Tottenham - Man City: Champions League team news and starting XIs
All the team news, predicted starting line-ups, injuries and suspensions ahead of the opening leg of the Champions League quarter-final at the new Tottenham stadium.
With four Premier League sides in the Champions League quarter final draw, it was inevitable that the draw would throw up a 'battle of Britain'. Whilst Manchester United and Liverpool were pitted against FC Barcelona and FC Porto respectively, it's Spurs and City who go head to head with a berth in the semi-final of the competition at stake.
From the outset of this year's competition, bookmakers have made Pep Guardiola's side firm favourites to lift the Champions League trophy in Madrid on June 1st and secure another piece of silverware as the club push for a historic quadruple.
Indeed the last three meetings between both sides, Guardiola's men have the upper hand on Pochettino's side winning their last three Premier League tussles with an aggregate 8-2 scoreline in the three match-ups.
Tottenham team vs Man City
Starting XI: Lloris, Trippier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Sissoko, Winks, Eriksen, Alli, Son, Kane.
Man City team vs Tottenham
Starting XI: Ederson, Walker, Laporte, Otamendi, Delph, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Silva, Mahrez, Sterling, Agüero.
Here’s how we line-up in the #UCL tonight! 😍— Manchester City (@ManCity) 9 April 2019
City XI | Ederson, Walker, Laporte, Otamendi, Delph, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Silva (C), Mahrez, Sterling, Aguero
Subs | Muric, Kompany, Stones, De Bruyne, Sane, Jesus, Foden
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Tottenham vs Man City: injuries and suspensions
Eric Dier, Serge Aurier and Lamela have failed to recover full match fitness and are absentees for the North London based outfit.
Oleksandr Zinchenko was a doubt for Guardiola after sustaining a hamstring injury against Brighton and is not involved, while Sergio Agüero and Kyle Walker both start after late fitness tests.
Tottenham vs Man City: what the managers said
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino: "Giving more thoughts on the game to the club's website: "It’s going to be an amazing experience. It’s going to be fantastic with all of our fans. We are so excited and I’m so excited because it’s going to be a tough game. Manchester City are one of the best teams in the world – it is a massive challenge."
Pep Guardiola, Manchester City manager: "Tottenham is not just Harry Kane, the club is strong. Strong physically in all departments. It’s an incredible team. I have said it a thousand times about them."
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