Tottenham vs Bayern Munich LIVE: Line ups confirmed, Champions League team news, fixtures
TOTTENHAM vs BAYERN MUNICH – CHAMPIONS LEAGUE LIVE
- Tottenham kept three clean sheets at home in the Champions League last season
- Bayern Munich are unbeaten in nine away Champions League games
- Lucas Moura has scored six goals in seven Champions League away appearances for the club
- Striker Robert Lewandowski has scored in 39 Champions League matches
18:40: London is a place the Bundesliga champions enjoy playing. Admittedly that’s mostly thanks to Arsenal…
Bayern were paired with the Gunners for four seasons out of five between 2013 and 2017 and knocked the Gunners out three times – with the fourth set of games taking place in the group stage.
They recorded 2-0, 3-1 and 5-1 wins at the Emirates, while they also won their fifth Champions League title across town at Wembley in 2013.
Who knows, maybe it was Arsene Wenger and NOT London…
Spurs face Bayern battle
18:35: Tottenham need a good result after they failed to hold onto a 2-0 lead against Olympiakos on match day one.
However, that may be a tough as the visitors are Bayern Munich.
There is no recent history between the two but if there are any omens their last meeting came in 1983 when Spurs won 2-0 to overturn a 1-0 first-leg defeat on their way to winning the UEFA Cup that season.
However, the Bundesliga giants have dropped just four points in the league this season courtesy of two draws; by contrast the hosts’ form is worse than patchy with just three wins in nine matches in all competitions.
18:30: Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Champions League.
What a barnstormer (do people still use that word?) we have ahead of us this evening as German champions Bayern Munich take on Tottenham in the capital.
The action is already underway in the group stages with Real Madrid trailing Club Brugge at the Bernabeu and Atlanta beating Shakhtar Donetsk by a single goal.
Team news and line-ups dropping shortly. Standby…
TOTTENHAM vs BAYERN MUNICH – TEAM NEWS
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has an almost fully-fit squad to select from when Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich visit north London this evening.
Bayern currently top Group B following their comfortable win over Red Star Belgrade in the opening round of matches, two points ahead of Spurs who could only manage a draw at Olympiakos.
Tottenham squandered a two-goal lead in Greece and have since suffered defeats to Leicester in the Premier League and Colchester United in the Carabao Cup after a penalty shootout.
The home side remain without Ryan Sessegnon and Giovani Lo Celso due to hamstring and hip problems respectively, but Son Heung-min is expected to be fit to face the Bavarian outfit.
Dele Alli, Lucas Moura and Erik Lamela are all options off the bench while neither Eric Dier not Victor Wanyama are expected to feature.
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