Match Review: Spurs vs Dortmund
Harry Kane scored a brace against Borussia Dortmund in their first Champions League match of the 2017/18 campaign. South Korean international Heung-Min Son opened the scoring for Tottenham within four minutes of play. Harry Kane found the midfielder bursting down the left side of the pitch; Son beat Roman Burki with a power shot at the near post. Dortmund looked to bite back quickly, and on the 11th-minute mark, new man Yarolenko beat Lloris with a curling shot towards the top left-hand corner to level out the score.
Just four minutes later, Harry Kane used his brutish centre-forward force to push aside the Dortmund fullback, before exposing Burki’s weakness at the near post for the second time to put Spurs two ahead. Dortmund showed no sign of relenting, and their lively striker Pulisic had slotted the ball behind Lloris only for it to be ruled offside as the first half came to a close. Dortmund had a second goal ruled offside in the 57th minute. Unfortunately, the officials made the wrong decision this time, and Aubameyang’s volley should have been awarded the credit it deserved.
Kane found the net again on the 60-minute mark after Eriksen had found him unmarked on the left side. This time, Kane drew his shot across goal and slotted it across Burki’s front and into the bottom right-hand corner. A class finish from a class player. Vertonghen received a second yellow card during stoppage time after raising his arm into the face of Mario Gotze. Nonetheless, Spurs have no doubt impressed their loyal fan base in their first European clash of the campaign.
Spurs vs Dortmund Attendance
Wembley Stadium: 67,343
Starting Line-ups: Spurs vs Dortmund
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Eriksen, Dembélé, Dier, Son, Kane
Borussia Dortmund: Bürki, Piszczek, Papastathopoulos, Toprak, Toljan, Dahoud, Sahin, Kagawa, Yarmolenko, Aubameyang, Pulisic