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Tottenham - Club Brugge
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Club Brugge KV will look to put a previous encounter and a poor record on English soil behind them as they travel to Tottenham Hotspur FC for their UEFA Cup Group B game.
Tottenham won their opening Group B game 2-0 against Be***351;ikta***351; JK in Istanbul.
Club Brugge, meanwhile, came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw at home against Bayer 04 Leverkusen.
The two clubs have met twice in European competition, playing a two-legged second round tie in the 1984/85 UEFA Cup.
The Belgian side won the first leg 2-1, with Jan Ceulemans and Birger Jensen putting the home side ahead before Clive Allen hit a late goal for the London side.
Spurs won 3-0 in the second leg, with Allen scoring again in between goals from Michael Hazard and Graham Roberts. Peter Shreeves's side went on to reach the quarter-finals, losing out to eventual winners Real Madrid CF.
Club Brugge defender Michaλl Klukowski and his Spurs counterpart Paul Stalteri are well acquainted, as both are Canadian internationals.
Club Brugge's Jonathan Blondel spent a year and a half at Tottenham while team-mates Philippe Clement and Boko Balaban know English football from their spells at Coventry City FC and Aston Villa FC respectively.
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup winners in 1962/93 and UEFA Cup winners in 1971/72 and 1983/84, Tottenham's 106 games in European competition (63 wins, 19 draws, 24 defeats) have seen them meet Belgian opposition on four occasions.
Two of those games were against Club Brugge, but the first two were much more fateful as they overcame RSC Anderlecht in the two-legged 1983/84 UEFA Cup final.
Paul Miller's goal was cancelled out by Morten Olsen's effort in the first leg in Brussels, but the second leg also ended in a 1-1 draw as Graham Roberts' late strike leveled Alexandre Czerniatynski's effort.
The match ended with a penalty shootout, with Tony Roberts saving Arnor Gudjohnsen's effort to win the day for Tottenham.
Of Club Brugge's 204 games in UEFA competition (95 wins, 36 draws and 73 defeats), 15 have been against English opposition six wins, two draws and seven defeats.
English sides have twice denied the club in finals, with Liverpool FC beating them 4-3 on aggregate in the 1975/76 UEFA Cup final and then emerging as 1-0 winners in the 1977/78 European Champion Clubs' Cup final at Wembley.
Club Brugge have never won on English soil. In eight trips, the best result they have had was a 0-0 draw at Nottingham Forest FC in the 1984/85 UEFA Cup.
FC Dinamo Bucuresti take on Be***351;ikta***351; in Matchday 2's other Group B game.
Tottenham boss Martin Jol may rest some of his first-team players, with his side facing Chelsea at the weekend.
Paul Stalteri (knee), Teemu Tainio (hernia/foot), Lee Young-Pyo (ankle) and Steed Malbranque (groin) are definitely out.
Calum Davenport has travelled to Germany to see a specialist and may need an operation on his groin.
Ivory Coast midfielder Didier Zokora has recovered from a mild case of malaria and is in the squad.
News conference: Tottenham boss Martin Jol
Tottenham (from): Robinson, Cerny, Chimbonda, Dawson, Gardner, King, Davids, Jenas, Lennon, Huddlestone, Ziegler, Murphy, Defoe, Mido, Keane, Berbatov, Zokora, Ghaly.
No info on Bruges. I do fancy Spurs to win. Bruges' away form has been very average, I think Spurs will be way too strong for them.
What do you think? I am thinking of a double - Spurs and Blackburn, but am waiting to see the starting 11 of both teams.
Yes, i play too Spurs and Rovers...
this is info from BBC, that i know !!!
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