Memorable Wembley night as Spurs crush Dortmund | Fresh Spurs

Memorable Wembley night as Spurs crush Dortmund

It was a memorable evening in London when Tottenham Hotspur welcomed Borussia Dortmund to Wembley in the Champions League.

 Spurs produced an unforgettable display, cruising to an emphatic 3-0 victory on Wednesday in the last-16 first leg.

An unbelievable finish from Heung-Min Son, coupled with a rare moment of magic from Jan Vertognhen set Mauricio Pochettino’s men on their way.

Just when the Spurs faithful thought they had enough, Fernando Llorente stepped off the bench to bury Christian Eriksen’s corner with five minutes left.

Former Manchester City prodigy Jadon Sancho showed his brilliance but it wasn’t enough as Spurs made a huge step closer to the quarter-finals.

Spurs managed the result even without star duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli, the pair still absent due to injury.

The surprise, though, was Mauricio Pochettino’s decision to start Son up front instead of Llorente.

It ultimately proved a masterstroke as the South Korean troubled the Germans with his pace and movement.

Christian Pulisic thought he had given Dortmund the lead after 15 minutes only to be stopped by Hugo Lloris.

The Frenchman was called into action again when Axel Witsel tried his luck from just outside the box. He was equal to the task again.

As if that wasn’t enough, Lloris then produced another unbelievable save to keep out Dan-Axel Zagadou’s deflected header on the brink of half-time.

The hosts began the second half on a front foot and expectedly it was Son Heung-min who put them in front.

Vertonghen’s incredible cross from the left dropped perfectly for the Korean who cushioned the ball beyond Roman Burki and into the Dortmund net in the 47th minute.

Soon after, it was the Belgian’s turn, storming onto Serge Aurier’s pinpoint cross to smash a beautiful volley home.

At this point, Spurs were in absolute control, dictating the game’s pace and tempo.

Llorente had other plans, though, registering his name on the scoresheet with an excellent nod to give Lucien Favre’s men an uphill task in Germany.

What an incredible night for the team and all the fans – can Spurs go all the way in the Champions League?

This season it feels like there is no clear favourite to win the competition and Pochettino will be desperate to add a major trophy to his CV.

In terms of major trophies, they don’t get much bigger than the Champions League, but the club will face much sterner tests before having the chance to lift the trophy.

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