RB Leipzig v Tottenham Hotspur (1-0)
Spurs travel Leipzig looking to defy their shocking recent form and pull off a famous victory to progress to the quarter-finals. Mourinho’s men have had no luck with injuries and labored to a 1-1 draw at Burnley, following their midweek exit from the FA cup at the hands of the Premier League’s bottom side Norwich. Meanwhile Leipzig are unbeaten in their previous six games in all competitions and sit third in the Bundesliga.
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My son was always far more on it that any of my friends’ boys, even from a very young age. We started taking him to Little Kickers, which offers football to youngsters from the age of about two upwards. That, really, is about as early as you can start, although my boy started when he was three. I used to take him every Saturday morning to a class of about 15-20. Even then he was miles better than the others, so we started looking at grass-roots clubs in the area that suited his level. By the time he was seven, he was starting to play competitive football on a weekly basis. That’s when he was scouted for the first time.