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When Tottenham Hotspur were drawn with Manchester City in the Champions League quarter-finals, a stark realisation occurred: they would play each other three times in 12 days. The first match will take place in the brand new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, a 62,062-seat venue that includes the largest single-tier stand in the country.

Spurs played their first match in their new home last Wednesday. A Son Heung-min strike followed by a Christian Eriksen goal saw them record a 2-0 victory against Crystal Palace, their first win in their last six league matches and first since their Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund in early March. Manchester City meanwhile have won their last 14 matches, including wins over Arsenal, Schalke, and Chelsea in the EFL Cup Final.

Lineups

When it comes to the possible starting XIs for these two clubs, both will be relatively healthy. Spurs will be without Serge Aurier, Eric Dier, and Erik Lamela, though none of those three have been consistent starters this season. Kieran Trippier has been starting recently at right-back, while Moussa Sissoko and even Harry Winks may have a chance of starting in midfield. In attack, Son, Lucas Moura, Christian Eriksen, and Dele Alli all could start as key contributors in sending or carrying the ball forward to Harry Kane.

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