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Inter v Tottenham Hotspur - live!

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    <div class="track"><img alt="" src="http://hits.guardian.co.uk/b/ss/guardiangu-feeds/1/H.20.4/72822?ns=guardian&pageName=Inter+v+Tottenham+Hotspur+-+live%21+%7C+Champions+League+%7C+Scott+Murray%3AArticle%3A1468566&ch=Football&c3=GU.co.uk&c4=Champions+League%2CInternazionale+%28Football+club%29%2CTottenham+Hotspur+%28Football%29%2CFootball%2CSport&c5=Champions+League%2CPremier+League&c6=Minute-by-minute+report%2CScott+Murray&c7=10-Oct-20&c8=1468566&c9=Article&c10=Minute+by+minute&c11=Football&c13=&c25=&c30=content&h2=GU%2FFootball%2FChampions+League" width="1" height="1" /></div><p class="standfirst">• Hammer F5 or click auto-refresh for the latest updates<br />• Email <a href="mailto:scott.murray@guardian.co.uk">scott.murray@guardian.co.uk</a> <br />• Keep up with <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/matches">tonight's other results with our live scores service</a><br />• Follow <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/oct/20/champions-league-man-united-bursaspor">Manchester United v Bursaspor live</a><br />• Check <a href="http://guardian.touch-line.com/?Lang=0&pstr=cup_comp&CTID=-1&cpid=-1">the Champions League standings in our Stats Centre</a><br />• Wonder if our standfirsts can get any longer</p><!-- Block 10 --><p><strong>Tottenham's only previous European tie against opponents from Milan:</strong> A 3-2 aggregate victory over the other lot in the 1971/72 Uefa Cup semi-finals. A 2-1 win at White Hart Lane, both goals from Steve Perryman, followed by a 1-1 draw in San Siro, Alan Mullery scoring early, Gianni Rivera levelling up. Gianni Rivera. Spurs went on to win the trophy, which could be an omen. Or it could not. Where's Wolverhampton Wanderers when you need them?</p><!-- Block 9 --><p><strong>Why everyone, apart from Arsenal fans, should want Tottenham to do well:</strong> Because all this is a bit different, isn't it? <em>Different.</em> When was the last time anybody could say <em>that</em> about the Champions League? This is bordering on the exciting. I know!</p><!-- Block 8 --><p><strong>Referee:</strong> Damir Skomina (Slovenia)</p><!-- Block 7 --><p><strong>Tottenham Hotspur:</strong> Gomes, Hutton, Gallas, Bassong, Assou-Ekotto, Lennon, Jenas, Huddlestone, Bale, Modric, Crouch.<br />Subs: Cudicini, Kaboul, Bentley, Pavlyuchenko, Keane, Palacios, Kranjcar.</p><!-- Block 6 --><p><strong>Internazionale:</strong> Julio Cesar, Maicon, Lucio, Samuel, Chivu, Zanetti, Stankovic, Biabiany, Sneijder, Coutinho, Eto'o.<br />Subs: Castellazzi, Cordoba, Muntari, Cambiasso, Materazzi, Pandev, Santon.</p><!-- Block 5 --><p><strong>Kick off: </strong> 7.45pm.</p><!-- Block 4 --><p><strong>Harry Redknapp, meanwhile, spent a chunk of his pre-match press conference droning on about a Manchester United striker.</strong> <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/oct/19/tottenham-hotspur-internazionale-champions-league">Can nobody keep their eye on the ball here?</a></p><!-- Block 3 --><p><strong>Of course I only drone on about Liverpool, instead of talking about Internazionale, because I'm following their manager's lead.</strong> You can't knock Rafa for his loyalty, but <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2010/oct/19/rafael-benitez-liverpool-internazionale">has he held a press conference in Italy about Inter yet</a>?</p><!-- Block 2 --><p><strong>Actually, isn't that more Biblical than Shakespearian?</strong> I don't know. Possibly, is the answer. But we'll leave it as it is. Never go back, readers, never go back. (This life maxim – the Keegan-Allison Law of Diminishing Returns – is one the pro-Raphaelites among Liverpool's support would do well to heed, even if the club's new owners do quickly see sense and send Roy Hodgson skittering down Walton Breck Road on the seat of his chalkboard, cursing his luck in seven languages, before he manages to demolish the last of Anfield's fixtures and fittings. But I digress.)</p><!-- Block 1 --><p><strong>Some strange dynamics to this game.</strong> On the one hand, we're watching the reigning European champions play a bunch of top-level virgins, this being Tottenham's first tilt at the European Cup since 1962. On the other, it's usurped facing usurper in a showdown of Shakespearian proportions, Rafael Benitez having personally failed to achieve Champions League qualification last season, Harry Redknapp banishing Rafa's former charges Liverpool into the wilderness.</p><div class="related" style="float: left; margin-right: 10px; margin-bottom: 10px;"><ul><li><a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/championsleague">Champions League</a></li><li><a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/internazionale">Internazionale</a></li><li><a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/tottenham-hotspur">Tottenham Hotspur</a></li></ul></div><div class="author"><a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/minutebyminutereport">Minute-by-minute report</a></div><div class="author"><a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/scottmurray">Scott Murray</a></div><br/><div class="terms"><a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk">guardian.co.uk</a> &copy; Guardian News & Media Limited 2010 | Use of this content is subject to our <a href="http://users.guardian.co.uk/help/article/0,,933909,00.html">Terms & Conditions</a> | <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/help/feeds">More Feeds</a></div><p style="clear:both" />
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