Tottenham 0-0 Inter Milan, LIVE – Latest Champions League updates including PSV 0-0 Barcelona, Atletico Madrid 2-0 Monaco and the rest
- Tottenham face a must-win Champions League tie at home to Inter Milan
- Mauricio Pochettino’s side know three points will keep knockout hopes alive
- Tottenham XI: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Davies, Winks, Sissoko, Lamela, Dele, Lucas, Kane
- Inter Milan XI: Handanovic, D’Ambrosio, De Vrij, Skriniar, Asamoah, Vecino, Brozovic, Nainggolan, Politano, Perisic, Icardi
- PSV XI: Zoet, Angelino, Viergever, Schwaab, Dumfries, Hendrix, Pereiro, Rosario, Bergwijn, De Jong, Lozano
- Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Busquets, Rakitic, Vidal; Dembele, Messi, Coutinho
- Follow all the action from around Europe right here with Sportsmail’s coverage
- LIVE: Keep up to date with action between Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool
Tottenham know anything less than a victory will not be enough as they bid to keep their hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout stages alive against Inter Milan.
The Italian side travel to Wembley Stadium in a strong position in Group B as they look best placed to take the runners-up spot behind leaders Barcelona, who face PSV in Eindhoven on Wednesday evening.
Elsewhere in Europe, Atletico Madrid host Monaco in the early match of the night while an in-form Borussia Dortmund take on Club Brugge, a side buoyed by the demolition of Thierry Henry’s Monaco in the last outing.
Follow all the action from across Europe right here throughout the evening with Sportsmail’s NATHAN SALT.
53min: Both managers incredibly animated in their technical areas as they try to coax more from their players in the final third.
As far as 0-0 matches go this has been a good one. Far better than Manchester United-Young Boys on Tuesday before the late winner.
Tottenham fans trying to keep the noise levels high. They know the stakes here.
50min: Best bit of play from Inter as they work it in field from wide on the left and Icardi tees it up nicely for Matias Vecino who drags his shot well wide.
Improvement from the Italians who are, slowly but surely, showing some attacking ambition.
48min: Perhaps Tottenham need the creativity of Eriksen here – even if they waqnt him fresh for the derby against Arsenal on Sunday.
This is a massive game in the context of their season and I would not bet against seeing the talented Dane within 15 minutes.
This is huge for Tottenham.
They need to return to the dressing room knowing they have left everything out there to win this.
A draw or defeat would ensure they will be competing in the Europa League at the start of 2019…
There has been little for the Inter fans to cheer about but as things stand this result is good for them.
Their task is to leave Wembley with at least a point tonight and that will make them clear favourites of progressing to the last-16.
PSV 0-0 Barcelona
PSG 2-1 Liverpool
Napoli 2-0 Red Star Belgrade
Borussia Dortmund 0-0 Bruges
Porto 0-0 Schalke
Encouraging but Tottenham need goals: plain and simple.
Inter have had brief moments – brief being the key word – but the best chance of the whole half fell to Harry Winks as his effort clipped the top of the bar.
Big 45 minutes ahead in Group B.
44min: Inter desperately seeking the interval now.
Tottenham are doing most of the pressing here with Inter boasting just one touch in Tottenham’s area in the whole half.
But for all their dominance in possession, chances aren’t coming as quickly as Pochettino would hope.
Borja Valero is on for Radja Nainggolan who is not fit to continue – no desire to wait for the break to make that change so he is obviously in some discomfort.
Sportsmail’s PETE JENSON: With ten minutes left of the first half Arturo Vidal has come alive with first a shot and then a header both cleared off the line.
38min: That’s more like it!
Harry Winks picks up the ball in acres of space 25 yards from goal, he lifts his head up and curls a beautiful strike onto the bar with Handanovic beaten.
He only has one goal to show for his senior Tottenham career so far. What a second goal that one would have been!
Neymar gets the goal. Group C is alive!
Time for Tottenham to take a gamble at Wembley – they have to win this. Draw is no good.
PSG are 1-0 up against Liverpool and Napoli are now 2-0 up against Red Star Belgrade.
Any chance the goals can be shared round please…?
Sportsmail’s PETE JENSON: Pereiro with miss almost to rival Under’s last night. He puts the ball over the bar from four yards out.
To be fair to him Ter Stegen was in front of him.
PSV have stuck their centre-forward Luuk de Jong on Busquets to stop Barça playing out from the back and so far it’s working.
30min: After going a bit flat, Sissoko of all people sparks Tottenham back into life after a really smart counter-attack from Spurs.
The Frenchman nicks the ball wide right inside his own area and drives forward as they suddenly get four on three.
The ball is channeled for Erik Lamela but it is behind him, arrives for Lucas Moura but his low drive is well saved by Handanovic.
28min: Cynical stuff from Alderweireld but it was essential with Mauro Icardi close to being through one on one.
It appeared both Serge Aurier and Ben Davies were getting round on the cover which ensured he would not see red.
While Tottenham concede a cheap free-kick – they have lost some of the intensity they showed in those first few minutes – let’s take a look at what is going on elsewhere.
No goals in Eindhoven in what is proving an equally uneventful game while it remains stalemate in Dortmund and Porto.
26min: Bit of confusion at the back as a lofted back pass to Hugo Lloris causes confusion and rather than hit row Z he decides to take a touch, bringing on real pressure from Mauro Icardi.
After seeing red away in Eindhoven, tonight is not the night to be dominated by Hugo Lloris’ antics…
25min: Huge applause for Heung-Min son as he warms up. He was the star in the win over Chelsea and scored a sumptuous goal to secure the win.
A great option alongside Christian Eriksen on what is a strong bench for Tottenham this evening.
21min: While Tottenham have dominated the early exchanges, Inter are well-versed in defending and will not be hitting the panic button.
A waste of a free-kick angers Erik Lamela but this is a bright start and all Tottenham fans – minus a goal – could have hoped for.
Sportsmail’s PETE JENSON: PSV really up for this even though it’s only Europa League up for grabs for them.
Ter Stegen has had to make two big saves and has just had one Lozano shot ping back off of his post.
17min: Cynical defending from Brozavic as the Inter man brings down Kane and how he has escaped a yellow card is beyond me.
That is a textbook caution stopping the counter-attack but the referee has given him the benefit of the doubt.
Mauricio Pochettino will be the happier of the two managers with these opening exchanges.
Big let-off for Bruges as USA star Christian Pulisic is twice denied from close range having evaded his marker on his run into the area.
He looks to the sky knowing he should have made it 1-0.
13min: Harry Kane and Dele Alli look to have picked up where they left off against Chelsea.
The striker collects the ball just in his own half before driving past one then two in the Inter midfield before teeing up Alli.
He lifts his head up but can only fire over. Tottenham well and truly in the mood tonight.
Nothing going on between Barcelona and PSV but Napoli have given us the only goal from the 20:00 matches as Hamsik has given the Italians the lead against Red Star Belgrade.
Nothing yet to report from Dortmund or Porto, though.
9min: Tottenham fans furious again as they want a penalty!
This time it looks like they have a stronger case as Lucas is sent tumbling by Matteo Politano. Looked clumsy but yet to have the benefit of a replay.
6min: Dele Alli looking to be the difference maker tonight having netted the opener in the blitz against Chelsea at the weekend.
His form has spiked in recent matches and he is full of confidence ahead of a big week that culminates in the north London derby at the weekend.
4min: Inter Milan have absolutely no interest in giving Harry Kane any space. Hardly needed to look at their homework to know he is the big danger for them this evening.
Toby Alderweireld is already looking for the striker with the diagonal switch he loves to try time and time again.
1min: Tottenham have come out quicker here and Dele Alli immediately asks the question of the referee as he goes down in the penalty area but not interesting the official in charge tonight.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side will want to get their noses in front as quickly as possible tonight to silence the away fans.
We are underway in north London and I am excited for this one. Should be a cracker.
It’s win or bust for Tottenham.
The team talk gives itself.
Last time it took late heroics from Harry Kane to down a spirited PSV but they can ill-afford to be similarly wasteful against a much more dangerous Inter side.
A brilliant performance against Chelsea at the weekend should give them confidence but this is huge. Whoever handles the occasion will win it.
Atletico Madrid 2-0 Monaco
Lokomotiv Moscow 2-0 Galatasaray
A huge chance for Monaco to get a foothold back in the game but he puts it wide by some distance.
Given his wealth of experience in comparison to his team-mates, that’s really, really poor. Thierry Henry doesn’t know whether to laugh or cry at how events are unfolding.
82min: Atletico Madrid are down to 10 men as Stefan Savic is shown a second yellow card for a handball and it is a lifeline for Monaco.
Sportsmail’s MATT BARLOW at Wembley: Inter Milan are playing a competitive game at Wembley for the first time and their fans are packed in well before kick-off in contrast to the home fans.
There are 5,600 here supporting the Italians.
This is their first Champions League campaign after an absence of six years and they will celebrate hard if they take the point they need to reach the last 16.
75min: This match has gone a bit flat. No, make that very flat.
The first half flurry from Atletico totally secured the result as Monaco’s teenagers look to restore some pride in the second half.
Your attentions may be waning but the 20:00 games will soon be with us. I’ll be on Tottenham-Inter while my colleague JAMES DUTTON is on PSG vs Liverpool which you can follow here.
The perfect preparation?
Kane can be seen sitting with his one-year-old on his lap watching Peppa Pig while he plays the popular video game Fortnite on another screen.
57min: The Monaco striker comes on to replace youngster Moussa Sylla and he is given a warm welcome by both sets of supporters.
Falcao was a star during his time with Atletico but now comes up against them as Monaco seek a route back into the game.
56min: This is a blow to the Turkish visitors.
They started the game so brightly but luck is on the side of the hosts and they continue to get the lucky bounce of the ball.
This time another move down the right sees the ball fall at the feet of Vladislav Ignatyev and he pokes past Muslera in the Galatsaray goal.
Mountain to climb now for the Turkish side.
Well, this is hardly a sign of faith, is it?
Bookies are apparently seeing a surge in bets backing Tottenham or Liverpool to win the Europa League, according to research by betting data experts Bookmakers.tv
Both teams play in tonight’s crucial round of Champions League ties, with Spurs in third knowing that anything other than a win against Inter at Wembley will not see them qualify for the knockout stages.
Liverpool meanwhile sit second having won two and lost two in Europe this season – but are in a three way struggle for qualification alongside heavyweights Napoli and PSG, who they play away this evening.
So if Mauricio Pochettino or Jurgen Klopp’s men go into the Europa League, it is just 3/1 to see either of them go on and win the competition.
Should they enter, Liverpool would be 4/1 favourites, while Spurs would be 6/1 to lift the trophy in Baku in May. Two out of the past three Europa League winners started the season in the Champions League, with that trend set to continue.
Inter Milan XI: Handanovic, D’Ambrosio, De Vrij, Skriniar, Asamoah, Vecino, Brozovic, Nainggolan, Politano, Perisic, Icardi
Four changes for Tottenham at Wembley this evening.
Jan Vertonghen makes his first start in 10 games as he comes in to replace Juan Foyth.
Harry Winks, Erik Lamela and Lucas Moura also come in.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 28, 2018
PSV XI vs Barcelona: Zoet, Angelino, Viergever, Schwaab, Dumfries, Hendrix, Pereiro, Rosario, Bergwijn, De Jong, Lozano
Barcelona XI vs PSV: Ter Stegen; Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Jordi Alba, Busquets, Rakitic, Vidal; Dembele, Messi, Coutinho
While we wait for team news from Wembley, I thought I would bring you the opinions of former Tottenham midfielder Jermaine Jenas.
Having tweeted on his official account, he said: ‘A must-win game against Inter in the Champions League, Spurs have been here before… Big performance needed from the lads tonight!’
44min: Curse of the (live) commentator as Lokomotiv take the lead on the stroke of half-time.
Team news will soon be with us for the 20:00 matches and I will bring you all of it during the half-time break from the early games.
Remains 0-0 in Moscow and 2-0 in Madrid for those just joining us.
39min: Interesting that the 2018-19 Champions League final takes place at Atletico’s Wanda Metropolitano.
They will be desperate to reach the final again having achieved that in recent years. They are making lightwork of Monaco this evening but far tougher tests await in the latter stages.
Monaco need a big rebuilding job having sold so many of their best players in recent years.
34min: Still nothing to separate the two sides in Moscow with chances having dried up somewhat for both teams.
Meanwhile back in Madrid Atletico look in the mood here and it will be a long evening for Monaco as things are going.
24min: Too easy again. This time Antoine Griezmann nets and Thierry Henry watches on in utter bewilderment.
Griezmann is one of the game’s finest but the defensive play so far from the French youngsters has been naive to say the least. That’s 21 in 51 in the Champions League for the Atletico forward.
This really could be a case of damage limitations…
Barcelona’s bright start (comes as no real surprise) means they are already through to the last-16 ahead of their trip to Eindhoven this evening.
It is the runners-up spot that is the one up for grabs with victory for either side tonight bound to have huge significance.
Tottenham know that two wins from their final two games puts them through but a final day trip to the Nou Camp is arguably the toughest assignment in European football.
15min: That early goal has definitely settled Atletico Madrid down and Monaco already look resigned to the fact they will leave Madrid with nothing to show for their efforts.
Diego Simeone’s side are so efficient at home and are now beginning to give Monaco a false sense of security, setting traps they can then exploit on the counter-attack.
Lots of teenagers in Monaco’s side, both starting and on the bench, this evening and this is by far the biggest test of their careers to date.
After being pummeled by Club Bruges, the cannot afford to be on the wrong end of another heavy defeat tonight.
12min: Galatasaray much the better side in the other game tonight over in Moscow.
Unlucky not to have taken an early lead after a number of good chances go astray. But it’s all very encouraging from Fatih Terim’s men.
Remains 0-0 but there is a growing sense inside the Lokomotiv Stadium that a goal is coming…
The main game for us this evening over on the blog is Tottenham’s visit of Inter Milan and all eyes will be on two strikers: Harry Kane and Mauro Icardi.
But just how do the two finishers compare?
MATTHEW SMITH: In an age when the traditional No 9 is becoming somewhat obselete, Harry Kaneand Mauro Icardi continue to carry the flag for old-fashioned centre forward play.
Two of the best goal scorers on the planet, one of them will be waving goodbye to the Champions League after Christmas, with only one of Tottenham or Inter Milan able to progress from Group B.
Over the past three seasons, the careers of both attackers have skyrocketed, with both becoming talismanic for their clubs – indispensable focal points of attack.
Borussia Dortmund v Bruges
PSV Eindhoven v Barcelona
Tottenham v Inter Milan
Napoli v Red Star Belgrade
PSG v Liverpool
Porto v Schalke
4min: Koke has all the time in the world to strike but it takes a wicked deflection on the edge of the area and it is a disastrous start for Thierry Henry’s young Monaco side.
Champions League debutant Benoit Badiashile is the guilty party who gets the deflection.
Way, way too easy to get that chance.
The players are out at the Wanda Metropolitano with the odds stacked against Thierry Henry’s wounded Monaco side.
It has been a rough ride in management since he took over from Leonardo Jardim and they sit with just one point in Group A.
Monaco striker Falcao returns to face his former side and will hope he can be the thorn in Atletico’s side on a night that is of huge significance for them.
Victory for Atletico will see them book their place in the last-16.
Hello and welcome to Wednesday’s coverage of the Champions League.
We have some incredible match-ups at our disposal this evening with Thierry Henry’s Monaco making the trip to Atletico Madrid in the early game before we later switch our attentions to north London.
Tottenham host Inter Milan in a must-win match in Group B for Mauricio Pochettino’s side as they look to keep their fading hopes of reaching the knockout stages alive.
Stay with me for it all throughout the evening, starting with updates from the early games in Madrid and Moscow.
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