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UEFA Champions League

Starting XI: Man City vs Spurs

Manchester City are one of only two sides in Europe who could still win the quadruple this season, but they will need to overcome a 1-0 first-leg deficit against Tottenham Hotspur in their UEFA Champions League quarter-final tonight – here is how both teams line up!

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UEFA Champions League

Teams: Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur

Venue: Etihad Stadium

Date: 17 April

Time: 21:00

The Citizens have already lifted the Carabao Cup in 2018/19, and are still in the running for the Premier League and UCL titles, while they are set to face Watford in the FA Cup final too.

However, to keep their quadruple hopes alive – FC Barcelona are the other club that could still win four trophies in this campaign – they need to beat Spurs at home tonight.

Sergio Aguero missed a first-half penalty in the first leg at Spurs' new stadium before Heung-Min Son netted the only goal of the game in the second stanza.

The clash at the Etihad will be only the second contest between these two sides in European competition. However, overall, the two English teams have met on 157 competitive occasions, with both having won 61 games, and the other 35 matches ending in a draw.

The Lilywhites, though, have won their past six successive knockout ties against Pep Guardiola's side, all in domestic cups. What's even more worrying for the Spaniard is that City have lost all five matches they have played against English opposition in European competition, with a goal difference of one for, and eight against.

Last season, City were unstuck by Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool at this stage, while they reached the semi-finals in 2015/16 – to date the furthest they have gone in Europe. Similar to the hosts, Spurs, too, have lost one and won one of their previous two quarter-final appearances in the European Cup, being eliminated 5-0 on aggregate by Real Madrid in 2010/11, and beating Dukla Praha 4-2 back in 1972/73.

This season, the Lilywhites have only collected two draws in their UCL away games, and have won just five of their past 19 European away games overall.

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With the exception of second-choice goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, City have all their players available, while Spurs are miss a host of names, their biggest absentee being main goalscorer Harry Kane.

Here is how both teams line up:

Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Laporte, Mendy, Gundogan, Silva, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Sterling, Aguero.

Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose; Wanyama, Sissoko; Dele, Eriksen, Son; Lucas Moura.

Do you think City can overturn their 1-0 first-leg deficit? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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