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Spurs boast a 3-0 lead heading into their clash with Dortmund on Tuesday night.

Goals from Son Heung-min, Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente guided Mauricio Pochettino’s men past the Bundesliga giants last month.

Tottenham are likely to progress into the Champions League quarter-finals barring a dramatic collapse in Germany on Tuesday.

And Express Sport is on hand to reveal which Spurs stars could miss the first leg of the quarter-finals through suspension.

Three Tottenham stars could miss out on the first leg of their quarter-final draw if they are booked in Germany on Tuesday.

Toby Alderweireld, Son Heung-min and Erik Lamela are all one booking away from a one-game suspension.

The Spurs trio will need to tread carefully against Dortmund if they are to play in the Champions League quarter-finals.

As for Dortmund, the German side have one concern, with Julian Weigl one booking away from a suspension.

Tottenham boss Pochettino has been vocal heading into their trip to Dortmund, insisting the Bundesliga giants have an unfair advantage of getting more time to prepare.

“I think we need help from the FA, we need help from the Premier League, I don’t know because I am not involved in the decisions,” he said.

“I don’t know whether to blame the FA or to blame the Premier League or to blame Tottenham because we changed the day because we still not deliver our new stadium or the TV because they wanted us to play live on Saturday.

“Look what happened with Rennes in the Europa League. They cancelled their game at the weekend to help or provide Rennes to play against Arsenal.

“In Europe, the FAs are more sensitive to help the club to compete in the best way in Europe.

“I would like to play in the same situation as your opponent. That is the most important, you have the same day to prepare for the game.

“I think that is not fair and it is a problem that in the future we need to change if we want to help the English clubs be stronger in the competition.

“We need to be more sensitive to the clubs who play in Europe to provide better condition to have the same possibility to arrive to the games.”

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