Tottenham might be back on the trail of Leicester thanks to a win over Aston Villa but they will need to turnaround a three goal deficit against a rampant Borussia Dortmund side in the Europa League. Tottenham were outplayed at the Signal Iduna Park last week and only a minor miracle can save them from getting knocked out of the European cup.
Spurs though might not mind that as they could then concentrate on the Premier League and Dortmund also know that the Europa League is their only realistic chance of winning a trophy as they probably cannot catch Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.
Both sides are second in their respective leagues and play a great brand of football, we look ahead to another brilliant clash and list out the three key battles from the game.
Harry Kane vs. Mats Hummels
Kane scored both goals for Tottenham as they dispatched Aston Villa rather easily and he could be the one who can get the things started for Spurs in this clash against the Bundesliga side. Kane didn’t start in the reverse clash but should have a greater role in this game.
Mats would have to be careful dealing with one of the hottest strikers in the Premier League and his experience would be of great importance if Dortmund are to avoid going down a goal early in the game. Keep a shackle on Kane and you have half the game won.
Toby Alderweireld vs. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
While Kane and Hummels is one great battle to keep an eye on, the alternate pairing of Aubameyang and Alderweireld will also be something to look out for in this game as well. The Gabonese striker got the better of the Belgian in the earlier tie and Alderweireld will have learned from that outing for sure.
Alderweireld will have to keep the Dortmund striker on a leash if Spurs are even thinking about making a run to the next round of the competition. Cut out the goal scoring threat of the Gabon international and that is a huge burden off the shoulders for Tottenham.
Kyle Walker vs. Marco Reus
Marco Reus is back and he is back with a bang, he is in the form of his life, well in the form of his life post the 2014 World Cup and there really has to be someone out there to stop him if Tottenham are thinking of nicking a win at White Hart Lane.
Walker will have a tough job on his hands dealing with the wily attacker but the English defender has had a stellar season thus far and the need for him to keep Reus out from causing any trouble would be the most important job for him on the night.