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Oct 3, 2018

Tottenham vs Barcelona: Team news, injuries, possible lineups

Tottenham Hotspur will take on Barcelona on Wednesday night in the UEFA Champions League fixture.

Spurs head to the game following a 2-0 victory against Huddersfield Town on Saturday in the Premier League encounter.

Tottenham coach, Mauricio Pochettino is struggling with the fitness of Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen, Mousa Dembele and Hugo Lloris.

forward, Dele Alli is doubtful for the clash due to injury, while third-choice goalkeeper, Paulo Gazzaniga is expected to start in goal for the fourth match running.

England stars, Kieran Trippier and Danny Rose were used at wing-back in their last game over the weekend, but Pochettino likes to rotate that department, so one or both of Serge Aurier and Ben Davies could return.

Meanwhile, Barcelona head to the game after playing a 1-1 draw against Athletic Bilbao in the La Liga on Saturday.

Barcelona coach, Ernesto Valverde will be without defender, Sergi Roberto, who sustained an injury against Athletic, while Samuel Umtiti is both injured and suspended.

Defender, Nelson Semedo is therefore expected to continue operating at right-back, while Clement Lenglet and Gerard Pique are the preferred pairing at centre-back.

Forwards, Lionel Messi and Luiz Suarez are expected to start for the visitors.

Barcelona and Spurs have only met twice before, with those fixtures coming in the semi-finals of the 1982 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup.

Barca came out on top 1-0 in the second leg at Camp Nou to progress through after playing out a 1-1 draw in reverse tie at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham Hotspur’s potential starting XI: Gazzaniga; Trippier, Vertonghen, Alderweireld, Davies; Dembele, Dier; Moura, Eriksen, Lamela; Kane

Barcelona’s potential starting XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Lenglet, Pique, Alba; Busquets; Coutinho, Rakitic; Vidal; Messi, Suarez

The kick-off time for the match is 8pm.
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