Cape Town - Manchester City will attempt to recover from a 1-0 first-leg
defeat when they host Premier League rivals Spurs in the Champions League.
Spurs secured a narrow lead in the first game when Son
Heung-min scored the only goal at their brand-new state-of-the-art stadium, so
City have plenty to do to progress into the semi-finals.
However, Pep Guardiola's star-studded squad, who are still
chasing the quadruple, will be expected to recover in what should be another
tight all-English showdown.
This is the second of three games between the two sides as
they also meet at the Etihad in a huge league game on Saturday, but the focus
for now is on Europe as both teams look to make it into the semis.
Despite all their riches, City have only made the Champions
League last four once, back in 2016, while Tottenham have never progressed past
Mauricio Pochettino knows seeing off City will be a huge
challenge but, if they manage to pull it off, it will be hailed as a major
achievement, with Juventus or Ajax waiting.
Guardiola has declared key midfielder Fernandinho and main goal
threat Sergio Aguero both fit for the second leg, with only Oleksandr Zinchenko
absent through injury.
Spurs are without Harry Kane, who picked up a season-ending
ankle injury in the first game, while Dele Alli is a doubt with a wrist injury.
Fernando Llorente, who was in line to be given another
chance up front in Kane's absence, will be given a late fitness test on a minor
knock, but Eric Dier, Serge Aurier and Erik Lamela are all still out injured.
Kick-off is at 21:00 (SA time).