UEFA Champions League: Barcelona, Tottenham Seek Bright Start
Barcelona will be looking to hit the ground running in this year’s UEFA Champions League as they play host to Dutch giants, PSV Eindhoven at the Nou Camp.
The Champions League trophy have been evasive for the Catalan giants in recent years while their bitter rivals Real Madrid are running the show with three successive titles under former manager, Zinedine Zidane.
With some level of reinforcement in the Barca team in this summer and with the captain’s armband now handed to Lionel Messi, many will be hoping to see the Argentine lead the team to glory.
Indeed, the Dutch are definitely not the favorites in Group B with Barça, Inter Milan and Tottenham Hotspur, but they are more than capable of beating any of them, anywhere.
Hirving Lozano is the most exciting player on this side, but the entire team is really good.
They’ve won their last two Eredivisie games by a combined score of 13-1, which means their attack is more than good enough to cause Barça plenty of problems.
At the San Siro, the tie looks more even as Inter Milan, who are making a return to Champions League after six years, hosts Tottenham Hotspur.
Inter have not had the best starts to the Serie A season with only four points from their first four games. They have already lost at home, against the newly-promoted Parma on Saturday.
It has been a tough second season for manager Luciano Spaletti who will be keen to put his best foot forward in the Champions League.
While it is not all rosy for Inter, Spurs are not any better as Mauricio Pochettino’s men lot to an inspired Liverpool side on Saturday.
They lost 2-1 but still had chances to make it a different scoreline.
The frustrations in front of the net have led to the clamour of fatigue especially for the Dele Alli, Harry Kane and Trippier.
The previous meeting between the sides saw Gareth Bale become an overnight sensation, scoring a hat-trick after going 4-0 down in the first half at the San Siro in 2010-11.
Spurs did win the reverse fixture 3-1 at White Hart Lane. Will there be another Bale at San Siro tonight? We wait to see…
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