Full-time: Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Borussia Dortmund

  • Aubameyang scores a stunning goal from distance
  • Gabonese strikes make it 2-0 in the second half
  • Son Heung-min nets a consolation for Spurs
Dortmund fans
Dortmund fans were typically enthusiastic at White Hart Lane Getty Images

Full-time: Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Borussia Dortmund

So, a frustrating night for Spurs in Europe this evening. Dortmund were simply too good for the Londoners.

We hope you enjoyed our live coverage of the game at White Hart Lane. Goodnight!



Less than five minutes to go at White Hart Lane now. Time for another goal, perhaps?

A good number of Spurs fans aren't backing their boys to score it, mind you. Thousands have already disappeared down the exit.

Eric Dier looks dejected
Eric Dier looks dejected Getty Images


This game is meandering towards a painfully predictable conclusion at this stage.

It raises some interesting questions about the standard of the Premier League at the moment. Remember, Spurs are right in the hunt for the title in England, but have been thoroughly outplayed over two legs by the second-best side in Germany.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang impressed against Spurs
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang impressed against Spurs Getty Images


GOAL: Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Borussia Dortmund (Son Heung-min)

Dortmund's first mistake of the match leads to a goal. Subotic's back pass is short and Son latches on to it.

The South Korean rounds the goalkeeper and finishes with ease. Is the comeback on? No, probably not. But at least Spurs fans have something to shout about.

Son Heung-min dribbles with the ball
Son Heung-min dribbles with the ball Getty Images


GOAL: Tottenham Hotspur 0-2 Borussia Dortmund (Aubameyang)

Well, if it wasn't all over before, it certainly is now.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores his second of the game, with a neat finish after he is played in down the right side.

Dortmund players celebrate at the Lane
Dortmund players celebrate at the Lane Getty Images


Mauricio Pochettino may have just waved the white flag, if he hadn't already.


IBTimes UK Sport Editor Nick Howson at White Hart Lane

This match has quickly turned into a duel between both sets of supporters, with each fanbase looking to outdo one another; creating an atmosphere ill-fitting of a game which has long but lost its competitive edge. Tottenham remain frustrated and with Dele Alli now off, Mauricio Pochettino seems to know his side's European campaign is over


Less than half an hour left at the Lane. Tottenham have not scored in more than two hours of football against Dortmund. Can they get one, at least, in the time that remains?

Thomas Tuchel is calm on the touchline
Thomas Tuchel is calm on the touchline Getty Images


Another change for the Germans, now. This time, it is Marco Reus making way for Pulisic.

The German international has been a persistent menace with his speed and intelligence this evening, even if he's not been at his very best.

Roman Weidenfeller watches on from goal
Roman Weidenfeller has been a virtual spectator Getty Images


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang should have made it 2-0.

The in-form striker races through on goal, after springing the off-side trap, but fires his effort horribly wide.

You would've put money on him in that scenario.

Dortmund fans relished their day in London
Dortmund fans relished their day in London Getty Images


The Germans are making changes. Perhaps they too, have decided the game is won at this early stage.

Anyway, it's Durm on and Papastathopoulousm off.


There's no real conviction being shown by Spurs at the moment. It is almost as though - and this may be inevitable - they have accepted their fate.

Eric Dier flashed an effort wide
Eric Dier flashed an effort wide in the first half Getty Images


Spurs really need an early goal to shake this tie into life. As it stands, the Germans are absolutely cruising into the next round.

What's more, the way this is heading, Mauricio Pochettino is bound to be asked some stern questions about his team selection. And in particular, his decision to omit top scorer Harry Kane.

Having said that, all is sure to be forgiven if they win the Premier League in May.

Dele Alli falls to the ground
Dele Alli (left) falls to the ground Getty Images


Right, we're back underway in north London. Spurs have 45 minutes to perform a miracle.


IBTimes UK Sport Editor Nick Howson at White Hart Lane

Mauricio Pochettino indicated he was already thinking of the visit of Bournemouth on Sunday with his team selection tonight, and after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's first half rasper, his players would now be forgiven for thinking the same.

Thomas Tuchel's Dortmund side have been solid and clinical in equal measure and with Spurs needing five to keep the tie alive, they can ease their way through the rest of this one-sided tie. It is over to Liverpool or Manchester United to lead the Premier League challenge in the Europa League


Half-time: Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Borussia Dortmund


Another sweeping move from Dortmund and Henrikh Mkhitaryan - who led the break - should have made it 2-0!

He goes racing through on goal and appears destined to score, but a Spurs defender just manages to deflect it wide.


It's almost half-time now, and in truth, there have been very few signs of encouragement for the hosts.

They've seen a lot of the ball, but Dortmund carry the greater threat when they go forward.

Dele Alli tries to win the ball
Dele Alli tries to win the ball back Getty Images


Erik Lamela takes a shot from distance, which perhaps hints at Tottenham's desperation.

The ball sails high and wide of the goal. Spurs are struggling to lay a proverbial glove on their opponents at the moment.


Tottenham enjoy a spell of possession but they are struggling to find a path to the Dortmund goal.

There's been no lack of huff and puff from the hosts - yet there have been a distinct lack of cutting-edge.

The Germans are cruising at the moment.

Mauricio Pochettino on the sidelines
The managers direct traffic from the touchline Getty Images


To underline the quality of this Dortmund side...


We've played a third of the game at White Hart Lane. Dortmund now lead the tie 4-0, meaning Spurs need a minor miracle to rescue this situation.

It must be said, too, that there is a very obvious gulf in quality between these two sides.

Neven Subotic
Neven Subotic (left) sweeps up for Dortmund Getty Images


IBTimes UK Sport Editor Nick Howson at White Hart Lane

A lacklustre start at White Hart Lane, so the main talking point surrounds the diagnosis and decision-making of the Tottenham medical staff. Ben Davies was at the very least dazed, if not knocked out altogether after his clash with Hugo Lloris but was allowed to continue.

The Wales international sank to the turf just minutes later, though not dramatically, and has belatedly been replaced. The Spurs medical team, who previously displayed ignorance with injuries of this nature, played Russian Roulette with his career by allowing him to continue here. Shocking stuff.