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Preview – RB Leipzig vs Tottenham

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RB Leipzig welcome Tottenham Hotspur with a 1-0 advantage from the first leg of their Champions League Round of 16 encounter.

RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig will be looking to hold on to the advantage they’ve secured in the first leg of the Round of 16 euncounter with Tottenham and book their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in their short history.

The Red Bulls are heading into the encounter after two successive draws in the Bundesliga, which saw them drop five points behind Bayern Munich in the race for the league title.

Club’s top scorer Timo Werner should return to Nagelsmann’s starting XI this evening after starting on the bench against Wolfsburg last weekend, but Orban, Konate and Kampl might remain on the sidelines.

Tottenham Hotspur

Last season’s runners-up Tottenham Hotspur must win at the Red Bull Arena if they want to stay alive in the 2019-20 Champions League campaign.

Spurs are, however, winless five consecutive encounters across all competitions, noting four defeats and a draw in the process.

New signing Steven Bergwijn joined Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min on the absentees’ list, as Jose Mourinho barely has attacking options for the vital trip to Leipzig on Tuesday evening.

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RB Leipzig are set to host Tottenham Hotspur for the first time in any competition, while Spurs are the first English side to visit the Red Bulls in an away competitive match.

Tottenham have only lost one of their five away Champions League games in Germany (W2 D2), although that defeat came earlier this season away at Bayern Munich in the group stage (1-3).

The 2-1 win over Zenit is RB Leipzig’s only victory in their last four European home matches (D2 L1). 

Spurs manager Jose Mourinho has won none of his last seven Champions League knockout matches (D4 L3) since leading Chelsea to a 2-0 win over PSG in April 2014