Tottenham Hotspur have one foot in the Champions League quarter finals as they slammed three goals past Borussia Dortmund at Wembley with no reply.
After a rather flat first half performance from Spurs, they upped their game tremendously in the second 45 to best the German league leaders.
They still face the task of seeing the fixture out through the return leg in Germany in three weeks time.
Here are five things we learned from the game.
No Kane, no problem
All the build up to this match was about the absence of Harry Kane and Dele Alli, but Spurs showed tonight that they have goals running through the entire squad. Heung Min Son was epic all night, running in behind, and Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente both added fantastic finishes.
One of his best games in a Spurs shirt. Not only did he help out defensively and keep Sancho quiet in the second half, but he also provided Tottenham’s best outlet down that left hand side. Not content with just assisting Son’s goal, Jan then went on to smash his own volley home.
Half way there
Despite the 3-0 win, Spurs are still only half way done, as they face a visit to Germany in three weeks time. However, by this point, they will likely have Kane, Alli, Rose, and Davies all back in the squad.
Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko were incredible again tonight, and the job they do in that Spurs engine room simply cannot be understated. Not only did they keep things ticking and keep the ball moving, but they drove the play forward, and created space for the likes of Jan, Sonny, and Eriksen.
Spurs were flat in the first half, and Dortmund looked the better team. However, once Poch got his players into the changing room at half time, he tweaked the style of play. The team pressed higher up the pitch, Son and Moura played on the shoulder, and Jan Vertonghen pushed way up that left hand side when Spurs were in possession. This change in style ultimately sank the German league leaders.
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