” Tottenham advanced to the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a 1-0 victory at Borussia Dortmund – sealing a stunning 4-0 aggregate triumph. The Bundesliga leaders battered the Spurs goal for 90 minutes of the second leg, but Harry Kane’s well-taken goal sealed a remarkable smash-and-grab win for the visitors on the night.
3 Harry Kane scored a smash-and-grab winner The England captain timed his run to perfection and curled home an emphatic finish in the 49th minute after being picked out by Moussa Sissoko. Dortmund’s task, as improbable as it already was, suddenly became impossible. They started the night needing three goals to take the tie to extra-time, and in truth, they could’ve had more than three in the first-half if it wasn’t for some spectacular Spurs defending.
Hugo Lloris also pulled off a series of world-class saves as Spurs, who were winless in their last three games, answered their critics in fine style. With such a rescue mission to perform, the hosts were always going to start strongly and they had their visitors on the rack early.
Jan Vertonghen, the first leg hero at Wembley three weeks ago with a goal and an assist, again came up trumps for his side with a brilliant goal-saving tackle on Marco Reus after the Dortmund skipper capitalised on a Davinson Sanchez error. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS gossip Man United news live: Dutch ace wanted as new right-back, West Ham star on radar gossip Liverpool news live: Salah ‘rejects ?150million exit’, Ajax set Ziyech price latest Man United target Dutch defender, Spurs to sell Rose and sign Sessegnon review Women’s World Cup: Netherlands breeze past Cameroon, Canada beat hapless New Zealand gesture Amazing reason Marta pointed to her boots after scoring opener for Brazil royal return AC Milan appoint club legends Boban and Maldini in new roles at the club ‘i was fed up’ The reason why Chelsea midfielder Jorginho nearly quit football latest Arsenal transfer news live: Top target ‘not for sale’, Ziyech to cost just ?30m Spurs were not helping themselves as they were sloppy in possession and the wave of early pressure continued as Reus’ had a deflected effort that Hugo Lloris grabbed at the second attempt before Mario Gotze’s shot from the edge of the area was blocked by Christian Eriksen.http://www.1xbet.footballresultstoday.org/
The Premier League side will have taken comfort from the fact that Dortmund’s desperation to score might leave holes at the back which they could exploit – and that happened on the half-hour. It opened up for Eriksen in the middle of the park and he slid Son through on goal. The South Korean has a brilliant scoring record against Dortmund and would have expected to score but he stubbed his shot wide under pressure from defenders.
Attacks like that were a rarity, though, and it was only down to some heroic goalkeeping from Lloris that Spurs were able to survive a Dortmund barrage. First the France captain kept out Julian Weigl’s header, with Ben Davies brilliantly blocking the rebound from the same player, before Lloris again produced a fine flying save to keep out Raphael Guerriero’s curling effort, with all three chances coming in the space of a minute.
3 Tottenham defended heroically Lloris, who has produced some costly errors in the Champions League this term, then had to save more routinely from Jadon Sancho and Paco Alcacer as Pochettino’s side somehow got to half-time with their 3-0 aggregate lead intact. With the advantage of kicking towards their famous ‘Yellow Wall’, Dortmund will have been fancying more of the same.
But, just as they did at Wembley in the first leg, they suffered a damaging start to the second half as Kane put the tie beyond reach. The man who so often scores for Tottenham when they need him to, showcased his clinical finishing in the 49th minute. After getting back onside when a move broke down, he found himself in space and when Moussa Sissoko slid the ball through there was little doubt about the end result as Kane fired into the top corner.
3 The Champions League is Spurs’ last chance of silverware That ended any doubts about the outcome and Dortmund were unable to recreate the intensity and pressure they had produced before the interval.https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/Кройф,_Йохан Spurs could have had a bigger winning margin had they used the ball better on the counter-attack, but they were not troubled in the same manner at the other end.
Indeed, Lloris was not forced into another meaningful save until the 90th minute when he kept out Alcacer’s low shot with his legs, ensuring Dortmund were stopped from scoring in front of their own fans for just the second time this season. ” ” Last year’s Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has headlined the first batches of nominations announced today, with more names still to come on the shortlist. The forward has won the award the last two years and five times in total – a record he shares with Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.
4 Cristiano Ronaldo gets ready to take a trademark set-piece. Ronaldo played a key role in Real’s European triumph last season and scored a World Cup hat-trick for Portugal against Spain before signing for Juventus, and has been in the headlines recently after strenuously denying allegations of rape.
He is joined among the nominees by Premier League pair Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) and Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), as well as Real goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin. Latest Premier League News gossip Man United news live: Dutch ace wanted as new right-back, West Ham star on radar gossip Liverpool news live: Salah ‘rejects ?150million exit’, Ajax set Ziyech price latest Man United target Dutch defender, Spurs to sell Rose and sign Sessegnon gesture Amazing reason Marta pointed to her boots after scoring opener for Brazil ‘i was fed up’ The reason why Chelsea midfielder Jorginho nearly quit football latest Arsenal transfer news live: Top target ‘not for sale’, Ziyech to cost just ?30m GOING NOWHERE Bournemouth send firm response to Arsenal over Ryan Fraser interest HAMMER-TO-BE West Ham ‘have bid accepted’ for in-demand LaLiga striker frank talks Derby looking to take advantage of Chelsea’s delay in appointing Lampard SILVER LINING Ex-Hazard team-mate says losing him not a complete disaster for Chelsea TEAM-UP Lampard could hire Mourinho as ‘adviser’ if he takes Chelsea job, suggests ex-Blue DROG BACK Lampard set for Chelsea job and wants to bring club legend back with him Tottenham and England striker Harry Kane and Chelsea pair Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante increased the Premier League representation when the third set of nominees was announced.
Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann, a World Cup winner with France, and Real and Spain midfielder Isco are also in contention. 4 Hazard had an excellent World Cup and is looking great in the Premier League too. Meanwhile, Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker and Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero are among the nominees too.
The 30-strong shortlist for the prestigious annual prize, which is presented by France Football magazine, is being unveiled throughout Monday. 4 Alisson is already proving a big hit at Liverpool Alisson and Aguero are among the first five names on the list to be revealed, along with Real Madrid duo Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema and Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani.
Liverpool shot-stopper Alisson is recognised largely due to his form for Roma, having helped the team reach the Champions League semi-finals last season, and with Brazil, who he represented at the World Cup. He moved to Liverpool in the summer, for a fee of ?65million, and has kept five clean sheets in ten appearances so far. Aguero, meanwhile, has continued to shine for City and Argentina, scoring 25 goals for club and country in 2018.
4 Sergio Aguero is Manchester City’s all-time top goalscorer The Ballon d’Or is separate to FIFA’s Best Awards and is voted for by 173 journalists around the world. talkSPORT.com will keep you updated with the rest of the nominees as they are released later on Monday. The winner will be crowned at an awards ceremony in Paris on December 3. “