Happy Spursday, Spursland! Today, Tottenham Hotspur take on Benfica in the UEFA Europa League. This is the first leg of a Round of 16 tie and it's at home, so a win or 0-0 draw is pretty essential. That is, if you care about winning the Europa League. And we're in it, so why not try?
Here are your lineups. The Spurs one is perfectly sensible!
Our team today: Lloris; Walker, Kaboul, Vertonghen, Naughton; Lennon, Paulinho, Sandro, Eriksen; Adebayor, Kane #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 13, 2014
And our subs tonight: Friedel, Fryers, Rose, Bentaleb, Chadli, Townsend, Soldado.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 13, 2014
Benfica XI vs Tottenham: Artur; Sílvio, Luisão, Garay, Siqueira; Fejsa, Ruben Amorim; Markovic, Sulejmani, Rodrigo; Cardozo.— Goal India (@Goal_India) March 13, 2014
The last time Verts and Kaboul were a CB partnership, with Michael Dawson not in the team, Vertonghen was captain. Tonight, Kaboul is captain. Narrative!
As we've noted previously, it's pretty easy to catch this game on a legal stream or television channel. It's on ITV in the UK, FOX Sports 2 in the US and Sportsnet regional networks in Canada. It's also on the streaming platforms of those outlets.