sport news Tottenham and meet in UEFA Youth League

Five hours before Tottenham and clash at Wembley on Wednesday night, their respective under-19 teams will play in the UEFA Youth League.

It's a pivotal match in Group H of the competition for teenage talent with both Spurs and Real locked on four points, two behind leaders .

Unlike its senior equivalent, only the group winners progress to the last-16 automatically, while the second-placed side have to get through a play-off round.

So before Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane steal the limelight on Wednesday night, this match at Tottenham's training ground is well worth your attention.

We take a look at how the two teams have done so far and some rising stars to keep your eye on.

Dani Gomez of Real Madrid is challenged by Samuel Shashoua of Tottenham in the UEFA Youth League fixture in Spain two weeks ago

Dani Gomez of is challenged by Samuel Shashoua of Tottenham in the UEFA Youth League fixture in Spain two weeks ago

How are the two teams getting on in the Youth League?

It's level-pegging between Tottenham and on four points apiece, which sets Wednesday's contest up very nicely.

Although Real have racked up considerably more goals than Spurs in the three matches played so far, they trail the English side on head-to-head record because of their 1-1 draw in the Spanish capital two weeks ago.

Real, who are coached by club legend Guti, opened their campaign with a 10-0 thrashing of APOEL Nicosia, a match in which Dani Gomez and Pedro both scored hat-tricks.

On the same afternoon, Spurs produced an outstanding performance to beat 4-0, with goals from Marcus Edwards (2), Keanan Bennetts and Kazaiah Sterling.

Kazaiah Sterling scores for Tottenham in their 4-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in September

Kazaiah Sterling scores for Tottenham in their 4-0 win over in September

Kazaiah Sterling in action for Spurs in their Youth League match against APOEL, a 1-0 defeat

Kazaiah Sterling in action for Spurs in their Youth League match against APOEL, a 1-0 defeat

Watching brief 

TOTTENHAM vs

UEFA Youth League Group H

Wednesday 3pm, Tottenham training ground

Live on BT Sport 3; report on MailOnline 

But matchday two flipped the group on its head, with Real losing 5-3 to Dortmund in a ding-dong contest that featured three goals in the final 10 minutes.

Spurs then undid all their good work by losing 1-0 to Cypriots APOEL at the same time.

A fortnight ago, Real and Spurs shared the spoils at the Estadio Alfredo di Stefano, with Gomez cancelling out an opener by Jack Roles.

Dortmund's 2-0 win away to APOEL on the same day put them top of the group by two points and on course for the automatic route to the last-16 as things stand.

Oliver Skipp of Tottenham tries to shield the ball from David Kopacz of Borussia Dortmund

Oliver Skipp of Tottenham tries to shield the ball from David Kopacz of

The Tottenham team line up ahead of their UEFA Youth League opener against Dortmund

The Tottenham team line up ahead of their UEFA Youth League opener against Dortmund

Who are the rising stars to watch?

TOTTENHAM

Marcus Edwards (18, attacking midfielder)

Long regarded as one of the brightest prospects in the Tottenham academy, first-team manager Mauricio Pochettino didn't exactly extinguish the hype around Edwards when he compared him to a young Lionel Messi last year.

Pochettino, to be fair, was referring specifically to Edwards' low centre of gravity and willingness to take on opponents, rather than tipping him for global stardom.

Edwards made his senior debut against Gillingham in the the day after his manager's comments, but his progress since has been disrupted by an ankle injury and an operation to remove his tonsils.

Marcus Edwards on the ball during Tottenham's 3-2 win over Arsenal at under-23 level

Marcus Edwards on the ball during Tottenham's 3-2 win over Arsenal at under-23 level

The 18-year-old playmaker is tipped for big things at Tottenham by Mauricio Pochettino

The 18-year-old playmaker is tipped for big things at Tottenham by Mauricio Pochettino

Back in September, Pochettino admitted Edwards was 'not ready' for first-team football but he will have plenty of opportunity to shine in the Youth League, where he scored twice against Dortmund on matchday one.

Edwards was also part of the England squad that won the European Championship this year and has since moved up to the under-20 age group. 

Kazaiah Sterling (18, centre forward)

A prolific scorer at

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