LASK v Spurs – how to watch, team news, key information
Wed 02 December 2020, 16:51|Tottenham Hotspur
Thursday evening sees us take on LASK in Austria on matchday five in UEFA Europa League Group J.
A point in Linz would be enough to secure qualification for the knockout stages in the New Year with a game to spare.
We’re currently second behind Royal Antwerp, level with them on nine points. LASK are three points behind on six, but our 3-0 home win against them earlier in the season would mean they couldn’t finish above us on the head-to-head rule if we were to either draw or win on Thursday.
Here’s all the key information you need to know ahead of the game, which kicks-off at 5.55pm UK (6.55pm local time)...
How can I watch the game?
Thursday’s match is being televised live in the UK on BT Sport 2. Live radio commentary is also available on talkSPORT 2. You’ll find full worldwide broadcast listings here.
Remember, you can also follow the action during the game on Club channels via our live Match Centre, complete with live text and audio commentary, goal alerts and stats. The Match Centre is available on the Spurs Official app and here on tottenhamhotspur.com.
Fans are reminded not to travel to Austria or attempt to gain access to the stadium in Linz.
How will the teams line up?
Harry Kane, Carlos Vinicius and Sergio Reguilon join Toby Alderweireld and Erik Lamela in being sidelined for Thursday’s match.
In addition, Joe Rodon, Gedson Fernandes and Paulo Gazzaniga are all ineligible to feature at this stage of the Europa League.
Jose Mourinho told us on Wednesday: “We have some problems, we have some injuries, we have some situations that are not very clear, but the team is good, the players are good.
“We have a good squad, we have good solutions and we have to win. We have to go there with the mentality that we have to win.”
Who is the referee and what colours will the teams be playing in?
Thursday’s match officials are all from Poland. The referee is Paweł Raczkowski, assisted by Radosław Siejka and Adam Kupsik. The fourth official is Pawel Gil.
As for the two teams’ kit colours, LASK will play in their all-pink outfield kit, with their goalkeeper in light grey.
We’ll be in our yellow third kit, with our goalkeeper in green.
What will the weather be like?
We’re set to encounter sub-zero temperatures in Austria on Thursday. It’s due to be below freezing in Linz throughout the morning, rising slightly during the afternoon to two degrees at kick-off time. There’ll be light cloud and light winds too.