Red Star Belgrade vs Tottenham: 5 Key Facts & Stats to Impress Your Mates Ahead of UCL Clash

​Tottenham travel to Serbia to face Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday after confidently dispatching Vladan Milojević's side 5-0 in their last Champions League game. 


Spurs continue to struggle in the league and Mauricio Pochettino will know that another emphatic result in Europe could provide the spark to reignite their season. Red Star will also be desperate to win, as three points would move them above the Lilywhites into second place.


Here are some of the best stats and facts to get you excited for a crucial game in Group B. 


It's Been a Long Time Coming

Tottenham Hotspur v Lokomotiv Leipzig 1974 UEFA Cup Semi Final 2nd Leg

​The last time Red Star hosted Tottenham in a European tie was in the last 16 of the 1974 UEFA Cup, with the hosts coming out 1-0 winners before victory in the return leg at White Hart Lane meant that Spurs progressed 2-1 on aggregate. 

Tottenham subsequently dispatched FC Koln and Lokomotiv Leipzig in later rounds, before losing to Feyenoord in the final. 

What this tells you about how Wednesday's game is going to go is...well, nothing. Everyone loves a bit of history though, don't they?


Goals Galore

Tottenham Hotspur v Bayern Muenchen: Group B - UEFA Champions League

​Spurs fans can't complain about seeing a lack of goals in the Champions League this season, it's just a shame that their own players haven't always been the ones scoring them. 

By following up their incredible 7-2 defeat to ​Bayern Munich with a 5-0 win against Red Star, they became only the second team to have experienced a five-goal defeat and a five-goal victory in the competition's group stage in the same season.

Who is the other side who have managed this bizarre feat? Rosenberg, who beat Helsingborg 6-1 and lost to ​Paris Saint-Germain 7-2 during the 2000/01 campaign.


 Hotshot Harry

Harry Kane

​Spurs skipper ​Harry Kane scored twice against Red Star last time out, meaning he is now only two goals from bringing his Champions League career total up to 20.

Kane's scoring exploits are made even more impressive by the fact that he has only made 22 appearances in the competition. 

If the striker can reach the milestone within the next three games, he will overtake Alessandro Del Piero as the fastest ever player to register 20 goals in the Champions League. Quicker than ​Ronaldo. Quicker than ​Messi. Woah. 


Red Star Love Shots

Erik Lamela,Milan Borjan

​Good news for Kane as he looks to break that record - Red Star can't defend for toffee. 

Vladan Milojević's leaky defence have conceded 64 attempts on goal in their opening three games, however they have often given as good as they have got - having 40 shots of their own.

This means you should expect a bonanza of pot-shots on Wednesday night.  


Marin the Danger Man

Marko Marin,Harry Kane

In this fixture last time out Marko Marin was Red Star's danger man, carving out no fewer than six chances for his teammates. 


The diminutive, creative midfielder has been in fine form in the competition so far, creating 13 opportunities. 

That was more than anyone else at the start of play on Matchday four - except ​Toni Kroos, with whom he is tied for top spot.



Source : 90min

Source: 90min