A 24th minute goal from Aubameyang put Dortmund out of sight in the tie with 4-0 lead on aggregate, he was on target again in second half before Heung Min Son scored late to get a consolation goal for Tottenham.
Having lost the first leg 3-0 and pretty much out of the tie, Tottenham Hotspurs were undone again at home by Borussia Dortmund who scored twice on either side of the break to get a 5-0 lead on aggregate. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored a brace while Mis Son’s late second half strike was too little tool late for Spurs as they bow out of the Europa League.
Dortmund will be heavy favourite to win the Europa League now having beaten a very good spurs side with a massive 5-1 margin on aggregate.
Tottenham 1-2 Borussia Dortmund Highlights
[ Europa League, Secone Leg, 17th March ]
24′ 0 – 1 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
71′ 0 – 2 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
74′ 1 – 2 Heung-Min Son
Spurs started without Harry Kane in the starting lineup which was a bizarre decision but Dortmund did not care as they took control of the tie. A goal from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang header made it 1-0 while just after the break Marco Reus made it 2-0 and put Dortmund in control of the round of 16 tie. Spurs fans will be disappointed as Mauricio Pochettino did not take the competition seriously enough. Having said that Dortmund would have beaten Spurs anyway.
Team News & Lineups: Borussia Dortmund are coming into this game on the back of a 0-0 draw against Bayern Munich in German Bundesliga while Tottenham were held to 2-2 draw against Arsenal in the premier league. Considering both teams position in their respective leagues we can safely assume they will qualify for the Champions League regardless they win Europa League or not which kind of give both camps opportunity to go easy, Specially Spurs who are well and truly in the premier league title running just 5 points behind Leciester.
Dortmund is likely to go with the same starting lineup which took the field against Bayern Munich over last weekend while Tottenham might make a few changes. Papastathopoulos is still out with with groin injury while Tottenham will be without Dele Alli who will serve his 1 game suspension in European game. Pierre-Emerick-Aubameyang is one player Spurs will be looking to keep in check in the first leg and if they can get a result they will be in pole position to qualify for quarter finals as the second leg is taking place at White Hart Lane next week.
This is how I expect both teams to lineup on Thursday.
Match Predictions: These sides have never meet in a competitive game before at European stage and that kind of makes this match exciting as one of the best teams from England vs equally match German side go head to head in what should be cracking double header. Considering Spurs are playing second leg at home they will be slightly favourite to go through but Dortmund has more experience when it comes to European competitions. Having said that I can see Spurs getting a score draw on thursday night.