The Champions League! The biggest and best club competition in the world, and one that Spurs have become intimately familiar with the past three seasons. Last year, Tottenham Hotspur rode exquisite performances heart-stopping drama to the Champions League final, where their luck ran out 26 seconds into the match against Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano.
But, as the saying goes, we go again. Spurs did enough to qualify for the competition again this season by finishing fourth in the Premier League, and now kick off their fifth (and fourth consecutive) Champions League campaign with a trip to Athens to play Olympiacos. Get your asses to the Greek, Spurs fans!
On paper, this is a team that Spurs should beat, and easily. Olympiacos are without last season’s leading scorer, Kostas Fortounis, who is out until January with a torn ACL. However, this is an experienced side headlined by now-34 year old Matthieu Valbuena who have yet to concede a goal at home this season. They blitzed their way past three opponents in Champions League qualifying and have a rabid fan base that they hope will make the Karaiskakis Stadium one of the most difficult places Spurs will play this season.
Spurs will have to do well to win, even with the talent advantage. Any result would be acceptable. A loss puts them in a difficult place heading into the match, a home tie against Bayern Munich.
#THFC: Lloris (C), Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Winks, Ndombele, Eriksen, Dele, Lucas, Kane.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 18, 2019
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Η ενδεκάδα της ομάδας μας για το ματς κόντρα στην Τότεναμ! / The line-up for today's match against @SpursOfficial ! ⚪️ #Olympiacos #UCL #OLYTHFC #THFC #Tottenham #LineUp @ChampionsLeague pic.twitter.com/ocTqUhcEF6— Olympiacos FC (@olympiacosfc) September 18, 2019
How to Watch
Date: Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Time: 12:55 p.m. ET, 5:55 p.m. BST
Location: Karaiskakis Stadium, Pireaus, Athens, Greece
TV: TNT (USA), Univision (USA - Spanish), BT Sport 2 (UK), DAZN (Canada), Optus (Australia)
Streaming: Watch TNT, B/R Live (USA), BT Sport Live (UK), fubo.tv (free trial)
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