As it happened: Second half dominance puts Spurs in control
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As it happened: Second half dominance puts Spurs in control

The Lilly Whites put themselves in the driver's seat heading into the second leg over in Germany

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Aaron Hindhaugh
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As Spurs beat the Bundesliga table-toppers 3-0 without Kane or Alli it does seem likely Tottenham will be in the next round of the Champions League
Vertonghen was excellent for Spurs tonight in defence and attack as he got an assist and a goal to help the home side get a vital victory
The Lilly Whites were value for their lead in the second half as they terrorised a patched up Dortmund defence as they targetted Hakimi in the second half
Spurs should get through to the next round of the Champions League with relative ease as Dortmund will now need four goals to progress 
It looked positive for Dortmund at half-time but they never carried that attacking threat into the second-half which allowed Spurs to play with more freedom 
Full time and Spurs take a 3-0 lead into the second leg and are in total control of the tie
90'

Spurs have been dominant this half and deserve their lead going into the second leg as Dortmund have never got going after a promising first-half

It looks like the tie may be put to bed now as Llorente gets on the end of Eriksen's corner and flicks his header to the back post and leaving Burki with no chance
85' GOAL
​​​​​​​Llorente scores minutes after coming on for Lucas
Vertonghen has had a superb second-half assisting Son for the first goal and now getting on the score sheet for himself with a great volley beyond Burki
82' GOAL

Spurs double their lead through Vertonghen

79'

Heading into the final 10 minutes with Spurs seeming comfortable in possession and controlling the game

72'

Dortmund have become really sloppy in possession this half with a lot of potential attacks breaking down because of a poor pass or touch

65'

Spurs are dominating the game now as they have nullified Sancho this half as well as getting the better of the two Dortmund full-backs on numerous occasions  

Eriksen tried to chip the ball across for Son as the ball was bouncing but Zagadou managed to head it behind for a corner
60' CHANCE
It really should be 2-0 Spurs as Eriksen is played in over the top and he just has to square the ball to Son but his ball does not have a lot of pace on it and is intercepted 
53'

Free-kick in a dangerous area for Eriksen which he wastes as he hits it straight at the wall

51'

The perfect start for Spurs which has changed the atmosphere totally and suddenly the Lilly Whites look more confident with Son running behind the Dortmund back line 

It was a perfect cross from Vertonghen and a great finish by Son who placed the ball exactly where he wanted it to give Spurs the lead
Hakimi gave the ball away next to his own box, Vertonghen picks out Son who cushioned his volley into the top corner
46' GOAL 

Spurs take the lead

The home side need to try and get Eriksen on the ball a bit more with Son running in behind as Dortmund are keeping a relatively high line with Burki not willing to come off his line much 
Sancho has been the star of the show so far running at the Spurs defence whenever he gets the chance and troubling Spurs at the back
It has been a good half of football with limited chances but Spurs need to keep their full-backs back a little bit more as Sancho is fining a lot of space in behind Vertonghen 
That was the last act of the first half and Spurs have their captain to thank for being level at the break 
Spurs switched off and left Dortmund with a two on one from a short corner that Sancho delivered perfectly to the back post, but Lloris pulled off a great save to keep Spurs level
43' CHANCE

A great save from Lloris denies Zagadou from close range after the defender got above Foyth to head towards goal

40'

Heading into the final five minutes of the first-half and it has been an even game with both sides having periods of dominance with no big chances created for either side

34'

Delany tried his luck from distance but Lloris parries his save luckily no Dortmund players were closing in on the rebound

33'

Aurier backheels the ball down the line for Foyth who picks out Eriksen on the edge of the box but the Dane scoops his effort way over the bar

30'

Spurs are struggling to get Eriksen and Son on the ball to try and create a chance for the Lilly Whites

25' 

The game has quietened down after a frantic start with Dortmund allowing Spurs to have the ball with their defenders and keeping a solid shape not allowing Son or Eriksen space in between the lines

19'

Spurs clear Dortmund's free-kick but Winks loses the ball on the edge of the box which allows Witsel to get a shot away but Lloris saves well down low

14' CHANCE

Foyth gets caught on the ball in his own box but Alderweireld covers well and forces Pulisic wide and shoot from an acute angle which Lloris saves well

13'

Spurs are pressing really quickly and effectively in midfield so far causing Dortmund's midfield problems

It was a great effort from Lucas as he cut across the ball and was very close to putting Spurs in the lead
6' CHANCE

First chance of the game fell to Lucas Moura after a beautiful first touch allows him to volley from inside the box but it goes agonisingly wide


Kick-off 

We are underway at Wembley in what should be a great game

The players are out and ready for kick-off after observing a minute's silence for Emiliano Sala and Gordon Banks
Correction, Schmelzer is on the bench and Toprak is starting for Dortmund
Dortmund's lineup: Burki; Hakimi, Zagadou, Diallo, Schmelzer; Witsel, Delaney, Dahoud; Sancho, Götze, Pulisic
Tottenham's lineup: Lloris; Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Foyth, Vertonghen; Winks, Sissoko; Eriksen, Son, Lucas
Team news is in for both sides with just more than an hour to go until kick-off
More injury news for Dortmund with four key players ruled out as Reus, Alcacer, Weigl and Piszczek are all missing
The South Korean international has scored three goals in his last three games filling the void left by Kane since his ankle injury
Spurs should be confident heading into this clash despite missing star-striker Harry Kane with Son Heung-Min being in great form since returning from the Asian Cup
Whereas Dortmund have failed to win in their previous three games in all competitions, and with Reus injured it may be the perfect time for Spurs to play them
The Lilly Whites have won their last four games in the Premier League putting them only five points behind Manchester City in the Premier League
Spurs will be hopeful of taking a positive result over to Germany in a few weeks time despite having two key players missing
The English winger could be joined alongside Christian Pulisic who will become a Chelsea player in the summer
One of the most exciting prospects in Europe will be heading back to London as Jadon Sancho looks to continue his great form this season
However, Dortmund will be without their captain and top goal scorer Marco Reus which is a massive plus for Spurs
The Lilly Whites will still be without Alli and Kane when the current Bundesliga champions come to Wembley
Spurs progressed into the round of 16 after claiming six points in their final two games against Inter Milan and Barcelona 
Welcome to Vavel's live coverage of Tottenham's first leg Champions League game against Dortmund, I am Aaron Hindhaugh and hope you enjoy my coverage 
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