Champions League Round of 16 – Wednesday

On Match Day Two of the Champions League Knockout Stages Tottenham hosted Borussia Dortmund at Wembley, and Real Madrid travelled to Ajax.

 

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Tottenham Hotspur v Borussia Dortmund

3-0

Tottenham produced a beautiful second-half display to dominate Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund and take control of their Champions League fate.

Son Heung-min broke the deadlock minutes after the break with a side-foot volley from a Jan Vertonghen cross. Vertonghen made it 2-0 when he slid on Serge Aurier‘s delivery, before substitute Fernando Llorente headed home from Christian Eriksen‘s corner.

Dortmund, we regarded by many as the favorites with Spurs missing the injured Harry Kane and Dele Alli, but they failed to respond as the hosts rammed home two goals in the last 10 minutes.

Spurs’ clean sheet helps to further enhance their chances of progressing.

 

Up Next:

Premier League

Burnley v Spurs – Saturday, February 23rd (7:30am)

Bundesliga

Nuremberg v Dortmund – Monday, February 18th (2:30pm)

Champions League

Dortmund v Spurs – Tuesday, March 5th (3pm)

 

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Ajax v Real Madrid

1-2

The reigning champions claimed a fortunate win at Ajax in the first leg of their Round of 16.

Ajax played well and saw Nicolas Tagliafico‘s goal taken away by the first Champions League VAR consolation.

Madrid took the lead when Karim Benzema blasted into the top corner after world class work by Vinicius Jr.

Hakim Ziyech leveled 15 minutes later, but Marco Asensio scored the winner three minutes from time on Dani Carvajal‘s cross.

The Dutch hosts had the game’s best chances, Dusan Tadic hit the post in the first half and David Neres, who set up Ziyech‘s goal, shot straight at Thibaut Courtouis in a one-on-one.

 

Up Next:

Eredivisie

Ajax v NAC Breda – Sunday, February 17th (6:15am)

La Liga

Real Madrid v Girona – Sunday, February 17th (6am)

Champions League

Real Madrid v Ajax – Tuesday, March 5th (3pm)

 

ALL TIMES U.S. EASTERN

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