And welcome to the live broadcast.
It is R B Leipzig First Tottenham Hot Spur.
Today in the Champions League, I'm your host, Phil Baki, And I'm gonna go ahead and ah, share out this link so that everybody can join in.
And ah, we will get things started or be Leipzig Brooks to hold on to one.
No lead over Tottenham.
Um, this is an intriguing matchup.
It is our be lights a coming in with the advantage, which may come as a surprise to many who focus on and watch the Premier League primarily.
But with the injuries that Tottenham have had and with Leipzig's quality um, near the top of the Bundesliga, it is no surprise that they hold the advantage in this.
In this tie, a lot of people said that it would be a good draw for tot.
No, um, coming up against Leipzig hasn't proven to be Ah, good draw so far.
And I doubt RV Leipzig will roll over for Tottenham.
They're going after work extremely hard away from home to come away with anything and to advance to the quarterfinals.
Um um we are in Leipzig, East Germany.
Um, for those unfamiliar with the geography of the situation.
But, yes, Eastern Germany.
Uh, likely one of the first East German teams to make it to the stage of the competition.
Um, Dynamo Dresden, Um, have had some trips in Europe in the past, but it's been since the reunification.
There's been no East German teams who have made it this far.
So interesting, stat.
And we will we will dive into more, um as we, uh, as we get nearer kickoff.
Um, right now that that is handled.
Alright. R B, Leipzig versus Tottenham.
Tottenham Actually the first English side visit our be Leipzig, which is an interesting, um, interesting stat.
So Tottenham winning, getting that? Ah, getting that little bit of, um of infamy, I guess.
Or getting that.
Ah, that milestone of being the first English team, um, to face our billet, visit Leipzig.
In the competitive match, Spurs have only lost one of their five Champions League away games in Germany.
They've won two and drawn to um although that defeat came this season at Bayern Munich in the group stage, they have been eliminated from eight of their last 10 major you efa European knockout ties after losing the first leg, although they overturned a deficit the last time this happened against I axe in last season's Champions League semifinal.
So Spurs will be looking to repeat the feat of overturning that first like deficit RV Leipzig.
On the other hand, four of their past five Champions League goals have been penalties, which is pretty interesting, including each of the past three.
Only one team has ever scored more than four penalties in a single Champions League campaign went.
Barcelona scored five in 2011 2012.
UM, all three of Spurs Champions League defeats this season have been against German teams to against Byron and one against RV Leipzig.
Only one team has ever lost more than three games in a single campaign, all against teams of the same nation, with Leeds United famously falling tow all five of their defeats in 2000 and 2001 against Spanish opponents.
Uh, the big question mark right now has been Timo Verner, the star striker for RV Leipzig, and his attitude and how he's feeling given the distraction of potential moves to Liverpool and ah Man City have been thrown in there as well but he's yet to find the net in six home Champions League appearances.
Attempting 22 shots without success in away games, Runner scored seven goals from 14 shots.
He scored more Champions League goals without scoring at home than any other player in the competition's history.
So doing a little bit of a Bobby for me.
No situation right now where he's scoring away from home just fine, but it's not scoring at home.
Sat and then Leipzig manager uh Julian Nagle Zeman.
He's just 32 years old and he is the youngest manager to take charge of a Champions League knockout match ever the youngest to progress from a knockout Ties.
Did he aid to shop when he was 35 years old and took Monaco, um, through to the quarterfinals in 3 4004 Now we're going to get on to the lineups as we're getting closer and closer to kick off.
Not that far away now.
So the line up first for the home team R B R B Leipzig.
Ah, pizza, Agulhas Goulash.
She starts in gold.
A Hungarian veteran.
They're playing with a what looks to be a 343 or 34 to 1.
However, you want to look at it.
But three centerbacks in this one, Lucas Klosterman, Um Daya Deo, Puma, Kano and Marcel Whole Stenberg will be the Ah, the back three in this one.
The wingbacks, um who will start out on the right and the left of this Ah of this formation is ah, on the right.
It'll be nor d mu Keeley.
And it'll be Ah, on Helene Oh, the former former man city player who will be out on the left hand side.
The central midfield will be overseen by Conrad Lime er and Marshall Sob it, sir.
The ah, another pair of ah quality central midfield players and then an attack.
That's where our be Leipzig's quality really shines through.
Christopher and COO coo.
We'll start with team over an hour and they'll likely play in attacking midfield positions behind the striker Patrick Shik.
Um, the check will be the focal point of RV Leipzig attack on the other side of the ball.
Um, for those who watched the premiere league, a lot of familiar names in here for Tottenham, but obviously injuries to most notably, um Kyung Min sun and Ah and Harry Kane.
Ah, have left them a little bit sp****.
Hugo Lloris is gonna start in goal.
Ryan Sessegnon starts on the left with Serge Aurier starting on the other.
Ah, on the right hand side is a full backs.
The two centerbacks, It's Ah, Jaff it! Tang Ganga gets another start alongside Toby Elder with Alderweireld in central midfield in this 4 to 31 the two holding midfielders Eric Dire taking up that more defensive spot where Harry Winks is gonna be more of a playmaker in midfield.
Good passing numbers for the young ah Young Spurs product.
And then ah, the attacking midfield.
Three. Eriq La Mela.
Um, out on the left, Delhi alley through the center And then Geo, look, Giovanni, let's also out on the right hand side all supporting the striker up top Lucas Mora in that spot given Ah, given the injuries I described on the, uh on the bench for both these teams.
Ah, some interesting names on the bench and some big names are be Leipzig Have autumn a look look Men of Everton, formerly of Everton, on the bench.
Amadou Haidara, Daniel Omo, a meal.
Forsberg, Tyler Adams.
The American use of Poulson and Yvonne in Vogue.
Oh, the ah, the backup keeper.
They Ah, our little bit of injury problems for our be Leipzig as well with Ethan Oppa Do, um, who's on loan from Chelsea? He's out.
Ibrahima cannot out as well.
Kevin Compal and Willi Orban all out.
Marino side gets in Fernandez eyes on the bench, as is yon ver Tongan Malik I Walcott gets ah spot in the 18 the the young Spurs defender Oliver Skip Paolo gets a *** will back up Hugo Lloris, Tanguy and Don Vila, who faced some criticism in ah at the week from ah from his boss, Josie Marino starts this one on the bench.
And Troy Parrot, the ah Young Spurs Academy product, the last man on the team sheet.
Those are the teams as they stand the teams.
These individuals are stood in the tunnel right now, just waiting for the signal to come out.
Um, yeah, this Ah, there is an interesting dynamic here, Obviously, with the Corona virus threat and fears as they stand right now, there is a little bit of concern over Aah! Over hosting these big, big events and possible transmission of the disease.
Um, the state government of Saxony, uh, basically gave the go ahead to R B.
Leipzig Tau host this match, Um, without any significant increases in the potential threat, although a Bundesliga match this weekend is going to be played behind closed doors And that is Gladbach versus Calm, um, out in West Germany.
They are gonna play behind closed doors on the advice of their state government, which, um, basically made the recommendation that they not go forward with a fully fully, ah attended match.
But this one as the teams come out, it is a full stadium in Leipzig and Red Bull fans will be hoping or excuse me, Ross and ball sports.
We'll be looking Thio advance to the quarterfinals.
They've got the advantage.
They've got the ability they have the A. Waigel.
Um it will be just now a question of, ah, whether they have the mettle to see this out and whether Spurs can turn this one around similar to how they did in Amsterdam in the semi finals last year.
We get a look at the Spurs team RV Leipzig fans out singing the anthem as it plays throughout the stadium or attempting to housing the the anthem thanks to Ah, Paul was Revere for the tip.
I really appreciate that.
And, ah, so as as the team's ah, one of the one of the points of discussion this week was about the handshake.
And obviously, the Premier League did away with the pre match handshake in.
Now, both teams not shaking hands.
They didn't do the walk past as, ah as they did at Anfield.
Um, just a few days ago, Liverpool's game against ah ah, born myth.
And, you know, we get a look at the lineup.
It's it's a confirmation of what we thought.
We saw a 343 from our Be Leipzig.
It can become a 5 to 3, Um, if it's more defensive.
Basically, it just depends on the freedom of those fullbacks and how far forward they're going to get.
As we get a look at the refereeing crew, Carlos told Cheryl Grand, the Spanish referee, along with his Spanish staff and the V A R.
So those will be the men who are under the microscope tonight.
If there's any controversial decisions as we get a look at Tottenham's lineup once again, Um, it's that back for lots of changes for Tottenham in this one.
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It is Red Bull Leipzig of Rawson Ball Sports Club, Leipzig versus Tottenham.
Tottenham With the early possession here, I don't know why I'm having such problems with the stream all of a sudden, it's not even illegal like it's a normal stream.
Julian Nagle Zeman getting the attention for how he's got this Leipzig team playing the young manager.
What? Gotta start, um at Hoffenheim famously and, um, wasn't necessarily able to translate that into any tangible success.
Um, in the at least in a European sense.
Uh, as ah Spurs conceded early corner here.
Poor poor mistake.
There has to be said