Tottenham vs. Lyon: 4 Reasons to Be Excited for Spurs' First Europa League Tie

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Tottenham vs. Lyon: 4 Reasons to Be Excited for Spurs' First Europa League Tie
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Thursday's draw for the first round of European competitions' knockout stages offered up a few mouth-watering encounters.

While it is easy to get caught up in the Champions League's clashes of giants, such as Real Madrid-Manchester United, AC Milan-Barcelona and Arsenal-Bayern Munich, a few Europa League ties should have enough appeal to keep you interested on Thursdays.

Not the least of these interesting matchups is the pitting of Tottenham against French stalwarts Olympique Lyonnais.

So what makes this encounter one to watch for?

Here are four reasons for Spurs fans to get excited about their club's Round of 32 tie.

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