Tottenham – RB Leipzig

Leipzig are enjoying their second Champions League campaign, with coach Julian Nagelsmann steering them to the last 16 for the first time in his debut season in charge.

Nagelsmann was previously dubbed ‘Baby Mourinho’ by former Germany goalkeeper Time Wiese, but the 32-year-old was keen to ensure the focus was on the teams on the pitch and not the two managers.

“I have great respect for Mourinho. He has won lots of titles with big clubs, the Champions League twice. He has made his mark on European football at some big European clubs.”

This will be the first encounter between Tottenham and RB Leipzig. It’s also the first time the team from Leipzig faces an English club in a competitive fixture, while Spurs will be facing German opposition in the UCL last 16 for the second consecutive season, after knocking out Borussia Dortmund 4-0 on aggregate in 2018-19.

The only previous game between Tottenham and a German team at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium ended in a 7-2 win for Bayern Munich, in October this season. Tottenham’s two Champions League games against German opposition this season have produced 13 goals.

The Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has seen more goals than any other venue in this season’s Champions League (20 goals; 11 for Tottenham, 9 against).

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