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Aubameyang spurs Dortmund to Tottenham scalp

Published: Thursday 17 March 2016, 22.55CET
Tottenham 1-2 Dortmund (agg: 1-5)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice at White Hart Lane as the Schwarzgelben cruised into the quarter-finals.
by Andy Brassell
from White Hart Lane
Aubameyang spurs Dortmund to Tottenham scalp
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang after scoring his second at White Hart Lane ©Getty Images

Match statistics

TottenhamDortmund

Goals scored1
 
2
Possession (%)58
 
42
Total attempts8
 
8
on target1
 
3
off target5
 
4
blocked2
 
1
against woodwork0
 
0
Corners1
 
2
Offsides3
 
1
Yellow cards2
 
1
Red Cards0
 
0
Fouls committed16
 
6
Fouls suffered6
 
16

Standings

Published: Thursday 17 March 2016, 22.55CET

Aubameyang spurs Dortmund to Tottenham scalp

Tottenham 1-2 Dortmund (agg: 1-5)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice at White Hart Lane as the Schwarzgelben cruised into the quarter-finals.

  • Borussia Dortmund reach quarter-finals with second win against Spurs
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's two goals kill off tie
  • High-flying Tottenham exit in round of 16, after losing in round of 32 last season
  • Son Heung-Min's sixth goal against Dortmund, for three different clubs, scant consolation
  • Quarter-final draw streamed live on UEFA.com from 13.00CET on Friday

Borussia Dortmund cruised through to the last eight of the UEFA Europa League with a polished, professional away performance against Tottenham Hotspur.

Thomas Tuchel's side imposed their controlled rhythm from the start, and almost took the lead with the game's first fluent move. Henrikh Mkhitaryan's back-heel found Marco Reus, who ploughed his shot into the side netting.

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Dortmund after their first win in England

Tottenham fought back, but just as the noisy home crowd were beginning to build up some hope, it was snuffed out in spectacular fashion. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's superb dipping strike from range left Spurs needing to score five times to progress.

Mauricio Pochettino's men attacked the second half with renewed vigour, with the industrious Erik Lamela and Eric Dier leading their efforts. Yet Dortmund remained in charge, and Aubameyang got a second from close in after cruising onto the excellent Mkhitaryan's through pass.

Tottenham finally did get on the scoresheet via Son Heung-Min. After collecting Neven Subotić's stray pass, he rounded Roman Weidenfeller and passed his sixth goal in eight meetings with Die Schwarzgelben into an empty net. It was scant consolation as Spurs lost at home to German opponents for the first time in eight UEFA matches.

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Dortmund's on-song Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

'PEA' a sensation again
Aubameyang's two finishes took him to ten goals in the UEFA Europa League this term, qualifying included, but his all-round display was notable. His pace and movement worried Tottenham throughout and stifled their ability to play out from the back.

Double full-backing
As he did in the recent Bundesliga fixture against Bayern München, Dortmund boss Tuchel fielded an auxiliary full-back. This time, however, it was on the right, with Matthias Ginter providing extra security for Łukasz Piszczek and allowing the Polish international to join the attack.

Crowd brings the occasion alive
In the same way the Westfalenstadion crowd helped the first leg along, so White Hart Lane continued to back its team in a hopeless situation. The old stadium rarely disappoints on a night of UEFA competition.

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Lineups

tottenham

Tottenham

dortmund

Dortmund

1
LlorisHugo Lloris (GK) (C)
1
WeidenfellerRoman Weidenfeller (GK)
4
AlderweireldToby Alderweireld
Yellow Card79
4
SubotićNeven Subotić
7
SonHeung-Min Son
Goal74
10
MkhitaryanHenrikh Mkhitaryan
Substitution72
8
MasonRyan Mason
11
ReusMarco Reus (C)
Substitution60
11
LamelaErik Lamela
Yellow Card27
Substitution74
17
AubameyangPierre-Emerick Aubameyang
Goal24
Goal71
15
DierEric Dier
25
PapastathopoulosSokratis Papastathopoulos
Substitution54
16
TrippierKieran Trippier
26
PiszczekŁukasz Piszczek
20
AlliDele Alli
Substitution70
27
CastroGonzalo Castro
Yellow Card65
22
ChadliNacer Chadli
28
GinterMatthias Ginter
27
WimmerKevin Wimmer
29
SchmelzerMarcel Schmelzer
33
DaviesBen Davies
Substitution13
33
WeiglJulian Weigl

Substitutes

13
VormMichel Vorm (GK)
38
BürkiRoman Bürki (GK)
3
RoseDanny Rose
Substitution13
15
HummelsMats Hummels
10
KaneHarry Kane
18
Nuri ŞahinNuri Şahin
25
OnomahJoshua Onomah
Substitution74
20
RamosAdrián Ramos
28
CarrollTom Carroll
Substitution70
22
PulišićChristian Pulišić
Substitution60
29
WinksHarry Winks
23
KagawaShinji Kagawa
Substitution72
38
Carter-VickersCameron Carter-Vickers
37
DurmErik Durm
Substitution54

Coach

Mauricio Pochettino (ARG) Thomas Tuchel (GER)

Referee

Nicola Rizzoli (ITA)

Assistant referees

Elenito Di Liberatore (ITA), Mauro Tonolini (ITA)

Fourth official

Andrea Padovan (ITA)

Additional assistant referees

Luca Banti (ITA), Antonio Damato (ITA)

Legend:

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