Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham
UEFA Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 5 March 2019
Kick-Off at 20:00 UK / 21:00 CET
Venue: Signal-Iduna-Park (Dortmund).
No team has ever managed to advance after losing the first game 3-0 in the history of Champions League (Barcelona came back from a 4-0 loss against PSG) which best explains how tough task is ahead of BVB’s players here.
To make things worse for Dortmund, they come into this in a poor spell of form. They fell 2-1 away at relegation threatened Augsburg on Friday evening.
Lucien Favre’s men thus lost a significant advantage on defending champions Bayern Munich at the top of Bundesliga standings as teams now stand lock on 54 points after 24 rounds.
Dortmund actually won just one of last seven matches in all competitions shipping at least two goals in five of last six outings along the way.
- This will be sixth head to head encounter between the two sides.
- Tottenham won three and lost two so far.
- Spurs showed quality with a demolishing 3-0 victory in the first leg of this last 16 round tie three weeks ago at Wembley.
Spurs will now be even stronger for talismanic Harry Kane who returned from a lengthy injury. However, team’s top scorer did not help Mauricio Pochettino’s men on Saturday when they were lucky to have avoided a defeat in the North London derby against Arsenal as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang missed the 90th-minute penalty for the Gunners.
Tottenham have also been in poor touch lately. They lost two and drew one of past three Premier League ties. Such streak eliminated them from a potential title challenge as Champions League remains their only hope for silverware in this season.
Source : leaguelane.com