Tottenham Hotspur beat Borussia Dortmund 4-0 on aggregate to progress to the final 8 of the Champions League. This is quite an achievement for the Lillywhites particularly after they looked down and out of the competition after picking up just one point in their first three games of the group stage.
Spurs are of course the only London team to be part of the Champions League this season as Chelsea and Arsenal have to remain content with Europa League football. The club infamously took out an advertisement claiming that Tottenham’s new ground was the only stadium in London where fans can watch Champions League football.
This advertisement was ridiculed by Arsenal fans after Spurs faltered in the early stages of the campaign with one Arsenal fan even deciding to register a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority about Spurs breaching the advertising standards.
However, it looked like Spurs might have the last laugh as Pochettino confirmed that he expects the home leg of the quarterfinal tie to be played at Tottenham’s new 62,062 capacity stadium.
Here’s one stat that has been doing the rounds on social media since last night –Tottenham became the first North London team to qualify for the quarterfinals of the Champions League since Tottenham in 2011.
Despite being part of the competition on a regular basis for the majority of the last decade and a half, the Gunners have hardly made it past the round of 16 stage in the competition, a feat that Spurs have achieved without breaking a sweat.
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