Lucas Moura was Tottenham's hero in Amsterdam back in May 2019 as his hat-trick fired Spurs to the Champions League final, and they may need him again in the round of 16 this season.
Tonight's Champions League action offers up two fascinating contests in London & Bergamo. Let's take a closer look.
🏆 Spurs vs RB Leipzig
RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann has insisted that this is Spurs vs RB Leipzig and not "Mourinho vs Baby Mourinho", a nickname the young German manager has been given because of the stylistic similarities between the two.
Nagelsmann is one of the brightest young managers in world football but this will be one of the biggest tests of his career to date; it's his maiden Champions League knockout tie as a manager and it's against last season's beaten finalists. He's got a great chance though, with star striker Timo Werner bagging 20 goals & six assists in 22 Bundesliga games this season and Tottenham minus their two key attackers, Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.
However, with key Leipzig defenders Dayot Upacemano (suspended) & Ibrahima Konate (injured) absent, Nagelsmann faces a mini injury crisis and that should ensure goals galore.
🏆 Atalanta vs Valencia
The Italian city of Bergamo isn't known for its famous Champions League nights with Atalanta enjoying their maiden season in Europe's elite club competition in 2019/20. They continue to hold their own and punch above their weight in Serie A, currently occupying 4th position.
Colombian striker Duván Zapata will be the main man for the hosts but also look out for a potentially fascinating battle for supremacy between the respective skippers and midfield maestros, Alejandro Gómez and Dani Parejo.
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