The red-and-white half of Madrid were in the doldrums after a home defeat to Barcelona a month ago but have since qualified for the Champions League last-16 where they can savour the chance of measuring themselves against Liverpool._足球下注站
Real Madrid were left to rue a series of near misses Sunday as they stumbled to a 0-0 home draw with Athletic Bilbao, dropping two points adrift of Barcelona in a tight Spanish title race.
All eyes will be on the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, though, where Spurs will aim to continue their revival under Mourinho.
Last season PSV finished second in the Eredivisie, trailing three points behind Amsterdam powerhouse Ajax.
Fourth at Christmas in 1995-96 and then again a decade later in the 2005-06 season, Spurs have come within touching distance of the Premier League and the Champions League, where they lost to Liverpool in the final this May. Pochettino, who took them so close to the sun, has since departed to be replaced by serial winner Jose Mourinho. Aside from Liverpool, they are most likely to end their trophy drought.Rafael Nadal finished the season on top of the world to give the men's rankings a familiar look but a new crop of women is showing the old guard can be overthrown.
"I've seen one of PSV's best matches of the season. It's only the result that's been bad," the 42-year-old former Barcelona and Bayern Munich midfielder said.
Teenager Bianca Andreescu of Canada soared even more dramatically, from 178th to fifth in the world, beating Serena Williams in the final of the US Open to become the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam singles title.
Wilfried Zaha's equalizer lifted Crystal Palace up to ninth in the Premier League table as they shared the points in a 1-1 draw at home to Brighton on Monday.
Whatever happens this weekend Liverpool find themselves top of the table at the festive season, a place where they have been before. The deja vu is fresh as they were top of the table under Juergen Klopp this time last year.
"We have to work and improve. We entered the pitch with too little technical and tactical clarity. It's a terribly insufficient performance," admitted Milan coach Stefano Pioli.
But things have changed this year as local developers put on a fight. According to app analytics and marketing firm AppsFlyer, Indian apps as a whole have recaptured their original standing.
Earlier Sunday Angel Correa came off the bench to score one and make another as Atletico Madrid climbed back into the top four with a 2-1 win at Real Betis.