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Tottenham vs Sporting Lisbon LIVE stream: Harry Kane chases Steven Gerrard’s Champions League goalscoring record as Spurs close to qualifying for last 16


Tottenham can qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League with a win over Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday night.

Spurs are top of Group D, but be aware that a defeat in North London could actually see them knocked out if the results go against them.

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Tottenham have lost two games in a row so must win here

The hosts lost the second leg in Lisbon, but Sporting have since suffered back-to-back defeats against Marseille to blow up the group.

Former Spurs man Marcus Edwards was in scintillating form against Antonio Conte’s men and returns to north London knowing he could help take down his former side.

But Tottenham will still start this game as favorites as they hope to regain their form in Europe after defeats to Manchester United and Newcastle in the Premier League.

Tottenham vs Sporting Lisbon: Date and how to follow

This Champions League clash is set to take place on Wednesday, October 26.

Kick-off at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is scheduled for 8 p.m.

The match will be broadcast on BT Sport 3 and BT Sport Ultimate.

BT Sport customers can also log in via the BT Sport app or website.

talkSPORT will have regular updates throughout the evening and talkSPORT.com will also have a live match blog.

To tune into talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 via the website, click HERE for the live stream. You can also listen through the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

Edwards came close to scoring a miracle goal in the last meeting between these two

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Edwards came close to scoring a miracle goal in the last meeting between these two

Tottenham vs Sporting Lison: Team news

The hosts have a number of injury problems with Dejan Kulusevski and Richarlison out again.

Conte said the two are recovering but can’t play yet.

Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Cristian Romero missed the game this weekend, and both will have late form checks on Wednesday morning.

Hojbjerg, Eric Dier and Rodrigo Bentancur are also one booking away from a one-match ban, so we’ll have to be careful.

Lucas Moura could come in from the start for Yves Bissouma or Oliver Skipp as Spurs could return to a top three.

The visitors also have some problems with Sebastian Coates, Luis Neto, Ricardo Esgaio and Pedro Goncalves all injured or suspended.

But Antonio Adan is back after serving his one-game suspension after being sent off against Marseille on matchday three.

Romero could be back from injury

Romero could be back from injury

Tottenham vs Sporting Lisbon: what was said?

Spurs manager Antonio Conte: “I think it’s important (to qualify for the round of 16), it’s important for everyone, important for the club, important for the fans, for the players and for me.

“We are talking about a big, big competition in the world, in Europe, and for this reason we have a great desire, a great will to go to the next round.

“Especially because we want to show that we deserve to stay in this competition and to fight in this competition.”

Tottenham vs Sporting Lisbon: Match facts

  • Tottenham Hotspur and Sporting CP have only faced each other once before, with Lisbon winning 2-0 on MD2 of the UEFA Champions League this season.
  • Sporting CP have won just two of their 15 away matches in England in European competition (D4 L9), winning 4-2 at Southampton in the UEFA Cup in October 1981 and 3-2 at Middlesbrough in March 2005 , also in the UEFA Cup.
  • Spurs have won six of their seven European home matches against Portuguese opponents (including the qualifiers), their only defeat against Benfica in March 2014 in the UEFA Europa League.
  • After winning in Lisbon, Sporting CP could be the fifth side to beat Spurs more than once in a UEFA Champions League campaign, after Real Madrid in 2010-11, Monaco in 2016-17 and Bayern Munich. and RB Leipzig in 2019-20.
  • Since the start of the 2019-20 season, Spurs’ 10 matches in the UEFA Champions League group stage have seen a total of 41 goals scored (23 for, 18 against), an average of 4.1 per game .
  • Spurs manager Antonio Conte won his first two home games in charge of the club in the UEFA Champions League, while the only Spurs boss to win his first three at home in the competition was Harry Redknapp in 2010 -11.
  • Three of Spurs’ five UEFA Champions League goals this season have been assisted by crosses – indeed, no team has scored more goals from crosses than Antonio Conte’s side in the first four rounds.
  • Harry Kane has scored 21 goals in 28 appearances for Spurs in the UEFA Champions League. If he finds the net in this match, he will enter the top five of England’s top scorers in the history of the competition, overtaking Steven Gerrard (21).
  • Sporting CP’s last three goals in the UEFA Champions League have been scored either in the first minute of the match (1) or in the 90th minute or later (2). The Portuguese side scored twice in added time to beat Spurs 2-0 in their reverse fixture this season.
  • Heung-min Son scored twice in Spurs’ victory over Eintracht Frankfurt in their previous UEFA Champions League game – the fourth brace he has scored for the club in the competition. Only team-mate Harry Kane (5) has scored more than 2 goals in a game on multiple occasions for Spurs in the UEFA Champions League.

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