Tottenham Hotspur vs. Lyon: 5 Key Battles to Watch in Europa League Clash

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Tottenham Hotspur vs. Lyon: 5 Key Battles to Watch in Europa League Clash
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Former Spur Steed Malbranque returns to White Hart Lane with current club Lyon in the Europa League.

Thursday's meeting between Tottenham Hotspur and Olympique Lyonnais will not be the first time the two clubs have met in European competition.

The second round of the 1967-68 European Cup Winners' Cup saw Lyon go through on away goals after a 4-4 aggregate draw. Tottenham lost 1-0 in a bad-tempered first-leg clash at the Stade de Gerland before blowing a 2-0 lead at home, winning 4-3 but conceding costly goals. Just over 45 years on, the modern versions of the two sides will compete in the Europa League.

Both sets of players are chasing Champions League qualification at home, but they will relish the chance to compete and prove themselves against one another on the European stage.

Between whom and whereabouts might the key battles take place at White Hart Lane? Read on to see five worth keeping an eye on..

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