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Two-goal Reus helps Dortmund see off Spurs

Published: Thursday 10 March 2016, 20.55CET
Dortmund 3-0 Tottenham
A pair of second-half strikes from Marco Reus helped Dortmund – unbeaten since December – move within sight of the quarter-finals.
by Daniel Thacker
from BVB Stadion Dortmund
Two-goal Reus helps Dortmund see off Spurs
Marco Reus is mobbed after one of his two goals against Tottenham ©Getty Images

Match statistics

DortmundTottenham

Goals scored3
 
0
Possession (%)66
 
34
Total attempts17
 
3
on target5
 
2
off target7
 
0
blocked5
 
1
against woodwork1
 
0
Corners9
 
4
Offsides1
 
1
Yellow cards0
2
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed11
 
13
Fouls suffered13
 
11

Standings

Published: Thursday 10 March 2016, 20.55CET

Two-goal Reus helps Dortmund see off Spurs

Dortmund 3-0 Tottenham
A pair of second-half strikes from Marco Reus helped Dortmund – unbeaten since December – move within sight of the quarter-finals.

  • Dortmund in charge of round of 16 tie against Tottenham after 3-0 home win
  • One goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and two from Marco Reus earn BVB victory
  • Spurs had usual starters Harry Kane, Erik Lamela and Mousa Dembélé on the bench
  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the BVB Stadion Dortmund
  • The second leg is next Thursday, with the quarter-final draw the following day

Marco Reus's second-half brace means Borussia Dortmund will take a three-goal cushion to north London after the German team emphatically beat Tottenham 3-0 in the first leg of the sides' UEFA Europa League round of 16 tie.

Buoyed by a rocking atmosphere, Dortmund took control of proceedings almost immediately. Gonzalo Castro shot over after just six minutes, before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang volleyed Marcel Schmelzer's cross over the bar soon afterwards. That same duo combined for a deserved Dortmund opener on the half-hour mark, Aubameyang rising highest to meet Schmelzer's inch-perfect cross and head past Hugo Lloris.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan on ''incredible'' win

Henrikh Mkhitaryan almost added a second before the interval, although the Armenian's long-range effort deflected wide. Dortmund remained on top in the second period and might have doubled the lead within five minutes of the restart when Castro struck the post from a tight angle.

Soon afterwards the Bundesliga outfit did extend their advantage, Reus volleying home emphatically from close range after Neven Subotić's flick. Reus was soon at it again, collecting Castro's dink over the top and hammering past Lloris to round off a brilliant Dortmund display and give Thomas Tuchel's men a comfortable cushion to take to London.

The Weigl show
Julian Weigl has deservedly received plenty of praise this season, and the 20-year-old demonstrated exactly why in a brilliant showing. Weigl was crucial to Dortmund's domination in both attack and defence. The young midfielder was involved in most of his team's best forward moves and swept up confidently when dropping deeper.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrates

Aubameyang shines
While Reus's goals will grab the headlines, Aubameyang's all-round game was one of the decisive factors on the night. The Gabon international had already figured in several flowing moves prior to his breakthrough goal, and could have added an assist when Castro rattled the upright from his clever through ball in the second period.

Tuchel wins tactical tussle
There was much pre-match discussion about the tactical battle between Dortmund's Tuchel and Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino, but it was the German coach who easily held sway. Dortmund were outstanding from the first whistle – pressing high, attacking at pace and leaving Spurs no breathing space. That the Bundesliga side scored three, and might well have had more, against the Premier League’s strongest defence tells the whole story.

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Last updated: 04/04/16 15.51CET

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Lineups

dortmund

Dortmund

tottenham

Tottenham

1
WeidenfellerRoman Weidenfeller (GK)
1
LlorisHugo Lloris (GK) (C)
6
S. BenderSven Bender
Substitution58
4
AlderweireldToby Alderweireld
10
MkhitaryanHenrikh Mkhitaryan
7
SonHeung-Min Son
Substitution76
11
ReusMarco Reus
Goal61
Goal70
Substitution82
8
MasonRyan Mason
15
HummelsMats Hummels (C)
16
TrippierKieran Trippier
17
AubameyangPierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Goal30
Substitution82
22
ChadliNacer Chadli
Substitution58
26
PiszczekŁukasz Piszczek
23
EriksenChristian Eriksen
Substitution65
27
CastroGonzalo Castro
25
OnomahJoshua Onomah
29
SchmelzerMarcel Schmelzer
27
WimmerKevin Wimmer
33
WeiglJulian Weigl
28
CarrollTom Carroll
Yellow Card35
37
DurmErik Durm
33
DaviesBen Davies

Substitutes

38
BürkiRoman Bürki (GK)
13
VormMichel Vorm (GK)
4
SubotićNeven Subotić
Substitution58
2
WalkerKyle Walker
14
LeitnerMoritz Leitner
6
BentalebNabil Bentaleb
18
Nuri ŞahinNuri Şahin
10
KaneHarry Kane
Substitution76
20
RamosAdrián Ramos
Substitution82
11
LamelaErik Lamela
Substitution65
Yellow Card67
23
KagawaShinji Kagawa
Substitution82
19
DembéléMousa Dembélé
Substitution58
28
GinterMatthias Ginter
38
Carter-VickersCameron Carter-Vickers

Coach

Thomas Tuchel (GER) Mauricio Pochettino (ARG)

Referee

Cüneyt Çakır (TUR)

Assistant referees

Bahattin Duran (TUR), Tarik Ongun (TUR)

Fourth official

Çem Satman (TUR)

Additional assistant referees

Hüseyin Göçek (TUR), Barış Şimşek (TUR)

Legend:

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
  • reds_cardRed Cards
  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution