Tottenham 3-0 Dortmund: Sonny & Vertonghen shine as Spurs leave BVB in the hole

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Tottenham 3-0 Dortmund: Sonny & Vertonghen shine as Spurs leave BVB in the hole

Tottenham will take a 3-0 advantage into their Champions League last-16 second leg with Borussia Dortmund after victory at Wembley.

2018/2019 UEFA Champions League

3 – 0

  • Son (47′)
  • Vertonghen (83′)
  • Llorente (86′)

Match Events

7′ NICE TRY! Lucas’ shot wide out

Eriksen finds Vertonghen coming forward from the left and his cross is headed away. Sissoko wins a second header and it lands straight to Lucas in the area, who flashes a shot past Burki’s left-hand post. Not far off.

44′ GREAT SAVE! Lloris denies Zagadou’s header

Hakimi wins a corner off Sanchez right by Spurs’ goal-line. Dortmund take it short to Sancho, who finds Zagadou rising in the area! Lloris dives low to his right to push the defender’s header away!

47′ GOAL! Tottenham 1-0 Dortmund (Son)

GOAL! 1-0 SPURS! Yes, they can! Eriksen intercepts Hakimi’s lax pass and passes to Vertonghen. The Belgian has all the time in the world to arc a cross towards Son, who volleys the ball spectacularly past Burki from close range!

83′ GOAL! Tottenham 2-0 Dortmund (Vertonghen)

GOAL! 2-0 SPURS! Spurs are in control of this tie now. Sissoko robs Gotze of the ball and passes wide to Aurier. The Ivorian whips in a quick cross towards the far post from deep which Vertonghen reaches just in time to lash it into the net!

86′ GOAL! Tottenham 3-0 Dortmund (Llorente)

GOAL! 3-0 SPURS! What did we tell you? Spurs win a corner on their left off Schmelzer. Eriksen whips the ball in and it’s nodded straight into the net by Llorente. Dortmund look done for already.

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Match Report

Tottenham took a huge step towards the Champions League quarter-finals as goals from Son Heung-min, Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente sealed a 3-0 first-leg win over Borussia Dortmund.

Son converted Spurs’ first shot on target at Wembley on Wednesday as the Bundesliga leaders were made to rue a string of first-half misses.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side struggled in the opening 45 minutes but, as has often been the case in the Champions League this season, they found the net in the second period.

After Son’s first European goal of the campaign, late efforts from Vertonghen and Llorente put the Premier League title contenders in a fantastic position heading to Signal Iduna Park in three weeks.

Line-ups

Tottenham XI: H. Lloris, J. Vertonghen, M.Sissoko, T. Alderweireld, C. Eriksen, Son Heung-Min, Lucas, Aurier, Winks, D. Sánchez, J.Foyth

Subs: F.Llorente, D. Rose, Wanyama, Lamela, K. Trippier, Gazzaniga, Oliver Skipp

Dortmund XI: A. Witsel, Toprak, R. Bürki, T. Delaney, Götze, Diallo, Dahoud, Pulisic, A. Hakimi, Zagadou, Sancho

Subs: Schmelzer, M. Hitz, Raphaël Guerreiro, Philipp, Wolf, J.B Larsen, L. Balerdi

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