Tottenham Hotspur Beat Borussia Dortmund 3-0 In The Champions League

14 February, 2019, 09:42 | Author: Isabel Grant
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That set the stage for a sublime second half from Tottenham, who were sparked into life by a fine finish from South Korea forward Son Heung-min.

In the absence of Harry Kane and Dele Alli, the focus has fallen on Son and he has not shirked the responsibility, with his 47th-minute strike against Dortmund setting them on their way to an impressive victory on Wednesday. Of course 3-0 is a very good result but when you have in front a team like Dortmund you always need to respect them. "We are happy now, but there is still a lot of work to do", said Pochettino.

Dortmund's USA midfielder Christian Pulisic (left) and Tottenham Hotspur's Ivorian defender Serge Aurier battle for the ball during the Uefa Champions League first leg match at Wembley Stadium on Wednesday night. Maybe today everyone will say it was a fantastic decision.

And we saw flashes of quality from both players during the match.

There was little to split the teams in the first half, Vertonghen admits, but the Tottenham defender saluted the way his side took a firm grip of the tie in the second 45 minutes. "The pressing was intensive from Tottenham".

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"It was at Wembley too in the Champions League so it was special". However, a Christian Pulisic shot that forced Hugo Lloris into a save at the near post eight minutes later - after Juan Foyth was robbed of possession inside his area - showcased the threat BVB could pose.

"He is one of the best players of his generation, he can dribble, he has the arrogance - look at the boy, there is something in there that is part of the big players".

It's got to the point that you simply can't call Heung-min Son underrated anymore because he's been absolutely class for some time now, years even, but this season in particular he's been on fire.

Suddenly, Dortmund had no answers to Tottenham's high-tempo pressing and it was Vertonghen who was the hosts' unlikely hero in the 83rd minute as he volleyed home from Serge Aurier's cross.

Fernando Llorente made it 3-0 just three minutes later from a corner, leaving Borussia Dortmund with a mountain to climb in the second leg.

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