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  • December 7, 2012
  • • 04:05
  • • White Hart Lane, London
  • Referee: P. Gil
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Tottenham - Panathinaikos Preview: Unbeaten Spurs seek Europa League progression

Tottenham - Panathinaikos Preview: Unbeaten Spurs seek Europa League progression

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Andre Villas-Boas' side have yet to be defeated in Europe this season and face off against the Greek team, who have not registered an away win in the competition

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

Tottenham

Lloris
Walker, Caulker, Vertonghen, Naughton
Lennon, Sandro, Huddlestone, Townsend
Sigurdsson
Defoe
Panathinaikos
  Panathinaikos
Karnezis
Vyntra, Seitaridis, Velasquez, Spiropolous
Christodoulopolous, Vitolo, Mavrias, Zeca
Sissoko
Toche

Andre Villas-Boas will be without long-term absentees Scott Parker (achilles), Younes Kaboul and Benoit Assou-Ekotto (both knee) as well as Gareth Bale (hamstring). Michael Dawson (hamstring) will also miss the game, while senior players such as William Gallas, Mousa Dembele and Clint Dempsey may be rested, allowing young players Andros Townsend and Kyle Naughton rare starts.

Visiting coach Juan Roman Rocha has a fully-fit squad from which to choose and Panathinaikos should be relatively similar from their victory over Panionios on Sunday.

Spanish striker Toche could be recalled to lead the line, with Ibrahim Sissoko playing just behind him. Their experienced back line should be unchanged, with Giourkas Seitaridis partnering Jose Velazquez, though Andre Pinto could also feature in defence.


  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Tottenham are unbeaten in their five Europa League matches this season, winning once and drawing four times.

  • Tottenham can secure qualification to the next round of the competition with a draw; however, a win and a loss for Lazio against Maribor would see them through as Group J winners.

  • Panathinaikos have beaten English opposition just once in their history. That came against Arsenal in 2001 in the group stages of the Champions League.

  • Juan Roman Rocha's side have lost both of their away games in the Europa League this season, without scoring in either.

  • Spanish striker Toche is Oi Prasinoi's leading scorer in the Europe this season with two goals, one of which was against Tottenham in the team's first encounter.

  • The previous group game between the two teams, which finished 1-1, was their first ever meeting in a competitive game.

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