Leao, Krunic; Giroud.
TOT vs ACM: Fantasy XI
Maignan; Romero, Lenglet,Kjaer, Hojbjerg, Skipp, Bennacer, Tonali, Kulusevski, Richarlison; Kane, Giroud.