Bundesliga giants RB Leipzig will play against England’s Tottenham Hotspur in a UEFA Champions League last 16 second leg clash in Germany on Tuesday night.
The hosts are in the driving seat in the tie and will be the pre-match favourites to advance to the quarter-finals of the Champions League after winning the first-leg 1-0 in North London two weeks ago.
It will be a difficult game for Tottenham to win, especially as they will be without the key duo of Son Heung-Min and Harry Kane, who are long-term injury casualties.
Julian Nagelsmann’s Leipzig side will have to make do without the services of Ibrahima Konate due to a hamstring injury and Willi Orban due to a knee injury, according to the Bundesliga website.
Ethan Ampadu and Kevin Kampl are doubtful for the game due to back and ankle injuries respectively, added the report.
Interestingly, Leipzig star Timo Werner, who scored from the penalty spot during the first leg, has yet to score a Champions League goal at the Red Bull Arena.
Tottenham are likely to go all out and play an attacking game.
This means that the 24-year-old will have a good chance to notch his first Champions League goal at home if Leipzig can formulate good counter attacks.
Spurs have struggled against Bundesliga teams this season, losing all three of the games they have played against German opposition.
Leipzig have been highly impressive in 2019-20, with the club looking for success both domestically and on the continent.
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