Earlier today Tottenham Hotspur discovered their Champions League opponents (Barcelona, PSV Eindhoven, Inter Milan), and now they have the schedule. Spurs tweeted the match dates, times, and locations for the Champions League from their twitter account, and it’s going to be fun.
Unfortunately, the delay to The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium means that Spurs won’t be able to play against Barcelona in the new ground — but they’ll almost certainly fill the 90k Wembley Stadium to full capacity, and the atmosphere last season vs. Real Madrid was electric. I’d expect the same this season.
If all goes to plan, Spurs could play their first Champions League match in their new home against PSV Eindhoven on Tuesday, November 6.
Schedule-wise, the matches fall in between league games in a way that could be a lot worse.
- Inter Milan away: between Liverpool home & Brighton away
- Barcelona home: between Huddersfield away & Cardiff home
- PSV away: between West Ham away and Manchester City home
- PSV home: between Wolverhampton away and Crystal Palace home
- Inter Milan home: between Chelsea home and Arsenal away
- Barcelona away: between Leicester City away and Burnley home
Not too shabby! The only scary looking stretch is Inter at home, but the league matches are all London derbies and so there’s no travel.
We’ll need to wait to see if the new stadium will be open at all for the group stages, but at least for the early fixtures, start booking your travel plans and get ready for Wembley.