Liverpool handed unfair advantage over Spurs ahead of Champions League semi-finals

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur face one of the biggest matches in their recent history this week as they take on Ajax in the semi-finals of the Champions League.

Spurs have never reached this point of the competition before, with their only ever quarterfinal appearance coming back in 2011.

However, Pochettino and his players will be hoping to go one further and grace the final of the competition against Liverpool or Barcelona in Madrid in June.

Despite Liverpool and Spurs both being English clubs in the semi-finals, the London team have been placed at a distinct disadvantage compared to their fellow Prem rival.

Liverpool were handed a Friday night fixture in the Premier League this week, and do not play in the Champions League until Wednesday.

However, Spurs were given a Saturday Premier League match, and play in the Champions League on Tuesday, meaning they have two days less to prepare for their crucial game.

This problem only becomes worse when you remember that Ajax were given the week off completely by the Dutch FA in preparation for the semi (BBC).

What do you think? Should Spurs have been given more preferential treatment ahead of the biggest game in their history?

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5 COMMENTS

  1. This season as helped liverpool more than any other team.Have u noticed how often liverpool play before man .city in the league,it always puts more pressure on the team that must win to regain the lead in race.

  2. Leg 1 Liverpool Friday night to Wednesday night and Spurs Saturday morning to Tuesday night

    Leg 2 Spurs Saturday morning to Wednesday night and Liverpool Saturday night to Tuesday night.

    Not much difference really.

  3. mom taught me never complain about someone else’s deal to get a better deal for yourself.

    That said, the English FA kinda sucks for this kind of thing, and it should provide a fair way to prepare both clubs.

  4. there must be a lot of brainless insects in the English F A ,a blind man could see that.One sided affair,everybody is against SPURS.I can see a lot of jealousy there,they are not used to seeing SPURS up there,like we s/be there.TOUGH TITTIES,MOTHERFUCKERS.SUCK ON THIS KNOB OF MINE!!!!!!

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