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Sports News of Wednesday, 8 May 2019


LIVE UPDATES: Ajax vs Tottenham (Champions League semis)

Hello and good evening, are you ready for another potentially exciting European football night? Buckle up then.

Last night Jurgen Klopp's side stunned the world when they beat Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield and in the process overturned the 3-0 result from the first leg to make the Madrid final.

Will Tottenham follow Liverpool's example and overcome a Champions League semi-final first leg deficit against Ajax to make the final?

Attention turns to Amsterdam as Tottenham have a similar dilemma, already trailing 1-0 to Ajax from their first-leg tie with the Dutch side scoring a crucial away goal.

Ajax certainly will not lack belief when they host Spurs, having already knocked three-time defending champions Real Madrid out in the round of 16 before overcoming Juventus in the quarter-finals.

The Eredivisie side are bidding to reach their first Champions League final for 23 years and will be favourites after Donny van de Beek's goal in north London last week.

Only one team of the 17 who have lost a Champions League semi-final, first leg at home have overturned the tie - when Ajax overhauled Panathinaikos in the second leg in 1995/96.

A huge, huge task for Spurs.

We're all set for what could be another classic European night involving an English team, but Spurs really do have it all to do.

Kick-off is at 7pm. Stay with us for all the action.