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sport news Tottenham vs : How the players compare

Tottenham and  collide in a mouth-watering Champions League clash on Wednesday night, in what will be the Spanish giants' first ever trip to Wembley.

Under Mauricio Pochettino this season, Spurs have tended to play three at the back, with wing backs bombing on and a dove-tailing front three. Madrid, meanwhile, are likely to again line up in the narrow 4-3-3/4-4-2 diamond that has helped them reign supreme at home and abroad in recent seasons.

As such, instead of comparing the varying quality of players deployed in different positions, Sportsmail will consider each player pound-for-pound in their respective roles before compiling an over score for each likely line-up.

Tottenham and Real Madrid clash on Wednesday two weeks on from their Bernabeu draw

Tottenham and clash on Wednesday two weeks on from their Bernabeu draw

Hugo Lloris vs Kiko Casilla

Hugo Lloris showed at the Bernabeu why he is such an important member of Tottenham's side, with a couple of superb reaction stops to help them earn a point. 

The Frenchman then showed against Liverpool — when his indecision allowed Mohamed Salah to score — exactly why inconsistency has prevented his truly joining the elite.

Kiko Casilla, meanwhile, has had the chance to show very little at all. The 31-year-old has made only 31 appearances for Madrid since joining from Espanyol in 2015. 

Hugo Lloris showed his quality during the 1-1 draw, while Kiko Casilla lacks top level experience

At Wembley, the 31-year-old will make only his fifth Champions League appearance

Hugo Lloris showed his quality during the 1-1 draw, while Kiko Casilla lacks top level experience

Wednesday night's Wembley clash will be his fifth Champions League appearance, however, highlighting his lack of top-level experience. 

Lloris 8 | Casilla 6.5

Toby Alderweireld vs Achraf Hakimi

Toby Alderweireld has been the most consistent and impressive centre back in Pochettino's squad — and arguably much of the Premier League — over the last few seasons.

But the Belgium international's form has shown sings of dipping in recent weeks, notably against West Ham, thanks surely in part to his lack of consistent defensive partners.

At 18, Achraf Hakimi looks set for an immensely bright future. He, too, lacks top level experience but did impress in the return fixture at the Bernabeu.

Alderweireld 8.5 | Hakimi 6.5

Davinson Sanchez vs Sergio Ramos

Tottenham's club record signing has adjusted well to life in England and the responsibility of being the focal point of Spurs' back three.

The Colombia international has been impressive both with and without the ball. But in Sergio Ramos, Madrid have arguably one of the finest centre backs of his generation. 

Still only 31, the Spain international has won it all for club and country but will be without his usual defensive partner at Wembley.

Sergio Ramos is one of the world's finest defenders, while Davinson Sanchez is still improving

But the Colombia international has impressed since signing for Tottenham in a club-record deal

Sergio Ramos is one of the world's finest defenders, while Davinson Sanchez is still improving

Sanchez 7 | Ramos 8.5

Jan Vertonghen vs Nacho

Like Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen has been a crucial part of the defensive solidity Spurs have established under Pochettino.

But like his former centre back partner, the Belgian has not looked as settled since moving to a back three, where his ball skills are crucial, but where his lack of mobility can be exploited.

Nacho, meanwhile, has been a growing influence for Madrid amid Raphael Varane's injury problems over recent seasons. 

But he will still be considered the weaker of the two Madrid centre backs and will surely be targeted by Harry Kane or whoever leads the Spurs line.

Vertonghen 7.5 | Nacho 7 

Ben Davies vs Marcelo

When fit, Ben Davies has been Pochettino's preferred left-sided defender this season. Despite an indifferent start to his Spurs career, the former Swansea defender has grown into a important member of their side at both ends of the pitch.

On the opposite flank, Marcelo has been a linchpin of Madrid's side for much of the past decade. 

The Brazilian has his

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