It’s one of the big games of the last 32 of the Europa League, as Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur entertains Fiorentina at White Hart Lane at 3.05 p.m. EST. Will the Spurs go marching on, or will the team from Florence, Italy win the day? Click here for the live stream to find out!
“Come on you Spurs,” the home faithful will be chanting as Tottenham Hotspur team squares off against the well-fancied Italians Fiorentina in the Europa League, and it promises to be an intriguing match-up you won’t want to miss! With both sides riding high in their own domestic leagues, and with aspirations of winning this competition, they will be going out full pelt for the win! Click down to watch the live stream!
After crashing out of the FA Cup to Crystal Palace in their last game, Tottenham may feel their best hope of silverware this season is in the Europa League. They’ve produced some decent results so far in the competition, including a 4-1 demolition of Monaco. And in the first leg of this tie they held Fiorentina to a 1-1 draw, so the ball is in the Italian team’s court to attack.
A big blow for Spurs is the absence of leading goalscorer, Harry Kane. Without him, they may struggle for goals because he’s scored 19 goals in 35 games in all competitions. Although the injury sustained to his nose won’t keep him out of their next Premier League game against Swansea.
Spurs will also be without long-term injury victim Jan Vertonghen and his Belgium teammate Mousa Dembele, who is out for two weeks with a groin strain. The injuries are mounting up at a crucial time in the season.
Fiorentina are riding high in Serie A, and are only 3 points off the lead from Juventus who are top. Intriguingly these teams met last season at the same stage, with Fiorentina winning 3-1 on aggregate after the first leg ended 1-1 — it’s like history repeating.
Spurs will have to be wary of Fiorentina’s Argentinian forward Mauro Zarate. He holds the key for the visitors, and you feel if they were to win he will be hugely responsible.
It’s all to play for, HollywoodLifers, but who’s going to progress to the next round? Spurs or Fiorentina? Sound off to us below!