Apoel Nicosia vs Tottenham Hotspur Champions League Match Preview :
Tottenham head to Cyprus to face APOEL knowing a win is a must ahead of a Champions League double-header against Real Madrid.
An opening-round victory over Borussia Dortmund would prove crucial come December, but will count for nothing if Spurs’ superiority isn’t hammered home on Tuesday.
With Dortmund facing the holders at the same time, Spurs could sit six points clear in second place with victory in Cyprus and a Real win in Germany putting them in the best possible place for Los Blancos.
Match Details :
Date : Tuesday, September 26.
Time : 19:45 BST/ 00:15 IST
Venue : GSP Stadium
TV Broadcast : BT Sports/ESPN (UK), Sony Ten Network (India)
Live Streaming Link : www.Ronaldo7.net
Team News :
Tottenham Hotspur : Tottenham Hotspur will be without both Jan Vertonghen and Dele Alli through suspension.
Vertonghen is serving a one-match ban, whilst Dele misses the second of a three-match ban.
Tottenham will again be without key midfielder Victor Wanyama who continues to struggle with a knee issue.
Fellow midfielder Mousa Dembele is also expected to miss this fixture, currently carrying a recurring ankle issue.
Long-term injuries to both Danny Rose and Erik Lamela means they remain unavailable.
APOEL starting XI: Waterman; Vouros, Rueda, Carlao, Lago; Sallai, Vinicius, Morais, Aloneftis; De Camargo, Ebecilio
Tottenham starting XI: Lloris; Foyth, Sanchez, Alderweireld; Aurier, Winks, Dier, Davies; Eriksen, Son; Kane
Head to head:
APOEL and Tottenham have never faced each other.