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Aubameyang Returns As Spurs Sink Struggling Dortmund

UEFA Champions League

Result: Borussia Dortmund 1-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Date: 21 November 2017

Venue: Signal Iduna Park

Tottenham Hotspur came from behind to secure a 2-1 win over Borussia Dortmund in a UEFA Champions League clash on Tuesday evening.

Spurs started the brighter of the two teams, pressing high up the pitch in the opening 10 minutes.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had a great opportunity in the 19th minute after a promising link up play with Andriy Yarmolenko on the edge of the box but the Gabonese striker put his effort wide from inside the box.

Yarmolenko and Aubameyang combined again in the 31st minute to produce the first goal of the match with the Ukrainian back-heeling a pass into the path of the Gabonese, who fired home the opener from the penalty box.

After 40 minutes, Peter Bosz' charges were mainly relying on counter-attacks to create chances while Mauricio Pochettino's troops dominated the possession but lacked penetration upfront.

Eric Dier should have got the equaliser on the stroke of halftime with a powerful header inside the box but goalkeeper Roman Burki made a brilliant save to preserve his side's 1-0 lead going into the break.

Harry Kane brought the visitors back into the game four minutes into the second half with a wonderful strike past Burki, 1-1.

Dele Alli had a chance to send Pochettino's troops into the lead in the 65th minute but his strike from just outside the box sailed over the bar.

The hosts made their first alteration in the 74th minute bringing on Gonzalo Castro in place of Shinji Kagawa.

Alli showed grit and determination in the 76th minute to beat two markers inside the box and setup Son Heung-Min, who gave Spurs a 2-1 lead with a shot into the top corner.

Christian Eriksen should have made it 3-1 with five minutes to play but his downward header at the far post missed agonisingly wide.

Nevetherless, Spurs saw out the remaining stages of the clash to claim three points.

 

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