Tottenham vs Man City: Possible starting XI, head-to-head, UCL preview

Tottenham vs Man City: Possible starting XI, head-to-head, UCL preview

- Tottenham vs Man City battle for supremacy in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday, April 9

- Both sides progressed to the quarterfinal stage following their impressive results in their last 16 games against German oppositions

- This game will also be the first UEFA organised match in Spurs new arena while Sergio Aguero is doubtful for the Citizens heading into the game

Tottenham Hotspur welcome Manchester City to their new stadium for their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal first leg clash on Tuesday, April 9.

The two teams are no aliens to each other in the Premier League, but this is the very first time they will be clashing at the top European championship.

Spurs reached the last eight stage after producing impressive performances in the round of 16 - beating Borussia Dortmund 4-0 on aggregate.

While the Citizens cruised to a 10-2 aggregate against another German League side Schalke 04 in the last round.

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Most definitely, this will be one of the most exciting fixtures in this round of the championship as the two sides have already met once this campaign, and City claimed a 1-0 win in the tie.

Mauricio Pochettino will however hope his men can build on their 2-0 win over Crystal Palace in last weekend's EPL victory at their new stadium.

With Sergio Aguero doubtful for this crunch meeting against Spurs, Pep Guardiola might be forced to tweak his formation going into the game.

The Argentine striker last featured for his side in their 2-0 win over Fulham last month, and he has missed their last two games in the EPL - both which ended in victories for City.

And they will hope to avoid crashing out of the championship at this stage - having lost to Liverpool at the quarterfinal stage last season.

While Spurs are in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since their sole previous appearance eight years ago.

This is City's third last-eight tie in the past four seasons – and a second successive contest at this stage against a fellow English club.

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Stats on Champions League official website shows that both Spurs and City have 156 competitive meetings in domestic championships.

City have won 61 to Spurs' 60, with 35 ending in draws – meanwhile, City have won the last three fixtures between the sides.

Here are the possible line ups for both sides for tonight's all Premier League clash in the Champions League

Tottenham starting XI

Hugo Lloris, Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Heung-Min Son, Harry Winks, Moussa Sissoko, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane

Man City starting XI

Ederson Moraes, Danilo, Aymeric Laporte, Nicolas Otamendi, Ilkay Guendogan, Kevin De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Raheem Sterling, Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus

Time: 8pm

Venue: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

Referee: Bjorn Kuipers (Netherlands)

Legit.ng earlier reported that Tottenham Hotspur have been drawn with Manchester City in the quarterfinals of this season's Champions League tourney.

The first leg of the quarterfinal clash will be staged at the new Spurs stadium, while Etihad Stadium host the return leg a week later.

A win for either side will qualify them for the semifinal of the championship as they hope to win the title at the end of the season.

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