Match Threads Spurs vs Borussia Dortmund - Match Thread

Match Prediction

  • Spurs to win - Clean sheet

    Votes: 20 11.5%
  • Spurs to win - Concede away goal(s)

    Votes: 81 46.6%
  • Spurs to lose

    Votes: 26 14.9%
  • Score Draw

    Votes: 47 27.0%
  • Goalless Draw

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    174
  • Poll closed .

Bulletspur

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SPURS 3-0 BORUSSIA DORTMUND
Son, Vertonghen, Llorente
Spurs: Lloris (C), Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Foyth, Vertonghen, Winks, Sissoko (Wanyama), Eriksen, Lucas (Llorente), Son (Lamela)

Dortmund: Burki, Zagadou, Diallo, Hakimi, Delaney, Sancho, Gotze, Dahoud, Pulisic, Witsel, Toprak.
Subs: Hitz, Guerreiro, Balerdi, Philipp, Wolf, Schmelzer, Bruun Larsen.

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Four changes to the team that started against Leicester City in the Premier League on Sunday. Juan Foyth, Toby Alderweireld and Serge Aurier all come in for what looks like a 3-4-2-1 system in place of Kieran Trippier, Danny Rose and Oliver Skipp. Lucas Moura returns for Fernando Llorente, who is on the bench alongside fit again Erik Lamela.

Match: ____ Champions League (CL) - Round of 16

When: ____ Wednesday February 13, 2019

Where: ____ Wembley Stadium

Kick Off: ____ 8:00pm

Team Form: ____ Spurs LLWWW ____ Borussia WWDDD ____ (All Competitions)

We and Borussia Dortmund (BD) are facing each other for the 3rd time in the last four seasons in European competition. Our head to head record is balanced, with 2 wins each.

We won our 2 previous encounters with BD in the CL, it came in last season's group stages (3-1 at Wembley, 2-1 at the Signal Iduna Park)

BD have never failed to score against us in European competition (4 games). They have reached the knockout stages of the CL for the 5th time in their last 6 campaigns whilst this is the 1st time we have reachedthe knockout phase in consecutive seasons.

We are the only ones among the remaining 16 in the CL to post a negative goal difference in this season's group stages (-1).

All 19 goals scored in the CL this season by us (9) and BD (10) have come from open play. 8 of our 9 goals in the CL this season have come from the second half.

No team has scored more goals in the last 15 minutes of CL games this season than BD (5). Their bench has also been the most clinical with 5 goals coming from substitutes. No team conceded fewer CL goals than BD in this season's group stages (2 in 6 games).

Kane has been directly involved in 48% of our goals in the CL over the last 3 seasons (16/33), scoring 13 times and assisting on 3 occasions,

Raphael Guerreiro has scored 4 of BD last 5 goals in the CL. He is the top Portuguese scorer in this season's competition (4 goals).
 
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robertgoulet

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#3
Really think I'm more nervous now, knowing they have injury problems, than I was 2 days ago when I thought they were full strength and we were going to be underdogs.
 

ralvy

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#4
I think this will be an excelent and exciting match, and I really have no idea who will win. But I do know that Poch and his players won't let us down and will fight for absolutely everything.

COYMFS
 

Ekmek

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#6
It's a shame Rose misses the game. Either he has a very low pain threshold or he is the most unlucky player i the big leagues.
 

wishkah

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#9
The bar opposite work (moorgate ish) was quite full dortmond fans this eve despite being nowhere near anything fun

The chant of "it's glockenspiel... Its glokenspiiiieellll. Etc etc" is going strong during the man Utd game.

No idea why but I thank the jolly Germans for the fun. They also Bought us a round for Gordon Banks which I thought was absolute class.

I say this like its a booze spot. There is an all bar one opposite the office where we bitch and moan before heading home.

Tomorrow will be epic.
 

easley91

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For the neutral this could be a cracker. I just hope whoever is going creates an atmosphere similar to the Madrid and Juve games last season. Give the lads that extra edge.

If you offered me a dull 0-0 right now I'd take it. Clean sheet going into the 2nd leg, along with Kane and Alli coming back who with Sonny firing could get us a goal or two.

Jan at LB apparently, so if Llorente starts up top he might actually get decent consistent balls in the box to fight for.

COYS.
 

Bulletspur

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I would want us to get the 1st or 5th option in the Poll. Both have us keeping a clean sheet, which is detrimental in my opinion. But I voted 2nd option as I think we that although we will win, we will also concede .
 

JCRD

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#20
Woke up this morning with a throat like ive gargled razor blades, chest tight, nose blocked... looking like death

Should I go to the game hmmmmmmmmmmm... arghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
 
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