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Tottenham (Spurs) vs Basel takes place in the Europa League quarter final second league on Thursday night with the game finely balanced following a draw in the first leg in London, England. The game is scheduled to kick off at 8.05 p.m. UK time and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
Spurs will be disappointed to have conceded two goals at home in the first leg, and that result means they need to win or score at least two goals tonight.
If the result remains at 0-0 or is a 1-1 draw tonight then Basel will go through on the away goals rule. A 2-2 draw here would push the tie to extra time. However, any win for Spurs will see them progress or a score draw of at least three goals each would also see Tottenham through on away goals.
Tottenham will come into this match without the injured trio of Gareth Bale, Aaron Lennon and William Gallas, which is a big blow. All three of those players add a lot to Tottenham's play and their absence could leave the door open for Basel to take advantage.
Spurs cannot afford the bad start they got off to in London. They had to come back from 2-0 down to draw the game, but it came at a cost as Bale (ankle), Lennon (knee) and Gallas (calf) were all replaced.
Spurs' manager Andre Villas-Boas has highlighted the importance of striker Emmanuel Adebayor: "He has got back in the goals in our recent games and he has shown how influential he can be."
"Finding the back of the net allows him to go into the game with more confidence and I always think it's self-belief from the player, rather than anything else, that helps them improve," added Villas-Boas.
"His link-up play has improved tremendously. He's been much more involved in the build of play and assisted and created so much, allowing others to flourish."
Tottenham (Spurs) vs Basel kicks off at 8.05 p.m. UK time and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.