Published: Fri, March 08, 2019
Sport | By Patty Hardy

3 things learned from Dortmund v Tottenham

3 things learned from Dortmund v Tottenham

With Dortmund's attention now turned fully to the Bundesliga, let's look at the key takeaways from Dortmund's final Champions League game of the 2018/2019 season.

Real Madrids shock exit from the Champions League after a 5-3 thrashing on aggregate in the round-of-16 at the hands of Ajax left Spains sports media struggling on Wednesday to find words to express the anguish caused by defeat. Tottenham leads 3-0 halfway through the matchup and is the odds-on favorite to advance to the quarterfinals for just the second time in its 137-year history.

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That game will have to be rearranged anyway if the Seagulls beat Millwall in the FA Cup quarter-finals, so Spurs' first match at the new stadium could be in the Premier League against Huddersfield on 13 April or in the Champions League quarter-finals.

Manager Pochettino said: "I expect to play in the new stadium".

"They had one chance and scored, we had five or six chances and didn't score".

Indeed, against only Chelsea has he scored more goals, although he has drawn a blank in his last two meetings with the Saints having netted in each of his first four.

"We have showed that we have the quality", said Dortmund captain Marco Reus.

After seeing off a barrage of pressure in the first 35 minutes, Spurs were then in control and Alderweireld says they have matured from the side that were beaten by Juventus at this stage last season.

One man who was pivotal to ensuring that there would be no comeback from Dortmund was Jan Vertonghen.

Former Spurs and England striker Gary Lineker, meanwhile, felt it was a foregone conclusion when Kane bore down on Burki in the 49th minute, tweeting: "There are players that go through one-on-one with the 'keeper and you know they'll score".

His Spurs side delivered, soaking up everything Dortmund threw at them in a one-sided first half before Kane's goal just after the break killed off the hosts' spirited challenge.

"I am a person who always try to help English football and it would be wonderful to have four teams in the quarter-finals, the best eight teams in Europe and four English would be massive for us". It was unlucky for us, but we played very well, especially in the first half.

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