Tottenham blow Borussia Dortmund away in brilliant second-half goal blitz

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"We were able to keep them quiet in the second half and they weren't able to be clinical".

Of course 3-0 is a very good result but when you have in front a team like Dortmund you always need to respect them.

Tottenham Hotspur's South Korean striker Son Heung-Min (R) shoots to score the opening goal past Dortmund's Swiss goalkeeper Roman Buerki (L) during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium in London on February 13, 2019.

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The Bundesliga leaders, who were eliminated from the German Cup last week, were nowhere to be seen in the second half, with speedy teenager Jadon Sancho given no space to operate after the break.

With Dele Alli and Harry Kane in contention to return for second leg, there must be serious optimism about their prospects in this tournament.

They were also denied a first-half opener when Nicolas Tagliafico headed home but for the first time in Champions League history, the goal was ruled out after Slovenian referee Damir Skomina checked with the VAR and Dusan Tadic was judged offside.

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That's what Sancho and Pulisic can do to a player. Heung-min Son volleyed Spurs ahead after two minutes, with Jan Vertonghen then capping off a fine performance with a goal to follow his assist. They were fantastic. To play after Sunday, with one day less recovery [than Dortmund], we need to praise them. Dortmund did the double over Spurs in the 2015/16 Europa League, while Pochettino's men got revenge last season in the Champions League which included a 3-1 win at Wembley. The Wembley crowd was there to see him in good numbers and the youngster did not disappoint, dancing past men nearly as if they weren't there at times in the first half.

He added: "I must say, they get a lot of money before they play games".

"That is very good, we feel very proud when people expect that from our performance, but sometimes people underestimate us". I am very happy for him, he deserved it.

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"Jan Vertonghen is technically unbelievable and can play in any position".

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