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Borussia Dortmund - Tottenham Hotspur
Champions League - 5 March 2019
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And that, is, that...
Tottenham survived a first-half onslaught before Harry Kane delivered the knockout blow at Dortmund to send Spurs into the Champions League quarter-finals 4-0 on aggregate.
Aurier's cross almost finds Lamela but Pulisic just about, somehow, clears it for a corner, which Spurs play short to kill some time.
SAVE! That just about sums it all up... Alcacer is through on goal but his shot is saved by the feet of Lloris.
TWO minutes added on.
At this rate you wouldn't be surprised if Spurs were the next side to score - they're looking dangerous on the break as Dortmund bomb forward, but Kane is only marginally offside as the pass is played forward.
Tottenham look to twist the knife but on the break Lamela just cannot pick out a team-mate with his cross.
- OffChristian EriksenTottenham Hotspur
- OnDanny RoseTottenham Hotspur
Here comes Rose for Eriksen!
Ten minutes plus stoppage time to go, and Dortmund have just not been able to find a way through.
What a two legs this has been from Spurs, for all the stick they get for being Spursy, this has been some performance against the Bundesliga leaders. Praise where praise is due.
OVER! A quality cross comes in and there's Pulisic on the penalty spot, but he heads marginally over.
- OffMarco ReusBorussia Dortmund
- OnThomas DelaneyBorussia Dortmund
Final change for Dortmund!
Okay, this is getting interesting - but Real still need TWO goals without reply to stay in the tournament!
- OffHeung-Min SonTottenham Hotspur
- OnErik LamelaTottenham Hotspur
A change to be expected, go have a rest my Son. On comes Lamela.
Dortmund hovering around the Spurs box but just as Reus tries to play a through ball, there is Vertonghen to make another vital interception.
Are the champions heading out???
It certainly looks that way...
Dortmund have a free-kick and Reus will look to whip one in... but there is Kane to half-clear it away. It eventually falls for Gotze but his effort from outside the area is blocked.
Well I suppose this is Pulisic's final Champions League game for Dortmund! The American is off to Chelsea in the summer, who themselves are in a major tussle for a place in next year's edition.
- OffMarius WolfBorussia Dortmund
- OnJacob Bruun LarsenBorussia Dortmund
As is Larsen.
- OffRaphaël GuerreiroBorussia Dortmund
- OnChristian PulisicBorussia Dortmund
Pulisic on for Dortmund.
The home fans doing their best to spur the Dortmund players on, but that hasn't half taken the sting out of their performance. They look shell-shocked.
Easy street now for Spurs with Dortmund needing five. Would not be a surprise if Son came off - a yellow for the Korean would see him miss the opening match of the quarter-final.
- OffHarry WinksTottenham Hotspur
- OnEric DierTottenham Hotspur
Winks signals to the bench that he cannot continue and on comes Dier to replace him.
A 25th goal in Europe for Kane, in case you were wondering.
There was the shortest of pauses as the referee waited to see if VAR would intervene, but Kane was onside as the pass was played forward.
- GoalHarry KaneTottenham Hotspur
GOAL! KANE DELIVERS THE KNOCKOUT BLOW!
Kane beats the offside trap to meet Sissoko's pass, and he curls it in at the near post to kill the tie off.
Dortmund off to a fast start again, but as Reus fizzes a ball across the box, there's not a man in yellow to meet it.
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Right, back under way...
- End of 1st Half
And there is the half-time whistle. The perfect opening 45 minutes for Spurs, who have Lloris to thank. He made five saves to deny Dortmund that half, with another four valiantly blocked.
TWO minutes added on.
SAVE! Another one for Lloris, who gets over quickly to cover the angle as Alcacer looks to sneak one into the far corner.
Lloris very much the man of the half so far - he's the reason it's still goalless.
ANOTHER SAVE! This time the effort is straight at Lloris, but Sancho can only watch as his effort is parried away.
FOUR BIG CHANCES! WOW... the cross comes in and Weigl's header is saved by Lloris before his follow-up attempt is blocked by Davies.
From the resulting corner, Reus' volley from the edge of the area is deflected over by Sanchez, and THEN Gotze's curler is denied by the palm of Lloris.
WIDE! Big moment for Spurs and Son...Eriksen's through ball finds the South Korean, but he is nudged by Wolf as he pokes the ball wide of the near post. He wants a foul (outside the area), the Dortmund defenders want to see the offside flag. It would have been a tight call but again VAR is not needed.
Now Aurier is receiving some treatment and to be honest he looks like - very much taking up the role of Chief Time-waster.
Loud jeers as he jogs back on...
Sancho rolls it over for Wolf out wide, but the Dortmund full-back crosses to close to Lloris, who gratefully gathers.
Spurs trying to waste time when possible - Aurier takes an age to take a throw-in, while Sissoko then escapes punishment for kicking the ball away needlessly when Dortmund have a free-kick in their own half.
Dortmund playing some lovely football and on another evening they could have one or two already... but Spurs are defending well.
Dortmund knocking on the door again but this time it's ERIKSEN who makes the block to deny Gotze.
SAVE! Guerrerio picks out Reus on the edge of the area, and he takes a touch before shooting - his effort deflects off Sanchez and Lloris ends up parrying it into the air before collecting at the second time of asking.
Well, well, well... AGAIN
CLOSE! The flag goes up belatedly as Dortmund send a ball over the top, allowing Alcacer to shoot before it goes up (for VAR's sake) but the attempt is off target anyway.
That Vertonghen tackle gets better with every replay you watch. It fell for Reus after the ball ricocheted off Sanchez, and he was a nano-second away from striking the ball before Vertonghen nipped in...
Moments later, Sanchez is again on hand to clear another dangerous cross. A lot being asked of Spurs defensively, and they have the answers so far.
What a tackle! Hero of the first leg, Vertonghen makes a vital sliding tackle to deny Reus just as he was about to pull the trigger inside the area. Had to get that right!
Well, well, well...
Valiant defending once more from Sanchez as he intercepts Guerreiro's cross - Dortmund on top, as you's expect.
And there is Sissoko to head the corner away - Dortmund on the attack once more, and Sancho wriggles past Son before sending in a cross which causes some problems for Spurs until Alderweireld clears.
First ball over the top for Sancho to chase down the right, but Sanchez gets there first. However, Dortmund do have their first corner...
Whistles for Spurs as the Dortmund fans try and do their put to put off the visitors, who have enjoyed the majority of the ball so far. That is until Kane brings down Weigl. Let 'em know you're there early, 'n all that.
- 1st Half
And away we go… Every side to have won 3-0 at home in the first leg of a knockout game has reached the next round, let’s see if that trend continues.
The teams are out at the Westfalenstadion – time for the familiar tune of the Champions League anthem to ring out, and then we’ll be good to go.
Meanwhile, in Madrid, Real hold a slender 2-1 lead going into the return leg at the Bernanbeu.
Click below to follow minute-by-minute updates of that tie…
A positive stat for Spurs – one goal for them leaves Dortmund needing FIVE.
Tottenham have scored in each of their last 17 Champions League games, their longest run in the competition. They've also only ever lost one game in the Champions League (out of 31 played) by more than two clear goals, against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu in April 2011 (0-4).
For Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino, the Premier League matters most, but who knows what can happen in Europe…
"We want to go to the next round in a very important competition like the Champions League," he said. "We all agree that we need to perform in the best way, it will be a tough game, very difficult.
"Always for me the most important is the Premier League, the more consistent team always wins. The best team always wins the trophy. In the cups, the circumstances can make a difference."
That's one way of naming your team...
Time to make history, says Dortmund boss Lucien Favre…
"We have already played many games in this stadium where we have written history and we are in a position to achieve the impossible," he said.
"We have to be clever, we have to reach our total peak and we have to score the goals at the right moment. If they score it will be very difficult, but the whole team believes in themselves.
"We have to give a top performance, it is very difficult but nothing is impossible. We know we can score goals but we have to be very clever with the way we play. We have to be careful with how we attack."
There’ll be eyes on Sancho once more this evening…
Spurs return to three at the back as Davies comes into the side, perhaps allowing Vertonghen to roam up the left as he did to devastating effect at Wembley last month. For Dortmund, Alcacer, Reus, Sancho and Gotze all start as Pulisic drops to the bench for what could be his last Champions League game for the club before he joins Chelsea.
Dortmund XI: Burki, Wolf, Akanji, Weigl, Diallo, Witsel, Guerreiro, Gotze, Sancho, Reus, Alcacer
Subs: Hitz, Zagadou, Hakimi, Schmelzer, Delaney, Bruun Larsen, Pulisic
Spurs XI: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Winks, Sissoko, Eriksen, Son, Kane
Subs: Gazzaniga, Rose, Dier, Wanyama, Lamela, Lucas, Llorente
Dead rubber? You just never know…
Tottenham take their 3-0 lead to Borussia Dortmund for the return leg of the Champions League last 16 tonight, and we’ll bring you live text updates right here.
Kick-off is 45 minutes away, so let’s have a look at those teams…