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Champions League: Tottenham Defeat Dortmund Without Harry Kane

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Tottenham produced an electrifying second-half performance to beat Borussia Dortmund 3-0 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at Wembley.

Heung-Min Son scored for the fourth game in a row to put Spurs ahead in the 47th minute.

 

Jan Vertonghen then volleyed in from Serge Aurier’s cross in the 83rd minute before substitute Fernando Llorente headed in from a corner (86).

Dortmund looked stunned and now have a mountain to climb in the return leg on March 5.

The Bundesliga leaders had looked the brighter side in the first half but they could not match Spurs when they raised their level after half-time.

Son’s goal – his ninth in 11 games against Dortmund – set the tone for a dominant finish from Mauricio Pochettino’s side that has put them on the brink of the last eight for the first time since 2011.

Such a one-sided result in favour of Tottenham looked unlikely early in the game as Dortmund started positively.

Spurs did see an eighth-minute shot from Lucas Moura whistle just past the post, but they were fortunate not to fall behind when Juan Foyth lost the ball in his own box and Christian Pulisic failed to beat Lloris at the near post.

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