Match Report: Dortmund vs Spurs
Spurs beat Real Madrid and Dortmund to come top of Group H securing their place in the last 16. It was a nervous night for Dortmund at the Signal Iduna Park, the German outfit realised they had slim hopes of progressing through to the knockout stage of the competition, but came out strong against Spurs nonetheless. The first chance on goal came in the 13th minute when Andriy Yarmolenko chipped a delightful ball over the top of the flat-lined Spurs defence to release Aubameyang on goal. However, Hugo Lloris did enough to put the Dortmund striker off; under pressure from the charging captain, Aubameyang hacked the shot wide of the post.
Dortmund’s goal came in the 30th minute. Yarmolenko, causing all sorts of trouble in the middle of the park, cut through the Spurs defence with a tidy back-heel that unleashed Aubameyang towards the penalty area. Aubameyang made no mistake on his second opportunity of the game, and right-footed a low driven shot across goal and beyond the reach of Hugo Lloris.
Tottenham remained focus after going behind and continued to apply pressure against the Dortmund defence. Danny Rose found Christian Eriksen about 8 yards out with a thunderous cutback into the penalty box. Eriksen, who had found himself some space in the box, struck the ball hard and true, only to be denied by Bürki. Bürki was called into action again five minutes before halftime. Eriksen had risen high and turned a corner into the top right-hand corner of the net. Bürki, at full stretch, tipped the ball behind the post with an impressive display of athleticism.
Tottenham Hotspur came out after the interval with the same hunger for goals that they had displayed all half. Inside 48 minutes, Kane found an inch of space on the edge of the area and drilled a shot low to the bottom left, and beat Bürki at his near post. Spurs then took the lead with 15 minutes to go after Dele Alli showed his individual prowess and skipped past two Dortmund defenders down the left flank. The young English midfielder squared the ball into the path of Son, who curled it into the top corner with a first class finish. Spurs had a chance to double the deficit late on when Fernando Llorente came one-to-one with Bürki, but the Spanish striker fell short after Bürki charged at him and scooped the ball from under his feet. Tottenham have progressed through the group stages unbeaten with one game to go.
Dortmund vs Spurs Attendance
Starting Line-ups: Dortmund v Spurs
Borussia Dortmund: Bürki, Toljan, Bartra, Zagadou, Schmelzer, Weigl, Yarmolenko, Götze, Kagawa, Guerreiro, Aubameyang
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Dier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Aurier, Eriksen, Winks, Rose, Alli, Son, Kane