TV SHOW OF THE DAY: Champions League, Tottenham v. Real Madrid (RTÉ 2, 7PM)

After their shocking defeat to Girona on Sunday, the pressure is on for Real as they prepare to face Spurs at Wembley tonight.

Having drawn with the North Londoners in the Santiago Bernabéu a fortnight ago, the two teams find themselves tied at the top of Group H going into tonight's game. With seven points apiece and separated from Borussia Dortmund or APOEL FC by six points, it is unlikely that this match will see either Spurs or Real being toppled out of their qualification spots. However, it could prove a decisive factor in sorting out who can finish this group in first place.

Eager to prove themselves a different team than that witnessed against Girona, Madrid have their work cut out for themselves as Bale, Varane and Navas are all ruled out of tonight's fixture. Spurs on the other hand have received a boost after it was confirmed that striker Harry Kane would be included in the starting eleven.

Their first ever match in Wembley Stadium, Real are going up against an impressive Spurs line-up. So, if they are to defend their European title, the climb really starts here.

 

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