Tottenham passed by the Yellow Wall and advanced to the quarter-finals of the Champions League. After a 3-0 win in the first leg, the English side was able to hold on to the pressure in the first half and reckoned with Harry Kane to be victorious again. The Spurs and England’s number 10 scored the solitary goal in the 1-0 triumph over Borussia Dortmund in Germany on Tuesday which led to a comfortable 4-0 Spurs win in the Aggregate.
Whoever looks at the numbers may think it was pressure from the beginning to the end of Borussia. After all, there were 20 attempts from Marco Reus, Mario Gotze and company against only five of the visitors. In fact, Lloris had a moment at the end of the first half that worked hard and was decisive with at least three great defenses.
But just after the break, in the only Tottenham attempt on target in the game, Kane received from Sissoko and moved Burki within three minutes of the final. The Spurs’ goal was a cold water shower in Dortmund. Needing five goals to make it to the quarter-finals. Then, seeming to be hopeless, the German team started to touch the ball without any danger to Lloris’s goal until the final whistle.
That was a tough defeat for Dortmund, but was it good for the rest of the seasons? Well, maybe. If we consider the fact that they are still on top of the Bundesliga on goals scored over their Bavarian rivals, Bayern Munich, they might have more time to focus on the German league, and have the chance to stop the Bayern hegemony. However, that will only make some difference if Bayern knockout Liverpool of the UEFA Champions League on next week at the Allianz Arena. If the English side manages to overcome Bayern, then, the Yellow wall will have to focus 150% on the only competition that there is left for them.
What about Tottenham?
Well, I think that it was a good deal for the Spurs. They aren’t really fighting for nothing else in the Premier League, except to book their spot amongst the four English clubs who will go to the UEFA Champions League next season. Liverpool and City are 10 points ahead of them, with 9 games to go. However, there is the possibility of 4 English clubs going through the quarter-finals of the European Competition. If both Liverpool and City confirm their spot amongst the last 8 next week, we can assure that there will be an English confront in the quarter-finals. Well, let’s see what’s gonna happen! Tottenham awaits the UCL quarter-finals draw on March 15th alongside Ajax, Manchester United, and Porto.