Tottenham vs Borussia Dortmund (UEFA Champions League fixture): possible starting XI, head-to-head, preview

Tottenham vs Borussia Dortmund (UEFA Champions League fixture): possible starting XI, head-to-head, preview

- Tottenham vs Borussia Dortmund will hold at the Wembely Stadium on Wednesday, February 13, 2019

- Both sides will meeting each other for the fifth time in three years but key players will be missing

- Dortmund topped their group ahead of Atletico while, Tottenham came second behind favourites, Barcelona

Tottenham vs Borussia Dortmund is set to take center stage at the famous Wembley Stadium in the first leg Champions League last 16 tie.

Both sides will be going neck-to-neck in the competition for the fifth time in three years and it is expected to be an explosive encounter.

Mauricio Pochettino's side miraculously scaled through the group phase after earning valuable points against Barcelona in their last match.

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On the other hand, Dortmund enjoyed a more relaxed journey into the knockout phase, losing to just to Atletico Madrid, but topped the group ahead of the Spanish side on head-to-head rule.

On the domestic scene, Spurs are in contention for the Premier League title as they stand firm in third position, five points behind Manchester City and Liverpool respectively.

Lucien Favre's men are having a wonderful season in the Bundesliga as they look set to break Bayern Munich's six-year winning streak of the German league titles.

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Tottenham are still without Harry Kane (ankle), Dele Alli (hamstring) and Ben Davies (groin), all injured but Eric Dier (virus) and Erik Lamela (back spasm) are fit.

England defender Danny Rose who suffered a shin injury against Leicester City at the weekend will be handed a late fitness test and will be assessed before kick-off.

Dortmund will also have Marco Reus (thigh), Julian Weigl (illness), Paco Alcacer (shoulder) and Lukasz Piszczek (foot) who are all missing in the trip to London.

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Possible line ups

Tottenham XI: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Sissoko, Winks, Lamela, Eriksen, Son, Lucas

Borussia Dortmund XI: Burki, Schmelzer, Toprak, Diallo, Hakimi, Delaney, Witsel, Sancho, Pulisic, Guerreiro, Gotze

Match: UEFA Champions League 2018-19 | Round of 16, first leg

Venue: Wembley Stadium

Date: Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Kick-off: 8pm GMT

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