Tottenham Hotspur are in Amsterdam for the second leg of their Champions League semifinal series against Ajax. In the first leg, a severely injury depleted and Son Heung-Min-less Spurs battled to a narrow 1-0 loss to the Eredivisie co-leaders thanks to an early goal from Donny van de Beek.
The team is still injury-depleted, but Son has returned and is set to start today. That gives Spurs a significant offensive weapon against a very good but young Ajax defense. Spurs are also without Davinson Sanchez, Harry Winks, and Harry Kane, but will welcome Jan Vertonghen back to the lineup and could also Serge Aurier available, as well as Erik Lamela.
This is going to be a tough match. Ajax should probably be considered the favorites to advance at home with a slim “halftime” lead. However, as we’ve already seen from Liverpool yesterday, anything can happen at this stage of the competition. And no matter the end result today, this has been an absolutely magnificent run from a Tottenham team that nobody expected to make it this far.
Enjoy this, my friends. Win or lose, Tottenham Hotspur are playing in the semifinals of the Champions League. That is, and will continue to be, remarkable.
How to Watch
Time/Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 | 3 p.m. ET, 8 p.m. BST
ELocation: Location: Johann Cruyff Stadium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Match Official: Felix Brych (GER)
TV: BT Sport 2 (United Kingdom), TNT (USA-English), Univision (USA-Spanish), Optus (Australia), other countries at www.livesoccertv.com
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