Tottenham’s next Champions League opponents: Real Madrid or Borussia Dortmund most likely

Lucas Moura

Tottenham progress in the Champions League

Spurs booked their spot in the Champions League knockout phase on Tuesday night at Barcelona.

Lucas Moura came off the bench as Tottenham drew 1-1 in the Camp Nou.

That was good enough to advance Spurs into the knockout phase after Inter Milan were held to a 1-1 draw at the San Siro by PSV.

While Barcelona won the group, Tottenham finished second.

Inter Milan have dropped into the Europa League, while PSV’s European adventure is over this season.

Real Madrid & Borussia Dortmund

The only Premier League side to win their group were Man City.

Spurs, along with Man United and Liverpool, finished second in their respective groups.

Who will Mauricio Pochettino’s men next face in the competition?

According to the excellent Spanish statistician Mister Chip, Tottenham’s most likely opponents in the next round are either Real Madrid (17.217%) or Borussia Dortmund (17.596%).

Of course, Tottenham beat Real Madrid in the Champions League in last season’s group phase.

Spurs also beat Borussia Dortmund both home and away in the 2017-18 Champions League group.

Tottenham’s other possible opponents

Who else could Spurs face in the next round?

Working down the probabilities, there’s a 16.838% chance Tottenham get PSG.

A draw against either PSG or Bayern Munich is rated at 16.784%. While the least likely draw are Porto at 14.781%.

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