Tottenham Hotspur (1) 1-2 (5) Borussia Dortmund: Aubameyang on fire again as Lilywhites crash out

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang did the damage against Tottenham Hotspur, scoring twice as Borussia Dortmund won the second leg in London.

Tottenham Hotspur (1) 1-2 (5) Borussia Dortmund: Aubameyang on fire again as Lilywhites crash out
Aubameyang, a class above the rest, celebrates (photo: Getty Images)
Tottenham Hotspur
1 2
Borussia Dortmund
Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris; Trippier, Alderweireld, Wimmer, Davies; Dier, Mason; Lamela, Alli, Son; Chadli.
Borussia Dortmund: Weidenfeller; Piszczek, Subotic, Sokratis, Schmelzer; Ginter, Weigl; Mkhitaryan, Castro, Reus; Aubameyang.
SCORE: 0-1, AUBAMEYANG 24'. 0-2, AUBAMEYANG 71'. 1-2, SON 74'.
REFEREE: Nicola Rizzolo (ITA): Booked - LAMELA 27', CASTRO 65', ALDERWEIRELD 79'.
INCIDENTS: Europa League Round of 16 Second Leg.

As expected, following a first leg hammering, Tottenham Hotspur were dumped out of the Europa League by Borussia Dortmund on Thursday.

2-1 to the away side on the night, it finished 5-1 on aggregate, nobody left in doubt as to who deserved to go through. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang showed his quality once again, netting a brace, with Heung-Min Son grabbing a consolation late on into the night.

Despite admitting that he may have made a mistake with his team selection for the 3-0 first leg drubbing, Mauricio Pochettino stuck to his guns once more this time round. Whilst Dele Alli and Eric Dier did start, there was no place for the likes of Harry Kane, Danny Rose and Kyle Walker.

Still, Rose got on pretty quickly, Ben Davies forced off injured after 13 minutes. Henrikh Mkhitaryan latched onto a Marco Reus ball into the area, playing it back to his teammate with a backheel, only for Reus to smash it into the side-netting.

Spurs behind in the first half

BVB hit the right part of the net halfway through the first half though, Aubameyang opening the scoring. Gonzalo Castro's flick fell to the striker, who span before facing up to five or six defenders. Given far too much time, the Gabonian international whipped an effort into the bottom right hand corner, giving Hugo Lloris no chance.

Aubameyang rifles in the opener (photo: Reuters)
Aubameyang rifles in the opener (photo: Reuters)

Full in the knowledge that they now needed to score five unanswered goals in order to turn the tie around, you'd have forgiven Spurs for sitting off and looking to make sure they weren't soundly beaten. However, Pochettino's side continued to come forward, almost equalising before the break.

Erik Lamela had some luck in breaking free near the penalty area, sliding a pass through for Son, who was unlucky as he dragged an effort wide of the goal.

Dortmund were still in command though, and Aubameyang should have had his second when breaking past Toby Alderweireld into the area, only to slip when shooting and strike wide.

Aubameyang grabs his second, Son pulls one back

He made no mistake with just over 20 minutes left though, punishing more poor Spurs defending to make it 0-2. Mkhitaryan was involved again, breaking high up the pitch before slotting in Aubameyang to his right hand side, the striker tucking it away comfortably.

There was something for the Spurs fans to cheer, at the end of a very disappointing tie. Neven Subotic's weak back-pass to Roman Weidenfeller was intercepted by Son, who rounded the 'keeper to pull one back.

Still, it was by far too little too late for Spurs, who left Liverpool as the only remaining English team in the competition.