Team News: Emmanuel Adebayor starts for Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur's Emmanuel Adebayor celebrates moments after scoring the opener on December 6, 2012
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Emmanuel Adebayor starts for Tottenham Hotspur in tonight's Europa League last-32 first-leg tie against Lyon at White Hart Lane.

Emmanuel Adebayor has been named in Tottenham Hotspur's starting lineup for tonight's Europa League last-32 first-leg tie against Lyon.

Brad Friedel starts in goal in place of former Lyon goalkeeper Hugo Lloris at White Hart Lane, while William Gallas replaces Michael Dawson in defence.

Gareth Bale is joined in midfield by Scott Parker, who captains the side in Dawson's absence.

Meanwhile, Steed Malbranque features for the visitors against his former employers.

Tottenham: Friedel; Walker, Gallas, Vertonghen, Assou-Ekotto; Dembele, Parker, Lennon, Bale; Dempsey, Adebayor
Subs: Lloris, Naughton, Dawson, Caulker, Livermore, Holtby, Sigurdsson

Lyon: Vercoutre; Lovren, Fofana, Reveillere, Bisevac; Umtiti, Lacazette, Malbranque, Gonalons; Lisandro; Gomis

Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring his second in the Europa League match against Lyon on February 14, 2013
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