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

Heather Diaz
February 14, 2019

Despite having the better of things in the first-half, Borussia Dortmund couldn't live with the onslaught Tottenham provided in the second period, as the German side were victims of a high-pressing approach.

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.

Mauricio Pochettino saluted his Tottenham "heroes" as they took a huge step towards reaching the Champions League quarter-finals with a 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in the last 16 first leg yesterday.

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

Pulisic has rarely played in league play this season, but he got the start in the wings along with Jadon Sancho over Raphael Guerrero and Jacob Bruun Larsen for the Bundesliga leaders, who were missing forwards Marco Reus and Paco Alcacer and two other starters through injury or illness.

This time, Maurico Pochettino's side managed to take the lead when on top, as Jan Vertonghen's pinpoint cross was confidently volleyed home by Son in the 47th minute for the opening goal of the tie.

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Son was not alone in earning Pochettino's praise, however, as the Spurs boss was ecstatic at the team's performance following a tough Premier League fixture against Leicester City on Sunday.

Spurs broke the deadlock two minutes into the second half through Son Heung-Min, who sent a fine volley past Roman Burki from close range.

Pochettino devised a clever game-plan that eventually frustrated Dortmund and secured Tottenham's first ever Champions League knockout-round win at home.

"They looked very strong and had the better of the game but in the second half we were able to turn it around", he told BT Sport. His smile, he translates good energy and his performance in every single game is improving and improving. But Tottenham's manager played down the success of his tactics.

"I'm so happy for him, he was fantastic today", said the Argentine of his young countryman.

"The first action was unbelievable - the people were pushing him, and then he made a few mistakes because he wanted to play".

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