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Europa League: Tottenham seek victory over Maribor in Group J

Last Updated: 08/11/12 12:25pm

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Emmanuel Adebayor: Set to be given a chance against Maribor

Emmanuel Adebayor: Set to be given a chance against Maribor

Tottenham Hotspur will go in search of a first win in Group J when they take on Maribor at White Hart Lane on Thursday.

Andre Villas-Boas made the Europa League one of his priorities when he took charge during the summer and has named strong starting line-ups in each of their first three group games.

However, Spurs have so far collected just three points and are third in the table ahead of the visit of the Slovenian champions, so Villas-Boas will be determined for a good result and performance after jeering from the home fans during Saturday's 1-0 loss to Wigan.

Tottenham will be without midfield duo Sandro (calf) and Mousa Dembele (hip) for the clash, but Emmanuel Adebayor is set to be given a chance to start.

Midfielder Jake Livermore will have a late test on his ankle injury while Villas-Boas has confirmed that Hugo Lloris will line up in goal.

Defender William Gallas is available despite suffering a slight hamstring injury against Wigan, but Scott Parker (Achilles), Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Younes Kaboul (both knee) are out.

With a trip to Lazio next up, Villas-Boas has no doubt about the importance of the game.

"Even though a defeat doesn't mathematically disqualify us, it is a game we have to win," he said.

"We are in this competition to win it."

Maribor, who held Spurs to a 1-1 draw in Slovenia, are one point better off than their opponents and just a point adrift of group leaders Lazio.

Highly-rated striker Robert Beric, who scored last time against Tottenham and is reportedly a transfer target for the London club, will again be the main danger man.

Defender Ales Mejac is a doubt after missing the team's final training session, while Rajko Rep is a definite absentee.

However, Jovan Vidovic is back from suspension and Nejc Potokar is likely to return from injury.

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Europa League Group A

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Borussia Monchengladbach 6 12
2 Villarreal 6 11
3 FC Zurich 6 7
4 Apollon Limassol 6 3

Europa League Group B

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Club Brugge 6 12
2 Torino 6 11
3 HJK Helsinki 6 6
4 FC Copenhagen 6 4

Europa League Group C

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Besiktas 6 12
2 Tottenham Hotspur 6 11
3 Asteras Tripoli 6 6
4 Partizan Belgrade 6 2

Europa League Group D

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Red Bull Salzburg 6 16
2 Celtic 6 8
3 Dinamo Zagreb 6 6
4 FC Astra Giurgiu 6 4

Europa League Group E

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Dynamo Moscow 6 18
2 PSV Eindhoven 6 8
3 Estoril 6 5
4 Panathinaikos 6 2

Europa League Group F

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Inter Milan 6 12
2 Dnipro 6 7
3 Qarabag FK 6 6
4 St Etienne 6 5

Europa League Group G

Europa League
Pos Team P Pts
1 Feyenoord 6 12
2 Sevilla 6 11
3 Rijeka 6 7
4 Standard Liege 6 4

Europa League Group H

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Everton 6 11
2 Wolfsburg 6 10
3 Krasnodar 6 6
4 Lille 6 4

Europa League Group I

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Napoli 6 13
2 BSC Young Boys Bern 6 12
3 Sparta Prague 6 10
4 SK Slovan Bratislava 6 0

Europa League Group J

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Dynamo Kiev 6 15
2 Aalborg BK 6 9
3 FC Steaua Bucuresti 6 7
4 Rio Ave 6 4

Europa League Group K

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Fiorentina 6 13
2 Guingamp 6 10
3 PAOK Salonika 6 7
4 Dinamo Minsk 6 4

Europa League Group L

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Pos Team P Pts
1 Legia Warsaw 6 15
2 Trabzonspor 6 10
3 Lokeren SNW 6 10
4 Metalist Kharkiv 6 0

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