Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Borussia Dortmund

18 Mar

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a brace as Borussia Dortmund beat Spurs 1-0 in their Europa League last-16 second-leg clash.

Match Reports: Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Borussia DortmundMatch Reports: Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Borussia Dortmund

The Gabon international – who scored once in the 3-0 first-leg win back on home soil – rifled in a shot from 30-yards out on the 25th minute to put the tie to bed.

That strike left Spurs 4-0 behind on aggregate and the hosts needed to find the back of the net five times without reply from their German opponents to progress.

Eric Dier did see a headed effort go into the side netting in the first-half while Heung-Min Son dragged an effort wide when latching onto the end of Erik LamelaÂ’s through-ball.

Dortmund could have scored more before the break but Marco Reus and Henrikh Mkhitaryan both spurned good opportunities from close-range, with both shooting wide of the mark.

The second-half failed to really get going and the visitors, who are second in the Bundesliga, were quite happy to sit back and control the game.

Aubameyang did spurn a great chance to extend the lead further when through on goal but he made up for that on the 69th minute as he placed a neat finish from close-range after some neat build-up play.

Spurs did manage to pull one back when Son capitalised on a poor back-pass to round the keeper and slot into an empty net.

However, it was too little too late for Mauricio PochettinoÂ’s men as they were defeated 2-1 on the night and 5-1 on aggregate.

Dortmund now march into the quarter-final stage of the tournament while Tottenham, who were second best over the two-legs, will be putting all their focus on winning the Premier League.


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