Tottenham's draw at PSV Eindhoven last time out did little for either side's Group B hopes with a first win now imperative.
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Tottenham and PSV are both running out of time in Group B as they meet again in north London still searching for a first win in this season's UEFA Champions League.
• A 2-2 draw in Eindhoven on matchday three proved little use to either side in their hopes of reaching the round of 16. Goals from Lucas Moura and Harry Kane put Spurs in front after Hirving Lozano's 30th-minute opener for PSV, only for Luuk de Jong to snatch a point three minutes from time after Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris had been sent off.
• With both teams having already been beaten by Barcelona and Internazionale, that left them with one point apiece, five adrift of second-placed Inter and eight behind Barça. That means both Spurs and PSV will be unable to finish in the top two if they fail to win on matchday four and Inter are victorious at home to Barcelona in the other game.
• Before matchday three the sides had met in only one previous tie, in the last 16 of the 2007/08 UEFA Cup. Each won 1-0 away, PSV emerging triumphant in London before Spurs turned the tables in Eindhoven – but it was the Dutch club who had the last laugh, going through 6-5 on penalties.
• Spurs followed their opening 2-1 defeat at Inter – when they had led until the 86th minute – with a 4-2 loss at home to Barça on matchday two, their heaviest home defeat in the UEFA Champions League and joint heaviest in Europe.
• Third in last season's Premier League, Tottenham are in the group stage for the fourth time – and the third season in a row.
• Spurs got to the round of 16 in 2017/18, losing to Juventus. Tottenham drew the away first leg 2-2 – having been 2-0 down – but went out after a 2-1 reverse at Wembley. This season's results mean they are without a win in five European fixtures, losing three in a row – including the last two at Wembley – before drawing in the Netherlands.
• Mauricio Pochettino's side won all three home games in last season's group stage, against Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid and APOEL. Before beating Dortmund on matchday one they had won just one of their previous five European home fixtures.
• The London club's last home game against visitors from the Netherlands ended in a 4-1 defeat of Twente in the 2010/11 group stage. That 2008 defeat by PSV is Spurs' sole home reverse against Dutch clubs (W3 D3).
• Tottenham's most successful UEFA Champions League campaign came in 2010/11, when they reached the quarter-finals.
• The Eredivisie champions went down 4-0 at Barcelona in their opening Group B fixture – their joint heaviest UEFA Champions League defeat – before being beaten 2-1 at home by Inter on matchday two.
• The Eindhoven club claimed their 24th Dutch league title in 2017/18 – the third time in four seasons they have lifted the Eredivisie crown.
• This is PSV's 16th season in the group stage – more than any other Dutch side. They qualified by beating Belarusian champions BATE Borisov 6-2 on aggregate in the play-offs (3-2 away, 3-0 home).
• The first-leg win at BATE ended a ten-game run without a European away win for PSV (D4 L6).
• The Eindhoven club failed to win a game in their last group appearance, in 2016/17 (D2 L4), and have not won in their last 11 UEFA Champions League fixtures, group stage to final (D5 L6).
• Their last away win in the UEFA Champions League proper was a 1-0 success at CSKA Moskva in November 2007. Their record since then is D3 L8.
• PSV's 2017/18 European campaign lasted only one tie – they lost 1-0 home and away to Croatian club Osijek in the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round.
• European Cup winners in 1988, PSV have reached the UEFA Champions League knockout stage only four times – most recently in 2015/16, when they got to the last 16.
• PSV drew 0-0 at Manchester United in the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League group stage, their last visit to England. They have won only once in their last nine away games against Premier League clubs (D3 L5).
Links and trivia
• PSV coach Mark van Bommel and Spurs boss Pochettino were both Barcelona-based in 2005/06, playing for Barcelona and Espanyol respectively.
• Van Bommel scored the Netherlands' opening goal in a 2-0 friendly win against England at Spurs' old White Hart Lane ground on 15 August 2001.
• Have played in England:
Angeliño (Manchester City youth teams 2013–18)
Donyell Malen (Arsenal youth teams 2015–17)
Luuk de Jong (Newcastle 2013/14)
• Jeroen Zoet was in goal as the Netherlands beat England 2-1 in a Wembley friendly in March 2016; Danny Rose and substitutes Harry Kane, Eric Dier and Dele Alli featured for the home side.
• Denzel Dumfries, Steven Bergwijn, Luuk De Jong and substitute Pablo Rosario – the latter making his international debut – were in the Netherlands side that drew 1-1 with Toby Alderweireld's Belgium in a Brussels friendly on 16 October.
• Winners at Wolves on Saturday evening, when they held on to win 3-2 after being three goals up, Spurs' previous three Premier League matches had all finished 1-0 – wins against Cardiff and West Ham and a home defeat by Manchester City on 29 October.
• Juan Foyth made his first Premier League appearance at Wolves, playing 90 minutes and conceding two penalties.
• Mauricio Pochettino's side have managed just four clean sheets in 16 matches in all competitions this season.
• Spurs reached the League Cup quarter-finals with a 3-1 win at West Ham on 31 October, Heung-Min Son (2) and Fernando Llorente scoring their first club goals since 11 March and 28 February respectively.
• Tottenham will travel to north London rivals Arsenal in the last eight in the week starting 17 December.
• Mousa Dembélé limped off with an ankle injury seven minutes into the match at Wolves.
• Dele Alli was out between 26 September and 29 October with a hamstring injury, and missed the Wolves game at the weekend. On 30 October, the England international signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until 2024.
• Jan Vertonghen sustained a hamstring injury in the 2-0 win at Huddersfield on 29 September and is expected to be out until December.
• Eric Dier picked up a thigh injury in the City defeat. Danny Rose has been out since 6 October with a groin strain.
• Victor Wanyama damaged his left knee in the League Cup win against West Ham.
• On 4 August PSV lost on penalties to Feyenoord in the Johan Cruijff Schaal after a goalless 90 minutes at their own ground in Eindhoven.
• PSV have won all 11 Eredivisie matches this season. The 2-1 win at Groningen on 27 October ended a run of five successive clean sheets in the league, and was the first goal they had conceded since 1 September. They kept another clean sheet on Saturday, beating Vitesse 1-0.
• Luuk de Jong, who scored the weekend winner, has four goals in his last four games.
• The 7-0 defeat of Den Haag on 15 September was PSV's biggest win since 2 February 2013 – another success against Den Haag by the same scoreline.
• The 6-0 defeat of Emmen on 20 October made Mark van Bommel the first PSV coach to win his first nine league matches, surpassing the record of Eric Gerets, whose side won their first eight Eredivisie matches in 1999/2000.
• On 30 October PSV were knocked out of the Dutch Cup in the round of 32, losing 3-2 after extra time to second division RKC Waalwijk.
• Summer signing Ryan Thomas suffered a cruciate knee injury in late August, two weeks after signing from Zwolle; he has not been included in the UEFA Champions League squad.