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Juventus vs Tottenham, Basel vs Manchester City: Express Sport brings you the latest Champions League scores

POCH ON JUVE

19:35: Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino: “I think Juventus is a massive club, we cannot compare ourselves with them. In their history they have won everything. We have a nice project at Tottenham but it’s impossible to compare with the history, of course our dream is to reach the level of Juventus.”

KANE ON CHIELLINI

19:33: Tottenham star Harry Kane: “Chiellini is an amazing defender, in my first start for England it was a tough battle against him and a good introduction to international football, we know how good their defence is and I’m looking forward to the challenge of coming up against them.”

LAMELA CURSE

19:30: Erik Lamela doesn’t like playing Juventus. He visited the Serie A champions on three occasions with Roma and lost all three by an aggregate score of 11-1…

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Juventus vs Tottenham LIVE updates: Latest Champions League scores

KANE vs THE WALL

19:25: By far the most compelling duel of this contest will take place between Harry Kane, the most feared striker in Europe right now, and Giorgio Chiellini, the most tenacious centre-half.

Chiellini hit Kane with a thundering tackle just two minutes into the striker’s full England debut three years ago and this will be their first meeting since.

Juventus have conceded only one goal in their last 16 games and, even if Kane gets past Chiellini, he has Gianluigi Buffon to beat. This may be Kane’s stiffest examination yet.

TWITTER ROUND-UP

Lew: Son more impactful as a sub, Lamela’s been sharp and has the experience of Italian football. Not feeling nervous as we’re the massive underdogs.

Greg: Strong starting XI and nice to have the options of Son and Lucas Moura on the bench. Juve’s back line will take some quality to unlock, but I back the lads to get it done today. Come on you Spurs!

Si: When we win tonight and we ensure the world knows our Madrid results were no fluke – Poch will be the most sought after manager on the planet.

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Juventus vs Tottenham LIVE updates: Latest Champions League scores

DO THE MATHS…

19:15: Juventus are unbeaten in their last 22 Champions League home games. Now pair that with the fact they’ve only scored seven goals in their six group stage games this season.

What does that equal? I think it probably means we’re looking a game of few goals folks.

STICK OR TWIST?

19:10: Tottenham have enjoyed great success in Europe this season with a more cautious approach to away fixtures and Pochettino must decide whether to be guided by his more attacking, high-pressing instincts or once again adopt a more pragmatic approach.

The latter strategy yielded four points away to Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund in the group stage and a draw at the Allianz Stadium, preferably with an away goal, could prove a tie-winning result.

My advice? Switch the settings to All-Out Attack. I don’t often win on Football Manager…

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Juventus vs Tottenham LIVE updates: Latest Champions League scores

WHAT’S UP WITH TOBY?

19:05: Alderweireld’s fitness is becoming something of an issue, with the Belgian left out of the travelling party to Turin, after being similarly snubbed for Saturday’s north London derby win over Arsenal.

Alderweireld missed 14 weeks with a hamstring injury and Spurs have high standards when it comes to assessing whether a player is ready for competitive action.

But Alderweireld, whose future remains uncertain as contract talks ramble on, spoke positively after playing 90 minutes against Newport in the FA Cup last week and missing arguably Tottenham’s biggest match this season is not a good sign.

I’ve read rumours that he’s off to Manchester United…

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Juventus vs Tottenham LIVE updates: Latest Champions League scores

HAVE YOUR SAY

19:00: If you want to vent your frustrations, or discuss any issues in the world of football (within reason), then get in touch!

You can either comment at the bottom of the page or contact me via Twitter using the hashtag #ExpressSport.

BIG MONIES…

18:55: I know it’s not Champions League news, but I thought you’d like to know the breaking news.

The rights to show Premier League games from 2019-2022 have been sold for £4.464bn.

Sky Sports won the rights to four packages, which is 128 live matches, while BT Sport have one (32 games).

Now, there are still two packages remaining. Shall we have a whip round and buy one? I’ll start the bidding at 0.32 pence.

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Juventus vs Tottenham LIVE updates: Latest Champions League scores

TWITTER ROUND-UP

Matthew: I’ll be honest, I’m not massively confident for tonight but I know we can get a result if we turn up.

Andy: Erik Lamela earns a start after his brilliant NLD performance. We now have Lucas Son and Wanyama on the bench. What a difference a few months makes!

Kieran: Lamela, interesting. Cannot wait for this, so nervous. Need to play perfectly and be tactically spot on to nick a goal and a draw to take back to Wembley.

TEAM NEWS – TOTTENHAM

18:45: Right, let’s have a closer look at Mauricio Pochettino’s starting XI.

The Argentine has made two changes for tonight’s Champions League tie with Erik Lamela and Serge Aurier replacing Kieran Trippier and Son.

Bit harsh on Sonny, he’s been pretty consistent for the north London side. He’s on the bench but there’s no sign of Fernando Llorente, who is out of the matchday squad completely.

January signing Lucas Moura has been named on the bench having not played any part in the 1-0 win over Arsenal on Saturday.

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Juventus vs Tottenham LIVE updates: Latest Champions League scores

JUVENTUS vs TOTTENHAM

18:40: Erik Lamela starts! Didn’t think I would be writing that this evening. Anyway, here are the line-ups for tonight’s clash.

Juventus XI: Buffon, De Sciglio, Benatia, Chiellini, Alex Sandro, Khedira, Pjanic, Bernardeschi, Douglas Costa, Mandzukic, Higuain.

Subs: Szczesny, Rugani, Asamoah, Marchisio, Bentancur, Sturaro, Muratore.

Tottenham XI: Lloris, Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Alli, Lamela, Kane.

Subs: Gazzaniga, Trippier, Rose, Wanyama, Sissoko, Son, Lucas.

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Juventus vs Tottenham LIVE updates: Latest Champions League scores

BASEL vs MANCHESTER CITY

18:35: Looks like Manchester City are the first to release their starting XI tonight.

Pep Guardian has named his strongest available side and there’s a return for Leroy Sane, who is named amongst the substitutes.

Basel XI: Vaclik, Lang, Xhaka, Lacroix, Suchy, Riveros, Elyounoussi, Frei, Die, Stocker, Oberlin.

Subs: Salvi, Zuffi, van Wolfswinkel, Ajeti, Manzambi, Petretta, Bua.

Manchester City XI: Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Delph, Fernandinho, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Sterling, Bernardo, Aguero.

Subs: Bravo, Danilo, Stones, Laporte, Sane, Silva, Foden.

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Juventus vs Tottenham LIVE updates: Latest Champions League scores

THE CHAMPIONSSSSS!

18:30: Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Juventus vs Tottenham.

It’s been a while since I screamed the Champions League theme at the top of my lungs.

Highly refreshing, but the guys in the office didn’t appreciate it…

Anyway, we’re here to follow Tottenham’s European adventure which tonight takes them to Turin for the first leg of the Champions League last 16.

Let’s get going!

JUVENTUS vs TOTTENHAM

Tottenham will be without Toby Alderweireld for tonight’s Champions League clash with Juventus.

Alderweireld has not travelled to Turin as he continues to regain fitness following three months out with a hamstring injury.

Otherwise, boss Mauricio Pochettino has a full squad to choose from for the first leg of the last 16. Victor Wanyama could come in to bolster the midfield.

BASEL vs MANCHESTER CITY

Leroy Sane could make a dramatic return from injury for Manchester City’s Champions League game at Basel.

The German winger has made a rapid recovery from ankle ligament damage that was expected to sideline him for another month and he has travelled with the squad to Switzerland.

Playmaker David Silva and left-back Fabian Delph are also back in contention after respective hip and knee problems but there could be a doubt over defender Aymeric Laporte, who did not take a full part in training yesterday.