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UEFA Europa League

  • November 8, 2012
  • • 3:05 PM
  • • White Hart Lane, London
  • Referee: A. Munukka
  • • Attendance: 27089

Europa League Preview: Tottenham - Maribor

Europa League Preview: Tottenham - Maribor

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With a game against Manchester City on the horizon, Andre Villas-Boas needs to find a balance between youth and experience in order to salvage a faltering European run.



Walker, Dawson, Caulker, Naughton
Livermore, Huddlestone
Falque, Sigurdsson, Bale

Milec, Rajcevic, Arghus, Mejac
Ibraimi, Filipovic, Mertelj, Cvijanovic

Mousa Dembele (hip) and Sandro (knock) remain sidelined for Tottenham for this game, but Jake Livermore is likely to recover from an ankle injury sustained against Norwich City last week.

Elsewhere, long-term absentees Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Younes Kaboul (both knee) and Scott Parker (Achilles) are all still resigned to the treatment table, though the latter is approaching a comeback.

For Maribor, defensive stalwart Ales Mejac is a doubt for the game after missing the team's final training session, but did make the journey to England meaning Rajko Rep is the only absentee.

However, that is where the bad news ends for head coach Darko Milanic as Jovan Vidovic is available for selection again after missing the tie in Slovenia through suspension and Nejc Potokar is likely to return from injury.

  • Maribor has yet to beat English opposition in three attempts, having lost two and drawn 1-1 against Tottenham on matchday three.
  • While usually one of the better teams in Slovenia, the away side has won just two of its last six games in all competitions.
  • Maribor has won just one of its 15 games away from home in Europe - against Dinamo Kiev in 1999.
  • Tottenham has won just one of its last five home games in all competitions.
  • Spurs have an impressive home record in Europe, losing just two of their last 13 games, but those two have come in the last five.
  • The north London side has won just one of its last six European games, and has yet to win this campaign.


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25Hugo LlorisGoalkeeper
5Jan VertonghenDefender
16Kyle NaughtonDefender
5Michael DawsonDefender
2Kyle WalkerDefender
8Tom HuddlestoneMidfielder
7Aaron LennonMidfielder
11Gareth BaleMidfielder
46Thomas CarrollMidfielder
10Emmanuel AdebayorStriker
18Jermain DefoeStriker
23Carlo CudiciniGoalkeeper
13William GallasDefender
-Gylfi SigurdssonMidfielder
14Jake LivermoreMidfielder
38Ryan MasonMidfielder
2Clint DempseyStriker
-Iago FalquéStriker

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