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Champions League: Spurs can lift Wembley woes with a draw against weakened Dortmund

Spurs will hear the Champions League music ring out under the arch once again this season as they host Borussia Dortmund in the first game of the group stages.

Their poor form at the national stadium  isn’t limited to the Champions League; since switching to Wembley, Spurs have failed to win a single league game which is a painful contrast when considered that they went a whole season unbeaten at home at White Hart Lane prior to the move.

Mauricio Pochettino saw his team fall in a 2-1 defeat to Chelsea in August, which was the first time they lost a home Premier League match since Southampton beat them 2-1 way back in May 2016.

They have only won twice in all their 12 appearances at Wembley since the iconic venue was rebuilt  in 2007, losing eight of those fixtures alone the way.

CSKA Moscow were the only team that Spurs were able to overcome in the Champions League last season, as they draw with Gent and lost to both Monaco and Bayer Leverkusen.

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Borussia Dortmund, meanwhile, stand a more than reasonable chance to pick up a point this evening, given Spurs apparent jinx at Wembley.

With Real Madrid likely to top the group, Dortmund will have all the incentive in the world to start strongly against their next-biggest Group H rivals.

However, Petr Bosz is without captain Marcel Schmelzer, as well as Marco Reus (ankle ligament), Raphael Guerreiro (ankle), Andre Schürrle (muscular), Erik Durm (hip) and Sebastian Rode (ankle), giving some hope to the North London side.

In that same veinof hope, Harry Kane has continued his incredible scoring run this season by picking up a brace when on England international duty last time out. He has also now scored 101 goals for Spurs in all competitions after netting two against Everton on the weekend.

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