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

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

- Manchester City vs Tottenham Champions League clash will go down at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday, April 17

- Spurs head into this encounter with a goal advantage from the first leg last week

- Both sides will be hoping to reach the semifinal stage at the end of this round

Manchester City welcome Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur to the Etihad Stadium for the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal clash.

Spurs head into the game with a goal advantage from the reverse fixture at their new stadium a week ago - with Son Heung-min scoring the only goal towards the end of the match.

The coast is not clear yet for Mauricio Pochettino's side as they hope to book their first ever semifinal ticket in the UEFA organised competition.

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However, the visitors will be without their top striker Harry Kane, who went from the pitch to the dressing room after suffering a terrible injury in their win at home a week ago.

In spite of Kane's absence over the weekend, Tottenham produced a superb performance as they thrashed Huddersfield 4-0 in their last outing in the Premier League over the weekend.

Manchester City on the other hand will be hoping to reach the last four stage for the first time since the 2015-16 season, when they got ousted by Real Madrid after two legs.

Although, the Citizens suffered 1-0 defeat in the first leg, they remain favourites to go through to the semifinals according to bookmakers.

Pep Guardiola's men also produced an impressive display at the Selhusrt Park - beating Crystal Palace 3-1 after regulation period with few matches to the end of the season.

As they continue to mount pressure on Liverpool for the Premier League title at the end of the season.

Meanwhile, both City and Spurs will be meeting on the European stage for the second time after the first leg that ended 1-0 in favour of the Lilywhites.

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Below are the possible line-ups for the two sides

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Mendy; De Bruyne, Fernandinho/Gündogan, David Silva; Bernardo Silva, Agüero, Sterling

Out: Bravo (Achilles) Doubtful: Fernandinho (unknown), Zinchenko (hamstring)

Misses next match if booked: Agüero, Otamendi

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Sissoko, Wanyama; Eriksen, Lucas, Son; Llorente

Out: Aurier (hamstring), Dier (hip), Kane (ankle), Winks (groin)

Doubtful: Alli (hand), Lamela (hamstring)

Misses next match if booked: Alderweireld, Lamela, Son

Legit.ng earlier reported that Son Heung-min scored the only goal that helped Tottenham Hotspur beat Manchester City 1-0 in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal tie.

The game was heading for a draw before the attacker powered home a stunning strike to give his side a slim advantage over their visitors.

Both sides clash for the last time in this round of the competition next Wednesday at the Etihad Stadium for the concluding part of the fixture.

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