Connect with us

ARTICLES

On this day in 2019: Tottenham ransack Dortmund on their way to Champions League final

Published

on

On this day, 2 years ago: Jan Vertonghen inspires Tottenham Hotspur to 3-0 thrashing of Borussia Dortmund on their way to 2019 UCL final

Today marks the two-year anniversary of Tottenham witnessing one of their greatest European nights as they thrashed a hapless Borussia Dortmund at the Wembley Stadium.

Spurs faced a high-flying Dortmund in the round-of-16 clash in the UEFA Champions League. Mauricio Pochettino lined up with a 5-2-1-2 formation against Lucian Favre’s tried and tested 4-2-3-1.

The first half ended with the score at 0-0. And what came next will surely be etched in the memory of every Spurs fan.

Jan Vertonghen was the hero when Tottenham Hotspur beat Borussia Dortmund in 2019, two years ago today, en route to the UEFA Champions League final.

Jan Vertonghen was the hero when Tottenham Hotspur beat Borussia Dortmund in 2019, two years ago today, en route to the UEFA Champions League final.

Jan Vertonghen, playing as a left-wing-back, put in a delicious cross for Son Heung-min. The South Korean met it perfectly on the volley to make it 1-0 just two minutes into the second half.

The Belgian defender then turned goalscorer just 7 minutes before full-time. In a mirror image of the first goal, Serge Aurier picked out Vertonghen with a perfect cross.

The now-SL Benfica man finished it first-time to make the score 2-0. Just 3 minutes late, substitute Fernando Llorente scored the 3rd goal to completely kill off the game. (h/t BBC)

The win vs Dortmund put Tottenham on the European map

Spurs then won the reverse leg at Signal Iduna Park by a 1-0 scoreline on 5th March 2019. Harry Kane scored the solitary goal in that second-leg encounter.

Tottenham, of course, went all the way to the final that season. They saw off Manchester City and Ajax on their way to Wanda Metropolitano.

Tottenham Hotspur beating Borussia Dortmund 3-0 is one of the most dominant performances by the club in Europe.

Tottenham Hotspur beating Borussia Dortmund 3-0 is one of the most dominant performances by the club in Europe.

The final was not the fairytale ending that Spurs would have hoped for. Liverpool scored early on through a Mohamed Salah penalty.

Tottenham bombarded Alisson with shots in the second half but a late Divock Origi goal meant that we only managed the runners-up medal.

More Tottenham Hotspur News

Nevertheless, the fond memories of what went down at Wembley two years ago today still lives on in the heart of each Spurs fan. It was the start of the most wonderful European run in the history of the club.

Spurs Transfer News

AL RAYYAN, QATAR - DECEMBER 02: Antonio Silva of Portugal reacts during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group H match between Korea Republic and Portugal at Education City Stadium on December 02, 2022 in Al Rayyan, Qatar. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images) AL RAYYAN, QATAR - DECEMBER 02: Antonio Silva of Portugal reacts during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group H match between Korea Republic and Portugal at Education City Stadium on December 02, 2022 in Al Rayyan, Qatar. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
ARTICLES3 hours ago

Tottenham Hotspur enter the race for highly-rated Portuguese talent

Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool have shown interest in SL Benfica defender Antonio Silva According to Portuguese outlet A Bola (h/t...

Sofyan Amrabat of Morocco has a drink prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Canada and Morocco at Al Thumama Stadium on December 01, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images) Sofyan Amrabat of Morocco has a drink prior to the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group F match between Canada and Morocco at Al Thumama Stadium on December 01, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
ARTICLES4 hours ago

Liverpool prepared to double the current wages of 26-year-old Tottenham’s midfield target

Tottenham Hotspur dealt a blow in their pursuit of Morocco star Sofyan Amrabat According to Corriere Dello Sport (h/t Liverpool...

Ivan Perisic pulls Croatia's Josko Gvardiol as he confronts Scotland's Stephen O'Donnell during a UEFA Euro 2020 match. Ivan Perisic pulls Croatia's Josko Gvardiol as he confronts Scotland's Stephen O'Donnell during a UEFA Euro 2020 match.
ARTICLES5 hours ago

“It does help”- Pundit backs Ivan Perisic to help Tottenham sign £70m Croatian star

Ivan Perisic backed to help Tottenham Hotspur sign Croatia star Josko Gvardiol Recently, it was claimed by Tuttomercatoweb as quoted by Football.London...

Juventus' US midfielder Weston McKennie warms up prior to the Italian Serie A football match between Torino and Juventus on October 15, 2022 at the Olympic stadium in Turin. Juventus' US midfielder Weston McKennie warms up prior to the Italian Serie A football match between Torino and Juventus on October 15, 2022 at the Olympic stadium in Turin.
ARTICLES6 hours ago

“I hope”- Journo worried for Oliver Skipp’s chances if Tottenham sign Serie A midfielder

Tottenham interested in signing Weston McKennie from Juventus, but that could spell bad news for Oliver Skipp According to Italian...

Ghana's Mohammed Kudus celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group H football match between South Korea and Ghana at the Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha, on November 28, 2022 Ghana's Mohammed Kudus celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the Qatar 2022 World Cup Group H football match between South Korea and Ghana at the Education City Stadium in Al-Rayyan, west of Doha, on November 28, 2022
ARTICLES11 hours ago

£40m Tottenham Hotspur target playing in Holland open to Premier League switch

Tottenham Hotspur summer target Mohammed Kudus open to Premier League move amid £40 million Ajax demand Ajax and Ghana star...

Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur has attracted transfer interest from Bayern Munich. Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur has attracted transfer interest from Bayern Munich.
ARTICLES11 hours ago

“So long as Conte stays”- Pundit says Harry Kane doesn’t have to leave Tottenham to win trophies

Harry Kane doesn’t have to leave Tottenham to win trophies amid Bayern Munich links, says pundit According to former Tottenham...

Evan N'Dicka has been with Eintracht Frankfurt since 2018 (Getty Images) Evan N'Dicka has been with Eintracht Frankfurt since 2018 (Getty Images)
ARTICLES1 day ago

West Ham in the race with Tottenham Hotspur for 23-year-old Bundesliga centre-back

West Ham United and Newcastle in transfer race with Tottenham Hotspur for Evan Ndicka West Ham United and Newcastle United...

Argentina and Aston Villa goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez, at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images) Argentina and Aston Villa goalkeeper, Emiliano Martinez, at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
ARTICLES1 day ago

Tottenham Hotspur eyeing move for former Arsenal goalkeeper to succeed Hugo Lloris

Tottenham Hotspur eyeing move for former Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez to succeed Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur are among teams that...

Ruslan Malinovskyi of Ukraine in the 0-0 Nations League draw against Scotland in September 2022. Ruslan Malinovskyi of Ukraine in the 0-0 Nations League draw against Scotland in September 2022.
ARTICLES2 days ago

Marseille exit race for 29-year-old Tottenham target due to increased price tag

Marseille no longer running after Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Ruslan Malinovskyi Olympique de Marseille (OM) have exited the race for...

Marcus thuram Marcus thuram
ARTICLES3 days ago

“He will have many offers”- Bundesliga coach makes honest admission about Tottenham target Marcus Thuram

Oliver Neuville thinks Tottenham target Marcus Thuram may not stay at Borussia Monchengladbach beyond this season Speaking in an interview...