Spurs 1-2 Borussia Dortmund: (match report)
Spurs fell to a two-one defeat against the German heavyweights Borussia Dortmund at the lane last night in the second leg of their Europa league round of 16 tie, meaning the Lillywhites have been eliminated from the competition, having been defeated five-one on aggregate. Things didn’t start accordingly for Pochettino’s lads as the dazzling Dortmund seemed as overwhelming as ever whilst on the attack, and on 14 minutes the Germans almost opened the scoring. Mkhitarayan’s clever back heel to Reus in the box led to the winger firing a shot narrowly wide with his powerful shot hitting the side netting. A little over five minutes later Dortmund broke the deadlock after a superb goal for Aubameyang, the Gabonese international hit a sweet and powerful shot from 22 metres out which nestled perfectly in the right hand corner of the net, 1-0 Dortmund! Son almost levelled for Spurs on 41 minutes after receiving a fine pass from Ryan Mason inside the box as Son saw his effort drag wide of the left post. Shortly afterwards Dortmund almost doubled their lead after Mkhitarayan danced his way through the defence the Armenian found himself one on one with Lloris almost destined to score however, Toby Alderweireld recovered exceptionally well and blocked the Dortmund mans shot in what as good a challenge as you’ll see all season, it was a magnificent challenge from the Belgian.
Shortly before the hour mark in the second half Aubameyang almost scored a brace, after surging forward he was closing in on goal however, the Gabonese forward mishit his effort which flew harmlessly wide. The German outfit doubled their lead on 71 minutes sending the majority of the Spurs fans home in their droves, it was a brace for Aubameyang after he received a great pass from Mkhitarayan and the Dortmund striker fired the ball in to the back of the net, despite the best efforts of Lloris, 2-0 Dortmund! However it was not all doom and gloom on the night as a mere three minutes after Dortmunds second, Heung-Min Son scored a consolation goal for the Lillywhites. After pouncing on Subotic’s poor back pass the South Korean expertly rounded Weidenfeller and slotted home to make it 2-1 on the night and to restore some pride into the tie. Although it was not to be anymore than a consolation goal as the match finished 2-1 to Dortmund on the night and 5-1 on aggregate to the world class German outfit. There’s no time to reflect on our elimination as we face Bourenmouth in a massive premier league tie at the lane on Sunday. COYS⚽️
Spurs (4-2-3-1): Lloris (c), Trippier, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Davies (Rose 13), Dier, Mason, Lamela (Onomah 74), Alli (Carroll 69), Chadli, Son. Substitutes (not used): Vorm, Carter-Vickers, Winks, Kane.