Wednesday Lunchtime Sports Update

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Eric Dier and Erik Lamela could be back in the Tottenham team for tonight’s Champions League last 16 tie with Borussia Dortmund at Wembley.

Dier missed Sunday’s 3-1 win over Leicester due to illness, Lamela because of a back injury, but both have returned to training.

Spurs beat Dortmund both home and away when they met in the group stages last season.

Kick off is at 8 o’clock.

At the same time Real Madrid will resume their quest for a fourth successive European crown.

The Spanish giants have travelled to Amsterdam to play Ajax.


Manchester United could be facing disciplinary action after bottles were thrown at Angel Di Maria at Old Trafford last night.

The former United midfielder was also jeered by the crowd, but provided two assists to help Paris Saint-Germain claim a 2-nil Champions League last-16 first leg win.

The Argentine international joined United for a record fee in 2014, but left one year later having scored just four goals in 32 games.

P-S-G manager Thomas Tuchel feels the fans treatment back fired.

The race for a place in the Premier League resumes tonight.

The Championship’s top three teams are all in action.

Preston North End welcome leaders Norwich City to Deepdale.

Leeds play Swansea at Elland Road

Third place Sheffield United host fellow play-off contenders Middlesbrough.


Cork look set to play the rest of their Allianz League home games at Pairc Ui Rinn.

Officials are due to make a decision about the Pairc Ui Chaoimh pitch today.

The surface was heavily criticised after the Rebel’s defeat to Kildare last week.

County Board chairperson Tracey Kennedy says they are assessing when remedial work should start.


There is a seven-race card at Fairyhouse this afternoon, with the first going to post at 1.35.

Racing resumes in the U-K following the six day shutdown due to the outbreak of equine flu.

There are jump cards at Plumpton and Musselburgh, and a pair of all-weather meetings at Kempton and Southwell.