Tottenham draw Young Boys in Champions League play-off

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles
champions league

champions league

Tottenham Hotspur must beat Swiss side Young Boys if they are to qualify for the Champions League group stage.

Harry Redknapp’s side will travel to Switzerland on 17/18 August for the first leg against the 11-time Super League champions. The return match will take place on 24/25 August at White Hart Lane.

Young Boys proved their credentials as a Champions League side with an impressive 1-0 victory against Fenerbahçe in Turkey to ensure their progression into the play-off stage with an aggregate 3-2 win.

The Bern-based side previously reached the semi-finals of the European Cup in 1959, where they were defeated by 1-3 by Stade Reims. Spurs have won the UEFA Cup on two occasions in 1972 and 1984 under Bill Nicholson and Keith Burkinshaw respectively.

Darren Earles, the north London club’s secretary, was in positive mood following the draw.

“We know it is going to be a tough game but we are excited about it and looking forward to getting into the group stages,” said Earles.

He added: “Playing at home in the second leg is always an advantage.”


MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Australian Open 2018
The Sport Review
Australian Open 2018: Grigor Dimitrov survives five-set thriller to set Rublev rematch
The Sport Review
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Arsenal, Man United, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 40 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man United stars feature
The Sport Review
Top 25 footballers’ cars: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Real Madrid players feature
The Sport Review
Top 20 Nigerian footballers in Premier League: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Arsenal player wages 2017: Do you know how much Xhaka, Ozil and Coquelin earn each week?
The Sport Review
Ian Wright raves about Liverpool FC star after victory over Man City
The Sport Review
Gary Neville salutes ‘confident and arrogant’ Man United star
The Sport Review
Arsene Wenger warned Arsenal need five signings to finish in top four