While respective defeats to Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have denied them the chance to compete for some pre-season silverware, both will be keen to fine-tune their preparations with the season proper getting closer. Especially Tottenham, who begin their campaign against Manchester United this Saturday lunchtime. Milan were unable to hold Bayern Munich back in the Germans' home tournament. CHRISTOF STACHE/Getty ImagesGoals by James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale dispatched the Lillywhites in the first of Tuesday's contests. Juan Bernat, Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski saw off the Rossoneri to confirm Bayern's place in the final. Both Spurs and Milan will be keen to reinforce their preparations and record at least one win to match one of their exalted conquerors.
Coming against Real there was an extra sense of wonder about the display, emphasised most delightfully by the way he skillfully maneuvered past former Spur Luka Modric in the opening 15 minutes. Tottenham Hotspur @SpursOfficial. @dele_alli36 on nutmeg: "It was just natural instinct. Hopefully I've shown what I can do. " #AudiCup2015It may just be a brief run-out versus Milan, but any chance to watch the promising (very) early progress of Alli at Tottenham should be taken. AC Milan Player to Watch: Keisuke HondaHoping to be a central figure in new boss Mihajlovic's set up, Honda had a tough time standing out amid the oppressive attentions of an unrelenting Bayern side.
Tottenham vs. AC Milan: Team News, Key Battle, Live Stream, TV InfoTottenham Hotspur fell 2-0 to Real Madrid on Tuesday and now face AC Milan in the Audi Cup third/fourth playoff. Associated PressTottenham Hotspur and AC Milan meet on Wednesday for the first time since the Premier League outfit knocked the Serie A side out of the 2010-11 Champions League. At stake on this occasion is the less glamorous prize of third place in the Munich-hosted Audi Cup tournament.
I'm just trying to show what I can do. " http://t. co/3CmQ89fVq7Having started him against Real Madrid, Pochettino may limit Alli to a substitute appearance on Wednesday. That will be better than nothing for Spurs supporters, given even more reason to be excited about the 19-year-old midfielder following his confident performance against the La Liga runners-up. As against the MLS All-Stars last week, Alli got up and down the pitch well, combined positively with his team-mates and showed good positional sense when entering the penalty box.
AC Milan @acmilan64' OUT Zapata (Injured/Infortunato) IN AlexAC Milan @acmilan89' OUT Niang (injured/infortunato) IN CerciPredicting pre-season lineups is challenging enough, given the mandate for experimentation this time of year. Given both bosses in this fixture are having to juggle their resources for a second match in two days, please excuse not trying to pin down these starting XIs here. Sinisa Mihajlovic at least does not have to worry about a big season-opening fixture within just a few days, as is the case for his counterpart, Mauricio Pochettino.
Date: Wednesday, August 5Time: 5:15 p. m. BST/12:15 p. ET Venue: Allianz ArenaTV Info: Premier Sports (U. K. only)/ESPN2 (U. S. only) Live Stream: Premier Player (U. only)/WatchESPN (U. only)Form LinesTottenham and AC Milan's Last 5 FriendliesTottenham HotspurAC MilanPre-season (Audi Cup), August 4: Real Madrid (a)—Loss: 2-0Pre-season (Audi Cup), August 4: Bayern Munich (a)—Loss: 3-0Pre-season, July 30: MLS All-Stars (a)—Loss: 2-1Pre-season (International Champions Cup), July 30: Real Madrid (a)—Loss: 0-0 (on penalties)Pre-season, July 23: Brentford (h)—Win: 2-1Pre-season (International Champions Cup), July 25: Internazionale (a)—Win: 1-0Pre-season, July 20: Reading (h)—Win: 1-0Pre-season, July 18: Olympique Lyonnais (a)—Loss: 2-1Pre-season, July 13: Southend United (h)—Win: 4-0Pre-season, July 14: Legnano (a)—Win: 5-1Both clubs' official websitesTeam NewsTottenham had not reported any new injury concerns at the time of writing on Tuesday night.
It remains unclear if Hugo Lloris—who did travel with the club to Germany but was not part of the matchday squad to face Real Madrid—will be deemed ready for Wednesday evening. Cristian Zapata and M'Baye Niang were both substituted with injuries during AC Milan's defeat to Bayern Munich. Their statuses were also uncertain as of midnight Wednesday.
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