Champions League • Group H
  • 2nd Half
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • Toljan
  • BürkiWeidenfeller
  • KaneLlorente
  • EriksenSissoko
  • AlliDembélé
  • ZagadouToprak
  • Son
  • KagawaCastro
  • Schmelzer
  • Kane
  • 1st Half
  • Borussia Dortmund
  • Tottenham Hotspur
  • Aubameyang

Borussia Dortmund - Tottenham Hotspur
Champions League - 21 November 2017

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It's all over! Spurs are guaranteed top spot in Group H, while Dortmund can no longer qualify for the knockout rounds.


Sissoko keeps it in the corner as Spurs try to run down the clock.


Only Llorente is in the box for the Spurs free kick!


Rose wins a free kick on the left side of the area after a foul from Toljan. It's a booking for the Dortmund defender.


Aurier wins a corner form a Schemlzer deflection. Aurier tries to take it short but it's blocked for a throw. He's in no hurry.


Dembele is fouled by Castro just inside his own half.


Weidenfeller gets a huge round of applause and takes a free kick.


SUB: Weidenfeller for Burki. The Swiss shot-stopper has been excellent tonight.


A stretcher comes out for Burki, who remains on his back. Weidenfeller is coming on.


Burki receives treatment for a head injury. Weidenfeller warms up on the bench.


CHANCE: Oh dear. Llorente is set free and finds himself one-on-one with Burki. The Spaniard takes a heavy touch and Burki ceases the ball, taking Llorente's boot to the head in the process.

What a chance for the substitute forward!


CHANCE: Aubameyang and Castro play a one-two on the edge of the area and the Gabonese forward sees his shot deflected for a corner. Lloris collects said corner easily.


Dortmund are being careful with possession but the crowd are braying for a forward pass.


SUB: Kane is replaced by Llorente.


Yarmolenko finds Guerreiro in space in the area with a great cross, but Guerreiro places his volley wide.


SUB: Eriksen very slowly makes way for Sissoko.


Guerreiro's corner finds Aubameyang, but Dembele clears the danger.


Aubameyang breaks into the Spurs box and sees Guerreiro making a run, however, Dier intercepts the pass for a corner.


SUB: Dembele replaces Dele.


CHANCE: Son picks out a run from Rose on the left and his cross lands squarely on Eriksen's head. The Dane's header sails wide - that was a great chance to bury this one.


SUB: Toprak comes on for Zagadou.


In spite of Madrid's 6 (SIX) goals in Cyprus, Tottenham will finish top of Group H if these results hold, due to their head-to-head record with the Spaniards.


Dele hasn't been too involved in this game so far, but did superbly well breaking through into the box to set up Son. Rose also did well to supply Dele in the first place.



Dele beats two man on the left side of the area and cuts it back to Son. He controls it and places the ball in the top-right corner!


Dortmund are sitting much deeper in this half, They don't seem as interested in putting pressure on Spurs' defence.


Winks wins a free kick in his own half after some rough treatment from Aubameyang.


Tottenham have had 54% of possession thus far.


Eriksen's inswinger is comfortably collected by Burki.


Guerreiro's corner is cleared by Kane and Spurs break with Aurier on the right. Play is switched to Rose on the left and his cross is deflected for a Spurs corner.


Castro swings in the free kick and Rose clears for a corner.


Guerreiro wins a free kick when he's brought down by Aurier on the left side of the box.


Schmelzer swings a cross into the box after some nice build-up play from Dortmund, but Lloris easily collects.


SUB: Castro is on for Kagawa.


Spurs hold the ball patiently in search of the next goal. A win, of course, will see them win Group H.


CHANCE: Bartra gives the ball straight to Dele on the edge of the area, and he picks out a run from Son. His effort saved by Burki. That's a very sloppy pass from Bartra.


Tottenham look much better in this second half, with much more intensity and possession.


Eriksen's corner is played short, but it's cleared for a throw.


Rose charges down the left flank and wins a corner when Bartra clears.


Guerreiro delivers a free kick from the edge of the area and Eric Dier clears for a corner. Kagawa swings it in but it's cleared by Rose.


Eriksen picks out Kane in the final third, who lays the ball off for Dele. His first-time shot from around 30 yards trickles wide.


Rose sends in a looping cross with the aim of picking out Kane, but Burki leaps to collect.


Kagawa takes the corner and it's easily collected by Lloris.


Straight up the other end, Yarmolenko delivers a cross from the right, which is cleared for a corner by Aurier.


Yarmolenko appears to be OK, he's back up and running.


Eriksen swings in the subsequent free kick, but Yarmolenko clears. Immediately after heading clear the Ukrainian crashes to the ground in pain.


Schmelzer is booked for a crunching challenge on Aurier.


Toljan will be kicking himself for the goal - his attempted pass was acreless and easily intercepted by Rose.


That's a great goal from Kane from around 15 yards - and it came from absolutely nowhere!



Danny Rose wins the ball from on the right from Toljan and finds Dele. The midfielder picks out Harry Kane, who strikes low to the left past Burki.


Aubameyang finds Kagawa from the edge of the area, but Kagawa slips as he attempts his shot. Lloris collects, but it looks as if the ball crossed the line for a corner, which isn't given.


French ref Clement Turpin gets us underway for the second half, with BvB taking the kick-off.


That was the last movement of the half. Dortmund have the advantage in a must-win game if they are to stand a slim chance of reaching the knockout stage.


Winks finds Rose on the left in space, who passes to Son, who wins a corner. Eriksen swings it in, but Kane fails to get his head on it.


Madrid are now three goals up in Cyprus. Spurs need to match their result to guarantee top spot tonight.


I can't have been the only one hoping Kane would have a pop from that kind of range...


Kane crosses the free kick from the very edge of the area... and it's blocked for a throw.


Son skips away from Gotze down the left and is brought down on the edge of the area by Bartra. Free kick.


Spurs have had two golden chances to get back in this one, Burki has done brilliantly to keep the scoreline at 1-0.


CHANCE: Eriksen delivers the subsequent corner and Burki must reach to keep Dier's header out of his net! A superb save!


CHANCE: Rose delivers a low cross into the path of Eriksen, whose effort is blocked by Burki.


Eriksen beats his man around 35 yards out and has space to run parallel to goal. He lets off a shot but it dribbles into Burki's arms.


Winks finds Rose on the left, who tries to pick out Dele with a low cross. It's cleared.


Spurs have responded well to the goal, but the momentum remains with BvB.


Kane wins a throw-in high up the pitch , but Vertonghen gives it away. A long ball finds Aubameyang but Dier saves the day with a lovely sliding interception.


Winks swings in a corner for Spurs but no one connects and it goes out of play. A disappointing move for the visitors.


That pass from Yarmalenko was world class. A great movement from the Germans.



Yarmalenko lays a stunning backheeled pass into the path of Aubameyang 25 yards out. The Gabon striker is played onside by Sanchez and beats Lloris low to his right.


Eriksen palys a cross-field pass to Rose, whose cross is put out for a corner. Vertonghen puts the ball in the box but Son is unable to make meaningful contact.


Spurs have yet to test Roman Burki in the Dortmund goal, despite playing a reasonably high line. Dortmund look more likely to score.


Guerreiro's dangerous run down the left is cut out by Aurier, who clears for a corner. Kagawa's corner is cleared.


Spurs break into the Dortmund box on the right side with Rose. He picks out Son and the ball is deflected into the stands. Spurs want a corner but it's not given.


Madrid are drawing with APEOL. As it stands, Tottenham will finish top of Group H on account of their superior head-to-head record with Los Blancos.


Son plays Kane through but the striker is called offside. It's a very narrow call.


Aubameyang really should have done better there. Yarmalenko is looking like Dortmund's most dangerous player - he's threatening on the right and dazzling with fancy footwork.



Yarmolenko plays a superb ball through the middle to Aubameyang and Aurier plays him onside. He's one-on-one with the 'keeper but sidefoots it wide. A huge chance to open the scoring!


That might be the first time Kane has touched the ball. He and Dele have been very quiet so far.


Kane appears to be free on goal after wrestling the ball from Bartra, but a free kick is given against him.


Yarmolenko cross from the right to find Aubameyang in a surprising amount of space on the edge of the area, but his cross has a bit too much on it.


He definitely has a chant in the bank if he comes to the Premier League...


Gotze and Yarmolenko play a lovely one-two on the edge of the area and the latter has a tame shot at Lloris.


Spurs have held the ball well in the last few minutes. Dortmund are composed, but they look slightly more nervous than you would expect of them at home.


Both teams have settled quickly and are positive going forward. This one *should* have goals in it.


Schmelzer's outswinger finds Zagadou, but Lloris collects his header, under pressure from Aubameyang.


Gotze has lots of space to run down the right channel and sends a cross in. Aurier clears his lines for a corner.


Yarmolenko shows some silky skills to beat Rose initially, but he is scythed down by the Tottenham player for a free kick.


Weigl blocks an attempted cross from Rose for a corner. Winks swings it in to the edge of the six yard box, but Dele can;t reach it and it bounces through traffic to no one.


Spurs play the corner short but Aurier gives up possession with a poor pass. That's some sloppy early passing from the visitors.


Tottenham break with a ball over the top to Son to beat the offside trap. Son's shot is deflected for a corner.


Lloris collects a through ball in the air, under pressure from Yarmolenko. Everything is going through Tottenham's right channel right now.


Harry Winks wins a free kick after a challenge from Julian Weigl.


Dele has a chance to break down the right but is cut out by Schmelzer.


French referee Clement Turpin gets the party started. Tottenham kick-off going right to left on the TV broadcast you're probably not watching.


BvB must win their last two matches to stand a chance of progressing. If Tottenham can match Real Madrid's result tonight, they will have virtually secured top spot in the group.


'You'll Never Walk Alone' has been played and the teams are on the pitch. Kick-off is moments away.


That aforementioned game in Dortmund two years ago was a 2-1 Europa League loss for Spurs. Aubameyang scored both of BvB's goals that night.


Poch on BT Sport: We have a big squad. Everyone can play and it’s always important to change and freshen up the team. It was completely different [in Dortmund] two years ago. It’s massive what Tottenham are doing in this time; if we look back and what the team has achieved in the last few years is so important. We feel good, fantastic.”


Dortmund are winless in the Champions League in six games and Aubameyang hasn't scored in over a month. However, the team has scored in their last seven Bundesliga outings.


If Spurs fans are expecting an easy ride in front of the Yellow Wall tonight, be warned: Dortmund have only lost once at home to English opposition in this competition (W6, D4) and have never conceded more than once.


Dortmund will be boosted by the return of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who sat out of the squad last week after turning up late for training. The Gabonese forward has managed 15 goals in 12 appearances this season.


Tottenham have already qualified for the knockout stages, with three points separating Mauricio Pochettino's side from Real Madrid. Naturally - or 'Naturlich,' if you will - they will want to get a result in Germany for a favourable draw in the Round of 16. Hence, the strong team tonight.

Against BvB at Wembley, Spurs sat a little deeper and broke furiously on the counter. Perhaps they will employ similar tactics this evening.


Dortmund are in poor form right now, having picked up just one win from their last five outings. A pair of 1-1 draws against APOEL also leaves them in a precarious position in Europe: they have just two points in Group H, sitting above the aforementioned Cypriote champions by virtue of goal difference.

At this point, manager Peter Bosz's reign might be measured in hours, rather then weeks or months.


Kane and able.


It's a brisk bobble-hat-worthy 8°C at the Westfalenstadion, with humidity at 87% and winds of around 18km/h.

You ask for the news, we give you a side-helping of weather. You're welcome.


Twenty years ago today, Borussia Dortmund were the reigning Champions League holders, who beat Galatasaray 4-1 at home in the fifth Group Stage game to extend their lead at the top of Group A.

Today, they must beat Tottenham and hope Real Madrid slip up in their final two games to have any chance of progressing to the knockout rounds.


Dortmund have made three changes to the team that was beaten by Stuttgart last Friday. Tottenham might just be setting up with a 4-2-3-1, with Dier and Winks protecting the back line and Son, Eriksen and Dele sitting behind Harry Kane.


BORUSSIA DORTMUND: Bürki, Schmelzer, Bartra, Toljan, Weigl, Götze, Kagawa, Guerreiro, Yarmolenko, Aubameyang, Zagadou. Subs: Weidenfeller, Philipp, Dahoud, Sahin, Schürrle, Toprak, Castro. /// TOTTENHAM: Lloris, Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Winks, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane. Subs: Vorm, Davies, Font, Trippier, Dembele, Sissoko, Llorente.


Eighteen-year-old defender Dan-Axel Zagadou earns a start for the home team, while Christian Pulisic fails to make the squad on account of a muscle injury.


Danny Rose returns to the starting line-up for Tottenham, having missed out on the North London Derby. Heung-Min Son also starts, while Moussa Sissoko will be sitting down in a tracksuit top and bib until called upon.

Some might say this is the team they should have started against Arsenal...


Hello and welcome to Eurosport's live commentary of Borussia Dortmund’s Champions League Group Stage encounter with Tottenham. This is Ryan Bailey (@ryanjaybailey) taking you through all the action from the Westfalenstadion.Kick off is 19.45, team news to follow shortly.