Tottenham Hotspur chasing first ever Champions League title

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Spurs have had a thrilling run to the final after looking to be on their way out of the competition during the group stage.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side lost their first two matches in the opening phase, but bounced back in style to grab second spot in Group B behind Barcelona.

Spurs saw off Borussia Dortmund and Manchester City in the knockout stage to book their place in the semi-finals against Ajax.

The Dutch side opened up a three-goal lead by the 35-minute mark in the second leg of the tie, but Lucas Moura’s hat-trick sent Spurs through to the final on away goals.

The build-up to the final has been overshadowed by a big row over UEFA’s decision to allocate just 16,613 tickets to each of the finalists.

The Estadio Metropolitano has a 68,000 capacity and supporters’ groups from both clubs have called upon major sponsors of the competition to pass on some of their allocation over to fans.

For Spurs supporters planning a last-minute trip to Madrid last minute it will be an expensive journey.

According to Cheaprooms.co.uk, you will have to spend roughly GBP 400 for the least expensive double room on June 1. A more affordable solution could be hostels – check out the best options according to TravelMag.

Spurs fans who make it to Madrid have been handed a boost with the news that Harry Kane and Harry Winks are confident of being fit for the final.

Kane has not played since suffering an ankle injury against City in the quarter-finals, but the England star is on course to take his place in the matchday squad.

Winks has already returned to training with the first team and is in contention to play, while Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez, Danny Rose and Dele Alli are expected to shake off minor niggles.

The two sides last met in Europe back during the 1972/73 season, with Spurs losing on away goals in the semi-finals of the UEFA Cup.

The London club have faced English opposition on eight previous occasions in Europe, winning four and drawing one of those games.

However, they will need to overcome a poor recent record against Liverpool having beaten the Reds just once in their last 14 meetings in all competitions.

Spurs were beaten twice by Liverpool in the Premier League this season, but it would be foolish to underestimate their chances in what cou

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