Tottenham vs Dortmund: CL Edition Match Thread

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SPURS 3-1 DORTMUND
Son, Kane (2) Yarmolenko

Spurs: Lloris (C), Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Davies, Dier, Dembele, Eriksen, Son (Sissoko), Kane (Llorente).

Borussia Dortmund: Bürki, Piszczek, Sokratis (C), Toprak, Toljan, Sahin, Dahoud, Kagawa, Aubameyang, Yarmolenko, Pulisic
Subs:


Official Site Match Centre
90 mins Red Card: Vertonghen (2nd yellow) for foul on Gotze
89 mins Yellow Card: Castro for foul on Dembele.
87 mins Yellow Card: Toijan for foul on Aurier.
86 mins Sub: Lloente for Kane
82 mins Sub: Sissoko for Son
79 mins Sub: Zagadou for Toprak.
71 mins Sub: Castro for Dahoud.
66 mins Sub: Gotze for Kagawa.
59 mins GOAL Spurs 3-1 Dortmund : Kane
Patient build up, Aurier's cross cleared, started again, Dembele into Davies, back to Eriksen, wide to Kane, left channel, low left foot drive zipped across Burki into the far corner.
57 mins Yellow Card: Vertonghen for foul on
Half Time: Spurs 2-1 Dortmund
35 mins Yellow Card: Dier for foul on Papastathopoulos.
14 mins GOAL Spurs 2-1 Dortmund : Kane
Kane got away on half-way, left side, into the box, shifted left of Toprak and drilled into the top corner from the left angle, 16 yards out. Fantastic strike.
10 mins GOAL Spurs 1-1 Dortmund : Yarmolenko
Kagawa in the box right side, rolled the ball back to Yarmolenko who hit a first-time into the top corner from 25 yards.
3 mins GOAL Spurs 1-0 Dortmund : Son
Perfect start. Son played in left side after good work from Kane and Eriksen, plenty to do, into the box, shifted left of Papastathopoulos and blasted home from the left angle.


The Occasion:
2017/18 Champions League, Group Stage – Matchday 1.

Yep, Champions League again. Are we all excited this morning?:




Who:

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Borussia Dortmund

When:
Wednesday 13th September 2017
7.45pm Kick-off (BST)

Where:
Wembley Stadium, London
Capacity – 90,000

Afraid its Wembley again. But don’t worry, I’m sure Poch and the boys are raring to get out there again once more….:



Why:
Because it’s time for our annual underwhelming journey to getting knocked out at the last 32 stage of the Europa League by some 3rd rate Euro Club.

How to watch it:

UK – BT Sport
US – You should all be at work at this time.
Rest of the world – Check for yourselves
Other options may also be available….

Squads:

Tottenham’s CL squad is:

Hugo Lloris, Michel Vorm, Paulo Gazzaniga, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Davinson Sanchez, Eric Dier, Juan Foyth, Kieran Trippier, Serge Aurier, Danny Rose, Ben Davies, Victor Wanyama, Mousa Dembele, Moussa Sissoko, Dele Alli, Christian Eriksen, George-Kevin Nkoudou, Heung-Min Son, Harry Kane, and Fernando Llorente

The supplementary ‘List B’ of youth players is TBC, though one of those would almost certainly be Harry Winks.

Manager – Mauricio Pochettino


Dortmund

Andreas, Bernhard, Dieter, Franz, Fritz, Gerhard, Gottfried, Gunther, Hans, Harald, Heiko, Heino, Heinz, Helmut, Herman, Holger, Hubert, Jan, Jens, Jorg, Jurgen, Karl, Klaus, Kurt, Lars, Lothar, Maximilian, Otto, Reinhard, Sven, Timo, Uwe, Werner, Wilhelm, and Wolfgang.

Der Kaiser – Peter Bosz.


Team News:

Tottenham - Lamela, Nkoudou, Rose, Wanyama all still injured. Dele Alli is banned.

Dortmund – Bartra, Guerreiro, Reus, Schmelzer all out. Durm, Rode, Schurrle and Weigl likely to be missing. Subotic a doubt due to illness.

Match Officials, all from Italy:
Referee – Gianluca Rocchi
Assisted by – Elenito Di Liberatore and Mauro Tonolini
4th Official – Alberto Tegoni
And those two useless fuckwits who stand on the goal line – Luca Banti and Massimiliano Irrati

Weather Forecast:
Dry, Temperature a tropical 14c.

Score Predictor:
Score Predictor was warned to be on his best behaviour, and to avoid the predictable, unnecessary, and unfunny references and inferences to England/Germany historical rivalries, the outcomes of World Wars etc etc when it comes to making his expert judgement.

Score Predictor has assured us that he will be on his best behaviour.

Score Predictor says….
Tottenham 2 Dortmund 0
 
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mpickard2087

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First game and straightaway it looks very important to get a result here, on paper our results against Dortmund will decide who goes through in the group. Maybe that helps the players though, they will know they've got to come out firing from the off.
 
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Sounds strange in a 6 game group, but this is almost a knockout match for us - given Dortmund's record at the Westfalenstadion.
 

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Sanchez vs Aubameyang should be interesting assuming both start! Would love to see Aurier get to stretch his legs in this one as well.
 

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We are going to win this game, going with 5-0.

Hat trick for Kane, a goal from Eriksen off a back heel and then a magical one from Sanchez from our own goalline!

A magnificent clearance with his head that drifts and glides to the other end of the Wembley pitch, looping through the air right into the top corner ripping the net off the posts, the force of which pulls down the keepers pants whilst Poch points and laughs from the bench.


P.S I had methamphetamines for breakfast.
 

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Really up for this game, a good opportunity to smash the hoodoo out of the park and get off to a decent start in the champions league.

Somewhat concerning that Dortmund haven't conceded a goal yet in the league...
 
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We can beat them. We've world class players all over the pitch. Was it Poch that played Carroll and Mason in CM against them? Still annoys me.
 

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Despite the injuries they are still a real threat going forwards. Top of the league in germany. I'm actually pretty nervy about this one but still very excited.

Anyway this is what the CL is all about. Let's do it. :)
 

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We can beat them. We've world class players all over the pitch. Was it Poch that played Carroll and Mason in CM against them? Still annoys me.
That was mental wasn't it. Mason, Carroll and Onomah in midfield against Dortmund.

Probably the only time I've been really disappointed with one of Pochettino's choices. We'd played a strong team all the way through the competition, even against rubbish opponents, and then we finally get to play one of Europe's big guns and we basically forfeit the match.

Strangely confident for tonight though. Looking forward to the anthem, the atmosphere, conceding an goal on the counter after early sustained pressure on their goal...
 

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Only thing im worried for is a silly mistake and giving them an early goal! Please please please non of that silly stuff spurs
 

shoggy33

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Can't say their injury situation makes me any more confident. The combination of Wembley and our recent performances in Europe leaves me feeling pretty pessimistic about tonight. Fingers crossed I'm proven wrong!
 

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I struggled to get excited about the champions league last season, our group just felt like a higher pressure europa league group to me, hence we failed to qualify for the next round.

This time I'm much more excited, it feels like the first time we were in it (the CL) under Redknapp and Ive a feeling the players will be more up for it this time round too. Hopefully poch rotates the league games and not tonight and I think he will.

COYS
 
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