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Spurs will be expected to win this game as they already have an advantage following their 2-1 victory over AEL Limassol in the first legReuters

Tottenham Hotspur play hosts to Cypriot side AEL Limassol in the second leg playoff of the Europa League on Thursday.

Where to Watch Live

The game at White Hart Lane is set for an 7.45 pm BST (12.15 am IST, 2.45 pm ET) start. Coverage in India will be on the Ten Network, with the live streaming option HERE. TV coverage in the UK will be on ITV 4, with the option to live stream HERE. Catch the action on TV in the US and Canada on beIN Sports, while the game can also be live streamed online HERE.

Viewers in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the match via live streaming HERE, while South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa viewers can do the same HERE. Australia viewers can live stream the action HERE, while viewers in Canada can do the same HERE.

Spurs will be expected to win this game as they already have an advantage following their 2-1 victory over AEL Limassol in the first leg at the Tsirion Stadium.

Considering the strength of their lineup in the first leg, Tottenham should have cruised in the first leg. But, instead, AEL Limassol nearly recorded a shock victory over them.

They went down to a strike from Adrian Sardinero in the 14th minute, and struggled to find the equaliser until the very end of the game.

The introduction of Erik Lamela proved to be the turning point in the match as the Argentine, after only a few minutes into his introduction, set up a goal for Roberto Soldado, who gleefully grabbed the equaliser in the 74th minute.

Then, with only ten minutes remaining in the game, he sent a delightful assist to Harry Kane, who scored the winner for Tottenham.

After watching his side narrowly edge the Cypriot side in the first leg, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino wants his team to be extra focused in the second leg.

"We need to be focused and ready. I believe that it will be a tough game because all games are difficult," the former Southampton boss told Sky Sports.

Pochettino says that he has warned his players to be at their very best in the second leg after watching Manchester United suffer a humiliating 4-0 defeat against MK Dons in the Capital One Cup.

"On Tuesday it was difficult for Manchester United and you need to be focused on your objective. Now we need a very good performance to beat Limassol and because we need to stay in the next round," he added.

"I watched the game in Milton Keynes live. I was there. It was difficult but it's a good example to be ready. We got a good result in Larnaca but we need to ready and focused on the game."

Meanwhile, Limassol will be hoping to do well in the second leg despite the odds being heavily against them.

Last season, the Cypriot side had beaten French outfit Nice (2-1 on aggergate) to book their place in the group stages of the Europa League alongside Trabzonspor, Lazio and Legia Warsaw.

However, they did not manage to progress to the knockout stages as they were only able to gather four points in six games, winning one, drawing one and losing four.

This time, however, overturning the deficit at White Hart Lane and booking a place in the group stages will be a big task for the Cypriot side.

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