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Erik Lamela starts for Spurs at Juventus, Leroy Sane returns to Manchester City bench at Basel

Lamela starts against Juventus, Sane on City bench for Basel test

13/02/2018 at 17:56Updated 13/02/2018 at 18:59

Erik Lamela starts for Tottenham Hotspur at Juventus whilst Leroy Sane makes his return from injury on the Manchester City bench for their Basel trip.

Midfielder Lamela missed over a year from injury, but has been appearing regularly off the bench recently.

He is chosen to start in this crucial match with Son Heung-min dropping to the bench.

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Elsewhere, Serge Aurier comes in for Kieran Trippier at right-back but Ben Davies continues at left-back.

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is aggressive with his line-up as Miralem Pjanic, Federico Bernardeschi, Douglas Costa, Mario Mandzukic and Gonzalo Higuain all start for the Italian champions

Teams

Juventus: Buffon; De Sciglio, Benatia, Chiellini, Alex Sandro; Khedira, Pjanic; Bernardeschi, Douglas Costa, Mandzukic; Higuain..subs: Bench: Szczesny, Marchisio, Asamoah, Rugani, Sturaro, Bentancur, Muratore

Tottenham: Lloris; Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies; Dier, Dembele, Eriksen; Alli, Lamela; Kane..subs: Bench: Gazzaniga, Trippier, Rose, Son, Wanyama, Sissoko, Lucas

Premier League leaders Manchester City are in Switzerland to face FC Basel and Sane is on the bench just 11 days after his horror injury against Cardiff in the FA Cup.

Captain Vincent Kompany makes a rare start next to Nicolas Otamendi at centre-back with Bernardo Silva, Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling playing behind Sergio Aguero.

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Basel start with Taulant Xhaka, brother of Arsenal man Granit starting as the central defender of a back three.

Team

FC Basel - Vaclik, Lacroix, Xhaka, Suchy, Lang, Frei, Serey Die, Riveros, Elyounoussi, Oberlin, Stocker..subs: Bench: Salvi, Petretta, Zuffi, Van Wolfswinkel, Ajeti, Manzambi, Bua.

Manchester City - Ederson, Walker, Kompany, Otamendi, Delph, Gundogan, Fernandinho, De Bruyne, Sterling, Bernardo, Aguero..subs: Bench: Bravo, Danilo, Stones, Laporte, Sane, Silva, Foden

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