Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Tottenham vs W Krakow

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Tottenham vs W Krakow

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UEFA Cup first round, first leg. White Hart Lane, tonight, 8.10pm, Setanta Sports 1


Croatia midfielder Luka Modric injured his knee in the defeat by Aston Villa on Monday. Spurs will also be without new signings Roman Pavlyuchenko and Vedran Corluka, who are cup-tied, but Ledley King, Jermaine Jenas, Giovani dos Santos and David Bentley should return.


Tottenham Wisla Krak?w Aston Villa (h) 1-2 Lech Poznan (h) 1-4 Chelsea (a) 1-1 Cracovia (a) 1-1 Sunderland(h) 1-2 Belchatow (h) 2-1 Middlesbro (a) 1-2 Polonia (a) 2-0

PLAYER TO WATCH... CLEBER DE LIMA (WISLA KRAKOW) The Brazilian centre-back is one of Wisla's most influential players and much will depend on him if his team are to keep the Spurs attack at bay. Having joined Wisla in 2006 from Portuguese club Vitoria Guimaraes, Cleber was named Poland's best foreign player at the end of his first season. The 34-year-old has also made a solid start to the current campaign, helping Wisla to three wins and a draw from their first five league


Tottenham have won the UEFA Cup on two occasions, beating Wolves in the 1972 final over two legs and Anderlecht in a penalty shoot-out after two 1-1 draws in 1984. …

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