Borussia Dortmund have it all to do in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League last 16 tie against Tottenham Hotspur after suffering a 3-0 defeat at Wembley on Wednesday.
Tottenham: Lloris (c) – Foyth, Sanchez, Alderweireld – Aurier, Sissoko (Wanyama 90'+1), Winks, Vertonghen – Eriksen – Son (Lamela 90'), Lucas (Llorente 84')
Unused subs: Gazzaniga, Trippier, Rose, Skipp,
Out: Dele Alli (thigh), Kane (ankle)
Coach: Mauricio Pochettino
Dortmund: Bürki – Hakimi, Toprak, Zagadou (Schmelzer 77'), Diallo – Witsel, Delaney – Sancho (Guerreiro 88'), Dahoud, Pulisic (Bruun Larsen 87') – Götze (c)
Unused subs: Hitz, Balerdi, Wolf, Philipp
Out: Akanji (hip), Alcacer (shoulder), Piszczek (heel), Reus (groin), Weigl (cold)
Coach: Lucien Favre
Watch: What makes Sancho such an asset to Dortmund?
Tottenham Hotspur 3-0 Borussia Dortmund
As it happened!
Relive the evening's action below...
Thanks for joining us for tonight's Champions League action - let's hope for better when Bayern Munich and Schalke take on Liverpool and Manchester City next week. And do tune in again tomorrow to see how Eintracht Frankfurt and Bayer Leverkusen get on in the Europa League.
As for Dortmund, they'll have a chance to bounce back when they head to bottom side Nuremberg on Monday night. Cheers!
It's all over at Wembley. A night to forget for Dortmund, who have now lost on all three of their visits here. They will need a huge performance to turn this around on Tuesday 5 March.
Oof! Most of the shots from distance tonight have been completely harmless, but Raphael Guerreiro unleashes an absolute thunderbolt that whistles just wide of Lloris' post. That could have changed things for the return leg.
86' GOAL FOR SPURS! (Llorente)
Two minutes after coming off the bench, the Spaniard heads in an Eriksen corner to give Tottenham a three-goal advantage. BVB with a mountain to climb now - they need an away goal!
83' GOAL FOR SPURS! (Vertonghen)
Vertonghen produced a wonderful cross for Spurs' opening goal - this time he's on the receiving end as Aurier whips a belter into the Dortmund area, and the Belgian stabs home a volley for 2-0. Can BVB hit back?
81' DORTMUND FRUSTRATED
It hasn't been a great second half for the visitors, who have only had one shot on goal since the interval. BVB are missing Reus and Alcacer tonight.
76' GREAT BLOCK!
From a Spurs corner the ball weaves itself through a crowd of bodies to Lucas at the back post, but his powerful effort is brilliantly blocked by Delaney. Schmelzer is on for Zagadou.
69' DAHOUD HAS A GO
After a quiet few minutes - I jinxed it with that 'end-to-end stuff' - Dortmund put together one of their best passages of the second half, but the final product, Dahoud's effort from just outside the area, is easy for Lloris to gather. Will we see any changes soon?
It's end-to-end stuff. Pulisic manages to skip through the Spurs defence, but the American is tackled by Sanchez and can't get a shot away.
61' ZAGADOU TO THE RESCUE
Eriksen beats the offside trap and finds himself in acres of space in the Dortmund area, but Zagadou manages to get back and intercept the cross, nodding it behind for a corner. In it comes, and Bürki holds Alderweireld's effort.
60' SPURS LOOKING DANGEROUS
A poor pass from Zagadou allows Vertonghen to come striding forward and get a shot away - but fortunately for BVB the Belgian is not a striker, and his wayward effort is well off target. A minute later Eriksen gets off a low drive which Bürki gathers.
55' FREE-KICK FOR SPURS
It's in a very handy position for Eriksen, around 25 yards out, but the Dane hits it straight into the Dortmund wall.
50' TOPRAK ON TOP
Son gets away down the left again after Eriksen punts a long ball forward, but this time the South Korean is shut down by his former Bayer Leverkusen teammate Ömer Toprak. That goal has woken up the home fans.
47' GOAL FOR SPURS! (Son)
And Dortmund are behind! An ideal start to the second half for Spurs as Vertonghen sends in an inch-perfect cross for Son, who volleys past Bürki from close range for 1-0.
Spurs get the second half underway.
I believe 'absorbing' is the term! Considering both teams have averaged over three goals a game this season, we might have expected more fireworks - but at the same time you can't take your eyes off it. Join us again in a few minutes for the second half.
After a short corner, Sancho sends in a curling cross which is met by Zagadou - but Foyth gets up for the challenge and the Frenchman can't get a clean connection on his header. Spurs clear the danger and that's half-time.
37' SANCHO AGAIN
The 18-year-old comes slicing up the middle again and is clipped by Sanchez just outside the area, but bafflingly the referee fails to award a free-kick. I think he was the only person in Wembley who missed that. We do have the VAR tonight, but they can't intervene for that kind of action.
And now Son tries his luck from just inside the area, but Bürki is equal to it. Winks fails to get hold of the rebound and it sails harmlessly wide. Feels like a goal is imminent.
35' CHANCES AT BOTH ENDS!
A positive passage of play for Spurs, which culminates with Eriksen firing high over Bürki's bar - but Dortmund respond as Delaney unleashes a shot that Lloris can only parry. Sanchez gifts Götze the ball after a failed clearance, but Spurs close him down.
29' EVEN STEVENS
After a decent start from Spurs, Dortmund are now looking the more dangerous of the two sides, but they're having a right old scrap in midfield. Delaney and Sissoko both just went to ground and you could practically hear the Wembley foundations shake.
23' IT'S JUST LIKE WATCHING BRA... FRANCE?
Some lovely interplay between the Dortmund frontmen as they make it from the centre circle to the Spurs area with half a dozen crisp, one- or two-touch passes. Unfortunately Pulisic's low drive across the six-yard box is deflected by a defender and into Lloris' gloves.
21' FANCY FOOTWORK FROM SANCHO
Sancho looks to be enjoying his return to London - some lovely footwork from the teenager to bamboozle Sanchez, but he can't quite pick out Götze in the middle.
20' WITSEL GETS A SHOT AWAY
Dortmund have a free-kick in a promising position out on the right, but it's not a great delivery from Pulisic. Witsel has a go on the rebound but it's a simple save for Lloris.
Juan Foyth - who is making just his second Champions League appearance tonight - is caught dawdling on the edge of his area by Pulisic, but Lloris spares the young defender's blushes by saving the American's angled effort.
13' SPURS ON TOP, BUT...
The home side are dominating for the time being, but Dortmund are dangerous on the counter - indeed, Aurier has just been booked for catching Pulisic.
7' SPURS CHANCE! LUCAS!
Wow. Lucas fires a warning shot over the bows, and what a warning shot it is. From a high ball into the area, the Brazilian controls perfectly on his knee and then swivels and blazes a spectacular volley just wide of the post. I've just seen the replay and it was literally inches away. Jogo bonito indeed.
4' CAPTAINS FANTASTIC
The two captains tonight - Hugo Lloris and Mario Götze (in Reus' absence) - are both World Cup winners. The two teams are sizing each other up in the opening exchanges.
That minute of silence spontaneously turned into a minute of applause for Sala - and now the referee has blown his whistle! Mario Götze gets the ball rolling in London.
TRIBUTE TO EMILIANO SALA
A minute's silence is currently being observed in memory of Emiliano Sala, whose tragic death was confirmed last week. The Argentine had been flying from Nantes to Cardiff when his plane crashed in the English Channel.
A FIRST FOR FAVRE
Lucien Favre is taking charge of his 73rd European game tonight, but incredibly it's his first against an English side. The players are coming out of the tunnel...
Harry Kane may be missing tonight, but Dortmund will have to keep a very close eye on former Hamburg and Leverkusen star Heung-min Son. The South Korean has netted eight goals in 10 meetings with BVB, including three in his last four.
20 MINUTES TO GO!
If you need to nip down to the shops for some snacks or refreshment, now is the time. The two sides are warming up at Wembley, with the Dortmund fans making a right old racket - it's like a portable Yellow Wall!
FOUR CHANGES FOR DORTMUND
Lucien Favre has made four changes from the weekend's 3-3 draw with Hoffenheim. Out go Piszczek, Weigl, Guerreiro and Philipp, in come Toprak, Zagadou, Delaney and Pulisic.
Here's how the two sides will line up at Wembley tonight:
Tottenham: Lloris (c) – Sanchez, Foyth, Alderweireld – Aurier, Sissoko, Winks, Vertonghen – Eriksen – Son, Lucas
Subs: Gazzaniga, Trippier, Rose, Skipp, Wanyama, Lamela, Llorente
Dortmund: Bürki – Hakimi, Toprak, Diallo, Zagadou – Witsel, Delaney – Sancho, Dahoud, Pulisic – Götze (c)
Subs: Hitz, Schmelzer, Balerdi, Guerreiro, Wolf, Bruun Larsen, Philipp
SANCHO: 'I'LL ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL TO GÖTZE'
One Dortmund player who has been quietly improving for Dortmund in recent months is Mario Götze, who is set to lead the line tonight in the absence of Paco Alcacer. Jadon Sancho is certainly impressed with the man who famously scored Germany's World Cup-winning goal in 2014...
"Götze has won the World Cup, and speaking to a World Cup winner is not an everyday thing," Sancho told UEFA.com. "Training together and just being in his surroundings is something I'll never forget. I'll always be grateful to him, he's given me a lot of great advice."
Will the sparks fly between the two frontmen on the pitch tonight? We'll find out in just a few short hours - time to start getting your supper ready!
ELSEWHERE IN EUROPE...
Two more Bundesliga sides will be in European action on Thursday night, in the last 32 of the UEFA Europa League. Bayer Leverkusen will be looking to build on their superb recent wins over Bayern and Mainz as they travel to face Krasnodar in Russia, while Eintracht Frankfurt are also heading east to take on Shakhtar Donetsk in Ukraine. The Eagles will be hoping Bundesliga top scorer Luka Jovic can find his shooting boots as they try to snap a run of three straight draws. You can of course follow the action in both games here on bundesliga.com.
BIG GUNS MISSING
A number of star performers will be absent for tonight's clash at Wembley, including Dortmund captain and top scorer Marco Reus. The Germany international is joined on the sidelines by Paco Alcacer, Lukasz Piszczek, Manuel Akanji and Julian Weigl.
"We have to stick to the positives," insisted Favre in his pre-game presser. "It doesn't help to talk about missing players."
There is some good news for the Swiss coach - Spurs have injury woes of their own, and will have to do without strike duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli.
FAVRE BACK ON THE SIDELINES
BVB coach Lucien Favre was unable to attend his side's game against Hoffenheim on Saturday due to a bout of flu - assistant coaches Edin Terzic and Manfred Stefes were on the sidelines as TSG mounted their remarkable late comeback - but the Swiss will be back in the dugout tonight.
THIRD TIME LUCKY AT WEMBLEY?
Dortmund will have painful memories of their two previous trips to Wembley, especially the first. On 25 May 2013, they took on rivals Bayern Munich in an all-Bundesliga Champions League final, losing 2-1 after Arjen Robben notched a last-minute winner. More recently, on 13 September 2017, they lost 3-1 to Spurs in the UCL group stage. Can they turn that frown upside down tonight?
IF YOUR NAME'S NOT ON THE LIST...
It's usually defenders who are prone to bouts of absent-mindedness where Jadon Sancho is concerned, thanks to all that dazzling footwork - but the England international managed to show up to the airport without his passport when Dortmund flew to London on Tuesday, causing a minor delay. He is clearly desperate to stay in Germany at all costs...
THE ROAD TO THE LAST 16: SPURS
Tottenham were one of two teams (along with Lyon) to progress from the group stage with just eight points. In fact the English side only had a solitary point after their first three games, but scraped through after beating PSV and Inter at home and rescuing a late draw at Barcelona. Manager Pochettino likened the turnaround to achieving "mission impossible".
MD1: Inter 2-1 Spurs
MD2: Spurs 2-4 Barcelona
MD3: PSV 2-2 Spurs
MD4: Spurs 2-1 PSV
MD5: Spurs 1-0 Inter
MD6: Barcelona 1-1 Spurs
THE ROAD TO THE LAST 16: DORTMUND
Dortmund qualified for the knockout stage as Group A winners, finishing ahead of Atletico Madrid on goal difference. No question about their standout performance in the group stage: a 4-0 thrashing of the Spanish side on home soil, which also happened to be Diego Simeone's heaviest defeat at the helm.
MD1: Club Brugge 0-1 Dortmund
MD2: Dortmund 3-0 Monaco
MD3: Dortmund 4-0 Atletico
MD4: Atletico 2-0 Dortmund
MD5: Dortmund 0-0 Club Brugge
MD6: Monaco 0-2 Dortmund
There have been four previous meetings between the two clubs in European competition, all within the last three years. In the spring of 2016 Dortmund eased to a 3-0 home win (one for Aubameyang, two for Reus) and claimed a 2-1 away win (Aubameyang brace) as they eased into the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League. They ended up being knocked out by former boss Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool after a barnstorming tie in the last eight (5-4 on aggregate).
Spurs got their revenge in the Champions League group stage in 2017/18, winning 3-1 at home and 2-1 at the Signal Iduna Park. But three of their goals in those two matches were scored by Kane, who is of course absent tonight.
Good afternoon everybody and welcome to our live text coverage of tonight's corker of a Champions League tie between Spurs and Dortmund. Settle in as we bring you all the latest from Wembley ahead of kick-off tonight at 9pm CET.
Dortmund qualified for this stage by finishing top of Group A ahead of Atletico Madrid, and the Black-Yellows are also top of the Bundesliga table after 21 games, five points clear of champions Bayern Munich. BVB boast two of the league’s best goalscorers in Reus and Paco Alcacer, who have 13 and 12 goals respectively, as well as the Bundesliga’s top provider, London native Jadon Sancho. However, Reus missed Saturday’s thrilling 3-3 draw with Hoffenheim through injury and will not be risked. Alcacer also misses out, as do Lukasz Piszczek and Julian Weigl. Christian Pulisic will move to the English capital in the summer, but he has spoken of his desire for “a strong finish” to his Dortmund career, including further silverware.
Spurs were dumped out of both the FA Cup and English League Cup in the space of three days, but their Premier League form has not suffered. They currently sit third in the English Premier League after a 3-1 win at home to Leicester City on Sunday in a game which, like Wednesday's against Dortmund, was played at Wembley Stadium as the club await the completion of their delayed new stadium. Tottenham scraped through the Champions League group stage, progressing as runners-up in Group B by virtue of a superior head-to-head record over Inter Milan. The club will be without influential English duo Harry Kane and Dele Alli for the first leg.
- Dortmund won the Champions League for the first time in 1997, while they also finished runners-up to Bayern in 2013. That final was held at Wembley, where Spurs are currently playing their home games. Tottenham’s best UCL finish was the 2010/11 quarter-finals.
- Borussia boast the best defensive record in the Champions League this season with just two goals conceded and five clean sheets from their six group games.
- BVB have a positive record against English clubs with 11 wins from 25 matches (D5, L9).
- Dortmund and Spurs have two wins apiece from the four competitive meetings to date. BVB progressed 5-1 on aggregate in the only previous knockout tie in 2016/17.
- Sancho is the youngest player to score in this season’s competition (18 years, 213 days), while Reus has netted in his last three competitive outings.
- Heung-min Son spent seven years in Germany with Hamburg and Bayer Leverkusen, scoring five times in his five matches against Dortmund.