Date: 25th February 2016 at 12:43pm
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Tottenham will be hoping to get their revenge on Fiorentina when the two sides meet in the second leg of their last-32 tie in the Europa League at White Hart Lane on Thursday night.

Spurs were knocked out at this stage of the competition by the same opponents last season after losing 3-1 on aggregate, but the two teams come into this decider evenly poised following a 1-1 draw in Florence a week ago.

Nacer Chadli gave the North London outfit the lead, only for Federico Bernardeschi to equalise for the Viola, but Mauricio Pochettino will be without top goalscorer Harry Kane, who is suffering from a broken nose, for the second leg.

However, the Argentine can take solace from the fact that his men have won all three of their Europa League fixtures at the Lane this term, against FK Qarabag, Anderlecht and Monaco.

While Tottenham have a good record on their own turf, they must be aware of their Serie A opposition, who are unbeaten on the road in the Europa League so far this campaign.

With the likes of former West Ham forward Mauro Zarate and ex-Blackburn striker Nikola Kalinic in their ranks, Paulo Sousa will be confident that his players can get the away goal they require to advance to the last-16.

Like Spurs, Sousa’s men are well in contention to win their country’s league title, as they currently sit just six points adrift of the leaders Juventus with 12 matches left to play.

Team News:

For the first time this season, Kane won’t be included in Spurs’ starting XI or on the bench, with Son Heung-Min likely to deputise for the England international.

Midfielder Mousa Dembele will also miss out with a groin strain, while Tom Carroll will not be involved due to an Achilles’ problem, and Jan Vertonghen and Clinton Njie remain sidelined with knee injuries.

However, the return of goalkeeper Hugo Lloris will come as a huge boost, and Erik Lamela is likely to start after recovering from a bout of illness.

Paulo Sousa is likely to have midfielder Milan Badelj available after he missed the first leg due to a thigh problem.

League Position: Tottenham – 2nd (Premier League – 51 pts); Fiorentina – 3rd (Serie A – 52 pts)
Previous Meeting: Fiorentina 1-1 Tottenham (February 18, 2016)
Form: Tottenham – WWWWDL; Fiorentina – DWDWDW
Key Men: Tottenham – Dele Alli; Fiorentina – Nikola Kalinic
Shoot Says: Tottenham 2-1 Fiorentina

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