Bernardeschi scored a fortunate goal in the first leg, but that should not obscure the young Italian's rather impressive performance. His ability to find space between the lines to operate could see him assume the playmaking role for the visitors at White Hart Lane. Nacer Chadli is the man handed the not insignificant challenge of replacing Harry Kane in Spurs' lineup. In the first leg, Chadli got his goal but struggled with some of the hold-up play and more creative movements that make Kane such a special player.
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Chadli is not really the sort of player who dominates games, but he will need to put his genuine physical power to use in the second leg if Tottenham are to progress. His pace and goalscoring knack will also make him a threat on the break as La Viola push for their goal. Key Battle In the first leg, Sousa got his starting lineup badly wrong, and Spurs had the run of Stadio Artemio Franchi, but he made key changes for the second half and got the upper hand.
Tottenham vs. Fiorentina: Team News, Predicted Lineups, Live Stream, TV InfoJulian Finney/Getty ImagesTwelve months ago, Tottenham bowed out of the Europa League at the hands of Fiorentina and exited a domestic cup competition within a week. Unless Spurs can improve on their first-leg showing seven days ago, a double-disappointment is once again on the cards. The 1-0 home loss to Crystal Palace in the FA Cup was frustrating but has not been deemed a catastrophe with two other competitions to play for. In both the first leg and the FA Cup defeat, Spurs clearly outplayed their opponent in the first half but faded badly in the second. What is, for now, merely a coincidence, may yet become a nasty trend. Form Lines FiorentinaAtalanta 2-3 Fiorentina Fiorentina 1-1 Tottenham Fiorentina 2-1 Inter Bologna 1-1 Fiorentina Fiorentina 2-1 CarpiTottenham Spurs 0-1 Palace Fiorentina 1-1 Spurs Man City 1-2 Spurs Spurs 1-0 Watford Norwich 0-3 SpursTeam NewsThe team news is mixed for Tottenham ahead of this match.
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