With the dust having barely settled on their Champions League epic, familiar foes Manchester City and Tottenham go head-to-head for the third time in just 11 days today in a match that could have sizeable ramifications for the top-flight title race.
Wednesday’s quarter-final second leg was one of the all-time great European knockout ties filled with goals, drama and no shortage of late VAR controversy, with the Harry Kane-less Spurs - who won the first meeting 1-0 at their new stadium - eventually prevailing on away goals despite losing 4-3 on the night.
With their hopes of claiming an unprecedented quadruple now quashed, City will be desperate to get revenge by claiming a victory that would see them return to the Premier League summit and heap pressure on title rivals Liverpool, who travel to relegation-threatened Cardiff on Sunday.
The domestic stakes are also high for Tottenham, who would go four points clear of top-four rivals Arsenal and Chelsea in third with another memorable win at the Etihad.
Champions League hopes scuppered yet again, City will be eager to ensure that they do not go on to concede the title to Liverpool and render such a brilliant campaign something of a disaster.
This fixture pits the English Premier League’s most dominant home side against its third best away outfit, with the latter surely not short of confidence after their midweek heroics. However, it is easy to see a scorned City team inflicting some swift vengeance with a far more comfortable home win. These two teams have met 43 times in the top-flight in the EPL era, with Tottenham winning 23. City have claimed 14 victories, while there have also been six draws.