Match Reports, Updated: March 10, 2016 8:27 PM
Two goals from midfielder Marco Reus helped Borussia Dortmund secure a comfortable win over Tottenham in the Europa League.
The Germany international struck twice in the second-half to give his side the advantage in the two-legged tie.
Spurs started the game well and Christian Eriksen let fly from distance inside the first minute but Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller was on hand to thwart the danger.
Dortmund could have then taken the led but Erik Durm missed the far post by inches inside the seventh minute.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang then missed a superb chance in the 12th minute before having a goal ruled out two minutes later for offside.
The in-form striker then grabbed the opening goal of the game in the 30th minute when he found space in the box and he headed home Marchel SchmelzerÂ’s cross.
Dortmund started the second-half on top but they missed a glorious chance just after the break when Gonzalo Castro hit the post from close range.
Reus opened the scoring in the 61st minute when he pounced at the far post from a corner. Neven Subotic stepped off the bench and his flick on met Reus who converted from a tight angle.
He scored again nine minutes later when CastroÂ’s through ball looped over the Spurs defence and the forward stayed onside before firing the ball into the top corner.
Thomas TuchelÂ’s side will be extremely confident of progressing into the next round as they take a three-goal lead to White Hart Lane for the return leg.