Tottenham and Real Madrid
Tottenham and Real Madrid will play on Wednesday at Wembley the ticket to the knockout stages of the Champions League. On the fourth day of the group stage of the continental tournament.
Both sets will cope with the key H with seven points. Six more than the Cypriot Apoel and Borussia Dortmund, third and fourth, respectively, both with a single unit.
Tottenham and Real Madrid face each other on Wednesday in a duel in which the victory will ensure. The winner one of the first two places in the standings that give the pass to the next phase of the Champions League.
The whites, current double European champions. Will seek to maintain their good run in the Champions League and show their best side after the setback suffered in the league last Sunday. By falling 2-1 in the field of Girona, a newly promoted to First Division.
The merengue team, which with this defeat is dropped a little more in the Spanish championship. Gave a poor image that hopes to erase with a good game against Tottenham.
For this, you will need the best version of Cristiano Ronaldo, who continues with a rare scoring drought in the Spanish championship with only one goal in the five days he has played.
Better luck has the Luso in the Champions, where he has five goals being the top scorer of the continental tournament with his great rival next Wednesday, Harry Kane, who also carries five goals.
The Portuguese striker, who received the “The Best” award for FIFA’s best player of the year a week and a half ago, will probably be joined again in the lead by Karim Benzema, his best partner when facing the opposing goal.
The white team, however, go to Wembley with several casualties in its main figures.
The goalkeeper Keylor Navas did not play last Sunday against Girona, due to a muscular injury in the right leg and has not entered the white summons for the match, as well as his Welsh partner Gareth Bale, who is still recovering from his injury in the soleus of the left leg.
The white coach, Zinedine Zidane, has always been cautious about the Welsh winger preferring not to advance lap dates for Bale, which has been playing since the end of September.
Neither will the center Rafael Varane, who retired to Girona with a problem in the adductors.
Kane es duda
Faced with these eventual casualties, Tottenham could also be deprived of Kane.
The Spurs’ main striker did not play on Saturday against Manchester United (1-0 defeat) due to hamstring problems. But he trained with his team on Monday and coach Mauricio Pochettino keeps open the possibility of him playing.
“He is in the squad and may play tomorrow. But we still have one more day to see how he is. I do not want to say that the decision is 100% safe,” Pochettino said Tuesday.
The Argentinean coach will be able to recover Dele Ali, who did not play at the Bernabéu by sanction, and who is emerging as a key man for a match in which the ‘Spurs’ will go for all.
“We are going to leave without fear of trying to dominate the game,” said Pochettino.
Tottenham receive Real Madrid after their defeat on Saturday against ‘United’ and their elimination from the English League Cup after falling to West Ham (3-2) last week. So it will leave with a desire to give their better image.