The Spurs must preserve the precious advantage gained in the first leg, that 1-0 that gives a very small margin to the men of Pochettino.
Manchester City, as it happened - only partially - also in the second round, must give their best in this return match. The City, in fact, came out defeated by Tottenham and to overturn the result is a priority for a formation among the favorites for the final victory of the competition, together with Barcelona. Also in the second round, the City's approach was bland against Schalke 04 and only a great comeback allowed the team to come out victorious from Gelsenkirchen; in the return, then, there was no history, with a peremptory 7-0 more faithful to the real values in the field. In the group stage, on the other hand, the City finished Group F in first place with 13 points, ahead of Lyon, Shakhtar Donetsk and Hoffenheim.
In the league , Manchester City is first in the standings but closely followed by Liverpool for a season finale to be lived with bated breath for a rush that promises to be truly fiery.
Tottenham is benefiting from the positive effects of the new win; the new home of the Spurs is already an impregnable fort and even Manchester City has noticed it, having arrived in London with the favors of the prediction and left defeated by the challenge. The net of advantage gives a small margin to the men of Pochettino even if it will serve the perfect match also to the return against a formation from the crazy potential. Tottenham, however, already had the upper hand in the second round against the powerful City. High level opponent like Borussia Dortmund, beaten both on the first leg and on the return leg in a double confrontation that promised to be balanced (1-0 and 3-0 the results) . In the group stage, on the other hand, qualification on the wool thread. HOME TEAM WIN or DRAW / YES : BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE
The first leg, played at Anfield, saw Klopp's men, favorites on the eve, stand out with a dry 2-0 thanks to goals from Keita and Firmino.
Porto, for its part, would need a real miracle to win this match , given that they would have to impose with 3 goals of difference on a much stronger team. The team , in fact, are at the top in the league with the "Eagles" of Lisbon at 72 points. "Dragoes", among other things, always victorious in the last 5 rounds of Primeira Liga, and back, in particular, from the success against Portimonense (3-0 away). In this edition of the Champions League, Porto eliminated Roma in the round of 16 of the tournament (success in extra time). In the history of the tournament, on the other hand, the Porto has reached the final twice, but it has won on both occasions (1987 and 2004).
The Liverpool who, therefore, put a large mortgage on qualifying for the Champions League semi-finals. The English, among other things, lead the Premier League standings with 85 points, 2 more on the City of Guardiola, and has won in the last 5 rounds. In the last round, among other things, the victory over Chelsea (2-0) arrived to witness the great moment of form of Salah and his team mate. In this edition of the Champions League , the guests eliminated Bayern Munich in the round of 16 (0-0 at Anfield, 3-1 in Germany).
In the history of the tournament, however, the Reds have won the trophy on 5 occasions, the last in 2005.
The last precedent between the two teams dates back to the last 16 of the Champions League last season. It was Liverpool who qualified for the quarter-finals (5-0 in Portugal, 0-0 in Anfield). OVER 1.5