Tottenham Hotspur’s Premier League title fight may be dead in the water, but their Champions League journey is still very much alive.
Spurs managed to cruise past the then German League leaders Borussia Dortmund in the round of 16, beating them 4-0 on aggregate.
The first leg was all about Spurs’ patience and prowess in attack as they scored three second half goals, but the away leg was a masterclass in defence and break aways.
Spurs knew that one away goal would kill off the tie, leaving Dortmund needing five.
The Lilywhites defended expertly as a unit, throwing bodies in the way of every single shot and cross, as well as having Hugo Lloris on top form.
One man who would surely be the frontrunner for man of the match over the two legs in Jan Vertonghen, with a goal and assist from left wing back in the home leg and a clean sheet in the away leg.
Even the Champions League twitter account had to appreciate Vertonghen’s early goal-saving sliding challenge in Germany.
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) 18 March 2019
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