Tottenham Hotspur needed to produce something spectacular against Borussia Dortmund tonight.
Well, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang beat them to it, with a stunning strike which killed off any hopes of a miracle comeback that Spurs might have had within 24 minutes of the second leg at White Hart Lane.
The Gabonese striker took advantage of a slack pass from Erik Lamela, and hesitant attempts from Tottenham’s defence to close him down, to hit a dipping 25-yard strike which flew past Hugo Lloris.
This was Aubameyang’s second goal of the tie and made it 4-0 on aggregate – Marco Reus also scored twice in last week’s fixture in Germany. He now has 34 goals for the season in 40 matches.
Premier League or nothing then, for Tottenham, who are five points adrift of leaders Leicester City and host Bournemouth on Sunday. They will be relieved to see the back of Dortmund and Aubameyang.
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