Tottenham leads 1-0 after the first leg; Victor plays Juventus or Ajax in the semifinals

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Tottenham won the first leg against Manchester City last week 1-0

Tottenham won the first leg against Manchester City last week 1-0

Harry Kane has dropped out and Dele Alli is in doubt when Tottenham faced Manchester City in the knockout stages of the Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday.

After Heung-Min Son's 78th-minute Spurs scored in the first leg 1-0, but Kane left Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on crutches last week while Alli also broke his hand during the match.

Alli is back in training and will be evaluated in the run-up to the fight with Erik Lamela, who breaks away from a thigh problem.

Manchester City want to win four times this season and defender John Stones has urged his team to "dream big".

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Pep Guardiola has called on Manchester City fans to show how much they want the team to lift their quarter-final quarter-final defeat against Tottenham in the Champions League final

Pep Guardiola has called on Manchester City fans to show how much they want the team to lift their quarter-final quarter-final defeat against Tottenham in the Champions League final

"I do not think that many things are impossible, that's the mindset of different people.

"If you do not dream big, you will not come close, it comes from everyone, we have that belief and ambition to do that.

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Highlights from Manchester City's win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League

Highlights from Manchester City's win over Crystal Palace in the Premier League

"It's something we all dream of and we want to achieve as a club, as a player, and everyone involved in Manchester City."

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Tottenham have won just one of their last eight visits to Manchester City in all competitions (D1 L6), a 2-1 Premier League victory in February 2016.

Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is expecting a fight in the etihad on Tuesday, challenging his players to put an intense pace against a team known for their fast home starts this season.

Mauricio Pochettino wants the Spurs to play at a fast pace from the start

Mauricio Pochettino wants the Spurs to play at a fast pace from the start

He said, "We know that they are so strong right from the beginning, and that they have a very high pace, but that is our challenge – to try to stop them, to be offensive and to attack them – we have to believe that we can stop them show our quality

"It was an amazing achievement for us to beat them in the first leg, but we know very well that the tie is still open, what we have is the belief and the belief that we can be strong, we will fight."

The two teams will play their third match on Saturday in ten days, when they meet again live at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League Sky sports,

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For Man City Oleksandr Zinchenko has not trained and will miss it.

However, Pep Guardiola confirmed that Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling will be fit, while Fernandinho could face a muscle problem after losing Sunday's defeat at Crystal Palace.

Alli and Lamela are back in training and will be judged before the game team becomes known.

Next to Kane are the Spurs without Serge Aurier (thigh), Eric Dier (hip) and Harry Winks (groin).

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Highlights of Tottenham's win against Huddersfield in the Premeier League

Highlights of Tottenham's win against Huddersfield in the Premeier League

Opta statistics

  • Manchester City Trail 1-0 after losing first leg against Tottenham; Of the 32 previous events in which a team had lost the first leg of a 2-0 away game of the Champions League, made it 10 (31 percent).
  • Tottenham Hotspur was eliminated at home in the final round of the 1-0 win in the first leg. In the second round of the UEFA Cup 1999-2000 Kaiserslautern (2: 1 in the total) was eliminated.
  • In European competitions, Manchester City has lost all five previous games against other English clubs, including all three in the Champions League.
  • Manchester City has won 23 out of 25 home matches of the season in all competitions (L2), despite having lost two of their last three home games in the Champions League round and having won against Schalke in the last 16 games of the last 7-0.
  • Tottenham has won every one of his last three Champions League games; You have never won four in a row in a competition.
  • Each of Tottenham's last 10 goals in the Champions League was in the in the second half of the Games. In fact, 93% of their goals this season in the second half (13/14) were netted.

Charlie Nicholas's prediction

This will be another close affair. Man City has to score with a few more goals and see if they can flex their muscles and achieve something.

I see Raheem Sterling and his pace, it's just awesome to see. For example, his goal against Crystal Palace. The ball of Kevin De Bruyne in combination with the run of the man from Sterling was just sensational.

I hope for them to start again with Sterling, Leroy Sane and Sergio Aguero as they can hurt Tottenham, who will play counterattack with Lucas Moura's pace.

He scored a great hat trick over the weekend. Whether they are good enough to hold the ball. Harry Winks will come back and play with Moussa Sissoko, while Christian Eriksen will play higher up.

Sometimes you can force the pass in these games and the key to this game is De Bruyne.

He has the determination to find the pass and he is good even without a ball. Man City will go through – it will go straight to the wire, but City is still at the edge at that moment. Even on the weekend, they gave a 1: 2 goal, but had the last impetus to get another one.

CHARLIE PREDICTS: 3-1 (9/1 with Sky Bet)

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