Tottenham Hotspur vs Borrusia Dortmund- Clash of The Youngsters

Tottenham will be hoping to make an early statement in there opening match against German rivals Borrusia Dortmund.

Pressure will be on Tottenham to get off to a quick start in the Champions League when they host Borussia Dortmund. Tottenham has already handed a tough group including defending champion Real Madrid and Apoel Nicosia.

They can find themselves catching pace with in the group stage if they do not begin with  a home win.

Tottenham are without Dele Alli, who was sent off in their final Europa League match last season and as a result starts a three-game ban.

“Dele is a big miss. He’s a fantastic player who has been great for us” said striker    Harry Kane.

The injured Victor Wanyama, Danny Rose, Georges-Kevin Nkoudou and Erik Lamela also miss out, but Mousa Dembele is expected to be available.

Expected starting XI: Lloris, Sanchez, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Aurier, Dier, Dembele,                                           Davies,Eriksen, Kane, Son.

Dortmund also have a long injury list including  full-back Erik Durm, Raphael Guerreiro and Marcel Schmezler as well as Marc Bartra.

Sebastian Rode,Marco Reus and Andre Schurrle are also out including Neven Subotic falling ill.

Expected starting XI: Burki, Piszczek, Sokratis, Toprak, Zagadou; Castro, Sahin, Gotze,                                               Pulisic, Aubameyang, Philipp.

 

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