Champions League Matchday Two: Tuesday Preview
- Leicester City play first ever Champions League home game
- Take on Porto at the King Power Stadium
- Tottenham Hotspur looking to kick-start their campaign away to CSKA Moscow
- Spurs beaten 2-1 at home to Monaco on Matchday One
LEICESTER CITY take on PORTO in their first ever Champions League home game tonight, while TOTTENHAM look for the first points their campaign away to CSKA MOSCOW. Matt McGarvey previews the action.
Leicester v Porto: Group G
There is a historic night in store for Leicester City as Claudio Ranieri's men prepare to host a Champions League match for the first time in their history.
The Foxes go into tonight's match sitting top of Group G following their opening 3-0 win away to Club Brugge. Confidence, however may be somewhat fragile after Saturday's chastening 4-1 defeat to Manchester United.
Their opponents arrive with no shortage of European pedigree, 2004 winners Porto reached the semi-finals as recently as 2015 but were held to a 1-1 draw by FC Copenhagen at home in their opening game.
Leicester will look to their summer signing Islam Slimani to do the damage. The Algerian front man hit five goals in his last three games against Porto for previous club Sporting Lisbon.
Prediction: Leicester Win
CSKA Moscow v Tottenham Hotspur: Group E
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has labelled tonight's Group E clash as "must-win" for his side after they fell to a 2-1 to Monaco defeat on Matchday One.
Pochettino's men also have to contend with injuries to important players Harry Kane, Danny Rose, Eric Dier, Mousa Dembele and Moussa Sissoko.
CSKA fought back from 2-0 down to claim a point against Bayer Leverkusen in their opening game, however Spurs will be encouraged by their hosts' less than watertight defensive record. CSKA goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev hasn't managed a clean sheet in his last 39 Champions League games.
In the absence of Kane, Pochettino will most likely look to South Korean front man Son Heung-Min to take advantage of any frailties in the home defence.
Prediction: Tottenham win