Spurs take advantage to Germany

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Updated: 27/02/2024

Spurs will take a three goal cushion to Germany in three weeks time, after a fantastic second half performance from Mauricio Pochettino’s side.

Neither side were at full strength – Spurs were without star striker Harry Kane, meanwhile Dortmund were missing their talisman in the form of Marco Reus.

Much like last night at Old Trafford, the first half was a cagey affair, which consisted of Spurs huffing and puffing but not being able to break through the Yellow Wall.

Despite the absence of the likes of Reus, it was Jadon Sancho’s performance that really caught the eye for Dortmund, especially in the first half. The former Man City man looked a threat down the right hand side, demonstrating his trickery and pace at every opportunity.

The German side nearly opened the scoring just before the interval, if not for a fine save from Hugo Lloris.

However it was Spurs that struck first, just after the restart. A fantastic whipped cross from Jan Vertonghen allowed Heung Min-Son to finish calmly past Roman Burki. Below is the goal, thanks to BT Sport.

Vertonghen doubled Spurs’ lead with around 8 minutes left, with a goal not too dissimilar to the one he set up. A thumping volley past Burki put Spurs in good stead for when they travel to Germany in three weeks time.

It got even better for Spurs when they brought on Fernando Llorente – he scored not long after coming on! 

A big result for Spurs, who have surely all but sealed their place in the quarter-finals.

Also in action tonight were the current European champions Real Madrid, as they travelled to Ajax in a proper clash of European royalty.

With plenty of accolades between them already, these two heavyweights now share another piece of European memorabilia, as Ajax had a goal ruled out through VAR. It was the first time that VAR has intervened in the Champions League.

Despite the controversy, it was Los Blancos who broke the deadlock on the hour mark, thanks to Karim Benzema. Ajax equalised 15 minutes later through Hakim Ziyech. The Spanish side had the last laugh however, when Marco Asensio netted late on. Madrid take a one goal lead and crucially, two away goals back to the Bernabeu.

Anyway, who needs Harry Kane, eh?

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