Borussia Dortmund cruised into the quarter finals of the 2015/16 UEFA Europa League with a 5-1 aggregate win over Tottenham Hotspur FC.
Goals: 0-1 Aubameyang (24'), 0-2 Aubameyang (70'), 1-2 Son (73')
Dortmund picked up where they left off following last week's resounding 3-0 win in the first leg. A fantastic back-heel from Henrikh Mkhitaryan offered up the game's first chance to Marco Reus, but the Germany international could only find the side netting. BVB continued to ask all the questions of Tottenham, whose wavering resistance was eventually broken in the 24th when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang arrowed in an unstoppable swerving drive from 18 yards. Mkhitaryan looked set to add another on the stroke of half time, only for Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld to chase back and do just enough to force the Armenian to fire wide.
Tottenham faced a nigh-on impossible task, and after Aubameyang spurned a glorious opportunity by his gold standards to extend BVB's lead, the Gabon international did not make the same mistake twice. The Spurs players backed off as the peerless Mkhitaryan ghosted into the final third, before shifting the ball out wide for Dortmund's leading marksman to sink his 35th goal of the campaign in all competitions. Former Hamburger SV and Bayer 04 Leverkusen forward Heung-Min Son pulled one back for the hosts, but there was nothing that could take the shine off an utterly dominant Dortmund display over the two legs.
Man of the match
Be it on or off the ball, Mkhitaryan was a joy to watch at White Hart Lane. All that the Dortmund midfielder’s performance was missing was a goal.
Tottenham: Lloris (c) - Trippier, Alderweireld, Wimmer, B. Davies (Rose 12') - Dier, Mason - Lamela (Onomah 74'), Alli (Carroll 69'), Son - Chadli
Dortmund: Weidenfeller - Piszczek, Sokratis (Durm 54'), Subotic, Schmelzer - Ginter, Weigl - Mkhitaryan (Mkhitaryan 71'), Castro, Reus (c) (Pulisic 60') - Aubameyang