UEFA Champions League 2017/18: Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 Borussia Dortmund, 5 talking points
The Champions League second match-day had a mouth-watering clash for the fans. Borussia Dortmund visited Tottenham in what was a clash of two exciting teams. With both the teams looking to start the campaign on a positive note, it was the home side who emerged as the winners in the clash.
An early goal from Son and a brace from Kane saw Spurs bag the first three points at Wembley. Although, the match ended on a sad note, with Vertonghen being red carded in stoppage time for hitting Mario Goetze in the face.
Andriy Yarmolenko pulled a goal back for Dortmund with a beautiful curler from outside the box.
Here are five talking points from the exciting clash on Champions League matchday 2.
#5: Tottenham closed the spaces
Tottenham started the first half with a tight defence. They crowded the centre and made it difficult for Dortmund to pass through the middle. The little space left by Spurs in the middle forced Dortmund to play through the flanks.
Pulisic and Yarmolenko were mostly involved in the first half. Although Tottenham's tight-knit midfield saw Dortmund take the maximum possession of the game, Mauricio Pochettino's tactics were spot-on, as Dortmund's inability to cope-up with Spurs' blistering counter-attacks saw them concede two early goals.