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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Spurs vs Dortmund Injury Crisis for Both Sides as Clash Approaches

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7Dnews London - Ahmed Ahmed

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 17:46 GMT

Tottenham host Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund in the first-leg of a Champions League clash at Wembley on Wednesday, February 13th.

Spurs have been in good form recently winning their last four Premier League games. Dortmund who have had a fantastic season have had a blip over the last few weeks with two draws in a row, including throwing away a 3-0 lead at home against Hoffenheim at the weekend. The game eventually ended 3-3 as the German league leaders collapsed in the last 15 minutes. 

The home side are missing star-striker, Harry Kane, who has an ankle injury and midfielder, Dele Alli, is also out with an injured hamstring. Also, they face a crisis on the left back with both full backs, Danny Rose and Ben Davies, side-lined.  

Spurs have recently relied on South Korean forward, Son Heung-Min, for goals and he is expected to be crucial if the English side are to get a result on the night.  

The leg will be crucial for Tottenham, as they will face a tough task getting a result away in Germany with Dortmund having not lost a single home game all season, except a penalty shoot out against Werder Bremen in the DFB-Pokal, last Tuesday.  

The Germans are also missing their captain and star forward, Marco Reus, who has a thigh injury; midfielder, Julian Weigl, misses out with illness; striker, Paco Alcacer, is out with a shoulder problem; and defender, Lukasz Piszczek, is also out with an injured heel. 

18-year-old England international, Jadon Sancho, has been the star of BVB season and will be under-pressure to bear the burden of Reus’ absence. This will be the first-time the youngster will be facing a Premier League side as he looks to prove his worth in England. 

The two sides will meet again for the second leg on March 5th, at the Signal Iduna Park. 


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