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Tottenham vs Marseille match stats
Tottenham have won 44% of their matches in the Champions League (20/45), the lowest ratio of any English side with 20+ games played in the competition. In fact, 16 of those 20 wins have been recorded by a non-English manager in charge of the Lilywhites (Mauricio Pochettino x15, José Mourinho x1). Spurs have also won just one of their five previous matchday one group stage games (which includes two draws and two losses), winning 3-1 against Borussia Dortmund in 2017/18.
Tottenham will also be the fourth side that Antonio Conte has taken charge of in the Champions League after Juventus, Chelsea and Inter Milan. The Italian will become the fourth manager to take charge of more than one English club in the competition (Chelsea and Tottenham), after Rafael Benítez (Liverpool and Chelsea), Claudio Ranieri (Chelsea and Leicester), and José Mourinho (Chelsea, Man Utd and Tottenham).
Harry Kane has been directly involved in 23 goals in his 24 appearances in the Champions League (20 goals and 3 assists). Of all players to score 20+ goals in the Champions League, only Erling Haaland (64), Mario Gomez (102) and Lionel Messi (103.7) have a better minutes-per-goal ratio than Kane (104.4).
Since the introduction of the current group stage format in 2003/04, Marseille have lost six of their eight matchday one group stage games (which includes two wins), including losing to Arsenal in 2013/14 (1-2 at home).
Marseille have also lost 14 of their last 15 matches in the competition (only exception was a 1-0 win over Olympiakos in December 2020), they’ve failed to score nine times during this run. Alexis Sánchez has scored three goals against Spurs in all competitions (Arsenal x2 and Man Utd x1), with the Chilean netting all three goals in games played in London (White Hart Lane, Emirates, Wembley).
This will be the first ever competitive meeting between Tottenham and Marseille, while the Lilywhites have won four of their previous five home matches against French opposition in all European competition, although they lost their most recent such fixture in September 2016 (1-2 against Monaco, Champions League).