Bruun Larsen, Jacob
Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund join forces at Wembley Stadium in a UEFA Champions League (Round of 16) match. The record of direct confrontations of the last 3 years between the two teams could not be more balanced, since there were 2 victories for each team of the last 4 times that they met. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, 21-11-2017, ended with the victory of Tottenham by (1-2). The home side gained access to this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Round of 16) after second place in Group B with a total of 8 points. The team arrives at this meeting after a win at home with Leicester City by (3-1). Tottenham won 8 and lost 2 of their last 10 home games for all competitions. In this competition, you do not lose 4 matches. Defensive solidity has not been his strong point, having conceded goals in 5 of the last 6 games, but his attack has been regularly marked as he scored at least one goal in each of the last 6 matches in this competition. In 15 games, managed to turn the score in 3 of the 6 games in which he suffered the first goal. Tottenham come to this game with a 3-1 win at the Leicester home, thus clinching their third consecutive English league win: the team's goals were scored by Eriksen, Sanchez and Son. We must point out that the English won only 2 of the 6 games played in the group stage of the Champions League. In this first game against Borussia Dortmund, coach Mauricio Pochettino should keep the team in 4-3-3 favoring the defensive organization and counterattacks from the sides: Son is a very fast and strong player in the 1x1. On the other hand, Harry Kane is the top scorer of the Tottenham team with 20 goals, but is embezzled by injury. In addition to this athlete, the coach can not count on Janssen and Dier, also with physical problems.
The visiting team managed to gain access to this phase of the UEFA Champions League (Round of 16) after first place in Group A with a total of 13 points. The team arrives in this match after a home draw with Hoffenheim by (3-3). In the last 10 matches played in all competitions, Borussia Dortmund won 7, drew 1 and lost 2. Defensive solidity has been one of their strengths as they have conceded only 1 of the last 6 matches for this competition. In the last 20 away games for all competitions there has been 1 period that stands out: scored 15 of his 39 goals in the minutes (76'-90 '). Borussia Dortmund come to this game with a 3-3 draw at the reception to Hoffenheim, adding their third game without a win: the team's goals were scored by Guerreiro, Sancho and Gotze. In the 6 matches played in the group stage of the Champions League, the Germans won 4 times. The Borussia Dortmund team has great competence in the offensive sector, however, several failures in the most backward sector. It is inevitable to highlight the '' marathon runner '' Raphael Guerreiro, who is responsible for making much of the left side. On the other hand, the German Marco Reus is the great highlight of this team with 17 goals scored, however, is low by injury. Except for this player, there are no more embezzles for this game.