Tottenham Hotspur boast the best defence in England this season, but that has counted for very little against Borussia Dortmund tonight.
The Premier League’s claim that it is the ultimate domestic competition in the world was mocked as Spurs looked out of their depth against the side second in Germany’s Bundesliga.
A 3-0 defeat was exactly what Tottenham deserved.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring with a well-placed header on 30 minutes, shortly after he had seen an effort ruled out for offside.
Marco Reus then bagged a second-half brace to kill the tie, which concludes at White Hart Lane next week, dead.
Reus’s first was the result of a short-corner routine, which Tottenham defender abysmally.
However, Reus’s second of the night was a thing of real beauty.
A 21-pass move ended in style as Reus sent a side-footed volley past Spurs goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in a flash.