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Borussia Dortmund 1 Tottenham 2: Harry Kane rises to the task to ensure Spurs finish on top

It was only 20 months ago that Tottenham Hotspur effectively gave up on Europe and left Dortmund as three-goal losers, but it was the Germans who bowed out of the Champions League on Tuesday night as Mauricio Pochettino’s men clinched top spot in Group H. Goals from Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son meant that Spurs will finish above Real Madrid in a group many people predicted would see them relegated to the Europa League once again. “The season before, we were watching the draw and we thought ‘Oh Monaco, Leverkusen and CSKA’ and we thought we had a chance for the next stage,” said Pochettino. “This draw, we looked and thought ‘OK we are going to compete’. And look now we are first, top of the table. Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Apoel was always difficult, but we tried to enjoy it and be competitive and try to win, that was the idea in every single game.” Unbeaten in this season’s Champions League, this is a stronger Tottenham squad than we have seen for quite some time. One that can bounce straight back from a north London derby defeat to Arsenal and one that can fight back from falling behind in Dortmund. It is also one that can cope with change, unlike when Pochettino rested most of his stars in the Europa League in 2016 and Dortmund took full advantage. Pochettino rotated his full-backs, but his biggest changes on Tuesday night were in midfield and in attack. The Tottenham manager moved Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen back to play in the centre of midfield with Harry Winks, and Son partnered Kane in a front two. The reshuffle proved to be a masterstroke, as Kane and Son cancelled out Dortmund bad boy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener, and both men were assisted by Alli. Running free: Dele Alli was allowed too much time and space Credit: Reuters Alli had been anonymous against Arsenal, but was close to his best in Dortmund and managed to avoid getting himself into any trouble with referee Clement Turpin. Turpin was in charge of the England match in which the 21 year-old was caught making an offensive gesture and subsequently banned for one international match, but the official can have only admired Alli’s performance this time around. “I am so happy about Dele, of course,” said Pochettino. “He can play behind the striker or like a number eight because he has the quality, talent and capacity to cope with different positions.” Kane may not be much more than half fit, but he only needed half a chance to take a step closer to hitting his target of 50 goals for the calendar year. The striker made it six goals in the Champions League this season by netting Tottenham’s equaliser against Dortmund and took his tally for club and country in 2017 to 46. Dortmund's Andrey Yarmolenko, left, is challenged by Tottenham's Danny Rose  Credit: AP “He’s a great striker, a great player,” said Pochettino. “This type of player like Harry, if you give some situations, they don’t need many opportunities to score. It’s fantastic for him to score.” Son’s winner was his eighth career goal in 10 games against Dortmund, dating back to his time at Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg. The big news in Dortmund had been the recall of Aubameyang, following his omission for disciplinary reasons. The striker missed a great chance before getting himself straight back into the club’s good books. Having already set his team-mate up once and tested Hugo Lloris himself, Andriy Yarmolenko flicked the ball expertly into Aubameyang’s path in the 31st minute and the Gabon international made no mistake by driving the ball low beyond Hugo Lloris and into the net. Bad boy: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored but did not celebrate Credit: AFP Eriksen tried to get Spus back on level terms quickly, but his tame effort from outside the penalty area was easily gathered by Burki before the goalkeeper produced two brilliant saves to keep the hosts ahead. First, Burki prevented Eriksen from scoring after the Dane had tried to finish off a lovely move he had started. And, from the corner, Eric Dier’s header looked to be heading in until Burki somehow palmed the ball out. Alli’s best work during the opening 45 minutes had come inside his own penalty area, when he managed to get in the way of Raphael Guerreiro’s flicked header. But Alli was involved at the other end of the pitch at the start of the second half, as Tottenham got back on level terms. Hail: Roman Burki made one world class save Credit: Reuters Kane had been quiet in the first period as he works his way towards full fitness after hurting his knee against Crystal Palace, but the striker was on target just four minutes after the break with what was his first sniff of the goal. The returning Danny Rose won possession and found Alli, who passed to Kane and the England international beat Burki with a shot low into the goalkeeper’s right-hand corner. Kane turned provider shortly afterwards with a back-heel into the path of Alli, who was off target with his right-foot effort. But the winner eventually came with 14 minutes remaining, as Alli got his second assist of the evening by laying the ball off for Son to net yet another goal against Dortmund. 9:43PM Full time: Borussia Dortmund 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 That'll do it. Nice workout for Spurs, and with a very tasty prize at the end of it: topping their Champions League group. Dortmund, while having some attacking talent, are a shell of the side that were regularly among the top few in Europe just a couple of years back.  Matt Law will be here with his match report very shortly. I shall bid you good night. 9:39PM 90 mins That Toljan one has shoulder barged Broadway Danny Rose, and who amongst us has not occasionally fancied doing that? A booking for Toljan, who misses the next match. 9:37PM Roman Holiday!  This has to be a first. Dortmund take off their keeper Roman Burki, and bring on their sub keeper.... Roman Weidenfeller. Double Roman! Go on sir. He's 37, and he looks as pleased as punch. Roman Weidenfeller having a lie down yesterday Credit: Bongarts 9:34PM 87 mins Crikey, poor Fernando Llorente. What has HAPPENED to the lad? Only a few seasons ago he was one of the most feared strikers in Europe, he now looks like he barely knows what the goal IS, much less how to kick the ball in it. He's sent through by Son, and should have scored. But his touch is absolutely woeful, and it means that poor Burki can/has to rush out. Llorente might not be able to hit the target, but he's hit poor Roman Burki here, absolutely battered the chap. Stretchered off. 9:29PM 85 mins Kane's coming off, he'll be better for the run. To say nothing of the goal. Oh, Llorente's on. Eriksen off, Sissoko on. 9:28PM 83 mins These might be a shambles at the back but they're useful going forward. Here's Yarmers coing out wide, sliding it down the right flank for Aubameyang, he crosses and it's lucky for Spurs that Dier is there, and lucky for Dier that he manages to slot it behind, as opposed to in, his own goal. Guerreiro the man lurking. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Christian Eriksen, 81 min) Dembélé in - Alli out 9:24PM 80 mins Here's Erikssen now, allowed to wander happy and free through the Rur Valley sized hole in this Dortmund defence. Alli picks him out, Eriksen heads over. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Christian Eriksen, 81 min) Omer Toprak on for Zagadou, who was getting treatment a second ago. I'm not too sure what happened, rest well, you mighty giraffe. 9:21PM GOAL! Son! Spurs! Cracking finish from Son, but it all comes about from brave, game work from Alli. Alli has two for company out on the left flank, he pulls away, beating the hapless Bartra far too easily and teeing up Son, who crunches the drive home. Good persistence from Dele Alli but "there is no way that Alli should come away from that situation with the ball" as Owen Hargreaves. Just so, Owen. That was pathetic from Dortmund. Poor coach Bosz must be tearing his one remaining hair out. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Son Heung-Min, 76 min) 9:13PM 68 mins Foul by Aurier gives Dortmund a usefully placed free. Where's the big man? Gie it to tha big man. Zagadou lurking but not able to get involved with this delivery. 9:12PM 67 mins Spurs are starting to happen, this is a really nice quick move. Winks, having a good game, is prompting. Broadway Danny Rose bombing forward. Alli looking more like himself. nearly finding Sir Harry. It's all good. They're getting back to something like their best here. But Dortmund still carry a hope here. 9:09PM 64 mins Kagawa, nice little player, but he's done nada tonight. Comes off. Castro on. 9:06PM 61 mins A sloppy Sally, that Bartra, he's given it away in a bad position. Offside flag saves his blushes. 9:02PM 58 mins Yarmolenko is a curious case. Built like a brick privvy, bit of a wuss, lovely skills, looks like a centre forward but likes to drift out wide. 8:57PM 53 mins Yarmolenko heads the ball and falls over in pain. Iron man Yarmolenko they call him. The ref stops the match while they check his head is okay. Gawd, Madrid have got TWO more. That's 0-6 an counting. Ronaldo has his second. Dortmund must be badly regretting the fact that they twice failed to beat the Cypriots. 8:55PM 51 mins Clear booking for skipper Schmelzer for a sore foul on Aurier. 8:54PM Well done Sir Harry WE'RE LEVEL! Guess who? #COYSpic.twitter.com/Zzelx3smwG— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 Honourable mention to Danny Rose in that goal, it was he who pressured Toljan into an error, and then slipped it to Alli.  8:52PM GOAL! Harry Kane!  You Spurs! As Glenn and Jermaine were just saying. Alli plays the ball into Kane and his first touch, to  be fair, is awful. It pings off his shin, but he gets the rub of the green and it just sits up nicely, shifted to open up a shot. He strikes it okay, and it's in. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 1 Spurs (Harry Kane, 49 min) 8:49PM Ha A snapshot of what life under a Sean Dyche dictatorship might be like. pic.twitter.com/otYJ6IT0sM— Matt Summers (@Matchewww) November 20, 2017 8:49PM 46 mins Dortmund kick off, no changes for either side. Mousa Dembele warmed up con brio during the break. 8:48PM The players are back out Let's hope we have another half like that one, enjoyable stuff. Jenas: "Harry's not quite right. It's sometimes when you're coming back from injuries it's not so much that you are not fit but you are not confident [in your physical game]." Hoddle: "I think he is worried about his hamstring." 8:32PM Half time: Borussia Dortmund 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 A world-class save, and a world-class little flick to set up a goal were the highlights. But Spurs have probably been the better side and I fancy them to get something out of this, still. Sorry, Cyprus pals, it's four. Benzema has his second after neat from one C Ronaldo. 8:30PM 43 mins Son down under a tackled from Bartra. Kane with the freekick but it's an abject effort. Harry's been a little quiet. Is Eriksen just finished with free kicks? Why do we always let Kane take them now? They're never good.— Spurs News Today (@TodaySpurs) November 21, 2017 8:29PM 42 mins It's a pasting in Cyprus though, Madrid are three nil up. Nacho the man this time. Nacho, Nacho man. 8:27PM 40 mins And this save is even better! This is a fantastic bit of goalkeeping. A spot-on corner from Spurs, Dier with a perfect header but the lad Roman Burli has produced a proper worldie, somehow clawing it away. 8:26PM 39 mins Nice move Spurs. Like a dagger, sir. A dagger! It's a brisk move down the left, a low Son centre, and a crisp shot from Eriksen. Good save Burki! Corner. 8:25PM 38 mins Further bad news for the Germans,  Madrid have scored their second against Nicosia. 8:20PM 34 mins Aubameyang sent through again, and this is a superb tackle from Dier. 8:19PM 32 mins Spurs look to hit back right away. Win a corner. Cleared. 8:18PM GOAL! Dortmund! Aubameyang! And it's lovely, lovely stuff. Spurs pressing with a high line, nice ball played by Guerreiro in to Yarmolenko for a gorgeous flick that opens Spurs up and sends Aubameyang through. He slots it home this time. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 0 Spurs (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31 min) 8:16PM 28 mins In the build up, one heard about how Dortmund were a bit of a defensive shambles, but Toljan is defending well. Denies Rose. Vertonghen is being allowed to pick out passes. 8:14PM 24 mins The big man Zagadou is having a good game, keeping Son away from goal here after a nice Spurs move. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Son Heung-Min, 24 min) 8:10PM 23 mins Aurier excellent run down the flank, he's overlapping at pace. Schmelzer, the full back, is getting a roasting.  Aurier showing his mettle at the other end now with a well judged interception. 8:05PM 18 mins Yarmolenko has been the best in show so far, and chips the ball forward now for Aubameyang. The three Spurs centre backs step up, the two wing backs don't, and Aubameyang is clean through. Fluffs the chance horribly. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in a poor trot. He made a wonderful start to the season, scoring 15 (FIFTEEN) in the first 12 games but he has not found the net now for five matches. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 19 min) More bad news for Dortmund: Modric  has scored for Real Madrid. 8:04PM 17 mins Very poor from Bartra, dithering and playing an awful back pass under pressure from Kane. He's a very fortunate Marc Bartra, in that the ref rules that The People's Harry had fouled him. Doubtful. 8:01PM 14 mins Aurier with some impressive defensive nous and positioning, snuffs out an elegant ball from Yarmo. 7:59PM 12 mins That's a nice bit of play, moment of the match so far. Intricate, clever attacking stuff from Borussia D, and Yarmolenko is able to curl a shot at goal. Attempt Saved: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Andriy Yarmolenko, 13 min) 7:56PM 8 mins Corner for Dortmund, Schmelzer aims it at Zagadou, who is a lovely big boy and dangerous from a set-piece. Spurs are well aware that he is an aerial threat, but knowing and preventing are two separate things. Zagadou, all 1.96 metres of him, up to win the header. Effort at goal, but very weak. Bounce back? Spurs train Credit: Getty 7:52PM 6 mins Yarmolenko, an exciting talent going forward, is chopped down by Rose. 7:51PM 5 mins Rose makes some decent progress forward. Spurs have another corner. Decent ball in, Alli within a whisker of having a chance there. 7:49PM 3 mins Dele finds Son with a good ball over the Dortmund high line, Son strong run. No support. Wins a corner from the challenge with Zagadou. Corner. Nothing doing. 7:48PM 2 mins Spurs are top if they match Madrid's result. Peter Bosz, the Dortmund coach, is 54 today. 7:47PM 1 mins  Kick off. Whites v yellow and back. Spurs with three at the back, Dier on the right, Vertonghen on the left, Sanchez in the middle. Weigl with an early foul. He's on a yellow prior to the match, as is Toljan. 7:46PM Ruddy Buquet is on deputy linesman detail, good to see. Referee is Clement Turpin, to whom Dele Alli appeared to give the finger playing for England 7:41PM Also on Telegraph.co.uk We've got live blogs of  Man City vs Feyenoord and  Sevilla vs Liverpool 7:39PM Hat act Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund Credit: Getty 7:30PM The players are out on the pitch Here is Poch: "we want to finish on the top, will be difficult because Dortmund is fighting to stay in the Champion League. We have a great squad [hence four changes]. Give some frehsness to the teams. We are in a different peiod to the last time we played Dortmund." 7:23PM Owen Hargreaves on BT Sport "Dortmund had so many issues in that match against Wembley, that was really the start of their struggles. They have been so vulnerable defensively. This is a good time for Tottenham to play them. "Both team are incredibly dangerous going forward. I am expecting an exciting game." 7:10PM Mellow yellow Signal Iduna Park, home of Borussia Dortmund Credit: Getty 7:08PM Tottenham line up, p'raps Tottenham v Dortmund Credit: BT Sport 3 7:06PM Here is how the telly see the teams lining up Credit: BT Sport 3 6:58PM So Danny Rose returns to the XI Poch left him out of the matchday squad at the weekend, but whatever was going on there appears to have been sufficiently resolved for him to be selected for this match*. Well done Broadway Danny Rose. * unimportant match. 6:46PM Noice Our dressing room in Dortmund looking#COYSpic.twitter.com/pdteIRtgwI— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 6:41PM Tough place to come carved out of rock, innit. 1 - @BVB have lost just 1 of 11 home games against English clubs (W6 D4) and have never conceded more than 1 goal in these games. Fortress.#BVBTHFCpic.twitter.com/VTOXyIeWMV— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) November 21, 2017 6:37PM Here's the Spurs team #THFC: Lloris (C), Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Winks, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane. #COYSpic.twitter.com/1sfXv7Qkrj— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 6:28PM Can Tottenham bounce back from the Arsenal game? Spurs were really disappointing at the weekend, losing 2-0 to their greatest rivals and really puncturing all the talk of North London supremacy. Spurs were outplayed, and they were at times out-fought by Arsenal, and there will be major concerns about the performance, not least because key trio Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen looked short of fitness, sharpness, or both. Eriksen said this week: "It’s probably good that we have a game so quickly afterwards and you can have a bit of revenge, you can show the world that you are a bit better than what you saw last Saturday." “The players spoke about it after the game and at training and so forth. There has not been any team meeting, you can’t call it a crisis after you lose one game.” This match, then represents a chance to put the record straight, against a team from the European second tier who have consistently over-performed in the last few seasons. But not this year: Die Schwarzgelben have been a let down this season in Europe and have just two points to show for their efforts. Spurs have ten, so qualification is already assured, but they could do with a solid performance tonight for morale's sake. Tottenham were favoured to win the north London derby and were criticised on multiple fronts after the poor showing but Mauricio Pochettino has welcomed the increased expectations saying it showed the club's improvement during his reign. "The expectation now is that we win the Champions League and Premier League and I am happy with the pressure and the criticism," Pochettino added. "It means people expect more of us. We know very well we have improved in every single aspect." We will have the team news and the build-up as soon as the sides are named, hope you enjoy the evening. Oh, it's Tyers by the way. Hello.  

Borussia Dortmund 1 Tottenham 2: Harry Kane rises to the task to ensure Spurs finish on top

It was only 20 months ago that Tottenham Hotspur effectively gave up on Europe and left Dortmund as three-goal losers, but it was the Germans who bowed out of the Champions League on Tuesday night as Mauricio Pochettino’s men clinched top spot in Group H. Goals from Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son meant that Spurs will finish above Real Madrid in a group many people predicted would see them relegated to the Europa League once again. “The season before, we were watching the draw and we thought ‘Oh Monaco, Leverkusen and CSKA’ and we thought we had a chance for the next stage,” said Pochettino. “This draw, we looked and thought ‘OK we are going to compete’. And look now we are first, top of the table. Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Apoel was always difficult, but we tried to enjoy it and be competitive and try to win, that was the idea in every single game.” Unbeaten in this season’s Champions League, this is a stronger Tottenham squad than we have seen for quite some time. One that can bounce straight back from a north London derby defeat to Arsenal and one that can fight back from falling behind in Dortmund. It is also one that can cope with change, unlike when Pochettino rested most of his stars in the Europa League in 2016 and Dortmund took full advantage. Pochettino rotated his full-backs, but his biggest changes on Tuesday night were in midfield and in attack. The Tottenham manager moved Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen back to play in the centre of midfield with Harry Winks, and Son partnered Kane in a front two. The reshuffle proved to be a masterstroke, as Kane and Son cancelled out Dortmund bad boy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener, and both men were assisted by Alli. Running free: Dele Alli was allowed too much time and space Credit: Reuters Alli had been anonymous against Arsenal, but was close to his best in Dortmund and managed to avoid getting himself into any trouble with referee Clement Turpin. Turpin was in charge of the England match in which the 21 year-old was caught making an offensive gesture and subsequently banned for one international match, but the official can have only admired Alli’s performance this time around. “I am so happy about Dele, of course,” said Pochettino. “He can play behind the striker or like a number eight because he has the quality, talent and capacity to cope with different positions.” Kane may not be much more than half fit, but he only needed half a chance to take a step closer to hitting his target of 50 goals for the calendar year. The striker made it six goals in the Champions League this season by netting Tottenham’s equaliser against Dortmund and took his tally for club and country in 2017 to 46. Dortmund's Andrey Yarmolenko, left, is challenged by Tottenham's Danny Rose  Credit: AP “He’s a great striker, a great player,” said Pochettino. “This type of player like Harry, if you give some situations, they don’t need many opportunities to score. It’s fantastic for him to score.” Son’s winner was his eighth career goal in 10 games against Dortmund, dating back to his time at Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg. The big news in Dortmund had been the recall of Aubameyang, following his omission for disciplinary reasons. The striker missed a great chance before getting himself straight back into the club’s good books. Having already set his team-mate up once and tested Hugo Lloris himself, Andriy Yarmolenko flicked the ball expertly into Aubameyang’s path in the 31st minute and the Gabon international made no mistake by driving the ball low beyond Hugo Lloris and into the net. Bad boy: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored but did not celebrate Credit: AFP Eriksen tried to get Spus back on level terms quickly, but his tame effort from outside the penalty area was easily gathered by Burki before the goalkeeper produced two brilliant saves to keep the hosts ahead. First, Burki prevented Eriksen from scoring after the Dane had tried to finish off a lovely move he had started. And, from the corner, Eric Dier’s header looked to be heading in until Burki somehow palmed the ball out. Alli’s best work during the opening 45 minutes had come inside his own penalty area, when he managed to get in the way of Raphael Guerreiro’s flicked header. But Alli was involved at the other end of the pitch at the start of the second half, as Tottenham got back on level terms. Hail: Roman Burki made one world class save Credit: Reuters Kane had been quiet in the first period as he works his way towards full fitness after hurting his knee against Crystal Palace, but the striker was on target just four minutes after the break with what was his first sniff of the goal. The returning Danny Rose won possession and found Alli, who passed to Kane and the England international beat Burki with a shot low into the goalkeeper’s right-hand corner. Kane turned provider shortly afterwards with a back-heel into the path of Alli, who was off target with his right-foot effort. But the winner eventually came with 14 minutes remaining, as Alli got his second assist of the evening by laying the ball off for Son to net yet another goal against Dortmund. 9:43PM Full time: Borussia Dortmund 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 That'll do it. Nice workout for Spurs, and with a very tasty prize at the end of it: topping their Champions League group. Dortmund, while having some attacking talent, are a shell of the side that were regularly among the top few in Europe just a couple of years back.  Matt Law will be here with his match report very shortly. I shall bid you good night. 9:39PM 90 mins That Toljan one has shoulder barged Broadway Danny Rose, and who amongst us has not occasionally fancied doing that? A booking for Toljan, who misses the next match. 9:37PM Roman Holiday!  This has to be a first. Dortmund take off their keeper Roman Burki, and bring on their sub keeper.... Roman Weidenfeller. Double Roman! Go on sir. He's 37, and he looks as pleased as punch. Roman Weidenfeller having a lie down yesterday Credit: Bongarts 9:34PM 87 mins Crikey, poor Fernando Llorente. What has HAPPENED to the lad? Only a few seasons ago he was one of the most feared strikers in Europe, he now looks like he barely knows what the goal IS, much less how to kick the ball in it. He's sent through by Son, and should have scored. But his touch is absolutely woeful, and it means that poor Burki can/has to rush out. Llorente might not be able to hit the target, but he's hit poor Roman Burki here, absolutely battered the chap. Stretchered off. 9:29PM 85 mins Kane's coming off, he'll be better for the run. To say nothing of the goal. Oh, Llorente's on. Eriksen off, Sissoko on. 9:28PM 83 mins These might be a shambles at the back but they're useful going forward. Here's Yarmers coing out wide, sliding it down the right flank for Aubameyang, he crosses and it's lucky for Spurs that Dier is there, and lucky for Dier that he manages to slot it behind, as opposed to in, his own goal. Guerreiro the man lurking. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Christian Eriksen, 81 min) Dembélé in - Alli out 9:24PM 80 mins Here's Erikssen now, allowed to wander happy and free through the Rur Valley sized hole in this Dortmund defence. Alli picks him out, Eriksen heads over. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Christian Eriksen, 81 min) Omer Toprak on for Zagadou, who was getting treatment a second ago. I'm not too sure what happened, rest well, you mighty giraffe. 9:21PM GOAL! Son! Spurs! Cracking finish from Son, but it all comes about from brave, game work from Alli. Alli has two for company out on the left flank, he pulls away, beating the hapless Bartra far too easily and teeing up Son, who crunches the drive home. Good persistence from Dele Alli but "there is no way that Alli should come away from that situation with the ball" as Owen Hargreaves. Just so, Owen. That was pathetic from Dortmund. Poor coach Bosz must be tearing his one remaining hair out. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Son Heung-Min, 76 min) 9:13PM 68 mins Foul by Aurier gives Dortmund a usefully placed free. Where's the big man? Gie it to tha big man. Zagadou lurking but not able to get involved with this delivery. 9:12PM 67 mins Spurs are starting to happen, this is a really nice quick move. Winks, having a good game, is prompting. Broadway Danny Rose bombing forward. Alli looking more like himself. nearly finding Sir Harry. It's all good. They're getting back to something like their best here. But Dortmund still carry a hope here. 9:09PM 64 mins Kagawa, nice little player, but he's done nada tonight. Comes off. Castro on. 9:06PM 61 mins A sloppy Sally, that Bartra, he's given it away in a bad position. Offside flag saves his blushes. 9:02PM 58 mins Yarmolenko is a curious case. Built like a brick privvy, bit of a wuss, lovely skills, looks like a centre forward but likes to drift out wide. 8:57PM 53 mins Yarmolenko heads the ball and falls over in pain. Iron man Yarmolenko they call him. The ref stops the match while they check his head is okay. Gawd, Madrid have got TWO more. That's 0-6 an counting. Ronaldo has his second. Dortmund must be badly regretting the fact that they twice failed to beat the Cypriots. 8:55PM 51 mins Clear booking for skipper Schmelzer for a sore foul on Aurier. 8:54PM Well done Sir Harry WE'RE LEVEL! Guess who? #COYSpic.twitter.com/Zzelx3smwG— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 Honourable mention to Danny Rose in that goal, it was he who pressured Toljan into an error, and then slipped it to Alli.  8:52PM GOAL! Harry Kane!  You Spurs! As Glenn and Jermaine were just saying. Alli plays the ball into Kane and his first touch, to  be fair, is awful. It pings off his shin, but he gets the rub of the green and it just sits up nicely, shifted to open up a shot. He strikes it okay, and it's in. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 1 Spurs (Harry Kane, 49 min) 8:49PM Ha A snapshot of what life under a Sean Dyche dictatorship might be like. pic.twitter.com/otYJ6IT0sM— Matt Summers (@Matchewww) November 20, 2017 8:49PM 46 mins Dortmund kick off, no changes for either side. Mousa Dembele warmed up con brio during the break. 8:48PM The players are back out Let's hope we have another half like that one, enjoyable stuff. Jenas: "Harry's not quite right. It's sometimes when you're coming back from injuries it's not so much that you are not fit but you are not confident [in your physical game]." Hoddle: "I think he is worried about his hamstring." 8:32PM Half time: Borussia Dortmund 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 A world-class save, and a world-class little flick to set up a goal were the highlights. But Spurs have probably been the better side and I fancy them to get something out of this, still. Sorry, Cyprus pals, it's four. Benzema has his second after neat from one C Ronaldo. 8:30PM 43 mins Son down under a tackled from Bartra. Kane with the freekick but it's an abject effort. Harry's been a little quiet. Is Eriksen just finished with free kicks? Why do we always let Kane take them now? They're never good.— Spurs News Today (@TodaySpurs) November 21, 2017 8:29PM 42 mins It's a pasting in Cyprus though, Madrid are three nil up. Nacho the man this time. Nacho, Nacho man. 8:27PM 40 mins And this save is even better! This is a fantastic bit of goalkeeping. A spot-on corner from Spurs, Dier with a perfect header but the lad Roman Burli has produced a proper worldie, somehow clawing it away. 8:26PM 39 mins Nice move Spurs. Like a dagger, sir. A dagger! It's a brisk move down the left, a low Son centre, and a crisp shot from Eriksen. Good save Burki! Corner. 8:25PM 38 mins Further bad news for the Germans,  Madrid have scored their second against Nicosia. 8:20PM 34 mins Aubameyang sent through again, and this is a superb tackle from Dier. 8:19PM 32 mins Spurs look to hit back right away. Win a corner. Cleared. 8:18PM GOAL! Dortmund! Aubameyang! And it's lovely, lovely stuff. Spurs pressing with a high line, nice ball played by Guerreiro in to Yarmolenko for a gorgeous flick that opens Spurs up and sends Aubameyang through. He slots it home this time. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 0 Spurs (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31 min) 8:16PM 28 mins In the build up, one heard about how Dortmund were a bit of a defensive shambles, but Toljan is defending well. Denies Rose. Vertonghen is being allowed to pick out passes. 8:14PM 24 mins The big man Zagadou is having a good game, keeping Son away from goal here after a nice Spurs move. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Son Heung-Min, 24 min) 8:10PM 23 mins Aurier excellent run down the flank, he's overlapping at pace. Schmelzer, the full back, is getting a roasting.  Aurier showing his mettle at the other end now with a well judged interception. 8:05PM 18 mins Yarmolenko has been the best in show so far, and chips the ball forward now for Aubameyang. The three Spurs centre backs step up, the two wing backs don't, and Aubameyang is clean through. Fluffs the chance horribly. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in a poor trot. He made a wonderful start to the season, scoring 15 (FIFTEEN) in the first 12 games but he has not found the net now for five matches. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 19 min) More bad news for Dortmund: Modric  has scored for Real Madrid. 8:04PM 17 mins Very poor from Bartra, dithering and playing an awful back pass under pressure from Kane. He's a very fortunate Marc Bartra, in that the ref rules that The People's Harry had fouled him. Doubtful. 8:01PM 14 mins Aurier with some impressive defensive nous and positioning, snuffs out an elegant ball from Yarmo. 7:59PM 12 mins That's a nice bit of play, moment of the match so far. Intricate, clever attacking stuff from Borussia D, and Yarmolenko is able to curl a shot at goal. Attempt Saved: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Andriy Yarmolenko, 13 min) 7:56PM 8 mins Corner for Dortmund, Schmelzer aims it at Zagadou, who is a lovely big boy and dangerous from a set-piece. Spurs are well aware that he is an aerial threat, but knowing and preventing are two separate things. Zagadou, all 1.96 metres of him, up to win the header. Effort at goal, but very weak. Bounce back? Spurs train Credit: Getty 7:52PM 6 mins Yarmolenko, an exciting talent going forward, is chopped down by Rose. 7:51PM 5 mins Rose makes some decent progress forward. Spurs have another corner. Decent ball in, Alli within a whisker of having a chance there. 7:49PM 3 mins Dele finds Son with a good ball over the Dortmund high line, Son strong run. No support. Wins a corner from the challenge with Zagadou. Corner. Nothing doing. 7:48PM 2 mins Spurs are top if they match Madrid's result. Peter Bosz, the Dortmund coach, is 54 today. 7:47PM 1 mins  Kick off. Whites v yellow and back. Spurs with three at the back, Dier on the right, Vertonghen on the left, Sanchez in the middle. Weigl with an early foul. He's on a yellow prior to the match, as is Toljan. 7:46PM Ruddy Buquet is on deputy linesman detail, good to see. Referee is Clement Turpin, to whom Dele Alli appeared to give the finger playing for England 7:41PM Also on Telegraph.co.uk We've got live blogs of  Man City vs Feyenoord and  Sevilla vs Liverpool 7:39PM Hat act Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund Credit: Getty 7:30PM The players are out on the pitch Here is Poch: "we want to finish on the top, will be difficult because Dortmund is fighting to stay in the Champion League. We have a great squad [hence four changes]. Give some frehsness to the teams. We are in a different peiod to the last time we played Dortmund." 7:23PM Owen Hargreaves on BT Sport "Dortmund had so many issues in that match against Wembley, that was really the start of their struggles. They have been so vulnerable defensively. This is a good time for Tottenham to play them. "Both team are incredibly dangerous going forward. I am expecting an exciting game." 7:10PM Mellow yellow Signal Iduna Park, home of Borussia Dortmund Credit: Getty 7:08PM Tottenham line up, p'raps Tottenham v Dortmund Credit: BT Sport 3 7:06PM Here is how the telly see the teams lining up Credit: BT Sport 3 6:58PM So Danny Rose returns to the XI Poch left him out of the matchday squad at the weekend, but whatever was going on there appears to have been sufficiently resolved for him to be selected for this match*. Well done Broadway Danny Rose. * unimportant match. 6:46PM Noice Our dressing room in Dortmund looking#COYSpic.twitter.com/pdteIRtgwI— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 6:41PM Tough place to come carved out of rock, innit. 1 - @BVB have lost just 1 of 11 home games against English clubs (W6 D4) and have never conceded more than 1 goal in these games. Fortress.#BVBTHFCpic.twitter.com/VTOXyIeWMV— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) November 21, 2017 6:37PM Here's the Spurs team #THFC: Lloris (C), Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Winks, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane. #COYSpic.twitter.com/1sfXv7Qkrj— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 6:28PM Can Tottenham bounce back from the Arsenal game? Spurs were really disappointing at the weekend, losing 2-0 to their greatest rivals and really puncturing all the talk of North London supremacy. Spurs were outplayed, and they were at times out-fought by Arsenal, and there will be major concerns about the performance, not least because key trio Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen looked short of fitness, sharpness, or both. Eriksen said this week: "It’s probably good that we have a game so quickly afterwards and you can have a bit of revenge, you can show the world that you are a bit better than what you saw last Saturday." “The players spoke about it after the game and at training and so forth. There has not been any team meeting, you can’t call it a crisis after you lose one game.” This match, then represents a chance to put the record straight, against a team from the European second tier who have consistently over-performed in the last few seasons. But not this year: Die Schwarzgelben have been a let down this season in Europe and have just two points to show for their efforts. Spurs have ten, so qualification is already assured, but they could do with a solid performance tonight for morale's sake. Tottenham were favoured to win the north London derby and were criticised on multiple fronts after the poor showing but Mauricio Pochettino has welcomed the increased expectations saying it showed the club's improvement during his reign. "The expectation now is that we win the Champions League and Premier League and I am happy with the pressure and the criticism," Pochettino added. "It means people expect more of us. We know very well we have improved in every single aspect." We will have the team news and the build-up as soon as the sides are named, hope you enjoy the evening. Oh, it's Tyers by the way. Hello.  

Borussia Dortmund 1 Tottenham 2: Harry Kane rises to the task to ensure Spurs finish on top

It was only 20 months ago that Tottenham Hotspur effectively gave up on Europe and left Dortmund as three-goal losers, but it was the Germans who bowed out of the Champions League on Tuesday night as Mauricio Pochettino’s men clinched top spot in Group H. Goals from Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son meant that Spurs will finish above Real Madrid in a group many people predicted would see them relegated to the Europa League once again. “The season before, we were watching the draw and we thought ‘Oh Monaco, Leverkusen and CSKA’ and we thought we had a chance for the next stage,” said Pochettino. “This draw, we looked and thought ‘OK we are going to compete’. And look now we are first, top of the table. Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Apoel was always difficult, but we tried to enjoy it and be competitive and try to win, that was the idea in every single game.” Unbeaten in this season’s Champions League, this is a stronger Tottenham squad than we have seen for quite some time. One that can bounce straight back from a north London derby defeat to Arsenal and one that can fight back from falling behind in Dortmund. It is also one that can cope with change, unlike when Pochettino rested most of his stars in the Europa League in 2016 and Dortmund took full advantage. Pochettino rotated his full-backs, but his biggest changes on Tuesday night were in midfield and in attack. The Tottenham manager moved Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen back to play in the centre of midfield with Harry Winks, and Son partnered Kane in a front two. The reshuffle proved to be a masterstroke, as Kane and Son cancelled out Dortmund bad boy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener, and both men were assisted by Alli. Running free: Dele Alli was allowed too much time and space Credit: Reuters Alli had been anonymous against Arsenal, but was close to his best in Dortmund and managed to avoid getting himself into any trouble with referee Clement Turpin. Turpin was in charge of the England match in which the 21 year-old was caught making an offensive gesture and subsequently banned for one international match, but the official can have only admired Alli’s performance this time around. “I am so happy about Dele, of course,” said Pochettino. “He can play behind the striker or like a number eight because he has the quality, talent and capacity to cope with different positions.” Kane may not be much more than half fit, but he only needed half a chance to take a step closer to hitting his target of 50 goals for the calendar year. The striker made it six goals in the Champions League this season by netting Tottenham’s equaliser against Dortmund and took his tally for club and country in 2017 to 46. Dortmund's Andrey Yarmolenko, left, is challenged by Tottenham's Danny Rose  Credit: AP “He’s a great striker, a great player,” said Pochettino. “This type of player like Harry, if you give some situations, they don’t need many opportunities to score. It’s fantastic for him to score.” Son’s winner was his eighth career goal in 10 games against Dortmund, dating back to his time at Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg. The big news in Dortmund had been the recall of Aubameyang, following his omission for disciplinary reasons. The striker missed a great chance before getting himself straight back into the club’s good books. Having already set his team-mate up once and tested Hugo Lloris himself, Andriy Yarmolenko flicked the ball expertly into Aubameyang’s path in the 31st minute and the Gabon international made no mistake by driving the ball low beyond Hugo Lloris and into the net. Bad boy: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored but did not celebrate Credit: AFP Eriksen tried to get Spus back on level terms quickly, but his tame effort from outside the penalty area was easily gathered by Burki before the goalkeeper produced two brilliant saves to keep the hosts ahead. First, Burki prevented Eriksen from scoring after the Dane had tried to finish off a lovely move he had started. And, from the corner, Eric Dier’s header looked to be heading in until Burki somehow palmed the ball out. Alli’s best work during the opening 45 minutes had come inside his own penalty area, when he managed to get in the way of Raphael Guerreiro’s flicked header. But Alli was involved at the other end of the pitch at the start of the second half, as Tottenham got back on level terms. Hail: Roman Burki made one world class save Credit: Reuters Kane had been quiet in the first period as he works his way towards full fitness after hurting his knee against Crystal Palace, but the striker was on target just four minutes after the break with what was his first sniff of the goal. The returning Danny Rose won possession and found Alli, who passed to Kane and the England international beat Burki with a shot low into the goalkeeper’s right-hand corner. Kane turned provider shortly afterwards with a back-heel into the path of Alli, who was off target with his right-foot effort. But the winner eventually came with 14 minutes remaining, as Alli got his second assist of the evening by laying the ball off for Son to net yet another goal against Dortmund. 9:43PM Full time: Borussia Dortmund 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 That'll do it. Nice workout for Spurs, and with a very tasty prize at the end of it: topping their Champions League group. Dortmund, while having some attacking talent, are a shell of the side that were regularly among the top few in Europe just a couple of years back.  Matt Law will be here with his match report very shortly. I shall bid you good night. 9:39PM 90 mins That Toljan one has shoulder barged Broadway Danny Rose, and who amongst us has not occasionally fancied doing that? A booking for Toljan, who misses the next match. 9:37PM Roman Holiday!  This has to be a first. Dortmund take off their keeper Roman Burki, and bring on their sub keeper.... Roman Weidenfeller. Double Roman! Go on sir. He's 37, and he looks as pleased as punch. Roman Weidenfeller having a lie down yesterday Credit: Bongarts 9:34PM 87 mins Crikey, poor Fernando Llorente. What has HAPPENED to the lad? Only a few seasons ago he was one of the most feared strikers in Europe, he now looks like he barely knows what the goal IS, much less how to kick the ball in it. He's sent through by Son, and should have scored. But his touch is absolutely woeful, and it means that poor Burki can/has to rush out. Llorente might not be able to hit the target, but he's hit poor Roman Burki here, absolutely battered the chap. Stretchered off. 9:29PM 85 mins Kane's coming off, he'll be better for the run. To say nothing of the goal. Oh, Llorente's on. Eriksen off, Sissoko on. 9:28PM 83 mins These might be a shambles at the back but they're useful going forward. Here's Yarmers coing out wide, sliding it down the right flank for Aubameyang, he crosses and it's lucky for Spurs that Dier is there, and lucky for Dier that he manages to slot it behind, as opposed to in, his own goal. Guerreiro the man lurking. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Christian Eriksen, 81 min) Dembélé in - Alli out 9:24PM 80 mins Here's Erikssen now, allowed to wander happy and free through the Rur Valley sized hole in this Dortmund defence. Alli picks him out, Eriksen heads over. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Christian Eriksen, 81 min) Omer Toprak on for Zagadou, who was getting treatment a second ago. I'm not too sure what happened, rest well, you mighty giraffe. 9:21PM GOAL! Son! Spurs! Cracking finish from Son, but it all comes about from brave, game work from Alli. Alli has two for company out on the left flank, he pulls away, beating the hapless Bartra far too easily and teeing up Son, who crunches the drive home. Good persistence from Dele Alli but "there is no way that Alli should come away from that situation with the ball" as Owen Hargreaves. Just so, Owen. That was pathetic from Dortmund. Poor coach Bosz must be tearing his one remaining hair out. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Son Heung-Min, 76 min) 9:13PM 68 mins Foul by Aurier gives Dortmund a usefully placed free. Where's the big man? Gie it to tha big man. Zagadou lurking but not able to get involved with this delivery. 9:12PM 67 mins Spurs are starting to happen, this is a really nice quick move. Winks, having a good game, is prompting. Broadway Danny Rose bombing forward. Alli looking more like himself. nearly finding Sir Harry. It's all good. They're getting back to something like their best here. But Dortmund still carry a hope here. 9:09PM 64 mins Kagawa, nice little player, but he's done nada tonight. Comes off. Castro on. 9:06PM 61 mins A sloppy Sally, that Bartra, he's given it away in a bad position. Offside flag saves his blushes. 9:02PM 58 mins Yarmolenko is a curious case. Built like a brick privvy, bit of a wuss, lovely skills, looks like a centre forward but likes to drift out wide. 8:57PM 53 mins Yarmolenko heads the ball and falls over in pain. Iron man Yarmolenko they call him. The ref stops the match while they check his head is okay. Gawd, Madrid have got TWO more. That's 0-6 an counting. Ronaldo has his second. Dortmund must be badly regretting the fact that they twice failed to beat the Cypriots. 8:55PM 51 mins Clear booking for skipper Schmelzer for a sore foul on Aurier. 8:54PM Well done Sir Harry WE'RE LEVEL! Guess who? #COYSpic.twitter.com/Zzelx3smwG— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 Honourable mention to Danny Rose in that goal, it was he who pressured Toljan into an error, and then slipped it to Alli.  8:52PM GOAL! Harry Kane!  You Spurs! As Glenn and Jermaine were just saying. Alli plays the ball into Kane and his first touch, to  be fair, is awful. It pings off his shin, but he gets the rub of the green and it just sits up nicely, shifted to open up a shot. He strikes it okay, and it's in. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 1 Spurs (Harry Kane, 49 min) 8:49PM Ha A snapshot of what life under a Sean Dyche dictatorship might be like. pic.twitter.com/otYJ6IT0sM— Matt Summers (@Matchewww) November 20, 2017 8:49PM 46 mins Dortmund kick off, no changes for either side. Mousa Dembele warmed up con brio during the break. 8:48PM The players are back out Let's hope we have another half like that one, enjoyable stuff. Jenas: "Harry's not quite right. It's sometimes when you're coming back from injuries it's not so much that you are not fit but you are not confident [in your physical game]." Hoddle: "I think he is worried about his hamstring." 8:32PM Half time: Borussia Dortmund 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 A world-class save, and a world-class little flick to set up a goal were the highlights. But Spurs have probably been the better side and I fancy them to get something out of this, still. Sorry, Cyprus pals, it's four. Benzema has his second after neat from one C Ronaldo. 8:30PM 43 mins Son down under a tackled from Bartra. Kane with the freekick but it's an abject effort. Harry's been a little quiet. Is Eriksen just finished with free kicks? Why do we always let Kane take them now? They're never good.— Spurs News Today (@TodaySpurs) November 21, 2017 8:29PM 42 mins It's a pasting in Cyprus though, Madrid are three nil up. Nacho the man this time. Nacho, Nacho man. 8:27PM 40 mins And this save is even better! This is a fantastic bit of goalkeeping. A spot-on corner from Spurs, Dier with a perfect header but the lad Roman Burli has produced a proper worldie, somehow clawing it away. 8:26PM 39 mins Nice move Spurs. Like a dagger, sir. A dagger! It's a brisk move down the left, a low Son centre, and a crisp shot from Eriksen. Good save Burki! Corner. 8:25PM 38 mins Further bad news for the Germans,  Madrid have scored their second against Nicosia. 8:20PM 34 mins Aubameyang sent through again, and this is a superb tackle from Dier. 8:19PM 32 mins Spurs look to hit back right away. Win a corner. Cleared. 8:18PM GOAL! Dortmund! Aubameyang! And it's lovely, lovely stuff. Spurs pressing with a high line, nice ball played by Guerreiro in to Yarmolenko for a gorgeous flick that opens Spurs up and sends Aubameyang through. He slots it home this time. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 0 Spurs (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31 min) 8:16PM 28 mins In the build up, one heard about how Dortmund were a bit of a defensive shambles, but Toljan is defending well. Denies Rose. Vertonghen is being allowed to pick out passes. 8:14PM 24 mins The big man Zagadou is having a good game, keeping Son away from goal here after a nice Spurs move. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Son Heung-Min, 24 min) 8:10PM 23 mins Aurier excellent run down the flank, he's overlapping at pace. Schmelzer, the full back, is getting a roasting.  Aurier showing his mettle at the other end now with a well judged interception. 8:05PM 18 mins Yarmolenko has been the best in show so far, and chips the ball forward now for Aubameyang. The three Spurs centre backs step up, the two wing backs don't, and Aubameyang is clean through. Fluffs the chance horribly. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in a poor trot. He made a wonderful start to the season, scoring 15 (FIFTEEN) in the first 12 games but he has not found the net now for five matches. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 19 min) More bad news for Dortmund: Modric  has scored for Real Madrid. 8:04PM 17 mins Very poor from Bartra, dithering and playing an awful back pass under pressure from Kane. He's a very fortunate Marc Bartra, in that the ref rules that The People's Harry had fouled him. Doubtful. 8:01PM 14 mins Aurier with some impressive defensive nous and positioning, snuffs out an elegant ball from Yarmo. 7:59PM 12 mins That's a nice bit of play, moment of the match so far. Intricate, clever attacking stuff from Borussia D, and Yarmolenko is able to curl a shot at goal. Attempt Saved: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Andriy Yarmolenko, 13 min) 7:56PM 8 mins Corner for Dortmund, Schmelzer aims it at Zagadou, who is a lovely big boy and dangerous from a set-piece. Spurs are well aware that he is an aerial threat, but knowing and preventing are two separate things. Zagadou, all 1.96 metres of him, up to win the header. Effort at goal, but very weak. Bounce back? Spurs train Credit: Getty 7:52PM 6 mins Yarmolenko, an exciting talent going forward, is chopped down by Rose. 7:51PM 5 mins Rose makes some decent progress forward. Spurs have another corner. Decent ball in, Alli within a whisker of having a chance there. 7:49PM 3 mins Dele finds Son with a good ball over the Dortmund high line, Son strong run. No support. Wins a corner from the challenge with Zagadou. Corner. Nothing doing. 7:48PM 2 mins Spurs are top if they match Madrid's result. Peter Bosz, the Dortmund coach, is 54 today. 7:47PM 1 mins  Kick off. Whites v yellow and back. Spurs with three at the back, Dier on the right, Vertonghen on the left, Sanchez in the middle. Weigl with an early foul. He's on a yellow prior to the match, as is Toljan. 7:46PM Ruddy Buquet is on deputy linesman detail, good to see. Referee is Clement Turpin, to whom Dele Alli appeared to give the finger playing for England 7:41PM Also on Telegraph.co.uk We've got live blogs of  Man City vs Feyenoord and  Sevilla vs Liverpool 7:39PM Hat act Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund Credit: Getty 7:30PM The players are out on the pitch Here is Poch: "we want to finish on the top, will be difficult because Dortmund is fighting to stay in the Champion League. We have a great squad [hence four changes]. Give some frehsness to the teams. We are in a different peiod to the last time we played Dortmund." 7:23PM Owen Hargreaves on BT Sport "Dortmund had so many issues in that match against Wembley, that was really the start of their struggles. They have been so vulnerable defensively. This is a good time for Tottenham to play them. "Both team are incredibly dangerous going forward. I am expecting an exciting game." 7:10PM Mellow yellow Signal Iduna Park, home of Borussia Dortmund Credit: Getty 7:08PM Tottenham line up, p'raps Tottenham v Dortmund Credit: BT Sport 3 7:06PM Here is how the telly see the teams lining up Credit: BT Sport 3 6:58PM So Danny Rose returns to the XI Poch left him out of the matchday squad at the weekend, but whatever was going on there appears to have been sufficiently resolved for him to be selected for this match*. Well done Broadway Danny Rose. * unimportant match. 6:46PM Noice Our dressing room in Dortmund looking#COYSpic.twitter.com/pdteIRtgwI— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 6:41PM Tough place to come carved out of rock, innit. 1 - @BVB have lost just 1 of 11 home games against English clubs (W6 D4) and have never conceded more than 1 goal in these games. Fortress.#BVBTHFCpic.twitter.com/VTOXyIeWMV— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) November 21, 2017 6:37PM Here's the Spurs team #THFC: Lloris (C), Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Winks, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane. #COYSpic.twitter.com/1sfXv7Qkrj— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 6:28PM Can Tottenham bounce back from the Arsenal game? Spurs were really disappointing at the weekend, losing 2-0 to their greatest rivals and really puncturing all the talk of North London supremacy. Spurs were outplayed, and they were at times out-fought by Arsenal, and there will be major concerns about the performance, not least because key trio Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen looked short of fitness, sharpness, or both. Eriksen said this week: "It’s probably good that we have a game so quickly afterwards and you can have a bit of revenge, you can show the world that you are a bit better than what you saw last Saturday." “The players spoke about it after the game and at training and so forth. There has not been any team meeting, you can’t call it a crisis after you lose one game.” This match, then represents a chance to put the record straight, against a team from the European second tier who have consistently over-performed in the last few seasons. But not this year: Die Schwarzgelben have been a let down this season in Europe and have just two points to show for their efforts. Spurs have ten, so qualification is already assured, but they could do with a solid performance tonight for morale's sake. Tottenham were favoured to win the north London derby and were criticised on multiple fronts after the poor showing but Mauricio Pochettino has welcomed the increased expectations saying it showed the club's improvement during his reign. "The expectation now is that we win the Champions League and Premier League and I am happy with the pressure and the criticism," Pochettino added. "It means people expect more of us. We know very well we have improved in every single aspect." We will have the team news and the build-up as soon as the sides are named, hope you enjoy the evening. Oh, it's Tyers by the way. Hello.  

Borussia Dortmund 1 Tottenham 2: Harry Kane rises to the task to ensure Spurs finish on top

It was only 20 months ago that Tottenham Hotspur effectively gave up on Europe and left Dortmund as three-goal losers, but it was the Germans who bowed out of the Champions League on Tuesday night as Mauricio Pochettino’s men clinched top spot in Group H. Goals from Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son meant that Spurs will finish above Real Madrid in a group many people predicted would see them relegated to the Europa League once again. “The season before, we were watching the draw and we thought ‘Oh Monaco, Leverkusen and CSKA’ and we thought we had a chance for the next stage,” said Pochettino. “This draw, we looked and thought ‘OK we are going to compete’. And look now we are first, top of the table. Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Apoel was always difficult, but we tried to enjoy it and be competitive and try to win, that was the idea in every single game.” Unbeaten in this season’s Champions League, this is a stronger Tottenham squad than we have seen for quite some time. One that can bounce straight back from a north London derby defeat to Arsenal and one that can fight back from falling behind in Dortmund. It is also one that can cope with change, unlike when Pochettino rested most of his stars in the Europa League in 2016 and Dortmund took full advantage. Pochettino rotated his full-backs, but his biggest changes on Tuesday night were in midfield and in attack. The Tottenham manager moved Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen back to play in the centre of midfield with Harry Winks, and Son partnered Kane in a front two. The reshuffle proved to be a masterstroke, as Kane and Son cancelled out Dortmund bad boy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener, and both men were assisted by Alli. Running free: Dele Alli was allowed too much time and space Credit: Reuters Alli had been anonymous against Arsenal, but was close to his best in Dortmund and managed to avoid getting himself into any trouble with referee Clement Turpin. Turpin was in charge of the England match in which the 21 year-old was caught making an offensive gesture and subsequently banned for one international match, but the official can have only admired Alli’s performance this time around. “I am so happy about Dele, of course,” said Pochettino. “He can play behind the striker or like a number eight because he has the quality, talent and capacity to cope with different positions.” Kane may not be much more than half fit, but he only needed half a chance to take a step closer to hitting his target of 50 goals for the calendar year. The striker made it six goals in the Champions League this season by netting Tottenham’s equaliser against Dortmund and took his tally for club and country in 2017 to 46. Dortmund's Andrey Yarmolenko, left, is challenged by Tottenham's Danny Rose  Credit: AP “He’s a great striker, a great player,” said Pochettino. “This type of player like Harry, if you give some situations, they don’t need many opportunities to score. It’s fantastic for him to score.” Son’s winner was his eighth career goal in 10 games against Dortmund, dating back to his time at Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg. The big news in Dortmund had been the recall of Aubameyang, following his omission for disciplinary reasons. The striker missed a great chance before getting himself straight back into the club’s good books. Having already set his team-mate up once and tested Hugo Lloris himself, Andriy Yarmolenko flicked the ball expertly into Aubameyang’s path in the 31st minute and the Gabon international made no mistake by driving the ball low beyond Hugo Lloris and into the net. Bad boy: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored but did not celebrate Credit: AFP Eriksen tried to get Spus back on level terms quickly, but his tame effort from outside the penalty area was easily gathered by Burki before the goalkeeper produced two brilliant saves to keep the hosts ahead. First, Burki prevented Eriksen from scoring after the Dane had tried to finish off a lovely move he had started. And, from the corner, Eric Dier’s header looked to be heading in until Burki somehow palmed the ball out. Alli’s best work during the opening 45 minutes had come inside his own penalty area, when he managed to get in the way of Raphael Guerreiro’s flicked header. But Alli was involved at the other end of the pitch at the start of the second half, as Tottenham got back on level terms. Hail: Roman Burki made one world class save Credit: Reuters Kane had been quiet in the first period as he works his way towards full fitness after hurting his knee against Crystal Palace, but the striker was on target just four minutes after the break with what was his first sniff of the goal. The returning Danny Rose won possession and found Alli, who passed to Kane and the England international beat Burki with a shot low into the goalkeeper’s right-hand corner. Kane turned provider shortly afterwards with a back-heel into the path of Alli, who was off target with his right-foot effort. But the winner eventually came with 14 minutes remaining, as Alli got his second assist of the evening by laying the ball off for Son to net yet another goal against Dortmund. 9:43PM Full time: Borussia Dortmund 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 That'll do it. Nice workout for Spurs, and with a very tasty prize at the end of it: topping their Champions League group. Dortmund, while having some attacking talent, are a shell of the side that were regularly among the top few in Europe just a couple of years back.  Matt Law will be here with his match report very shortly. I shall bid you good night. 9:39PM 90 mins That Toljan one has shoulder barged Broadway Danny Rose, and who amongst us has not occasionally fancied doing that? A booking for Toljan, who misses the next match. 9:37PM Roman Holiday!  This has to be a first. Dortmund take off their keeper Roman Burki, and bring on their sub keeper.... Roman Weidenfeller. Double Roman! Go on sir. He's 37, and he looks as pleased as punch. Roman Weidenfeller having a lie down yesterday Credit: Bongarts 9:34PM 87 mins Crikey, poor Fernando Llorente. What has HAPPENED to the lad? Only a few seasons ago he was one of the most feared strikers in Europe, he now looks like he barely knows what the goal IS, much less how to kick the ball in it. He's sent through by Son, and should have scored. But his touch is absolutely woeful, and it means that poor Burki can/has to rush out. Llorente might not be able to hit the target, but he's hit poor Roman Burki here, absolutely battered the chap. Stretchered off. 9:29PM 85 mins Kane's coming off, he'll be better for the run. To say nothing of the goal. Oh, Llorente's on. Eriksen off, Sissoko on. 9:28PM 83 mins These might be a shambles at the back but they're useful going forward. Here's Yarmers coing out wide, sliding it down the right flank for Aubameyang, he crosses and it's lucky for Spurs that Dier is there, and lucky for Dier that he manages to slot it behind, as opposed to in, his own goal. Guerreiro the man lurking. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Christian Eriksen, 81 min) Dembélé in - Alli out 9:24PM 80 mins Here's Erikssen now, allowed to wander happy and free through the Rur Valley sized hole in this Dortmund defence. Alli picks him out, Eriksen heads over. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Christian Eriksen, 81 min) Omer Toprak on for Zagadou, who was getting treatment a second ago. I'm not too sure what happened, rest well, you mighty giraffe. 9:21PM GOAL! Son! Spurs! Cracking finish from Son, but it all comes about from brave, game work from Alli. Alli has two for company out on the left flank, he pulls away, beating the hapless Bartra far too easily and teeing up Son, who crunches the drive home. Good persistence from Dele Alli but "there is no way that Alli should come away from that situation with the ball" as Owen Hargreaves. Just so, Owen. That was pathetic from Dortmund. Poor coach Bosz must be tearing his one remaining hair out. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Son Heung-Min, 76 min) 9:13PM 68 mins Foul by Aurier gives Dortmund a usefully placed free. Where's the big man? Gie it to tha big man. Zagadou lurking but not able to get involved with this delivery. 9:12PM 67 mins Spurs are starting to happen, this is a really nice quick move. Winks, having a good game, is prompting. Broadway Danny Rose bombing forward. Alli looking more like himself. nearly finding Sir Harry. It's all good. They're getting back to something like their best here. But Dortmund still carry a hope here. 9:09PM 64 mins Kagawa, nice little player, but he's done nada tonight. Comes off. Castro on. 9:06PM 61 mins A sloppy Sally, that Bartra, he's given it away in a bad position. Offside flag saves his blushes. 9:02PM 58 mins Yarmolenko is a curious case. Built like a brick privvy, bit of a wuss, lovely skills, looks like a centre forward but likes to drift out wide. 8:57PM 53 mins Yarmolenko heads the ball and falls over in pain. Iron man Yarmolenko they call him. The ref stops the match while they check his head is okay. Gawd, Madrid have got TWO more. That's 0-6 an counting. Ronaldo has his second. Dortmund must be badly regretting the fact that they twice failed to beat the Cypriots. 8:55PM 51 mins Clear booking for skipper Schmelzer for a sore foul on Aurier. 8:54PM Well done Sir Harry WE'RE LEVEL! Guess who? #COYSpic.twitter.com/Zzelx3smwG— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 Honourable mention to Danny Rose in that goal, it was he who pressured Toljan into an error, and then slipped it to Alli.  8:52PM GOAL! Harry Kane!  You Spurs! As Glenn and Jermaine were just saying. Alli plays the ball into Kane and his first touch, to  be fair, is awful. It pings off his shin, but he gets the rub of the green and it just sits up nicely, shifted to open up a shot. He strikes it okay, and it's in. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 1 Spurs (Harry Kane, 49 min) 8:49PM Ha A snapshot of what life under a Sean Dyche dictatorship might be like. pic.twitter.com/otYJ6IT0sM— Matt Summers (@Matchewww) November 20, 2017 8:49PM 46 mins Dortmund kick off, no changes for either side. Mousa Dembele warmed up con brio during the break. 8:48PM The players are back out Let's hope we have another half like that one, enjoyable stuff. Jenas: "Harry's not quite right. It's sometimes when you're coming back from injuries it's not so much that you are not fit but you are not confident [in your physical game]." Hoddle: "I think he is worried about his hamstring." 8:32PM Half time: Borussia Dortmund 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 A world-class save, and a world-class little flick to set up a goal were the highlights. But Spurs have probably been the better side and I fancy them to get something out of this, still. Sorry, Cyprus pals, it's four. Benzema has his second after neat from one C Ronaldo. 8:30PM 43 mins Son down under a tackled from Bartra. Kane with the freekick but it's an abject effort. Harry's been a little quiet. Is Eriksen just finished with free kicks? Why do we always let Kane take them now? They're never good.— Spurs News Today (@TodaySpurs) November 21, 2017 8:29PM 42 mins It's a pasting in Cyprus though, Madrid are three nil up. Nacho the man this time. Nacho, Nacho man. 8:27PM 40 mins And this save is even better! This is a fantastic bit of goalkeeping. A spot-on corner from Spurs, Dier with a perfect header but the lad Roman Burli has produced a proper worldie, somehow clawing it away. 8:26PM 39 mins Nice move Spurs. Like a dagger, sir. A dagger! It's a brisk move down the left, a low Son centre, and a crisp shot from Eriksen. Good save Burki! Corner. 8:25PM 38 mins Further bad news for the Germans,  Madrid have scored their second against Nicosia. 8:20PM 34 mins Aubameyang sent through again, and this is a superb tackle from Dier. 8:19PM 32 mins Spurs look to hit back right away. Win a corner. Cleared. 8:18PM GOAL! Dortmund! Aubameyang! And it's lovely, lovely stuff. Spurs pressing with a high line, nice ball played by Guerreiro in to Yarmolenko for a gorgeous flick that opens Spurs up and sends Aubameyang through. He slots it home this time. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 0 Spurs (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31 min) 8:16PM 28 mins In the build up, one heard about how Dortmund were a bit of a defensive shambles, but Toljan is defending well. Denies Rose. Vertonghen is being allowed to pick out passes. 8:14PM 24 mins The big man Zagadou is having a good game, keeping Son away from goal here after a nice Spurs move. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Son Heung-Min, 24 min) 8:10PM 23 mins Aurier excellent run down the flank, he's overlapping at pace. Schmelzer, the full back, is getting a roasting.  Aurier showing his mettle at the other end now with a well judged interception. 8:05PM 18 mins Yarmolenko has been the best in show so far, and chips the ball forward now for Aubameyang. The three Spurs centre backs step up, the two wing backs don't, and Aubameyang is clean through. Fluffs the chance horribly. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in a poor trot. He made a wonderful start to the season, scoring 15 (FIFTEEN) in the first 12 games but he has not found the net now for five matches. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 19 min) More bad news for Dortmund: Modric  has scored for Real Madrid. 8:04PM 17 mins Very poor from Bartra, dithering and playing an awful back pass under pressure from Kane. He's a very fortunate Marc Bartra, in that the ref rules that The People's Harry had fouled him. Doubtful. 8:01PM 14 mins Aurier with some impressive defensive nous and positioning, snuffs out an elegant ball from Yarmo. 7:59PM 12 mins That's a nice bit of play, moment of the match so far. Intricate, clever attacking stuff from Borussia D, and Yarmolenko is able to curl a shot at goal. Attempt Saved: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Andriy Yarmolenko, 13 min) 7:56PM 8 mins Corner for Dortmund, Schmelzer aims it at Zagadou, who is a lovely big boy and dangerous from a set-piece. Spurs are well aware that he is an aerial threat, but knowing and preventing are two separate things. Zagadou, all 1.96 metres of him, up to win the header. Effort at goal, but very weak. Bounce back? Spurs train Credit: Getty 7:52PM 6 mins Yarmolenko, an exciting talent going forward, is chopped down by Rose. 7:51PM 5 mins Rose makes some decent progress forward. Spurs have another corner. Decent ball in, Alli within a whisker of having a chance there. 7:49PM 3 mins Dele finds Son with a good ball over the Dortmund high line, Son strong run. No support. Wins a corner from the challenge with Zagadou. Corner. Nothing doing. 7:48PM 2 mins Spurs are top if they match Madrid's result. Peter Bosz, the Dortmund coach, is 54 today. 7:47PM 1 mins  Kick off. Whites v yellow and back. Spurs with three at the back, Dier on the right, Vertonghen on the left, Sanchez in the middle. Weigl with an early foul. He's on a yellow prior to the match, as is Toljan. 7:46PM Ruddy Buquet is on deputy linesman detail, good to see. Referee is Clement Turpin, to whom Dele Alli appeared to give the finger playing for England 7:41PM Also on Telegraph.co.uk We've got live blogs of  Man City vs Feyenoord and  Sevilla vs Liverpool 7:39PM Hat act Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund Credit: Getty 7:30PM The players are out on the pitch Here is Poch: "we want to finish on the top, will be difficult because Dortmund is fighting to stay in the Champion League. We have a great squad [hence four changes]. Give some frehsness to the teams. We are in a different peiod to the last time we played Dortmund." 7:23PM Owen Hargreaves on BT Sport "Dortmund had so many issues in that match against Wembley, that was really the start of their struggles. They have been so vulnerable defensively. This is a good time for Tottenham to play them. "Both team are incredibly dangerous going forward. I am expecting an exciting game." 7:10PM Mellow yellow Signal Iduna Park, home of Borussia Dortmund Credit: Getty 7:08PM Tottenham line up, p'raps Tottenham v Dortmund Credit: BT Sport 3 7:06PM Here is how the telly see the teams lining up Credit: BT Sport 3 6:58PM So Danny Rose returns to the XI Poch left him out of the matchday squad at the weekend, but whatever was going on there appears to have been sufficiently resolved for him to be selected for this match*. Well done Broadway Danny Rose. * unimportant match. 6:46PM Noice Our dressing room in Dortmund looking#COYSpic.twitter.com/pdteIRtgwI— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 6:41PM Tough place to come carved out of rock, innit. 1 - @BVB have lost just 1 of 11 home games against English clubs (W6 D4) and have never conceded more than 1 goal in these games. Fortress.#BVBTHFCpic.twitter.com/VTOXyIeWMV— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) November 21, 2017 6:37PM Here's the Spurs team #THFC: Lloris (C), Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Winks, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane. #COYSpic.twitter.com/1sfXv7Qkrj— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 6:28PM Can Tottenham bounce back from the Arsenal game? Spurs were really disappointing at the weekend, losing 2-0 to their greatest rivals and really puncturing all the talk of North London supremacy. Spurs were outplayed, and they were at times out-fought by Arsenal, and there will be major concerns about the performance, not least because key trio Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen looked short of fitness, sharpness, or both. Eriksen said this week: "It’s probably good that we have a game so quickly afterwards and you can have a bit of revenge, you can show the world that you are a bit better than what you saw last Saturday." “The players spoke about it after the game and at training and so forth. There has not been any team meeting, you can’t call it a crisis after you lose one game.” This match, then represents a chance to put the record straight, against a team from the European second tier who have consistently over-performed in the last few seasons. But not this year: Die Schwarzgelben have been a let down this season in Europe and have just two points to show for their efforts. Spurs have ten, so qualification is already assured, but they could do with a solid performance tonight for morale's sake. Tottenham were favoured to win the north London derby and were criticised on multiple fronts after the poor showing but Mauricio Pochettino has welcomed the increased expectations saying it showed the club's improvement during his reign. "The expectation now is that we win the Champions League and Premier League and I am happy with the pressure and the criticism," Pochettino added. "It means people expect more of us. We know very well we have improved in every single aspect." We will have the team news and the build-up as soon as the sides are named, hope you enjoy the evening. Oh, it's Tyers by the way. Hello.  

Borussia Dortmund 1 Tottenham 2: Harry Kane rises to the task to ensure Spurs finish on top

It was only 20 months ago that Tottenham Hotspur effectively gave up on Europe and left Dortmund as three-goal losers, but it was the Germans who bowed out of the Champions League on Tuesday night as Mauricio Pochettino’s men clinched top spot in Group H. Goals from Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son meant that Spurs will finish above Real Madrid in a group many people predicted would see them relegated to the Europa League once again. “The season before, we were watching the draw and we thought ‘Oh Monaco, Leverkusen and CSKA’ and we thought we had a chance for the next stage,” said Pochettino. “This draw, we looked and thought ‘OK we are going to compete’. And look now we are first, top of the table. Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Apoel was always difficult, but we tried to enjoy it and be competitive and try to win, that was the idea in every single game.” Unbeaten in this season’s Champions League, this is a stronger Tottenham squad than we have seen for quite some time. One that can bounce straight back from a north London derby defeat to Arsenal and one that can fight back from falling behind in Dortmund. It is also one that can cope with change, unlike when Pochettino rested most of his stars in the Europa League in 2016 and Dortmund took full advantage. Pochettino rotated his full-backs, but his biggest changes on Tuesday night were in midfield and in attack. The Tottenham manager moved Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen back to play in the centre of midfield with Harry Winks, and Son partnered Kane in a front two. The reshuffle proved to be a masterstroke, as Kane and Son cancelled out Dortmund bad boy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener, and both men were assisted by Alli. Running free: Dele Alli was allowed too much time and space Credit: Reuters Alli had been anonymous against Arsenal, but was close to his best in Dortmund and managed to avoid getting himself into any trouble with referee Clement Turpin. Turpin was in charge of the England match in which the 21 year-old was caught making an offensive gesture and subsequently banned for one international match, but the official can have only admired Alli’s performance this time around. “I am so happy about Dele, of course,” said Pochettino. “He can play behind the striker or like a number eight because he has the quality, talent and capacity to cope with different positions.” Kane may not be much more than half fit, but he only needed half a chance to take a step closer to hitting his target of 50 goals for the calendar year. The striker made it six goals in the Champions League this season by netting Tottenham’s equaliser against Dortmund and took his tally for club and country in 2017 to 46. Dortmund's Andrey Yarmolenko, left, is challenged by Tottenham's Danny Rose  Credit: AP “He’s a great striker, a great player,” said Pochettino. “This type of player like Harry, if you give some situations, they don’t need many opportunities to score. It’s fantastic for him to score.” Son’s winner was his eighth career goal in 10 games against Dortmund, dating back to his time at Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg. The big news in Dortmund had been the recall of Aubameyang, following his omission for disciplinary reasons. The striker missed a great chance before getting himself straight back into the club’s good books. Having already set his team-mate up once and tested Hugo Lloris himself, Andriy Yarmolenko flicked the ball expertly into Aubameyang’s path in the 31st minute and the Gabon international made no mistake by driving the ball low beyond Hugo Lloris and into the net. Bad boy: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored but did not celebrate Credit: AFP Eriksen tried to get Spus back on level terms quickly, but his tame effort from outside the penalty area was easily gathered by Burki before the goalkeeper produced two brilliant saves to keep the hosts ahead. First, Burki prevented Eriksen from scoring after the Dane had tried to finish off a lovely move he had started. And, from the corner, Eric Dier’s header looked to be heading in until Burki somehow palmed the ball out. Alli’s best work during the opening 45 minutes had come inside his own penalty area, when he managed to get in the way of Raphael Guerreiro’s flicked header. But Alli was involved at the other end of the pitch at the start of the second half, as Tottenham got back on level terms. Hail: Roman Burki made one world class save Credit: Reuters Kane had been quiet in the first period as he works his way towards full fitness after hurting his knee against Crystal Palace, but the striker was on target just four minutes after the break with what was his first sniff of the goal. The returning Danny Rose won possession and found Alli, who passed to Kane and the England international beat Burki with a shot low into the goalkeeper’s right-hand corner. Kane turned provider shortly afterwards with a back-heel into the path of Alli, who was off target with his right-foot effort. But the winner eventually came with 14 minutes remaining, as Alli got his second assist of the evening by laying the ball off for Son to net yet another goal against Dortmund. 9:43PM Full time: Borussia Dortmund 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 That'll do it. Nice workout for Spurs, and with a very tasty prize at the end of it: topping their Champions League group. Dortmund, while having some attacking talent, are a shell of the side that were regularly among the top few in Europe just a couple of years back.  Matt Law will be here with his match report very shortly. I shall bid you good night. 9:39PM 90 mins That Toljan one has shoulder barged Broadway Danny Rose, and who amongst us has not occasionally fancied doing that? A booking for Toljan, who misses the next match. 9:37PM Roman Holiday!  This has to be a first. Dortmund take off their keeper Roman Burki, and bring on their sub keeper.... Roman Weidenfeller. Double Roman! Go on sir. He's 37, and he looks as pleased as punch. Roman Weidenfeller having a lie down yesterday Credit: Bongarts 9:34PM 87 mins Crikey, poor Fernando Llorente. What has HAPPENED to the lad? Only a few seasons ago he was one of the most feared strikers in Europe, he now looks like he barely knows what the goal IS, much less how to kick the ball in it. He's sent through by Son, and should have scored. But his touch is absolutely woeful, and it means that poor Burki can/has to rush out. Llorente might not be able to hit the target, but he's hit poor Roman Burki here, absolutely battered the chap. Stretchered off. 9:29PM 85 mins Kane's coming off, he'll be better for the run. To say nothing of the goal. Oh, Llorente's on. Eriksen off, Sissoko on. 9:28PM 83 mins These might be a shambles at the back but they're useful going forward. Here's Yarmers coing out wide, sliding it down the right flank for Aubameyang, he crosses and it's lucky for Spurs that Dier is there, and lucky for Dier that he manages to slot it behind, as opposed to in, his own goal. Guerreiro the man lurking. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Christian Eriksen, 81 min) Dembélé in - Alli out 9:24PM 80 mins Here's Erikssen now, allowed to wander happy and free through the Rur Valley sized hole in this Dortmund defence. Alli picks him out, Eriksen heads over. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Christian Eriksen, 81 min) Omer Toprak on for Zagadou, who was getting treatment a second ago. I'm not too sure what happened, rest well, you mighty giraffe. 9:21PM GOAL! Son! Spurs! Cracking finish from Son, but it all comes about from brave, game work from Alli. Alli has two for company out on the left flank, he pulls away, beating the hapless Bartra far too easily and teeing up Son, who crunches the drive home. Good persistence from Dele Alli but "there is no way that Alli should come away from that situation with the ball" as Owen Hargreaves. Just so, Owen. That was pathetic from Dortmund. Poor coach Bosz must be tearing his one remaining hair out. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Son Heung-Min, 76 min) 9:13PM 68 mins Foul by Aurier gives Dortmund a usefully placed free. Where's the big man? Gie it to tha big man. Zagadou lurking but not able to get involved with this delivery. 9:12PM 67 mins Spurs are starting to happen, this is a really nice quick move. Winks, having a good game, is prompting. Broadway Danny Rose bombing forward. Alli looking more like himself. nearly finding Sir Harry. It's all good. They're getting back to something like their best here. But Dortmund still carry a hope here. 9:09PM 64 mins Kagawa, nice little player, but he's done nada tonight. Comes off. Castro on. 9:06PM 61 mins A sloppy Sally, that Bartra, he's given it away in a bad position. Offside flag saves his blushes. 9:02PM 58 mins Yarmolenko is a curious case. Built like a brick privvy, bit of a wuss, lovely skills, looks like a centre forward but likes to drift out wide. 8:57PM 53 mins Yarmolenko heads the ball and falls over in pain. Iron man Yarmolenko they call him. The ref stops the match while they check his head is okay. Gawd, Madrid have got TWO more. That's 0-6 an counting. Ronaldo has his second. Dortmund must be badly regretting the fact that they twice failed to beat the Cypriots. 8:55PM 51 mins Clear booking for skipper Schmelzer for a sore foul on Aurier. 8:54PM Well done Sir Harry WE'RE LEVEL! Guess who? #COYSpic.twitter.com/Zzelx3smwG— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 Honourable mention to Danny Rose in that goal, it was he who pressured Toljan into an error, and then slipped it to Alli.  8:52PM GOAL! Harry Kane!  You Spurs! As Glenn and Jermaine were just saying. Alli plays the ball into Kane and his first touch, to  be fair, is awful. It pings off his shin, but he gets the rub of the green and it just sits up nicely, shifted to open up a shot. He strikes it okay, and it's in. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 1 Spurs (Harry Kane, 49 min) 8:49PM Ha A snapshot of what life under a Sean Dyche dictatorship might be like. pic.twitter.com/otYJ6IT0sM— Matt Summers (@Matchewww) November 20, 2017 8:49PM 46 mins Dortmund kick off, no changes for either side. Mousa Dembele warmed up con brio during the break. 8:48PM The players are back out Let's hope we have another half like that one, enjoyable stuff. Jenas: "Harry's not quite right. It's sometimes when you're coming back from injuries it's not so much that you are not fit but you are not confident [in your physical game]." Hoddle: "I think he is worried about his hamstring." 8:32PM Half time: Borussia Dortmund 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 A world-class save, and a world-class little flick to set up a goal were the highlights. But Spurs have probably been the better side and I fancy them to get something out of this, still. Sorry, Cyprus pals, it's four. Benzema has his second after neat from one C Ronaldo. 8:30PM 43 mins Son down under a tackled from Bartra. Kane with the freekick but it's an abject effort. Harry's been a little quiet. Is Eriksen just finished with free kicks? Why do we always let Kane take them now? They're never good.— Spurs News Today (@TodaySpurs) November 21, 2017 8:29PM 42 mins It's a pasting in Cyprus though, Madrid are three nil up. Nacho the man this time. Nacho, Nacho man. 8:27PM 40 mins And this save is even better! This is a fantastic bit of goalkeeping. A spot-on corner from Spurs, Dier with a perfect header but the lad Roman Burli has produced a proper worldie, somehow clawing it away. 8:26PM 39 mins Nice move Spurs. Like a dagger, sir. A dagger! It's a brisk move down the left, a low Son centre, and a crisp shot from Eriksen. Good save Burki! Corner. 8:25PM 38 mins Further bad news for the Germans,  Madrid have scored their second against Nicosia. 8:20PM 34 mins Aubameyang sent through again, and this is a superb tackle from Dier. 8:19PM 32 mins Spurs look to hit back right away. Win a corner. Cleared. 8:18PM GOAL! Dortmund! Aubameyang! And it's lovely, lovely stuff. Spurs pressing with a high line, nice ball played by Guerreiro in to Yarmolenko for a gorgeous flick that opens Spurs up and sends Aubameyang through. He slots it home this time. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 0 Spurs (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31 min) 8:16PM 28 mins In the build up, one heard about how Dortmund were a bit of a defensive shambles, but Toljan is defending well. Denies Rose. Vertonghen is being allowed to pick out passes. 8:14PM 24 mins The big man Zagadou is having a good game, keeping Son away from goal here after a nice Spurs move. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Son Heung-Min, 24 min) 8:10PM 23 mins Aurier excellent run down the flank, he's overlapping at pace. Schmelzer, the full back, is getting a roasting.  Aurier showing his mettle at the other end now with a well judged interception. 8:05PM 18 mins Yarmolenko has been the best in show so far, and chips the ball forward now for Aubameyang. The three Spurs centre backs step up, the two wing backs don't, and Aubameyang is clean through. Fluffs the chance horribly. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in a poor trot. He made a wonderful start to the season, scoring 15 (FIFTEEN) in the first 12 games but he has not found the net now for five matches. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 19 min) More bad news for Dortmund: Modric  has scored for Real Madrid. 8:04PM 17 mins Very poor from Bartra, dithering and playing an awful back pass under pressure from Kane. He's a very fortunate Marc Bartra, in that the ref rules that The People's Harry had fouled him. Doubtful. 8:01PM 14 mins Aurier with some impressive defensive nous and positioning, snuffs out an elegant ball from Yarmo. 7:59PM 12 mins That's a nice bit of play, moment of the match so far. Intricate, clever attacking stuff from Borussia D, and Yarmolenko is able to curl a shot at goal. Attempt Saved: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Andriy Yarmolenko, 13 min) 7:56PM 8 mins Corner for Dortmund, Schmelzer aims it at Zagadou, who is a lovely big boy and dangerous from a set-piece. Spurs are well aware that he is an aerial threat, but knowing and preventing are two separate things. Zagadou, all 1.96 metres of him, up to win the header. Effort at goal, but very weak. Bounce back? Spurs train Credit: Getty 7:52PM 6 mins Yarmolenko, an exciting talent going forward, is chopped down by Rose. 7:51PM 5 mins Rose makes some decent progress forward. Spurs have another corner. Decent ball in, Alli within a whisker of having a chance there. 7:49PM 3 mins Dele finds Son with a good ball over the Dortmund high line, Son strong run. No support. Wins a corner from the challenge with Zagadou. Corner. Nothing doing. 7:48PM 2 mins Spurs are top if they match Madrid's result. Peter Bosz, the Dortmund coach, is 54 today. 7:47PM 1 mins  Kick off. Whites v yellow and back. Spurs with three at the back, Dier on the right, Vertonghen on the left, Sanchez in the middle. Weigl with an early foul. He's on a yellow prior to the match, as is Toljan. 7:46PM Ruddy Buquet is on deputy linesman detail, good to see. Referee is Clement Turpin, to whom Dele Alli appeared to give the finger playing for England 7:41PM Also on Telegraph.co.uk We've got live blogs of  Man City vs Feyenoord and  Sevilla vs Liverpool 7:39PM Hat act Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund Credit: Getty 7:30PM The players are out on the pitch Here is Poch: "we want to finish on the top, will be difficult because Dortmund is fighting to stay in the Champion League. We have a great squad [hence four changes]. Give some frehsness to the teams. We are in a different peiod to the last time we played Dortmund." 7:23PM Owen Hargreaves on BT Sport "Dortmund had so many issues in that match against Wembley, that was really the start of their struggles. They have been so vulnerable defensively. This is a good time for Tottenham to play them. "Both team are incredibly dangerous going forward. I am expecting an exciting game." 7:10PM Mellow yellow Signal Iduna Park, home of Borussia Dortmund Credit: Getty 7:08PM Tottenham line up, p'raps Tottenham v Dortmund Credit: BT Sport 3 7:06PM Here is how the telly see the teams lining up Credit: BT Sport 3 6:58PM So Danny Rose returns to the XI Poch left him out of the matchday squad at the weekend, but whatever was going on there appears to have been sufficiently resolved for him to be selected for this match*. Well done Broadway Danny Rose. * unimportant match. 6:46PM Noice Our dressing room in Dortmund looking#COYSpic.twitter.com/pdteIRtgwI— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 6:41PM Tough place to come carved out of rock, innit. 1 - @BVB have lost just 1 of 11 home games against English clubs (W6 D4) and have never conceded more than 1 goal in these games. Fortress.#BVBTHFCpic.twitter.com/VTOXyIeWMV— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) November 21, 2017 6:37PM Here's the Spurs team #THFC: Lloris (C), Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Winks, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane. #COYSpic.twitter.com/1sfXv7Qkrj— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 6:28PM Can Tottenham bounce back from the Arsenal game? Spurs were really disappointing at the weekend, losing 2-0 to their greatest rivals and really puncturing all the talk of North London supremacy. Spurs were outplayed, and they were at times out-fought by Arsenal, and there will be major concerns about the performance, not least because key trio Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen looked short of fitness, sharpness, or both. Eriksen said this week: "It’s probably good that we have a game so quickly afterwards and you can have a bit of revenge, you can show the world that you are a bit better than what you saw last Saturday." “The players spoke about it after the game and at training and so forth. There has not been any team meeting, you can’t call it a crisis after you lose one game.” This match, then represents a chance to put the record straight, against a team from the European second tier who have consistently over-performed in the last few seasons. But not this year: Die Schwarzgelben have been a let down this season in Europe and have just two points to show for their efforts. Spurs have ten, so qualification is already assured, but they could do with a solid performance tonight for morale's sake. Tottenham were favoured to win the north London derby and were criticised on multiple fronts after the poor showing but Mauricio Pochettino has welcomed the increased expectations saying it showed the club's improvement during his reign. "The expectation now is that we win the Champions League and Premier League and I am happy with the pressure and the criticism," Pochettino added. "It means people expect more of us. We know very well we have improved in every single aspect." We will have the team news and the build-up as soon as the sides are named, hope you enjoy the evening. Oh, it's Tyers by the way. Hello.  

Borussia Dortmund 1 Tottenham 2: Harry Kane rises to the task to ensure Spurs finish on top

It was only 20 months ago that Tottenham Hotspur effectively gave up on Europe and left Dortmund as three-goal losers, but it was the Germans who bowed out of the Champions League on Tuesday night as Mauricio Pochettino’s men clinched top spot in Group H. Goals from Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son meant that Spurs will finish above Real Madrid in a group many people predicted would see them relegated to the Europa League once again. “The season before, we were watching the draw and we thought ‘Oh Monaco, Leverkusen and CSKA’ and we thought we had a chance for the next stage,” said Pochettino. “This draw, we looked and thought ‘OK we are going to compete’. And look now we are first, top of the table. Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Apoel was always difficult, but we tried to enjoy it and be competitive and try to win, that was the idea in every single game.” Unbeaten in this season’s Champions League, this is a stronger Tottenham squad than we have seen for quite some time. One that can bounce straight back from a north London derby defeat to Arsenal and one that can fight back from falling behind in Dortmund. It is also one that can cope with change, unlike when Pochettino rested most of his stars in the Europa League in 2016 and Dortmund took full advantage. Pochettino rotated his full-backs, but his biggest changes on Tuesday night were in midfield and in attack. The Tottenham manager moved Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen back to play in the centre of midfield with Harry Winks, and Son partnered Kane in a front two. The reshuffle proved to be a masterstroke, as Kane and Son cancelled out Dortmund bad boy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener, and both men were assisted by Alli. Running free: Dele Alli was allowed too much time and space Credit: Reuters Alli had been anonymous against Arsenal, but was close to his best in Dortmund and managed to avoid getting himself into any trouble with referee Clement Turpin. Turpin was in charge of the England match in which the 21 year-old was caught making an offensive gesture and subsequently banned for one international match, but the official can have only admired Alli’s performance this time around. “I am so happy about Dele, of course,” said Pochettino. “He can play behind the striker or like a number eight because he has the quality, talent and capacity to cope with different positions.” Kane may not be much more than half fit, but he only needed half a chance to take a step closer to hitting his target of 50 goals for the calendar year. The striker made it six goals in the Champions League this season by netting Tottenham’s equaliser against Dortmund and took his tally for club and country in 2017 to 46. Dortmund's Andrey Yarmolenko, left, is challenged by Tottenham's Danny Rose  Credit: AP “He’s a great striker, a great player,” said Pochettino. “This type of player like Harry, if you give some situations, they don’t need many opportunities to score. It’s fantastic for him to score.” Son’s winner was his eighth career goal in 10 games against Dortmund, dating back to his time at Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg. The big news in Dortmund had been the recall of Aubameyang, following his omission for disciplinary reasons. The striker missed a great chance before getting himself straight back into the club’s good books. Having already set his team-mate up once and tested Hugo Lloris himself, Andriy Yarmolenko flicked the ball expertly into Aubameyang’s path in the 31st minute and the Gabon international made no mistake by driving the ball low beyond Hugo Lloris and into the net. Bad boy: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored but did not celebrate Credit: AFP Eriksen tried to get Spus back on level terms quickly, but his tame effort from outside the penalty area was easily gathered by Burki before the goalkeeper produced two brilliant saves to keep the hosts ahead. First, Burki prevented Eriksen from scoring after the Dane had tried to finish off a lovely move he had started. And, from the corner, Eric Dier’s header looked to be heading in until Burki somehow palmed the ball out. Alli’s best work during the opening 45 minutes had come inside his own penalty area, when he managed to get in the way of Raphael Guerreiro’s flicked header. But Alli was involved at the other end of the pitch at the start of the second half, as Tottenham got back on level terms. Hail: Roman Burki made one world class save Credit: Reuters Kane had been quiet in the first period as he works his way towards full fitness after hurting his knee against Crystal Palace, but the striker was on target just four minutes after the break with what was his first sniff of the goal. The returning Danny Rose won possession and found Alli, who passed to Kane and the England international beat Burki with a shot low into the goalkeeper’s right-hand corner. Kane turned provider shortly afterwards with a back-heel into the path of Alli, who was off target with his right-foot effort. But the winner eventually came with 14 minutes remaining, as Alli got his second assist of the evening by laying the ball off for Son to net yet another goal against Dortmund. 9:43PM Full time: Borussia Dortmund 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 That'll do it. Nice workout for Spurs, and with a very tasty prize at the end of it: topping their Champions League group. Dortmund, while having some attacking talent, are a shell of the side that were regularly among the top few in Europe just a couple of years back.  Matt Law will be here with his match report very shortly. I shall bid you good night. 9:39PM 90 mins That Toljan one has shoulder barged Broadway Danny Rose, and who amongst us has not occasionally fancied doing that? A booking for Toljan, who misses the next match. 9:37PM Roman Holiday!  This has to be a first. Dortmund take off their keeper Roman Burki, and bring on their sub keeper.... Roman Weidenfeller. Double Roman! Go on sir. He's 37, and he looks as pleased as punch. Roman Weidenfeller having a lie down yesterday Credit: Bongarts 9:34PM 87 mins Crikey, poor Fernando Llorente. What has HAPPENED to the lad? Only a few seasons ago he was one of the most feared strikers in Europe, he now looks like he barely knows what the goal IS, much less how to kick the ball in it. He's sent through by Son, and should have scored. But his touch is absolutely woeful, and it means that poor Burki can/has to rush out. Llorente might not be able to hit the target, but he's hit poor Roman Burki here, absolutely battered the chap. Stretchered off. 9:29PM 85 mins Kane's coming off, he'll be better for the run. To say nothing of the goal. Oh, Llorente's on. Eriksen off, Sissoko on. 9:28PM 83 mins These might be a shambles at the back but they're useful going forward. Here's Yarmers coing out wide, sliding it down the right flank for Aubameyang, he crosses and it's lucky for Spurs that Dier is there, and lucky for Dier that he manages to slot it behind, as opposed to in, his own goal. Guerreiro the man lurking. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Christian Eriksen, 81 min) Dembélé in - Alli out 9:24PM 80 mins Here's Erikssen now, allowed to wander happy and free through the Rur Valley sized hole in this Dortmund defence. Alli picks him out, Eriksen heads over. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Christian Eriksen, 81 min) Omer Toprak on for Zagadou, who was getting treatment a second ago. I'm not too sure what happened, rest well, you mighty giraffe. 9:21PM GOAL! Son! Spurs! Cracking finish from Son, but it all comes about from brave, game work from Alli. Alli has two for company out on the left flank, he pulls away, beating the hapless Bartra far too easily and teeing up Son, who crunches the drive home. Good persistence from Dele Alli but "there is no way that Alli should come away from that situation with the ball" as Owen Hargreaves. Just so, Owen. That was pathetic from Dortmund. Poor coach Bosz must be tearing his one remaining hair out. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Son Heung-Min, 76 min) 9:13PM 68 mins Foul by Aurier gives Dortmund a usefully placed free. Where's the big man? Gie it to tha big man. Zagadou lurking but not able to get involved with this delivery. 9:12PM 67 mins Spurs are starting to happen, this is a really nice quick move. Winks, having a good game, is prompting. Broadway Danny Rose bombing forward. Alli looking more like himself. nearly finding Sir Harry. It's all good. They're getting back to something like their best here. But Dortmund still carry a hope here. 9:09PM 64 mins Kagawa, nice little player, but he's done nada tonight. Comes off. Castro on. 9:06PM 61 mins A sloppy Sally, that Bartra, he's given it away in a bad position. Offside flag saves his blushes. 9:02PM 58 mins Yarmolenko is a curious case. Built like a brick privvy, bit of a wuss, lovely skills, looks like a centre forward but likes to drift out wide. 8:57PM 53 mins Yarmolenko heads the ball and falls over in pain. Iron man Yarmolenko they call him. The ref stops the match while they check his head is okay. Gawd, Madrid have got TWO more. That's 0-6 an counting. Ronaldo has his second. Dortmund must be badly regretting the fact that they twice failed to beat the Cypriots. 8:55PM 51 mins Clear booking for skipper Schmelzer for a sore foul on Aurier. 8:54PM Well done Sir Harry WE'RE LEVEL! Guess who? #COYSpic.twitter.com/Zzelx3smwG— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 Honourable mention to Danny Rose in that goal, it was he who pressured Toljan into an error, and then slipped it to Alli.  8:52PM GOAL! Harry Kane!  You Spurs! As Glenn and Jermaine were just saying. Alli plays the ball into Kane and his first touch, to  be fair, is awful. It pings off his shin, but he gets the rub of the green and it just sits up nicely, shifted to open up a shot. He strikes it okay, and it's in. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 1 Spurs (Harry Kane, 49 min) 8:49PM Ha A snapshot of what life under a Sean Dyche dictatorship might be like. pic.twitter.com/otYJ6IT0sM— Matt Summers (@Matchewww) November 20, 2017 8:49PM 46 mins Dortmund kick off, no changes for either side. Mousa Dembele warmed up con brio during the break. 8:48PM The players are back out Let's hope we have another half like that one, enjoyable stuff. Jenas: "Harry's not quite right. It's sometimes when you're coming back from injuries it's not so much that you are not fit but you are not confident [in your physical game]." Hoddle: "I think he is worried about his hamstring." 8:32PM Half time: Borussia Dortmund 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 A world-class save, and a world-class little flick to set up a goal were the highlights. But Spurs have probably been the better side and I fancy them to get something out of this, still. Sorry, Cyprus pals, it's four. Benzema has his second after neat from one C Ronaldo. 8:30PM 43 mins Son down under a tackled from Bartra. Kane with the freekick but it's an abject effort. Harry's been a little quiet. Is Eriksen just finished with free kicks? Why do we always let Kane take them now? They're never good.— Spurs News Today (@TodaySpurs) November 21, 2017 8:29PM 42 mins It's a pasting in Cyprus though, Madrid are three nil up. Nacho the man this time. Nacho, Nacho man. 8:27PM 40 mins And this save is even better! This is a fantastic bit of goalkeeping. A spot-on corner from Spurs, Dier with a perfect header but the lad Roman Burli has produced a proper worldie, somehow clawing it away. 8:26PM 39 mins Nice move Spurs. Like a dagger, sir. A dagger! It's a brisk move down the left, a low Son centre, and a crisp shot from Eriksen. Good save Burki! Corner. 8:25PM 38 mins Further bad news for the Germans,  Madrid have scored their second against Nicosia. 8:20PM 34 mins Aubameyang sent through again, and this is a superb tackle from Dier. 8:19PM 32 mins Spurs look to hit back right away. Win a corner. Cleared. 8:18PM GOAL! Dortmund! Aubameyang! And it's lovely, lovely stuff. Spurs pressing with a high line, nice ball played by Guerreiro in to Yarmolenko for a gorgeous flick that opens Spurs up and sends Aubameyang through. He slots it home this time. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 0 Spurs (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31 min) 8:16PM 28 mins In the build up, one heard about how Dortmund were a bit of a defensive shambles, but Toljan is defending well. Denies Rose. Vertonghen is being allowed to pick out passes. 8:14PM 24 mins The big man Zagadou is having a good game, keeping Son away from goal here after a nice Spurs move. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Son Heung-Min, 24 min) 8:10PM 23 mins Aurier excellent run down the flank, he's overlapping at pace. Schmelzer, the full back, is getting a roasting.  Aurier showing his mettle at the other end now with a well judged interception. 8:05PM 18 mins Yarmolenko has been the best in show so far, and chips the ball forward now for Aubameyang. The three Spurs centre backs step up, the two wing backs don't, and Aubameyang is clean through. Fluffs the chance horribly. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in a poor trot. He made a wonderful start to the season, scoring 15 (FIFTEEN) in the first 12 games but he has not found the net now for five matches. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 19 min) More bad news for Dortmund: Modric  has scored for Real Madrid. 8:04PM 17 mins Very poor from Bartra, dithering and playing an awful back pass under pressure from Kane. He's a very fortunate Marc Bartra, in that the ref rules that The People's Harry had fouled him. Doubtful. 8:01PM 14 mins Aurier with some impressive defensive nous and positioning, snuffs out an elegant ball from Yarmo. 7:59PM 12 mins That's a nice bit of play, moment of the match so far. Intricate, clever attacking stuff from Borussia D, and Yarmolenko is able to curl a shot at goal. Attempt Saved: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Andriy Yarmolenko, 13 min) 7:56PM 8 mins Corner for Dortmund, Schmelzer aims it at Zagadou, who is a lovely big boy and dangerous from a set-piece. Spurs are well aware that he is an aerial threat, but knowing and preventing are two separate things. Zagadou, all 1.96 metres of him, up to win the header. Effort at goal, but very weak. Bounce back? Spurs train Credit: Getty 7:52PM 6 mins Yarmolenko, an exciting talent going forward, is chopped down by Rose. 7:51PM 5 mins Rose makes some decent progress forward. Spurs have another corner. Decent ball in, Alli within a whisker of having a chance there. 7:49PM 3 mins Dele finds Son with a good ball over the Dortmund high line, Son strong run. No support. Wins a corner from the challenge with Zagadou. Corner. Nothing doing. 7:48PM 2 mins Spurs are top if they match Madrid's result. Peter Bosz, the Dortmund coach, is 54 today. 7:47PM 1 mins  Kick off. Whites v yellow and back. Spurs with three at the back, Dier on the right, Vertonghen on the left, Sanchez in the middle. Weigl with an early foul. He's on a yellow prior to the match, as is Toljan. 7:46PM Ruddy Buquet is on deputy linesman detail, good to see. Referee is Clement Turpin, to whom Dele Alli appeared to give the finger playing for England 7:41PM Also on Telegraph.co.uk We've got live blogs of  Man City vs Feyenoord and  Sevilla vs Liverpool 7:39PM Hat act Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund Credit: Getty 7:30PM The players are out on the pitch Here is Poch: "we want to finish on the top, will be difficult because Dortmund is fighting to stay in the Champion League. We have a great squad [hence four changes]. Give some frehsness to the teams. We are in a different peiod to the last time we played Dortmund." 7:23PM Owen Hargreaves on BT Sport "Dortmund had so many issues in that match against Wembley, that was really the start of their struggles. They have been so vulnerable defensively. This is a good time for Tottenham to play them. "Both team are incredibly dangerous going forward. I am expecting an exciting game." 7:10PM Mellow yellow Signal Iduna Park, home of Borussia Dortmund Credit: Getty 7:08PM Tottenham line up, p'raps Tottenham v Dortmund Credit: BT Sport 3 7:06PM Here is how the telly see the teams lining up Credit: BT Sport 3 6:58PM So Danny Rose returns to the XI Poch left him out of the matchday squad at the weekend, but whatever was going on there appears to have been sufficiently resolved for him to be selected for this match*. Well done Broadway Danny Rose. * unimportant match. 6:46PM Noice Our dressing room in Dortmund looking#COYSpic.twitter.com/pdteIRtgwI— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 6:41PM Tough place to come carved out of rock, innit. 1 - @BVB have lost just 1 of 11 home games against English clubs (W6 D4) and have never conceded more than 1 goal in these games. Fortress.#BVBTHFCpic.twitter.com/VTOXyIeWMV— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) November 21, 2017 6:37PM Here's the Spurs team #THFC: Lloris (C), Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Winks, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane. #COYSpic.twitter.com/1sfXv7Qkrj— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 6:28PM Can Tottenham bounce back from the Arsenal game? Spurs were really disappointing at the weekend, losing 2-0 to their greatest rivals and really puncturing all the talk of North London supremacy. Spurs were outplayed, and they were at times out-fought by Arsenal, and there will be major concerns about the performance, not least because key trio Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen looked short of fitness, sharpness, or both. Eriksen said this week: "It’s probably good that we have a game so quickly afterwards and you can have a bit of revenge, you can show the world that you are a bit better than what you saw last Saturday." “The players spoke about it after the game and at training and so forth. There has not been any team meeting, you can’t call it a crisis after you lose one game.” This match, then represents a chance to put the record straight, against a team from the European second tier who have consistently over-performed in the last few seasons. But not this year: Die Schwarzgelben have been a let down this season in Europe and have just two points to show for their efforts. Spurs have ten, so qualification is already assured, but they could do with a solid performance tonight for morale's sake. Tottenham were favoured to win the north London derby and were criticised on multiple fronts after the poor showing but Mauricio Pochettino has welcomed the increased expectations saying it showed the club's improvement during his reign. "The expectation now is that we win the Champions League and Premier League and I am happy with the pressure and the criticism," Pochettino added. "It means people expect more of us. We know very well we have improved in every single aspect." We will have the team news and the build-up as soon as the sides are named, hope you enjoy the evening. Oh, it's Tyers by the way. Hello.  

Borussia Dortmund 1 Tottenham 2: Harry Kane rises to the task to ensure Spurs finish on top

It was only 20 months ago that Tottenham Hotspur effectively gave up on Europe and left Dortmund as three-goal losers, but it was the Germans who bowed out of the Champions League on Tuesday night as Mauricio Pochettino’s men clinched top spot in Group H. Goals from Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son meant that Spurs will finish above Real Madrid in a group many people predicted would see them relegated to the Europa League once again. “The season before, we were watching the draw and we thought ‘Oh Monaco, Leverkusen and CSKA’ and we thought we had a chance for the next stage,” said Pochettino. “This draw, we looked and thought ‘OK we are going to compete’. And look now we are first, top of the table. Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Apoel was always difficult, but we tried to enjoy it and be competitive and try to win, that was the idea in every single game.” Unbeaten in this season’s Champions League, this is a stronger Tottenham squad than we have seen for quite some time. One that can bounce straight back from a north London derby defeat to Arsenal and one that can fight back from falling behind in Dortmund. It is also one that can cope with change, unlike when Pochettino rested most of his stars in the Europa League in 2016 and Dortmund took full advantage. Pochettino rotated his full-backs, but his biggest changes on Tuesday night were in midfield and in attack. The Tottenham manager moved Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen back to play in the centre of midfield with Harry Winks, and Son partnered Kane in a front two. The reshuffle proved to be a masterstroke, as Kane and Son cancelled out Dortmund bad boy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener, and both men were assisted by Alli. Running free: Dele Alli was allowed too much time and space Credit: Reuters Alli had been anonymous against Arsenal, but was close to his best in Dortmund and managed to avoid getting himself into any trouble with referee Clement Turpin. Turpin was in charge of the England match in which the 21 year-old was caught making an offensive gesture and subsequently banned for one international match, but the official can have only admired Alli’s performance this time around. “I am so happy about Dele, of course,” said Pochettino. “He can play behind the striker or like a number eight because he has the quality, talent and capacity to cope with different positions.” Kane may not be much more than half fit, but he only needed half a chance to take a step closer to hitting his target of 50 goals for the calendar year. The striker made it six goals in the Champions League this season by netting Tottenham’s equaliser against Dortmund and took his tally for club and country in 2017 to 46. Dortmund's Andrey Yarmolenko, left, is challenged by Tottenham's Danny Rose  Credit: AP “He’s a great striker, a great player,” said Pochettino. “This type of player like Harry, if you give some situations, they don’t need many opportunities to score. It’s fantastic for him to score.” Son’s winner was his eighth career goal in 10 games against Dortmund, dating back to his time at Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg. The big news in Dortmund had been the recall of Aubameyang, following his omission for disciplinary reasons. The striker missed a great chance before getting himself straight back into the club’s good books. Having already set his team-mate up once and tested Hugo Lloris himself, Andriy Yarmolenko flicked the ball expertly into Aubameyang’s path in the 31st minute and the Gabon international made no mistake by driving the ball low beyond Hugo Lloris and into the net. Bad boy: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored but did not celebrate Credit: AFP Eriksen tried to get Spus back on level terms quickly, but his tame effort from outside the penalty area was easily gathered by Burki before the goalkeeper produced two brilliant saves to keep the hosts ahead. First, Burki prevented Eriksen from scoring after the Dane had tried to finish off a lovely move he had started. And, from the corner, Eric Dier’s header looked to be heading in until Burki somehow palmed the ball out. Alli’s best work during the opening 45 minutes had come inside his own penalty area, when he managed to get in the way of Raphael Guerreiro’s flicked header. But Alli was involved at the other end of the pitch at the start of the second half, as Tottenham got back on level terms. Hail: Roman Burki made one world class save Credit: Reuters Kane had been quiet in the first period as he works his way towards full fitness after hurting his knee against Crystal Palace, but the striker was on target just four minutes after the break with what was his first sniff of the goal. The returning Danny Rose won possession and found Alli, who passed to Kane and the England international beat Burki with a shot low into the goalkeeper’s right-hand corner. Kane turned provider shortly afterwards with a back-heel into the path of Alli, who was off target with his right-foot effort. But the winner eventually came with 14 minutes remaining, as Alli got his second assist of the evening by laying the ball off for Son to net yet another goal against Dortmund. 9:43PM Full time: Borussia Dortmund 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 That'll do it. Nice workout for Spurs, and with a very tasty prize at the end of it: topping their Champions League group. Dortmund, while having some attacking talent, are a shell of the side that were regularly among the top few in Europe just a couple of years back.  Matt Law will be here with his match report very shortly. I shall bid you good night. 9:39PM 90 mins That Toljan one has shoulder barged Broadway Danny Rose, and who amongst us has not occasionally fancied doing that? A booking for Toljan, who misses the next match. 9:37PM Roman Holiday!  This has to be a first. Dortmund take off their keeper Roman Burki, and bring on their sub keeper.... Roman Weidenfeller. Double Roman! Go on sir. He's 37, and he looks as pleased as punch. Roman Weidenfeller having a lie down yesterday Credit: Bongarts 9:34PM 87 mins Crikey, poor Fernando Llorente. What has HAPPENED to the lad? Only a few seasons ago he was one of the most feared strikers in Europe, he now looks like he barely knows what the goal IS, much less how to kick the ball in it. He's sent through by Son, and should have scored. But his touch is absolutely woeful, and it means that poor Burki can/has to rush out. Llorente might not be able to hit the target, but he's hit poor Roman Burki here, absolutely battered the chap. Stretchered off. 9:29PM 85 mins Kane's coming off, he'll be better for the run. To say nothing of the goal. Oh, Llorente's on. Eriksen off, Sissoko on. 9:28PM 83 mins These might be a shambles at the back but they're useful going forward. Here's Yarmers coing out wide, sliding it down the right flank for Aubameyang, he crosses and it's lucky for Spurs that Dier is there, and lucky for Dier that he manages to slot it behind, as opposed to in, his own goal. Guerreiro the man lurking. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Christian Eriksen, 81 min) Dembélé in - Alli out 9:24PM 80 mins Here's Erikssen now, allowed to wander happy and free through the Rur Valley sized hole in this Dortmund defence. Alli picks him out, Eriksen heads over. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Christian Eriksen, 81 min) Omer Toprak on for Zagadou, who was getting treatment a second ago. I'm not too sure what happened, rest well, you mighty giraffe. 9:21PM GOAL! Son! Spurs! Cracking finish from Son, but it all comes about from brave, game work from Alli. Alli has two for company out on the left flank, he pulls away, beating the hapless Bartra far too easily and teeing up Son, who crunches the drive home. Good persistence from Dele Alli but "there is no way that Alli should come away from that situation with the ball" as Owen Hargreaves. Just so, Owen. That was pathetic from Dortmund. Poor coach Bosz must be tearing his one remaining hair out. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Son Heung-Min, 76 min) 9:13PM 68 mins Foul by Aurier gives Dortmund a usefully placed free. Where's the big man? Gie it to tha big man. Zagadou lurking but not able to get involved with this delivery. 9:12PM 67 mins Spurs are starting to happen, this is a really nice quick move. Winks, having a good game, is prompting. Broadway Danny Rose bombing forward. Alli looking more like himself. nearly finding Sir Harry. It's all good. They're getting back to something like their best here. But Dortmund still carry a hope here. 9:09PM 64 mins Kagawa, nice little player, but he's done nada tonight. Comes off. Castro on. 9:06PM 61 mins A sloppy Sally, that Bartra, he's given it away in a bad position. Offside flag saves his blushes. 9:02PM 58 mins Yarmolenko is a curious case. Built like a brick privvy, bit of a wuss, lovely skills, looks like a centre forward but likes to drift out wide. 8:57PM 53 mins Yarmolenko heads the ball and falls over in pain. Iron man Yarmolenko they call him. The ref stops the match while they check his head is okay. Gawd, Madrid have got TWO more. That's 0-6 an counting. Ronaldo has his second. Dortmund must be badly regretting the fact that they twice failed to beat the Cypriots. 8:55PM 51 mins Clear booking for skipper Schmelzer for a sore foul on Aurier. 8:54PM Well done Sir Harry WE'RE LEVEL! Guess who? #COYSpic.twitter.com/Zzelx3smwG— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 Honourable mention to Danny Rose in that goal, it was he who pressured Toljan into an error, and then slipped it to Alli.  8:52PM GOAL! Harry Kane!  You Spurs! As Glenn and Jermaine were just saying. Alli plays the ball into Kane and his first touch, to  be fair, is awful. It pings off his shin, but he gets the rub of the green and it just sits up nicely, shifted to open up a shot. He strikes it okay, and it's in. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 1 Spurs (Harry Kane, 49 min) 8:49PM Ha A snapshot of what life under a Sean Dyche dictatorship might be like. pic.twitter.com/otYJ6IT0sM— Matt Summers (@Matchewww) November 20, 2017 8:49PM 46 mins Dortmund kick off, no changes for either side. Mousa Dembele warmed up con brio during the break. 8:48PM The players are back out Let's hope we have another half like that one, enjoyable stuff. Jenas: "Harry's not quite right. It's sometimes when you're coming back from injuries it's not so much that you are not fit but you are not confident [in your physical game]." Hoddle: "I think he is worried about his hamstring." 8:32PM Half time: Borussia Dortmund 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 A world-class save, and a world-class little flick to set up a goal were the highlights. But Spurs have probably been the better side and I fancy them to get something out of this, still. Sorry, Cyprus pals, it's four. Benzema has his second after neat from one C Ronaldo. 8:30PM 43 mins Son down under a tackled from Bartra. Kane with the freekick but it's an abject effort. Harry's been a little quiet. Is Eriksen just finished with free kicks? Why do we always let Kane take them now? They're never good.— Spurs News Today (@TodaySpurs) November 21, 2017 8:29PM 42 mins It's a pasting in Cyprus though, Madrid are three nil up. Nacho the man this time. Nacho, Nacho man. 8:27PM 40 mins And this save is even better! This is a fantastic bit of goalkeeping. A spot-on corner from Spurs, Dier with a perfect header but the lad Roman Burli has produced a proper worldie, somehow clawing it away. 8:26PM 39 mins Nice move Spurs. Like a dagger, sir. A dagger! It's a brisk move down the left, a low Son centre, and a crisp shot from Eriksen. Good save Burki! Corner. 8:25PM 38 mins Further bad news for the Germans,  Madrid have scored their second against Nicosia. 8:20PM 34 mins Aubameyang sent through again, and this is a superb tackle from Dier. 8:19PM 32 mins Spurs look to hit back right away. Win a corner. Cleared. 8:18PM GOAL! Dortmund! Aubameyang! And it's lovely, lovely stuff. Spurs pressing with a high line, nice ball played by Guerreiro in to Yarmolenko for a gorgeous flick that opens Spurs up and sends Aubameyang through. He slots it home this time. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 0 Spurs (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31 min) 8:16PM 28 mins In the build up, one heard about how Dortmund were a bit of a defensive shambles, but Toljan is defending well. Denies Rose. Vertonghen is being allowed to pick out passes. 8:14PM 24 mins The big man Zagadou is having a good game, keeping Son away from goal here after a nice Spurs move. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Son Heung-Min, 24 min) 8:10PM 23 mins Aurier excellent run down the flank, he's overlapping at pace. Schmelzer, the full back, is getting a roasting.  Aurier showing his mettle at the other end now with a well judged interception. 8:05PM 18 mins Yarmolenko has been the best in show so far, and chips the ball forward now for Aubameyang. The three Spurs centre backs step up, the two wing backs don't, and Aubameyang is clean through. Fluffs the chance horribly. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in a poor trot. He made a wonderful start to the season, scoring 15 (FIFTEEN) in the first 12 games but he has not found the net now for five matches. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 19 min) More bad news for Dortmund: Modric  has scored for Real Madrid. 8:04PM 17 mins Very poor from Bartra, dithering and playing an awful back pass under pressure from Kane. He's a very fortunate Marc Bartra, in that the ref rules that The People's Harry had fouled him. Doubtful. 8:01PM 14 mins Aurier with some impressive defensive nous and positioning, snuffs out an elegant ball from Yarmo. 7:59PM 12 mins That's a nice bit of play, moment of the match so far. Intricate, clever attacking stuff from Borussia D, and Yarmolenko is able to curl a shot at goal. Attempt Saved: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Andriy Yarmolenko, 13 min) 7:56PM 8 mins Corner for Dortmund, Schmelzer aims it at Zagadou, who is a lovely big boy and dangerous from a set-piece. Spurs are well aware that he is an aerial threat, but knowing and preventing are two separate things. Zagadou, all 1.96 metres of him, up to win the header. Effort at goal, but very weak. Bounce back? Spurs train Credit: Getty 7:52PM 6 mins Yarmolenko, an exciting talent going forward, is chopped down by Rose. 7:51PM 5 mins Rose makes some decent progress forward. Spurs have another corner. Decent ball in, Alli within a whisker of having a chance there. 7:49PM 3 mins Dele finds Son with a good ball over the Dortmund high line, Son strong run. No support. Wins a corner from the challenge with Zagadou. Corner. Nothing doing. 7:48PM 2 mins Spurs are top if they match Madrid's result. Peter Bosz, the Dortmund coach, is 54 today. 7:47PM 1 mins  Kick off. Whites v yellow and back. Spurs with three at the back, Dier on the right, Vertonghen on the left, Sanchez in the middle. Weigl with an early foul. He's on a yellow prior to the match, as is Toljan. 7:46PM Ruddy Buquet is on deputy linesman detail, good to see. Referee is Clement Turpin, to whom Dele Alli appeared to give the finger playing for England 7:41PM Also on Telegraph.co.uk We've got live blogs of  Man City vs Feyenoord and  Sevilla vs Liverpool 7:39PM Hat act Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund Credit: Getty 7:30PM The players are out on the pitch Here is Poch: "we want to finish on the top, will be difficult because Dortmund is fighting to stay in the Champion League. We have a great squad [hence four changes]. Give some frehsness to the teams. We are in a different peiod to the last time we played Dortmund." 7:23PM Owen Hargreaves on BT Sport "Dortmund had so many issues in that match against Wembley, that was really the start of their struggles. They have been so vulnerable defensively. This is a good time for Tottenham to play them. "Both team are incredibly dangerous going forward. I am expecting an exciting game." 7:10PM Mellow yellow Signal Iduna Park, home of Borussia Dortmund Credit: Getty 7:08PM Tottenham line up, p'raps Tottenham v Dortmund Credit: BT Sport 3 7:06PM Here is how the telly see the teams lining up Credit: BT Sport 3 6:58PM So Danny Rose returns to the XI Poch left him out of the matchday squad at the weekend, but whatever was going on there appears to have been sufficiently resolved for him to be selected for this match*. Well done Broadway Danny Rose. * unimportant match. 6:46PM Noice Our dressing room in Dortmund looking#COYSpic.twitter.com/pdteIRtgwI— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 6:41PM Tough place to come carved out of rock, innit. 1 - @BVB have lost just 1 of 11 home games against English clubs (W6 D4) and have never conceded more than 1 goal in these games. Fortress.#BVBTHFCpic.twitter.com/VTOXyIeWMV— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) November 21, 2017 6:37PM Here's the Spurs team #THFC: Lloris (C), Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Winks, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane. #COYSpic.twitter.com/1sfXv7Qkrj— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 6:28PM Can Tottenham bounce back from the Arsenal game? Spurs were really disappointing at the weekend, losing 2-0 to their greatest rivals and really puncturing all the talk of North London supremacy. Spurs were outplayed, and they were at times out-fought by Arsenal, and there will be major concerns about the performance, not least because key trio Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen looked short of fitness, sharpness, or both. Eriksen said this week: "It’s probably good that we have a game so quickly afterwards and you can have a bit of revenge, you can show the world that you are a bit better than what you saw last Saturday." “The players spoke about it after the game and at training and so forth. There has not been any team meeting, you can’t call it a crisis after you lose one game.” This match, then represents a chance to put the record straight, against a team from the European second tier who have consistently over-performed in the last few seasons. But not this year: Die Schwarzgelben have been a let down this season in Europe and have just two points to show for their efforts. Spurs have ten, so qualification is already assured, but they could do with a solid performance tonight for morale's sake. Tottenham were favoured to win the north London derby and were criticised on multiple fronts after the poor showing but Mauricio Pochettino has welcomed the increased expectations saying it showed the club's improvement during his reign. "The expectation now is that we win the Champions League and Premier League and I am happy with the pressure and the criticism," Pochettino added. "It means people expect more of us. We know very well we have improved in every single aspect." We will have the team news and the build-up as soon as the sides are named, hope you enjoy the evening. Oh, it's Tyers by the way. Hello.  

Borussia Dortmund 1 Tottenham 2: Harry Kane rises to the task to ensure Spurs finish on top

It was only 20 months ago that Tottenham Hotspur effectively gave up on Europe and left Dortmund as three-goal losers, but it was the Germans who bowed out of the Champions League on Tuesday night as Mauricio Pochettino’s men clinched top spot in Group H. Goals from Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son meant that Spurs will finish above Real Madrid in a group many people predicted would see them relegated to the Europa League once again. “The season before, we were watching the draw and we thought ‘Oh Monaco, Leverkusen and CSKA’ and we thought we had a chance for the next stage,” said Pochettino. “This draw, we looked and thought ‘OK we are going to compete’. And look now we are first, top of the table. Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Apoel was always difficult, but we tried to enjoy it and be competitive and try to win, that was the idea in every single game.” Unbeaten in this season’s Champions League, this is a stronger Tottenham squad than we have seen for quite some time. One that can bounce straight back from a north London derby defeat to Arsenal and one that can fight back from falling behind in Dortmund. It is also one that can cope with change, unlike when Pochettino rested most of his stars in the Europa League in 2016 and Dortmund took full advantage. Pochettino rotated his full-backs, but his biggest changes on Tuesday night were in midfield and in attack. The Tottenham manager moved Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen back to play in the centre of midfield with Harry Winks, and Son partnered Kane in a front two. The reshuffle proved to be a masterstroke, as Kane and Son cancelled out Dortmund bad boy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener, and both men were assisted by Alli. Running free: Dele Alli was allowed too much time and space Credit: Reuters Alli had been anonymous against Arsenal, but was close to his best in Dortmund and managed to avoid getting himself into any trouble with referee Clement Turpin. Turpin was in charge of the England match in which the 21 year-old was caught making an offensive gesture and subsequently banned for one international match, but the official can have only admired Alli’s performance this time around. “I am so happy about Dele, of course,” said Pochettino. “He can play behind the striker or like a number eight because he has the quality, talent and capacity to cope with different positions.” Kane may not be much more than half fit, but he only needed half a chance to take a step closer to hitting his target of 50 goals for the calendar year. The striker made it six goals in the Champions League this season by netting Tottenham’s equaliser against Dortmund and took his tally for club and country in 2017 to 46. Dortmund's Andrey Yarmolenko, left, is challenged by Tottenham's Danny Rose  Credit: AP “He’s a great striker, a great player,” said Pochettino. “This type of player like Harry, if you give some situations, they don’t need many opportunities to score. It’s fantastic for him to score.” Son’s winner was his eighth career goal in 10 games against Dortmund, dating back to his time at Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg. The big news in Dortmund had been the recall of Aubameyang, following his omission for disciplinary reasons. The striker missed a great chance before getting himself straight back into the club’s good books. Having already set his team-mate up once and tested Hugo Lloris himself, Andriy Yarmolenko flicked the ball expertly into Aubameyang’s path in the 31st minute and the Gabon international made no mistake by driving the ball low beyond Hugo Lloris and into the net. Bad boy: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored but did not celebrate Credit: AFP Eriksen tried to get Spus back on level terms quickly, but his tame effort from outside the penalty area was easily gathered by Burki before the goalkeeper produced two brilliant saves to keep the hosts ahead. First, Burki prevented Eriksen from scoring after the Dane had tried to finish off a lovely move he had started. And, from the corner, Eric Dier’s header looked to be heading in until Burki somehow palmed the ball out. Alli’s best work during the opening 45 minutes had come inside his own penalty area, when he managed to get in the way of Raphael Guerreiro’s flicked header. But Alli was involved at the other end of the pitch at the start of the second half, as Tottenham got back on level terms. Hail: Roman Burki made one world class save Credit: Reuters Kane had been quiet in the first period as he works his way towards full fitness after hurting his knee against Crystal Palace, but the striker was on target just four minutes after the break with what was his first sniff of the goal. The returning Danny Rose won possession and found Alli, who passed to Kane and the England international beat Burki with a shot low into the goalkeeper’s right-hand corner. Kane turned provider shortly afterwards with a back-heel into the path of Alli, who was off target with his right-foot effort. But the winner eventually came with 14 minutes remaining, as Alli got his second assist of the evening by laying the ball off for Son to net yet another goal against Dortmund. 9:43PM Full time: Borussia Dortmund 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 That'll do it. Nice workout for Spurs, and with a very tasty prize at the end of it: topping their Champions League group. Dortmund, while having some attacking talent, are a shell of the side that were regularly among the top few in Europe just a couple of years back.  Matt Law will be here with his match report very shortly. I shall bid you good night. 9:39PM 90 mins That Toljan one has shoulder barged Broadway Danny Rose, and who amongst us has not occasionally fancied doing that? A booking for Toljan, who misses the next match. 9:37PM Roman Holiday!  This has to be a first. Dortmund take off their keeper Roman Burki, and bring on their sub keeper.... Roman Weidenfeller. Double Roman! Go on sir. He's 37, and he looks as pleased as punch. Roman Weidenfeller having a lie down yesterday Credit: Bongarts 9:34PM 87 mins Crikey, poor Fernando Llorente. What has HAPPENED to the lad? Only a few seasons ago he was one of the most feared strikers in Europe, he now looks like he barely knows what the goal IS, much less how to kick the ball in it. He's sent through by Son, and should have scored. But his touch is absolutely woeful, and it means that poor Burki can/has to rush out. Llorente might not be able to hit the target, but he's hit poor Roman Burki here, absolutely battered the chap. Stretchered off. 9:29PM 85 mins Kane's coming off, he'll be better for the run. To say nothing of the goal. Oh, Llorente's on. Eriksen off, Sissoko on. 9:28PM 83 mins These might be a shambles at the back but they're useful going forward. Here's Yarmers coing out wide, sliding it down the right flank for Aubameyang, he crosses and it's lucky for Spurs that Dier is there, and lucky for Dier that he manages to slot it behind, as opposed to in, his own goal. Guerreiro the man lurking. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Christian Eriksen, 81 min) Dembélé in - Alli out 9:24PM 80 mins Here's Erikssen now, allowed to wander happy and free through the Rur Valley sized hole in this Dortmund defence. Alli picks him out, Eriksen heads over. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Christian Eriksen, 81 min) Omer Toprak on for Zagadou, who was getting treatment a second ago. I'm not too sure what happened, rest well, you mighty giraffe. 9:21PM GOAL! Son! Spurs! Cracking finish from Son, but it all comes about from brave, game work from Alli. Alli has two for company out on the left flank, he pulls away, beating the hapless Bartra far too easily and teeing up Son, who crunches the drive home. Good persistence from Dele Alli but "there is no way that Alli should come away from that situation with the ball" as Owen Hargreaves. Just so, Owen. That was pathetic from Dortmund. Poor coach Bosz must be tearing his one remaining hair out. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Son Heung-Min, 76 min) 9:13PM 68 mins Foul by Aurier gives Dortmund a usefully placed free. Where's the big man? Gie it to tha big man. Zagadou lurking but not able to get involved with this delivery. 9:12PM 67 mins Spurs are starting to happen, this is a really nice quick move. Winks, having a good game, is prompting. Broadway Danny Rose bombing forward. Alli looking more like himself. nearly finding Sir Harry. It's all good. They're getting back to something like their best here. But Dortmund still carry a hope here. 9:09PM 64 mins Kagawa, nice little player, but he's done nada tonight. Comes off. Castro on. 9:06PM 61 mins A sloppy Sally, that Bartra, he's given it away in a bad position. Offside flag saves his blushes. 9:02PM 58 mins Yarmolenko is a curious case. Built like a brick privvy, bit of a wuss, lovely skills, looks like a centre forward but likes to drift out wide. 8:57PM 53 mins Yarmolenko heads the ball and falls over in pain. Iron man Yarmolenko they call him. The ref stops the match while they check his head is okay. Gawd, Madrid have got TWO more. That's 0-6 an counting. Ronaldo has his second. Dortmund must be badly regretting the fact that they twice failed to beat the Cypriots. 8:55PM 51 mins Clear booking for skipper Schmelzer for a sore foul on Aurier. 8:54PM Well done Sir Harry WE'RE LEVEL! Guess who? #COYSpic.twitter.com/Zzelx3smwG— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 Honourable mention to Danny Rose in that goal, it was he who pressured Toljan into an error, and then slipped it to Alli.  8:52PM GOAL! Harry Kane!  You Spurs! As Glenn and Jermaine were just saying. Alli plays the ball into Kane and his first touch, to  be fair, is awful. It pings off his shin, but he gets the rub of the green and it just sits up nicely, shifted to open up a shot. He strikes it okay, and it's in. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 1 Spurs (Harry Kane, 49 min) 8:49PM Ha A snapshot of what life under a Sean Dyche dictatorship might be like. pic.twitter.com/otYJ6IT0sM— Matt Summers (@Matchewww) November 20, 2017 8:49PM 46 mins Dortmund kick off, no changes for either side. Mousa Dembele warmed up con brio during the break. 8:48PM The players are back out Let's hope we have another half like that one, enjoyable stuff. Jenas: "Harry's not quite right. It's sometimes when you're coming back from injuries it's not so much that you are not fit but you are not confident [in your physical game]." Hoddle: "I think he is worried about his hamstring." 8:32PM Half time: Borussia Dortmund 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 A world-class save, and a world-class little flick to set up a goal were the highlights. But Spurs have probably been the better side and I fancy them to get something out of this, still. Sorry, Cyprus pals, it's four. Benzema has his second after neat from one C Ronaldo. 8:30PM 43 mins Son down under a tackled from Bartra. Kane with the freekick but it's an abject effort. Harry's been a little quiet. Is Eriksen just finished with free kicks? Why do we always let Kane take them now? They're never good.— Spurs News Today (@TodaySpurs) November 21, 2017 8:29PM 42 mins It's a pasting in Cyprus though, Madrid are three nil up. Nacho the man this time. Nacho, Nacho man. 8:27PM 40 mins And this save is even better! This is a fantastic bit of goalkeeping. A spot-on corner from Spurs, Dier with a perfect header but the lad Roman Burli has produced a proper worldie, somehow clawing it away. 8:26PM 39 mins Nice move Spurs. Like a dagger, sir. A dagger! It's a brisk move down the left, a low Son centre, and a crisp shot from Eriksen. Good save Burki! Corner. 8:25PM 38 mins Further bad news for the Germans,  Madrid have scored their second against Nicosia. 8:20PM 34 mins Aubameyang sent through again, and this is a superb tackle from Dier. 8:19PM 32 mins Spurs look to hit back right away. Win a corner. Cleared. 8:18PM GOAL! Dortmund! Aubameyang! And it's lovely, lovely stuff. Spurs pressing with a high line, nice ball played by Guerreiro in to Yarmolenko for a gorgeous flick that opens Spurs up and sends Aubameyang through. He slots it home this time. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 0 Spurs (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31 min) 8:16PM 28 mins In the build up, one heard about how Dortmund were a bit of a defensive shambles, but Toljan is defending well. Denies Rose. Vertonghen is being allowed to pick out passes. 8:14PM 24 mins The big man Zagadou is having a good game, keeping Son away from goal here after a nice Spurs move. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Son Heung-Min, 24 min) 8:10PM 23 mins Aurier excellent run down the flank, he's overlapping at pace. Schmelzer, the full back, is getting a roasting.  Aurier showing his mettle at the other end now with a well judged interception. 8:05PM 18 mins Yarmolenko has been the best in show so far, and chips the ball forward now for Aubameyang. The three Spurs centre backs step up, the two wing backs don't, and Aubameyang is clean through. Fluffs the chance horribly. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in a poor trot. He made a wonderful start to the season, scoring 15 (FIFTEEN) in the first 12 games but he has not found the net now for five matches. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 19 min) More bad news for Dortmund: Modric  has scored for Real Madrid. 8:04PM 17 mins Very poor from Bartra, dithering and playing an awful back pass under pressure from Kane. He's a very fortunate Marc Bartra, in that the ref rules that The People's Harry had fouled him. Doubtful. 8:01PM 14 mins Aurier with some impressive defensive nous and positioning, snuffs out an elegant ball from Yarmo. 7:59PM 12 mins That's a nice bit of play, moment of the match so far. Intricate, clever attacking stuff from Borussia D, and Yarmolenko is able to curl a shot at goal. Attempt Saved: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Andriy Yarmolenko, 13 min) 7:56PM 8 mins Corner for Dortmund, Schmelzer aims it at Zagadou, who is a lovely big boy and dangerous from a set-piece. Spurs are well aware that he is an aerial threat, but knowing and preventing are two separate things. Zagadou, all 1.96 metres of him, up to win the header. Effort at goal, but very weak. Bounce back? Spurs train Credit: Getty 7:52PM 6 mins Yarmolenko, an exciting talent going forward, is chopped down by Rose. 7:51PM 5 mins Rose makes some decent progress forward. Spurs have another corner. Decent ball in, Alli within a whisker of having a chance there. 7:49PM 3 mins Dele finds Son with a good ball over the Dortmund high line, Son strong run. No support. Wins a corner from the challenge with Zagadou. Corner. Nothing doing. 7:48PM 2 mins Spurs are top if they match Madrid's result. Peter Bosz, the Dortmund coach, is 54 today. 7:47PM 1 mins  Kick off. Whites v yellow and back. Spurs with three at the back, Dier on the right, Vertonghen on the left, Sanchez in the middle. Weigl with an early foul. He's on a yellow prior to the match, as is Toljan. 7:46PM Ruddy Buquet is on deputy linesman detail, good to see. Referee is Clement Turpin, to whom Dele Alli appeared to give the finger playing for England 7:41PM Also on Telegraph.co.uk We've got live blogs of  Man City vs Feyenoord and  Sevilla vs Liverpool 7:39PM Hat act Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund Credit: Getty 7:30PM The players are out on the pitch Here is Poch: "we want to finish on the top, will be difficult because Dortmund is fighting to stay in the Champion League. We have a great squad [hence four changes]. Give some frehsness to the teams. We are in a different peiod to the last time we played Dortmund." 7:23PM Owen Hargreaves on BT Sport "Dortmund had so many issues in that match against Wembley, that was really the start of their struggles. They have been so vulnerable defensively. This is a good time for Tottenham to play them. "Both team are incredibly dangerous going forward. I am expecting an exciting game." 7:10PM Mellow yellow Signal Iduna Park, home of Borussia Dortmund Credit: Getty 7:08PM Tottenham line up, p'raps Tottenham v Dortmund Credit: BT Sport 3 7:06PM Here is how the telly see the teams lining up Credit: BT Sport 3 6:58PM So Danny Rose returns to the XI Poch left him out of the matchday squad at the weekend, but whatever was going on there appears to have been sufficiently resolved for him to be selected for this match*. Well done Broadway Danny Rose. * unimportant match. 6:46PM Noice Our dressing room in Dortmund looking#COYSpic.twitter.com/pdteIRtgwI— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 6:41PM Tough place to come carved out of rock, innit. 1 - @BVB have lost just 1 of 11 home games against English clubs (W6 D4) and have never conceded more than 1 goal in these games. Fortress.#BVBTHFCpic.twitter.com/VTOXyIeWMV— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) November 21, 2017 6:37PM Here's the Spurs team #THFC: Lloris (C), Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Winks, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane. #COYSpic.twitter.com/1sfXv7Qkrj— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 6:28PM Can Tottenham bounce back from the Arsenal game? Spurs were really disappointing at the weekend, losing 2-0 to their greatest rivals and really puncturing all the talk of North London supremacy. Spurs were outplayed, and they were at times out-fought by Arsenal, and there will be major concerns about the performance, not least because key trio Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen looked short of fitness, sharpness, or both. Eriksen said this week: "It’s probably good that we have a game so quickly afterwards and you can have a bit of revenge, you can show the world that you are a bit better than what you saw last Saturday." “The players spoke about it after the game and at training and so forth. There has not been any team meeting, you can’t call it a crisis after you lose one game.” This match, then represents a chance to put the record straight, against a team from the European second tier who have consistently over-performed in the last few seasons. But not this year: Die Schwarzgelben have been a let down this season in Europe and have just two points to show for their efforts. Spurs have ten, so qualification is already assured, but they could do with a solid performance tonight for morale's sake. Tottenham were favoured to win the north London derby and were criticised on multiple fronts after the poor showing but Mauricio Pochettino has welcomed the increased expectations saying it showed the club's improvement during his reign. "The expectation now is that we win the Champions League and Premier League and I am happy with the pressure and the criticism," Pochettino added. "It means people expect more of us. We know very well we have improved in every single aspect." We will have the team news and the build-up as soon as the sides are named, hope you enjoy the evening. Oh, it's Tyers by the way. Hello.  

Borussia Dortmund 1 Tottenham 2: Harry Kane rises to the task to ensure Spurs finish on top

It was only 20 months ago that Tottenham Hotspur effectively gave up on Europe and left Dortmund as three-goal losers, but it was the Germans who bowed out of the Champions League on Tuesday night as Mauricio Pochettino’s men clinched top spot in Group H. Goals from Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son meant that Spurs will finish above Real Madrid in a group many people predicted would see them relegated to the Europa League once again. “The season before, we were watching the draw and we thought ‘Oh Monaco, Leverkusen and CSKA’ and we thought we had a chance for the next stage,” said Pochettino. “This draw, we looked and thought ‘OK we are going to compete’. And look now we are first, top of the table. Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Apoel was always difficult, but we tried to enjoy it and be competitive and try to win, that was the idea in every single game.” Unbeaten in this season’s Champions League, this is a stronger Tottenham squad than we have seen for quite some time. One that can bounce straight back from a north London derby defeat to Arsenal and one that can fight back from falling behind in Dortmund. It is also one that can cope with change, unlike when Pochettino rested most of his stars in the Europa League in 2016 and Dortmund took full advantage. Pochettino rotated his full-backs, but his biggest changes on Tuesday night were in midfield and in attack. The Tottenham manager moved Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen back to play in the centre of midfield with Harry Winks, and Son partnered Kane in a front two. The reshuffle proved to be a masterstroke, as Kane and Son cancelled out Dortmund bad boy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener, and both men were assisted by Alli. Running free: Dele Alli was allowed too much time and space Credit: Reuters Alli had been anonymous against Arsenal, but was close to his best in Dortmund and managed to avoid getting himself into any trouble with referee Clement Turpin. Turpin was in charge of the England match in which the 21 year-old was caught making an offensive gesture and subsequently banned for one international match, but the official can have only admired Alli’s performance this time around. “I am so happy about Dele, of course,” said Pochettino. “He can play behind the striker or like a number eight because he has the quality, talent and capacity to cope with different positions.” Kane may not be much more than half fit, but he only needed half a chance to take a step closer to hitting his target of 50 goals for the calendar year. The striker made it six goals in the Champions League this season by netting Tottenham’s equaliser against Dortmund and took his tally for club and country in 2017 to 46. Dortmund's Andrey Yarmolenko, left, is challenged by Tottenham's Danny Rose  Credit: AP “He’s a great striker, a great player,” said Pochettino. “This type of player like Harry, if you give some situations, they don’t need many opportunities to score. It’s fantastic for him to score.” Son’s winner was his eighth career goal in 10 games against Dortmund, dating back to his time at Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg. The big news in Dortmund had been the recall of Aubameyang, following his omission for disciplinary reasons. The striker missed a great chance before getting himself straight back into the club’s good books. Having already set his team-mate up once and tested Hugo Lloris himself, Andriy Yarmolenko flicked the ball expertly into Aubameyang’s path in the 31st minute and the Gabon international made no mistake by driving the ball low beyond Hugo Lloris and into the net. Bad boy: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored but did not celebrate Credit: AFP Eriksen tried to get Spus back on level terms quickly, but his tame effort from outside the penalty area was easily gathered by Burki before the goalkeeper produced two brilliant saves to keep the hosts ahead. First, Burki prevented Eriksen from scoring after the Dane had tried to finish off a lovely move he had started. And, from the corner, Eric Dier’s header looked to be heading in until Burki somehow palmed the ball out. Alli’s best work during the opening 45 minutes had come inside his own penalty area, when he managed to get in the way of Raphael Guerreiro’s flicked header. But Alli was involved at the other end of the pitch at the start of the second half, as Tottenham got back on level terms. Hail: Roman Burki made one world class save Credit: Reuters Kane had been quiet in the first period as he works his way towards full fitness after hurting his knee against Crystal Palace, but the striker was on target just four minutes after the break with what was his first sniff of the goal. The returning Danny Rose won possession and found Alli, who passed to Kane and the England international beat Burki with a shot low into the goalkeeper’s right-hand corner. Kane turned provider shortly afterwards with a back-heel into the path of Alli, who was off target with his right-foot effort. But the winner eventually came with 14 minutes remaining, as Alli got his second assist of the evening by laying the ball off for Son to net yet another goal against Dortmund. 9:43PM Full time: Borussia Dortmund 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 That'll do it. Nice workout for Spurs, and with a very tasty prize at the end of it: topping their Champions League group. Dortmund, while having some attacking talent, are a shell of the side that were regularly among the top few in Europe just a couple of years back.  Matt Law will be here with his match report very shortly. I shall bid you good night. 9:39PM 90 mins That Toljan one has shoulder barged Broadway Danny Rose, and who amongst us has not occasionally fancied doing that? A booking for Toljan, who misses the next match. 9:37PM Roman Holiday!  This has to be a first. Dortmund take off their keeper Roman Burki, and bring on their sub keeper.... Roman Weidenfeller. Double Roman! Go on sir. He's 37, and he looks as pleased as punch. Roman Weidenfeller having a lie down yesterday Credit: Bongarts 9:34PM 87 mins Crikey, poor Fernando Llorente. What has HAPPENED to the lad? Only a few seasons ago he was one of the most feared strikers in Europe, he now looks like he barely knows what the goal IS, much less how to kick the ball in it. He's sent through by Son, and should have scored. But his touch is absolutely woeful, and it means that poor Burki can/has to rush out. Llorente might not be able to hit the target, but he's hit poor Roman Burki here, absolutely battered the chap. Stretchered off. 9:29PM 85 mins Kane's coming off, he'll be better for the run. To say nothing of the goal. Oh, Llorente's on. Eriksen off, Sissoko on. 9:28PM 83 mins These might be a shambles at the back but they're useful going forward. Here's Yarmers coing out wide, sliding it down the right flank for Aubameyang, he crosses and it's lucky for Spurs that Dier is there, and lucky for Dier that he manages to slot it behind, as opposed to in, his own goal. Guerreiro the man lurking. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Christian Eriksen, 81 min) Dembélé in - Alli out 9:24PM 80 mins Here's Erikssen now, allowed to wander happy and free through the Rur Valley sized hole in this Dortmund defence. Alli picks him out, Eriksen heads over. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Christian Eriksen, 81 min) Omer Toprak on for Zagadou, who was getting treatment a second ago. I'm not too sure what happened, rest well, you mighty giraffe. 9:21PM GOAL! Son! Spurs! Cracking finish from Son, but it all comes about from brave, game work from Alli. Alli has two for company out on the left flank, he pulls away, beating the hapless Bartra far too easily and teeing up Son, who crunches the drive home. Good persistence from Dele Alli but "there is no way that Alli should come away from that situation with the ball" as Owen Hargreaves. Just so, Owen. That was pathetic from Dortmund. Poor coach Bosz must be tearing his one remaining hair out. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Son Heung-Min, 76 min) 9:13PM 68 mins Foul by Aurier gives Dortmund a usefully placed free. Where's the big man? Gie it to tha big man. Zagadou lurking but not able to get involved with this delivery. 9:12PM 67 mins Spurs are starting to happen, this is a really nice quick move. Winks, having a good game, is prompting. Broadway Danny Rose bombing forward. Alli looking more like himself. nearly finding Sir Harry. It's all good. They're getting back to something like their best here. But Dortmund still carry a hope here. 9:09PM 64 mins Kagawa, nice little player, but he's done nada tonight. Comes off. Castro on. 9:06PM 61 mins A sloppy Sally, that Bartra, he's given it away in a bad position. Offside flag saves his blushes. 9:02PM 58 mins Yarmolenko is a curious case. Built like a brick privvy, bit of a wuss, lovely skills, looks like a centre forward but likes to drift out wide. 8:57PM 53 mins Yarmolenko heads the ball and falls over in pain. Iron man Yarmolenko they call him. The ref stops the match while they check his head is okay. Gawd, Madrid have got TWO more. That's 0-6 an counting. Ronaldo has his second. Dortmund must be badly regretting the fact that they twice failed to beat the Cypriots. 8:55PM 51 mins Clear booking for skipper Schmelzer for a sore foul on Aurier. 8:54PM Well done Sir Harry WE'RE LEVEL! Guess who? #COYSpic.twitter.com/Zzelx3smwG— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 Honourable mention to Danny Rose in that goal, it was he who pressured Toljan into an error, and then slipped it to Alli.  8:52PM GOAL! Harry Kane!  You Spurs! As Glenn and Jermaine were just saying. Alli plays the ball into Kane and his first touch, to  be fair, is awful. It pings off his shin, but he gets the rub of the green and it just sits up nicely, shifted to open up a shot. He strikes it okay, and it's in. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 1 Spurs (Harry Kane, 49 min) 8:49PM Ha A snapshot of what life under a Sean Dyche dictatorship might be like. pic.twitter.com/otYJ6IT0sM— Matt Summers (@Matchewww) November 20, 2017 8:49PM 46 mins Dortmund kick off, no changes for either side. Mousa Dembele warmed up con brio during the break. 8:48PM The players are back out Let's hope we have another half like that one, enjoyable stuff. Jenas: "Harry's not quite right. It's sometimes when you're coming back from injuries it's not so much that you are not fit but you are not confident [in your physical game]." Hoddle: "I think he is worried about his hamstring." 8:32PM Half time: Borussia Dortmund 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 A world-class save, and a world-class little flick to set up a goal were the highlights. But Spurs have probably been the better side and I fancy them to get something out of this, still. Sorry, Cyprus pals, it's four. Benzema has his second after neat from one C Ronaldo. 8:30PM 43 mins Son down under a tackled from Bartra. Kane with the freekick but it's an abject effort. Harry's been a little quiet. Is Eriksen just finished with free kicks? Why do we always let Kane take them now? They're never good.— Spurs News Today (@TodaySpurs) November 21, 2017 8:29PM 42 mins It's a pasting in Cyprus though, Madrid are three nil up. Nacho the man this time. Nacho, Nacho man. 8:27PM 40 mins And this save is even better! This is a fantastic bit of goalkeeping. A spot-on corner from Spurs, Dier with a perfect header but the lad Roman Burli has produced a proper worldie, somehow clawing it away. 8:26PM 39 mins Nice move Spurs. Like a dagger, sir. A dagger! It's a brisk move down the left, a low Son centre, and a crisp shot from Eriksen. Good save Burki! Corner. 8:25PM 38 mins Further bad news for the Germans,  Madrid have scored their second against Nicosia. 8:20PM 34 mins Aubameyang sent through again, and this is a superb tackle from Dier. 8:19PM 32 mins Spurs look to hit back right away. Win a corner. Cleared. 8:18PM GOAL! Dortmund! Aubameyang! And it's lovely, lovely stuff. Spurs pressing with a high line, nice ball played by Guerreiro in to Yarmolenko for a gorgeous flick that opens Spurs up and sends Aubameyang through. He slots it home this time. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 0 Spurs (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31 min) 8:16PM 28 mins In the build up, one heard about how Dortmund were a bit of a defensive shambles, but Toljan is defending well. Denies Rose. Vertonghen is being allowed to pick out passes. 8:14PM 24 mins The big man Zagadou is having a good game, keeping Son away from goal here after a nice Spurs move. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Son Heung-Min, 24 min) 8:10PM 23 mins Aurier excellent run down the flank, he's overlapping at pace. Schmelzer, the full back, is getting a roasting.  Aurier showing his mettle at the other end now with a well judged interception. 8:05PM 18 mins Yarmolenko has been the best in show so far, and chips the ball forward now for Aubameyang. The three Spurs centre backs step up, the two wing backs don't, and Aubameyang is clean through. Fluffs the chance horribly. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in a poor trot. He made a wonderful start to the season, scoring 15 (FIFTEEN) in the first 12 games but he has not found the net now for five matches. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 19 min) More bad news for Dortmund: Modric  has scored for Real Madrid. 8:04PM 17 mins Very poor from Bartra, dithering and playing an awful back pass under pressure from Kane. He's a very fortunate Marc Bartra, in that the ref rules that The People's Harry had fouled him. Doubtful. 8:01PM 14 mins Aurier with some impressive defensive nous and positioning, snuffs out an elegant ball from Yarmo. 7:59PM 12 mins That's a nice bit of play, moment of the match so far. Intricate, clever attacking stuff from Borussia D, and Yarmolenko is able to curl a shot at goal. Attempt Saved: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Andriy Yarmolenko, 13 min) 7:56PM 8 mins Corner for Dortmund, Schmelzer aims it at Zagadou, who is a lovely big boy and dangerous from a set-piece. Spurs are well aware that he is an aerial threat, but knowing and preventing are two separate things. Zagadou, all 1.96 metres of him, up to win the header. Effort at goal, but very weak. Bounce back? Spurs train Credit: Getty 7:52PM 6 mins Yarmolenko, an exciting talent going forward, is chopped down by Rose. 7:51PM 5 mins Rose makes some decent progress forward. Spurs have another corner. Decent ball in, Alli within a whisker of having a chance there. 7:49PM 3 mins Dele finds Son with a good ball over the Dortmund high line, Son strong run. No support. Wins a corner from the challenge with Zagadou. Corner. Nothing doing. 7:48PM 2 mins Spurs are top if they match Madrid's result. Peter Bosz, the Dortmund coach, is 54 today. 7:47PM 1 mins  Kick off. Whites v yellow and back. Spurs with three at the back, Dier on the right, Vertonghen on the left, Sanchez in the middle. Weigl with an early foul. He's on a yellow prior to the match, as is Toljan. 7:46PM Ruddy Buquet is on deputy linesman detail, good to see. Referee is Clement Turpin, to whom Dele Alli appeared to give the finger playing for England 7:41PM Also on Telegraph.co.uk We've got live blogs of  Man City vs Feyenoord and  Sevilla vs Liverpool 7:39PM Hat act Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund Credit: Getty 7:30PM The players are out on the pitch Here is Poch: "we want to finish on the top, will be difficult because Dortmund is fighting to stay in the Champion League. We have a great squad [hence four changes]. Give some frehsness to the teams. We are in a different peiod to the last time we played Dortmund." 7:23PM Owen Hargreaves on BT Sport "Dortmund had so many issues in that match against Wembley, that was really the start of their struggles. They have been so vulnerable defensively. This is a good time for Tottenham to play them. "Both team are incredibly dangerous going forward. I am expecting an exciting game." 7:10PM Mellow yellow Signal Iduna Park, home of Borussia Dortmund Credit: Getty 7:08PM Tottenham line up, p'raps Tottenham v Dortmund Credit: BT Sport 3 7:06PM Here is how the telly see the teams lining up Credit: BT Sport 3 6:58PM So Danny Rose returns to the XI Poch left him out of the matchday squad at the weekend, but whatever was going on there appears to have been sufficiently resolved for him to be selected for this match*. Well done Broadway Danny Rose. * unimportant match. 6:46PM Noice Our dressing room in Dortmund looking#COYSpic.twitter.com/pdteIRtgwI— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 6:41PM Tough place to come carved out of rock, innit. 1 - @BVB have lost just 1 of 11 home games against English clubs (W6 D4) and have never conceded more than 1 goal in these games. Fortress.#BVBTHFCpic.twitter.com/VTOXyIeWMV— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) November 21, 2017 6:37PM Here's the Spurs team #THFC: Lloris (C), Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Winks, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane. #COYSpic.twitter.com/1sfXv7Qkrj— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 6:28PM Can Tottenham bounce back from the Arsenal game? Spurs were really disappointing at the weekend, losing 2-0 to their greatest rivals and really puncturing all the talk of North London supremacy. Spurs were outplayed, and they were at times out-fought by Arsenal, and there will be major concerns about the performance, not least because key trio Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen looked short of fitness, sharpness, or both. Eriksen said this week: "It’s probably good that we have a game so quickly afterwards and you can have a bit of revenge, you can show the world that you are a bit better than what you saw last Saturday." “The players spoke about it after the game and at training and so forth. There has not been any team meeting, you can’t call it a crisis after you lose one game.” This match, then represents a chance to put the record straight, against a team from the European second tier who have consistently over-performed in the last few seasons. But not this year: Die Schwarzgelben have been a let down this season in Europe and have just two points to show for their efforts. Spurs have ten, so qualification is already assured, but they could do with a solid performance tonight for morale's sake. Tottenham were favoured to win the north London derby and were criticised on multiple fronts after the poor showing but Mauricio Pochettino has welcomed the increased expectations saying it showed the club's improvement during his reign. "The expectation now is that we win the Champions League and Premier League and I am happy with the pressure and the criticism," Pochettino added. "It means people expect more of us. We know very well we have improved in every single aspect." We will have the team news and the build-up as soon as the sides are named, hope you enjoy the evening. Oh, it's Tyers by the way. Hello.  

Borussia Dortmund 1 Tottenham 2: Harry Kane rises to the task to ensure Spurs finish on top

It was only 20 months ago that Tottenham Hotspur effectively gave up on Europe and left Dortmund as three-goal losers, but it was the Germans who bowed out of the Champions League on Tuesday night as Mauricio Pochettino’s men clinched top spot in Group H. Goals from Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son meant that Spurs will finish above Real Madrid in a group many people predicted would see them relegated to the Europa League once again. “The season before, we were watching the draw and we thought ‘Oh Monaco, Leverkusen and CSKA’ and we thought we had a chance for the next stage,” said Pochettino. “This draw, we looked and thought ‘OK we are going to compete’. And look now we are first, top of the table. Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Apoel was always difficult, but we tried to enjoy it and be competitive and try to win, that was the idea in every single game.” Unbeaten in this season’s Champions League, this is a stronger Tottenham squad than we have seen for quite some time. One that can bounce straight back from a north London derby defeat to Arsenal and one that can fight back from falling behind in Dortmund. It is also one that can cope with change, unlike when Pochettino rested most of his stars in the Europa League in 2016 and Dortmund took full advantage. Pochettino rotated his full-backs, but his biggest changes on Tuesday night were in midfield and in attack. The Tottenham manager moved Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen back to play in the centre of midfield with Harry Winks, and Son partnered Kane in a front two. The reshuffle proved to be a masterstroke, as Kane and Son cancelled out Dortmund bad boy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener, and both men were assisted by Alli. Running free: Dele Alli was allowed too much time and space Credit: Reuters Alli had been anonymous against Arsenal, but was close to his best in Dortmund and managed to avoid getting himself into any trouble with referee Clement Turpin. Turpin was in charge of the England match in which the 21 year-old was caught making an offensive gesture and subsequently banned for one international match, but the official can have only admired Alli’s performance this time around. “I am so happy about Dele, of course,” said Pochettino. “He can play behind the striker or like a number eight because he has the quality, talent and capacity to cope with different positions.” Kane may not be much more than half fit, but he only needed half a chance to take a step closer to hitting his target of 50 goals for the calendar year. The striker made it six goals in the Champions League this season by netting Tottenham’s equaliser against Dortmund and took his tally for club and country in 2017 to 46. Dortmund's Andrey Yarmolenko, left, is challenged by Tottenham's Danny Rose  Credit: AP “He’s a great striker, a great player,” said Pochettino. “This type of player like Harry, if you give some situations, they don’t need many opportunities to score. It’s fantastic for him to score.” Son’s winner was his eighth career goal in 10 games against Dortmund, dating back to his time at Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg. The big news in Dortmund had been the recall of Aubameyang, following his omission for disciplinary reasons. The striker missed a great chance before getting himself straight back into the club’s good books. Having already set his team-mate up once and tested Hugo Lloris himself, Andriy Yarmolenko flicked the ball expertly into Aubameyang’s path in the 31st minute and the Gabon international made no mistake by driving the ball low beyond Hugo Lloris and into the net. Bad boy: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored but did not celebrate Credit: AFP Eriksen tried to get Spus back on level terms quickly, but his tame effort from outside the penalty area was easily gathered by Burki before the goalkeeper produced two brilliant saves to keep the hosts ahead. First, Burki prevented Eriksen from scoring after the Dane had tried to finish off a lovely move he had started. And, from the corner, Eric Dier’s header looked to be heading in until Burki somehow palmed the ball out. Alli’s best work during the opening 45 minutes had come inside his own penalty area, when he managed to get in the way of Raphael Guerreiro’s flicked header. But Alli was involved at the other end of the pitch at the start of the second half, as Tottenham got back on level terms. Hail: Roman Burki made one world class save Credit: Reuters Kane had been quiet in the first period as he works his way towards full fitness after hurting his knee against Crystal Palace, but the striker was on target just four minutes after the break with what was his first sniff of the goal. The returning Danny Rose won possession and found Alli, who passed to Kane and the England international beat Burki with a shot low into the goalkeeper’s right-hand corner. Kane turned provider shortly afterwards with a back-heel into the path of Alli, who was off target with his right-foot effort. But the winner eventually came with 14 minutes remaining, as Alli got his second assist of the evening by laying the ball off for Son to net yet another goal against Dortmund. 9:43PM Full time: Borussia Dortmund 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 That'll do it. Nice workout for Spurs, and with a very tasty prize at the end of it: topping their Champions League group. Dortmund, while having some attacking talent, are a shell of the side that were regularly among the top few in Europe just a couple of years back.  Matt Law will be here with his match report very shortly. I shall bid you good night. 9:39PM 90 mins That Toljan one has shoulder barged Broadway Danny Rose, and who amongst us has not occasionally fancied doing that? A booking for Toljan, who misses the next match. 9:37PM Roman Holiday!  This has to be a first. Dortmund take off their keeper Roman Burki, and bring on their sub keeper.... Roman Weidenfeller. Double Roman! Go on sir. He's 37, and he looks as pleased as punch. Roman Weidenfeller having a lie down yesterday Credit: Bongarts 9:34PM 87 mins Crikey, poor Fernando Llorente. What has HAPPENED to the lad? Only a few seasons ago he was one of the most feared strikers in Europe, he now looks like he barely knows what the goal IS, much less how to kick the ball in it. He's sent through by Son, and should have scored. But his touch is absolutely woeful, and it means that poor Burki can/has to rush out. Llorente might not be able to hit the target, but he's hit poor Roman Burki here, absolutely battered the chap. Stretchered off. 9:29PM 85 mins Kane's coming off, he'll be better for the run. To say nothing of the goal. Oh, Llorente's on. Eriksen off, Sissoko on. 9:28PM 83 mins These might be a shambles at the back but they're useful going forward. Here's Yarmers coing out wide, sliding it down the right flank for Aubameyang, he crosses and it's lucky for Spurs that Dier is there, and lucky for Dier that he manages to slot it behind, as opposed to in, his own goal. Guerreiro the man lurking. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Christian Eriksen, 81 min) Dembélé in - Alli out 9:24PM 80 mins Here's Erikssen now, allowed to wander happy and free through the Rur Valley sized hole in this Dortmund defence. Alli picks him out, Eriksen heads over. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Christian Eriksen, 81 min) Omer Toprak on for Zagadou, who was getting treatment a second ago. I'm not too sure what happened, rest well, you mighty giraffe. 9:21PM GOAL! Son! Spurs! Cracking finish from Son, but it all comes about from brave, game work from Alli. Alli has two for company out on the left flank, he pulls away, beating the hapless Bartra far too easily and teeing up Son, who crunches the drive home. Good persistence from Dele Alli but "there is no way that Alli should come away from that situation with the ball" as Owen Hargreaves. Just so, Owen. That was pathetic from Dortmund. Poor coach Bosz must be tearing his one remaining hair out. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Son Heung-Min, 76 min) 9:13PM 68 mins Foul by Aurier gives Dortmund a usefully placed free. Where's the big man? Gie it to tha big man. Zagadou lurking but not able to get involved with this delivery. 9:12PM 67 mins Spurs are starting to happen, this is a really nice quick move. Winks, having a good game, is prompting. Broadway Danny Rose bombing forward. Alli looking more like himself. nearly finding Sir Harry. It's all good. They're getting back to something like their best here. But Dortmund still carry a hope here. 9:09PM 64 mins Kagawa, nice little player, but he's done nada tonight. Comes off. Castro on. 9:06PM 61 mins A sloppy Sally, that Bartra, he's given it away in a bad position. Offside flag saves his blushes. 9:02PM 58 mins Yarmolenko is a curious case. Built like a brick privvy, bit of a wuss, lovely skills, looks like a centre forward but likes to drift out wide. 8:57PM 53 mins Yarmolenko heads the ball and falls over in pain. Iron man Yarmolenko they call him. The ref stops the match while they check his head is okay. Gawd, Madrid have got TWO more. That's 0-6 an counting. Ronaldo has his second. Dortmund must be badly regretting the fact that they twice failed to beat the Cypriots. 8:55PM 51 mins Clear booking for skipper Schmelzer for a sore foul on Aurier. 8:54PM Well done Sir Harry WE'RE LEVEL! Guess who? #COYSpic.twitter.com/Zzelx3smwG— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 Honourable mention to Danny Rose in that goal, it was he who pressured Toljan into an error, and then slipped it to Alli.  8:52PM GOAL! Harry Kane!  You Spurs! As Glenn and Jermaine were just saying. Alli plays the ball into Kane and his first touch, to  be fair, is awful. It pings off his shin, but he gets the rub of the green and it just sits up nicely, shifted to open up a shot. He strikes it okay, and it's in. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 1 Spurs (Harry Kane, 49 min) 8:49PM Ha A snapshot of what life under a Sean Dyche dictatorship might be like. pic.twitter.com/otYJ6IT0sM— Matt Summers (@Matchewww) November 20, 2017 8:49PM 46 mins Dortmund kick off, no changes for either side. Mousa Dembele warmed up con brio during the break. 8:48PM The players are back out Let's hope we have another half like that one, enjoyable stuff. Jenas: "Harry's not quite right. It's sometimes when you're coming back from injuries it's not so much that you are not fit but you are not confident [in your physical game]." Hoddle: "I think he is worried about his hamstring." 8:32PM Half time: Borussia Dortmund 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 A world-class save, and a world-class little flick to set up a goal were the highlights. But Spurs have probably been the better side and I fancy them to get something out of this, still. Sorry, Cyprus pals, it's four. Benzema has his second after neat from one C Ronaldo. 8:30PM 43 mins Son down under a tackled from Bartra. Kane with the freekick but it's an abject effort. Harry's been a little quiet. Is Eriksen just finished with free kicks? Why do we always let Kane take them now? They're never good.— Spurs News Today (@TodaySpurs) November 21, 2017 8:29PM 42 mins It's a pasting in Cyprus though, Madrid are three nil up. Nacho the man this time. Nacho, Nacho man. 8:27PM 40 mins And this save is even better! This is a fantastic bit of goalkeeping. A spot-on corner from Spurs, Dier with a perfect header but the lad Roman Burli has produced a proper worldie, somehow clawing it away. 8:26PM 39 mins Nice move Spurs. Like a dagger, sir. A dagger! It's a brisk move down the left, a low Son centre, and a crisp shot from Eriksen. Good save Burki! Corner. 8:25PM 38 mins Further bad news for the Germans,  Madrid have scored their second against Nicosia. 8:20PM 34 mins Aubameyang sent through again, and this is a superb tackle from Dier. 8:19PM 32 mins Spurs look to hit back right away. Win a corner. Cleared. 8:18PM GOAL! Dortmund! Aubameyang! And it's lovely, lovely stuff. Spurs pressing with a high line, nice ball played by Guerreiro in to Yarmolenko for a gorgeous flick that opens Spurs up and sends Aubameyang through. He slots it home this time. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 0 Spurs (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31 min) 8:16PM 28 mins In the build up, one heard about how Dortmund were a bit of a defensive shambles, but Toljan is defending well. Denies Rose. Vertonghen is being allowed to pick out passes. 8:14PM 24 mins The big man Zagadou is having a good game, keeping Son away from goal here after a nice Spurs move. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Son Heung-Min, 24 min) 8:10PM 23 mins Aurier excellent run down the flank, he's overlapping at pace. Schmelzer, the full back, is getting a roasting.  Aurier showing his mettle at the other end now with a well judged interception. 8:05PM 18 mins Yarmolenko has been the best in show so far, and chips the ball forward now for Aubameyang. The three Spurs centre backs step up, the two wing backs don't, and Aubameyang is clean through. Fluffs the chance horribly. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in a poor trot. He made a wonderful start to the season, scoring 15 (FIFTEEN) in the first 12 games but he has not found the net now for five matches. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 19 min) More bad news for Dortmund: Modric  has scored for Real Madrid. 8:04PM 17 mins Very poor from Bartra, dithering and playing an awful back pass under pressure from Kane. He's a very fortunate Marc Bartra, in that the ref rules that The People's Harry had fouled him. Doubtful. 8:01PM 14 mins Aurier with some impressive defensive nous and positioning, snuffs out an elegant ball from Yarmo. 7:59PM 12 mins That's a nice bit of play, moment of the match so far. Intricate, clever attacking stuff from Borussia D, and Yarmolenko is able to curl a shot at goal. Attempt Saved: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Andriy Yarmolenko, 13 min) 7:56PM 8 mins Corner for Dortmund, Schmelzer aims it at Zagadou, who is a lovely big boy and dangerous from a set-piece. Spurs are well aware that he is an aerial threat, but knowing and preventing are two separate things. Zagadou, all 1.96 metres of him, up to win the header. Effort at goal, but very weak. Bounce back? Spurs train Credit: Getty 7:52PM 6 mins Yarmolenko, an exciting talent going forward, is chopped down by Rose. 7:51PM 5 mins Rose makes some decent progress forward. Spurs have another corner. Decent ball in, Alli within a whisker of having a chance there. 7:49PM 3 mins Dele finds Son with a good ball over the Dortmund high line, Son strong run. No support. Wins a corner from the challenge with Zagadou. Corner. Nothing doing. 7:48PM 2 mins Spurs are top if they match Madrid's result. Peter Bosz, the Dortmund coach, is 54 today. 7:47PM 1 mins  Kick off. Whites v yellow and back. Spurs with three at the back, Dier on the right, Vertonghen on the left, Sanchez in the middle. Weigl with an early foul. He's on a yellow prior to the match, as is Toljan. 7:46PM Ruddy Buquet is on deputy linesman detail, good to see. Referee is Clement Turpin, to whom Dele Alli appeared to give the finger playing for England 7:41PM Also on Telegraph.co.uk We've got live blogs of  Man City vs Feyenoord and  Sevilla vs Liverpool 7:39PM Hat act Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund Credit: Getty 7:30PM The players are out on the pitch Here is Poch: "we want to finish on the top, will be difficult because Dortmund is fighting to stay in the Champion League. We have a great squad [hence four changes]. Give some frehsness to the teams. We are in a different peiod to the last time we played Dortmund." 7:23PM Owen Hargreaves on BT Sport "Dortmund had so many issues in that match against Wembley, that was really the start of their struggles. They have been so vulnerable defensively. This is a good time for Tottenham to play them. "Both team are incredibly dangerous going forward. I am expecting an exciting game." 7:10PM Mellow yellow Signal Iduna Park, home of Borussia Dortmund Credit: Getty 7:08PM Tottenham line up, p'raps Tottenham v Dortmund Credit: BT Sport 3 7:06PM Here is how the telly see the teams lining up Credit: BT Sport 3 6:58PM So Danny Rose returns to the XI Poch left him out of the matchday squad at the weekend, but whatever was going on there appears to have been sufficiently resolved for him to be selected for this match*. Well done Broadway Danny Rose. * unimportant match. 6:46PM Noice Our dressing room in Dortmund looking#COYSpic.twitter.com/pdteIRtgwI— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 6:41PM Tough place to come carved out of rock, innit. 1 - @BVB have lost just 1 of 11 home games against English clubs (W6 D4) and have never conceded more than 1 goal in these games. Fortress.#BVBTHFCpic.twitter.com/VTOXyIeWMV— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) November 21, 2017 6:37PM Here's the Spurs team #THFC: Lloris (C), Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Winks, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane. #COYSpic.twitter.com/1sfXv7Qkrj— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 6:28PM Can Tottenham bounce back from the Arsenal game? Spurs were really disappointing at the weekend, losing 2-0 to their greatest rivals and really puncturing all the talk of North London supremacy. Spurs were outplayed, and they were at times out-fought by Arsenal, and there will be major concerns about the performance, not least because key trio Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen looked short of fitness, sharpness, or both. Eriksen said this week: "It’s probably good that we have a game so quickly afterwards and you can have a bit of revenge, you can show the world that you are a bit better than what you saw last Saturday." “The players spoke about it after the game and at training and so forth. There has not been any team meeting, you can’t call it a crisis after you lose one game.” This match, then represents a chance to put the record straight, against a team from the European second tier who have consistently over-performed in the last few seasons. But not this year: Die Schwarzgelben have been a let down this season in Europe and have just two points to show for their efforts. Spurs have ten, so qualification is already assured, but they could do with a solid performance tonight for morale's sake. Tottenham were favoured to win the north London derby and were criticised on multiple fronts after the poor showing but Mauricio Pochettino has welcomed the increased expectations saying it showed the club's improvement during his reign. "The expectation now is that we win the Champions League and Premier League and I am happy with the pressure and the criticism," Pochettino added. "It means people expect more of us. We know very well we have improved in every single aspect." We will have the team news and the build-up as soon as the sides are named, hope you enjoy the evening. Oh, it's Tyers by the way. Hello.  

Borussia Dortmund 1 Tottenham 2: Harry Kane rises to the task to ensure Spurs finish on top

It was only 20 months ago that Tottenham Hotspur effectively gave up on Europe and left Dortmund as three-goal losers, but it was the Germans who bowed out of the Champions League on Tuesday night as Mauricio Pochettino’s men clinched top spot in Group H. Goals from Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son meant that Spurs will finish above Real Madrid in a group many people predicted would see them relegated to the Europa League once again. “The season before, we were watching the draw and we thought ‘Oh Monaco, Leverkusen and CSKA’ and we thought we had a chance for the next stage,” said Pochettino. “This draw, we looked and thought ‘OK we are going to compete’. And look now we are first, top of the table. Real Madrid, Borussia Dortmund and Apoel was always difficult, but we tried to enjoy it and be competitive and try to win, that was the idea in every single game.” Unbeaten in this season’s Champions League, this is a stronger Tottenham squad than we have seen for quite some time. One that can bounce straight back from a north London derby defeat to Arsenal and one that can fight back from falling behind in Dortmund. It is also one that can cope with change, unlike when Pochettino rested most of his stars in the Europa League in 2016 and Dortmund took full advantage. Pochettino rotated his full-backs, but his biggest changes on Tuesday night were in midfield and in attack. The Tottenham manager moved Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen back to play in the centre of midfield with Harry Winks, and Son partnered Kane in a front two. The reshuffle proved to be a masterstroke, as Kane and Son cancelled out Dortmund bad boy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s opener, and both men were assisted by Alli. Running free: Dele Alli was allowed too much time and space Credit: Reuters Alli had been anonymous against Arsenal, but was close to his best in Dortmund and managed to avoid getting himself into any trouble with referee Clement Turpin. Turpin was in charge of the England match in which the 21 year-old was caught making an offensive gesture and subsequently banned for one international match, but the official can have only admired Alli’s performance this time around. “I am so happy about Dele, of course,” said Pochettino. “He can play behind the striker or like a number eight because he has the quality, talent and capacity to cope with different positions.” Kane may not be much more than half fit, but he only needed half a chance to take a step closer to hitting his target of 50 goals for the calendar year. The striker made it six goals in the Champions League this season by netting Tottenham’s equaliser against Dortmund and took his tally for club and country in 2017 to 46. Dortmund's Andrey Yarmolenko, left, is challenged by Tottenham's Danny Rose  Credit: AP “He’s a great striker, a great player,” said Pochettino. “This type of player like Harry, if you give some situations, they don’t need many opportunities to score. It’s fantastic for him to score.” Son’s winner was his eighth career goal in 10 games against Dortmund, dating back to his time at Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg. The big news in Dortmund had been the recall of Aubameyang, following his omission for disciplinary reasons. The striker missed a great chance before getting himself straight back into the club’s good books. Having already set his team-mate up once and tested Hugo Lloris himself, Andriy Yarmolenko flicked the ball expertly into Aubameyang’s path in the 31st minute and the Gabon international made no mistake by driving the ball low beyond Hugo Lloris and into the net. Bad boy: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored but did not celebrate Credit: AFP Eriksen tried to get Spus back on level terms quickly, but his tame effort from outside the penalty area was easily gathered by Burki before the goalkeeper produced two brilliant saves to keep the hosts ahead. First, Burki prevented Eriksen from scoring after the Dane had tried to finish off a lovely move he had started. And, from the corner, Eric Dier’s header looked to be heading in until Burki somehow palmed the ball out. Alli’s best work during the opening 45 minutes had come inside his own penalty area, when he managed to get in the way of Raphael Guerreiro’s flicked header. But Alli was involved at the other end of the pitch at the start of the second half, as Tottenham got back on level terms. Hail: Roman Burki made one world class save Credit: Reuters Kane had been quiet in the first period as he works his way towards full fitness after hurting his knee against Crystal Palace, but the striker was on target just four minutes after the break with what was his first sniff of the goal. The returning Danny Rose won possession and found Alli, who passed to Kane and the England international beat Burki with a shot low into the goalkeeper’s right-hand corner. Kane turned provider shortly afterwards with a back-heel into the path of Alli, who was off target with his right-foot effort. But the winner eventually came with 14 minutes remaining, as Alli got his second assist of the evening by laying the ball off for Son to net yet another goal against Dortmund. 9:43PM Full time: Borussia Dortmund 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 That'll do it. Nice workout for Spurs, and with a very tasty prize at the end of it: topping their Champions League group. Dortmund, while having some attacking talent, are a shell of the side that were regularly among the top few in Europe just a couple of years back.  Matt Law will be here with his match report very shortly. I shall bid you good night. 9:39PM 90 mins That Toljan one has shoulder barged Broadway Danny Rose, and who amongst us has not occasionally fancied doing that? A booking for Toljan, who misses the next match. 9:37PM Roman Holiday!  This has to be a first. Dortmund take off their keeper Roman Burki, and bring on their sub keeper.... Roman Weidenfeller. Double Roman! Go on sir. He's 37, and he looks as pleased as punch. Roman Weidenfeller having a lie down yesterday Credit: Bongarts 9:34PM 87 mins Crikey, poor Fernando Llorente. What has HAPPENED to the lad? Only a few seasons ago he was one of the most feared strikers in Europe, he now looks like he barely knows what the goal IS, much less how to kick the ball in it. He's sent through by Son, and should have scored. But his touch is absolutely woeful, and it means that poor Burki can/has to rush out. Llorente might not be able to hit the target, but he's hit poor Roman Burki here, absolutely battered the chap. Stretchered off. 9:29PM 85 mins Kane's coming off, he'll be better for the run. To say nothing of the goal. Oh, Llorente's on. Eriksen off, Sissoko on. 9:28PM 83 mins These might be a shambles at the back but they're useful going forward. Here's Yarmers coing out wide, sliding it down the right flank for Aubameyang, he crosses and it's lucky for Spurs that Dier is there, and lucky for Dier that he manages to slot it behind, as opposed to in, his own goal. Guerreiro the man lurking. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Christian Eriksen, 81 min) Dembélé in - Alli out 9:24PM 80 mins Here's Erikssen now, allowed to wander happy and free through the Rur Valley sized hole in this Dortmund defence. Alli picks him out, Eriksen heads over. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Christian Eriksen, 81 min) Omer Toprak on for Zagadou, who was getting treatment a second ago. I'm not too sure what happened, rest well, you mighty giraffe. 9:21PM GOAL! Son! Spurs! Cracking finish from Son, but it all comes about from brave, game work from Alli. Alli has two for company out on the left flank, he pulls away, beating the hapless Bartra far too easily and teeing up Son, who crunches the drive home. Good persistence from Dele Alli but "there is no way that Alli should come away from that situation with the ball" as Owen Hargreaves. Just so, Owen. That was pathetic from Dortmund. Poor coach Bosz must be tearing his one remaining hair out. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Son Heung-Min, 76 min) 9:13PM 68 mins Foul by Aurier gives Dortmund a usefully placed free. Where's the big man? Gie it to tha big man. Zagadou lurking but not able to get involved with this delivery. 9:12PM 67 mins Spurs are starting to happen, this is a really nice quick move. Winks, having a good game, is prompting. Broadway Danny Rose bombing forward. Alli looking more like himself. nearly finding Sir Harry. It's all good. They're getting back to something like their best here. But Dortmund still carry a hope here. 9:09PM 64 mins Kagawa, nice little player, but he's done nada tonight. Comes off. Castro on. 9:06PM 61 mins A sloppy Sally, that Bartra, he's given it away in a bad position. Offside flag saves his blushes. 9:02PM 58 mins Yarmolenko is a curious case. Built like a brick privvy, bit of a wuss, lovely skills, looks like a centre forward but likes to drift out wide. 8:57PM 53 mins Yarmolenko heads the ball and falls over in pain. Iron man Yarmolenko they call him. The ref stops the match while they check his head is okay. Gawd, Madrid have got TWO more. That's 0-6 an counting. Ronaldo has his second. Dortmund must be badly regretting the fact that they twice failed to beat the Cypriots. 8:55PM 51 mins Clear booking for skipper Schmelzer for a sore foul on Aurier. 8:54PM Well done Sir Harry WE'RE LEVEL! Guess who? #COYSpic.twitter.com/Zzelx3smwG— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 Honourable mention to Danny Rose in that goal, it was he who pressured Toljan into an error, and then slipped it to Alli.  8:52PM GOAL! Harry Kane!  You Spurs! As Glenn and Jermaine were just saying. Alli plays the ball into Kane and his first touch, to  be fair, is awful. It pings off his shin, but he gets the rub of the green and it just sits up nicely, shifted to open up a shot. He strikes it okay, and it's in. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 1 Spurs (Harry Kane, 49 min) 8:49PM Ha A snapshot of what life under a Sean Dyche dictatorship might be like. pic.twitter.com/otYJ6IT0sM— Matt Summers (@Matchewww) November 20, 2017 8:49PM 46 mins Dortmund kick off, no changes for either side. Mousa Dembele warmed up con brio during the break. 8:48PM The players are back out Let's hope we have another half like that one, enjoyable stuff. Jenas: "Harry's not quite right. It's sometimes when you're coming back from injuries it's not so much that you are not fit but you are not confident [in your physical game]." Hoddle: "I think he is worried about his hamstring." 8:32PM Half time: Borussia Dortmund 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 A world-class save, and a world-class little flick to set up a goal were the highlights. But Spurs have probably been the better side and I fancy them to get something out of this, still. Sorry, Cyprus pals, it's four. Benzema has his second after neat from one C Ronaldo. 8:30PM 43 mins Son down under a tackled from Bartra. Kane with the freekick but it's an abject effort. Harry's been a little quiet. Is Eriksen just finished with free kicks? Why do we always let Kane take them now? They're never good.— Spurs News Today (@TodaySpurs) November 21, 2017 8:29PM 42 mins It's a pasting in Cyprus though, Madrid are three nil up. Nacho the man this time. Nacho, Nacho man. 8:27PM 40 mins And this save is even better! This is a fantastic bit of goalkeeping. A spot-on corner from Spurs, Dier with a perfect header but the lad Roman Burli has produced a proper worldie, somehow clawing it away. 8:26PM 39 mins Nice move Spurs. Like a dagger, sir. A dagger! It's a brisk move down the left, a low Son centre, and a crisp shot from Eriksen. Good save Burki! Corner. 8:25PM 38 mins Further bad news for the Germans,  Madrid have scored their second against Nicosia. 8:20PM 34 mins Aubameyang sent through again, and this is a superb tackle from Dier. 8:19PM 32 mins Spurs look to hit back right away. Win a corner. Cleared. 8:18PM GOAL! Dortmund! Aubameyang! And it's lovely, lovely stuff. Spurs pressing with a high line, nice ball played by Guerreiro in to Yarmolenko for a gorgeous flick that opens Spurs up and sends Aubameyang through. He slots it home this time. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 0 Spurs (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31 min) 8:16PM 28 mins In the build up, one heard about how Dortmund were a bit of a defensive shambles, but Toljan is defending well. Denies Rose. Vertonghen is being allowed to pick out passes. 8:14PM 24 mins The big man Zagadou is having a good game, keeping Son away from goal here after a nice Spurs move. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Son Heung-Min, 24 min) 8:10PM 23 mins Aurier excellent run down the flank, he's overlapping at pace. Schmelzer, the full back, is getting a roasting.  Aurier showing his mettle at the other end now with a well judged interception. 8:05PM 18 mins Yarmolenko has been the best in show so far, and chips the ball forward now for Aubameyang. The three Spurs centre backs step up, the two wing backs don't, and Aubameyang is clean through. Fluffs the chance horribly. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in a poor trot. He made a wonderful start to the season, scoring 15 (FIFTEEN) in the first 12 games but he has not found the net now for five matches. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 19 min) More bad news for Dortmund: Modric  has scored for Real Madrid. 8:04PM 17 mins Very poor from Bartra, dithering and playing an awful back pass under pressure from Kane. He's a very fortunate Marc Bartra, in that the ref rules that The People's Harry had fouled him. Doubtful. 8:01PM 14 mins Aurier with some impressive defensive nous and positioning, snuffs out an elegant ball from Yarmo. 7:59PM 12 mins That's a nice bit of play, moment of the match so far. Intricate, clever attacking stuff from Borussia D, and Yarmolenko is able to curl a shot at goal. Attempt Saved: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Andriy Yarmolenko, 13 min) 7:56PM 8 mins Corner for Dortmund, Schmelzer aims it at Zagadou, who is a lovely big boy and dangerous from a set-piece. Spurs are well aware that he is an aerial threat, but knowing and preventing are two separate things. Zagadou, all 1.96 metres of him, up to win the header. Effort at goal, but very weak. Bounce back? Spurs train Credit: Getty 7:52PM 6 mins Yarmolenko, an exciting talent going forward, is chopped down by Rose. 7:51PM 5 mins Rose makes some decent progress forward. Spurs have another corner. Decent ball in, Alli within a whisker of having a chance there. 7:49PM 3 mins Dele finds Son with a good ball over the Dortmund high line, Son strong run. No support. Wins a corner from the challenge with Zagadou. Corner. Nothing doing. 7:48PM 2 mins Spurs are top if they match Madrid's result. Peter Bosz, the Dortmund coach, is 54 today. 7:47PM 1 mins  Kick off. Whites v yellow and back. Spurs with three at the back, Dier on the right, Vertonghen on the left, Sanchez in the middle. Weigl with an early foul. He's on a yellow prior to the match, as is Toljan. 7:46PM Ruddy Buquet is on deputy linesman detail, good to see. Referee is Clement Turpin, to whom Dele Alli appeared to give the finger playing for England 7:41PM Also on Telegraph.co.uk We've got live blogs of  Man City vs Feyenoord and  Sevilla vs Liverpool 7:39PM Hat act Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund Credit: Getty 7:30PM The players are out on the pitch Here is Poch: "we want to finish on the top, will be difficult because Dortmund is fighting to stay in the Champion League. We have a great squad [hence four changes]. Give some frehsness to the teams. We are in a different peiod to the last time we played Dortmund." 7:23PM Owen Hargreaves on BT Sport "Dortmund had so many issues in that match against Wembley, that was really the start of their struggles. They have been so vulnerable defensively. This is a good time for Tottenham to play them. "Both team are incredibly dangerous going forward. I am expecting an exciting game." 7:10PM Mellow yellow Signal Iduna Park, home of Borussia Dortmund Credit: Getty 7:08PM Tottenham line up, p'raps Tottenham v Dortmund Credit: BT Sport 3 7:06PM Here is how the telly see the teams lining up Credit: BT Sport 3 6:58PM So Danny Rose returns to the XI Poch left him out of the matchday squad at the weekend, but whatever was going on there appears to have been sufficiently resolved for him to be selected for this match*. Well done Broadway Danny Rose. * unimportant match. 6:46PM Noice Our dressing room in Dortmund looking#COYSpic.twitter.com/pdteIRtgwI— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 6:41PM Tough place to come carved out of rock, innit. 1 - @BVB have lost just 1 of 11 home games against English clubs (W6 D4) and have never conceded more than 1 goal in these games. Fortress.#BVBTHFCpic.twitter.com/VTOXyIeWMV— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) November 21, 2017 6:37PM Here's the Spurs team #THFC: Lloris (C), Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Winks, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane. #COYSpic.twitter.com/1sfXv7Qkrj— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 6:28PM Can Tottenham bounce back from the Arsenal game? Spurs were really disappointing at the weekend, losing 2-0 to their greatest rivals and really puncturing all the talk of North London supremacy. Spurs were outplayed, and they were at times out-fought by Arsenal, and there will be major concerns about the performance, not least because key trio Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen looked short of fitness, sharpness, or both. Eriksen said this week: "It’s probably good that we have a game so quickly afterwards and you can have a bit of revenge, you can show the world that you are a bit better than what you saw last Saturday." “The players spoke about it after the game and at training and so forth. There has not been any team meeting, you can’t call it a crisis after you lose one game.” This match, then represents a chance to put the record straight, against a team from the European second tier who have consistently over-performed in the last few seasons. But not this year: Die Schwarzgelben have been a let down this season in Europe and have just two points to show for their efforts. Spurs have ten, so qualification is already assured, but they could do with a solid performance tonight for morale's sake. Tottenham were favoured to win the north London derby and were criticised on multiple fronts after the poor showing but Mauricio Pochettino has welcomed the increased expectations saying it showed the club's improvement during his reign. "The expectation now is that we win the Champions League and Premier League and I am happy with the pressure and the criticism," Pochettino added. "It means people expect more of us. We know very well we have improved in every single aspect." We will have the team news and the build-up as soon as the sides are named, hope you enjoy the evening. Oh, it's Tyers by the way. Hello.  

Borussia Dortmund 1 Tottenham 2: Harry Kane back in business as visitors secure top spot in group

Mauricio Pochettino banked on his two certainties in Dortmund and it paid off as Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son clinched top spot in Group H of the Champions League for Tottenham Hotspur. Kane may not be much more than half fit, but he only needed half a chance to take a step closer to hitting his target of 50 goals for the calendar year. Kane made it six goals in the Champions League this season by netting Tottenham’s equaliser against Borussia Dortmund and took his tally for club and country in 2017 to 46. And it was no surprise that Son was the man who grabbed the Spurs winner with his eighth career goal against Dortmund, who had taken the lead through returning bad boy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Despite the fact his team had already qualified for the knockout stages by beating Real Madrid, manager Mauricio Pochettino resisted the temptation to rest all his stars as he had done 20 months earlier when Tottenham were beaten 3-0 by Dortmund in the Europa League. Running free: Dele Alli was allowed too much time and space Credit: Reuters Instead, Pochettino went on the attack in Germany and partnered Harry Kane with Heung-Min Son in a front two. The South Korean went into the game having scored seven goals in nine games against Dortmund, dating back to his time at Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg. Son had opened the scoring in Tottenham’s 3-1 victory over Dortmund at Wembley and went straight on the attack on Tuesday night. Borussia Dortmund vs Spurs shots on goal The forward chased down a long ball forwards and almost beat Dan-Axel Zagadou, but the Dortmund defender manged to divert his shot out for a corner. Another notable decision from Pochettino was to restore Danny Rose to his team at left wing-back, having left the England international out of his squad entirely for the North London defeat to Arsenal. It was Rose who took the corner that resulted from Son’s blocked effort, but Dortmund managed to clear the danger in what was an even start to the game. Dortmund's Andrey Yarmolenko, left, is challenged by Tottenham's Danny Rose  Credit: AP Dortmund brought Aubameyang in from the cold, following his omission for disciplinary reasons, but the striker missed a great chance to get himself straight back into the home club’s good books. Andriy Yarmolenko sprung the Spurs offside trap with a chipped pass over the defence, but, with only goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to beat, Aubameyang scuffed his shot wide. Yarmolenko had also tested Lloris with a shot and it was the Ukraine international’s link up play with Aubameyang that helped Dortmund open the scoring in the 31st minute. This time, Yarmolenko flicked the ball expertly into Aubameyang’s path and the Gabon international made no mistake by driving the ball low beyond Lloris and into the net. Aubameyang had seen a goal incorrectly ruled out at Wembley and clearly enjoyed getting back on the scoresheet on his return for the Germans. Bad boy: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored but did not celebrate Credit: AFP Just seconds before the home side had gone ahead, Son had failed to steer a Jan Vertonghen ball into the area past Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burkl. Christian Eriksen tried to get Spus back on level terms quickly, but his tame effort from outside the penalty area was easily gathered by Burki before the goalkeeper produced two brilliant saves to keep the hosts ahead. First, Burki prevented Eriksen from scoring after the Dane had tried to finish off a lovely move he had started. And, from the corner, Eric Dier’s header looked to be heading in until Burki somehow palmed the ball out. Pochettino had warned Dele Alli to be wary of the presence of referee Clement Turpin, who was in charge of the England match in which the 21-year-old was caught making an offensive gesture and subsequently banned for one match. Hail: Roman Burki made one world class save Credit: Reuters Alli’s best work during the opening 45 minutes against Dortmund had come inside his own penalty area, when he managed to get in the way of Raphael Guerreiro’s flicked header. But Alli was involved at the other end of the pitch at the start of the second half, as Tottenham got back on level terms. Kane had been quiet in the first period as he works his way towards full fitness after hurting his knee against Crystal Palace, but the striker was on target just four minutes after the break with what was his first sniff of the goal. And farewell: by Burki had to go off after a heavy challenge by sub Llorente Credit: Reuters Rose won possession and found Alli, who passed to Kane and the England international beat Burki with a shot low into the goalkeeper’s right-hand corner. Kane turned provider shortly afterwards with a back-heel into the path of Alli, who was off target with his right-foot effort. Sensing the opportunity to make sure of top spot on Group H, Spurs were now pushing forwards at every opportunity and Marc Bartra had to be alert to cut out a through ball from Eriksen that nearly sent Kane away. But the winner eventually came with 14 minutes remaining, as Alli got his second assist of the evening by laying the ball off for Son to net yet another goal against Dortmund.   9:43PM Full time: Borussia Dortmund 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 That'll do it. Nice workout for Spurs, and with a very tasty prize at the end of it: topping their Champions League group. Dortmund, while having some attacking talent, are a shell of the side that were regularly among the top few in Europe just a couple of years back.  Matt Law will be here with his match report very shortly. I shall bid you good night. 9:39PM 90 mins That Toljan one has shoulder barged Broadway Danny Rose, and who amongst us has not occasionally fancied doing that? A booking for Toljan, who misses the next match. 9:37PM Roman Holiday!  This has to be a first. Dortmund take off their keeper Roman Burki, and bring on their sub keeper.... Roman Weidenfeller. Double Roman! Go on sir. He's 37, and he looks as pleased as punch. Roman Weidenfeller having a lie down yesterday Credit: Bongarts 9:34PM 87 mins Crikey, poor Fernando Llorente. What has HAPPENED to the lad? Only a few seasons ago he was one of the most feared strikers in Europe, he now looks like he barely knows what the goal IS, much less how to kick the ball in it. He's sent through by Son, and should have scored. But his touch is absolutely woeful, and it means that poor Burki can/has to rush out. Llorente might not be able to hit the target, but he's hit poor Roman Burki here, absolutely battered the chap. Stretchered off. 9:29PM 85 mins Kane's coming off, he'll be better for the run. To say nothing of the goal. Oh, Llorente's on. Eriksen off, Sissoko on. 9:28PM 83 mins These might be a shambles at the back but they're useful going forward. Here's Yarmers coing out wide, sliding it down the right flank for Aubameyang, he crosses and it's lucky for Spurs that Dier is there, and lucky for Dier that he manages to slot it behind, as opposed to in, his own goal. Guerreiro the man lurking. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Christian Eriksen, 81 min) Dembélé in - Alli out 9:24PM 80 mins Here's Erikssen now, allowed to wander happy and free through the Rur Valley sized hole in this Dortmund defence. Alli picks him out, Eriksen heads over. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Christian Eriksen, 81 min) Omer Toprak on for Zagadou, who was getting treatment a second ago. I'm not too sure what happened, rest well, you mighty giraffe. 9:21PM GOAL! Son! Spurs! Cracking finish from Son, but it all comes about from brave, game work from Alli. Alli has two for company out on the left flank, he pulls away, beating the hapless Bartra far too easily and teeing up Son, who crunches the drive home. Good persistence from Dele Alli but "there is no way that Alli should come away from that situation with the ball" as Owen Hargreaves. Just so, Owen. That was pathetic from Dortmund. Poor coach Bosz must be tearing his one remaining hair out. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Son Heung-Min, 76 min) 9:13PM 68 mins Foul by Aurier gives Dortmund a usefully placed free. Where's the big man? Gie it to tha big man. Zagadou lurking but not able to get involved with this delivery. 9:12PM 67 mins Spurs are starting to happen, this is a really nice quick move. Winks, having a good game, is prompting. Broadway Danny Rose bombing forward. Alli looking more like himself. nearly finding Sir Harry. It's all good. They're getting back to something like their best here. But Dortmund still carry a hope here. 9:09PM 64 mins Kagawa, nice little player, but he's done nada tonight. Comes off. Castro on. 9:06PM 61 mins A sloppy Sally, that Bartra, he's given it away in a bad position. Offside flag saves his blushes. 9:02PM 58 mins Yarmolenko is a curious case. Built like a brick privvy, bit of a wuss, lovely skills, looks like a centre forward but likes to drift out wide. 8:57PM 53 mins Yarmolenko heads the ball and falls over in pain. Iron man Yarmolenko they call him. The ref stops the match while they check his head is okay. Gawd, Madrid have got TWO more. That's 0-6 an counting. Ronaldo has his second. Dortmund must be badly regretting the fact that they twice failed to beat the Cypriots. 8:55PM 51 mins Clear booking for skipper Schmelzer for a sore foul on Aurier. 8:54PM Well done Sir Harry WE'RE LEVEL! Guess who? #COYSpic.twitter.com/Zzelx3smwG— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 Honourable mention to Danny Rose in that goal, it was he who pressured Toljan into an error, and then slipped it to Alli.  8:52PM GOAL! Harry Kane!  You Spurs! As Glenn and Jermaine were just saying. Alli plays the ball into Kane and his first touch, to  be fair, is awful. It pings off his shin, but he gets the rub of the green and it just sits up nicely, shifted to open up a shot. He strikes it okay, and it's in. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 1 Spurs (Harry Kane, 49 min) 8:49PM Ha A snapshot of what life under a Sean Dyche dictatorship might be like. pic.twitter.com/otYJ6IT0sM— Matt Summers (@Matchewww) November 20, 2017 8:49PM 46 mins Dortmund kick off, no changes for either side. Mousa Dembele warmed up con brio during the break. 8:48PM The players are back out Let's hope we have another half like that one, enjoyable stuff. Jenas: "Harry's not quite right. It's sometimes when you're coming back from injuries it's not so much that you are not fit but you are not confident [in your physical game]." Hoddle: "I think he is worried about his hamstring." 8:32PM Half time: Borussia Dortmund 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 A world-class save, and a world-class little flick to set up a goal were the highlights. But Spurs have probably been the better side and I fancy them to get something out of this, still. Sorry, Cyprus pals, it's four. Benzema has his second after neat from one C Ronaldo. 8:30PM 43 mins Son down under a tackled from Bartra. Kane with the freekick but it's an abject effort. Harry's been a little quiet. Is Eriksen just finished with free kicks? Why do we always let Kane take them now? They're never good.— Spurs News Today (@TodaySpurs) November 21, 2017 8:29PM 42 mins It's a pasting in Cyprus though, Madrid are three nil up. Nacho the man this time. Nacho, Nacho man. 8:27PM 40 mins And this save is even better! This is a fantastic bit of goalkeeping. A spot-on corner from Spurs, Dier with a perfect header but the lad Roman Burli has produced a proper worldie, somehow clawing it away. 8:26PM 39 mins Nice move Spurs. Like a dagger, sir. A dagger! It's a brisk move down the left, a low Son centre, and a crisp shot from Eriksen. Good save Burki! Corner. 8:25PM 38 mins Further bad news for the Germans,  Madrid have scored their second against Nicosia. 8:20PM 34 mins Aubameyang sent through again, and this is a superb tackle from Dier. 8:19PM 32 mins Spurs look to hit back right away. Win a corner. Cleared. 8:18PM GOAL! Dortmund! Aubameyang! And it's lovely, lovely stuff. Spurs pressing with a high line, nice ball played by Guerreiro in to Yarmolenko for a gorgeous flick that opens Spurs up and sends Aubameyang through. He slots it home this time. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 0 Spurs (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31 min) 8:16PM 28 mins In the build up, one heard about how Dortmund were a bit of a defensive shambles, but Toljan is defending well. Denies Rose. Vertonghen is being allowed to pick out passes. 8:14PM 24 mins The big man Zagadou is having a good game, keeping Son away from goal here after a nice Spurs move. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Son Heung-Min, 24 min) 8:10PM 23 mins Aurier excellent run down the flank, he's overlapping at pace. Schmelzer, the full back, is getting a roasting.  Aurier showing his mettle at the other end now with a well judged interception. 8:05PM 18 mins Yarmolenko has been the best in show so far, and chips the ball forward now for Aubameyang. The three Spurs centre backs step up, the two wing backs don't, and Aubameyang is clean through. Fluffs the chance horribly. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in a poor trot. He made a wonderful start to the season, scoring 15 (FIFTEEN) in the first 12 games but he has not found the net now for five matches. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 19 min) More bad news for Dortmund: Modric  has scored for Real Madrid. 8:04PM 17 mins Very poor from Bartra, dithering and playing an awful back pass under pressure from Kane. He's a very fortunate Marc Bartra, in that the ref rules that The People's Harry had fouled him. Doubtful. 8:01PM 14 mins Aurier with some impressive defensive nous and positioning, snuffs out an elegant ball from Yarmo. 7:59PM 12 mins That's a nice bit of play, moment of the match so far. Intricate, clever attacking stuff from Borussia D, and Yarmolenko is able to curl a shot at goal. Attempt Saved: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Andriy Yarmolenko, 13 min) 7:56PM 8 mins Corner for Dortmund, Schmelzer aims it at Zagadou, who is a lovely big boy and dangerous from a set-piece. Spurs are well aware that he is an aerial threat, but knowing and preventing are two separate things. Zagadou, all 1.96 metres of him, up to win the header. Effort at goal, but very weak. Bounce back? Spurs train Credit: Getty 7:52PM 6 mins Yarmolenko, an exciting talent going forward, is chopped down by Rose. 7:51PM 5 mins Rose makes some decent progress forward. Spurs have another corner. Decent ball in, Alli within a whisker of having a chance there. 7:49PM 3 mins Dele finds Son with a good ball over the Dortmund high line, Son strong run. No support. Wins a corner from the challenge with Zagadou. Corner. Nothing doing. 7:48PM 2 mins Spurs are top if they match Madrid's result. Peter Bosz, the Dortmund coach, is 54 today. 7:47PM 1 mins  Kick off. Whites v yellow and back. Spurs with three at the back, Dier on the right, Vertonghen on the left, Sanchez in the middle. Weigl with an early foul. He's on a yellow prior to the match, as is Toljan. 7:46PM Ruddy Buquet is on deputy linesman detail, good to see. Referee is Clement Turpin, to whom Dele Alli appeared to give the finger playing for England 7:41PM Also on Telegraph.co.uk We've got live blogs of  Man City vs Feyenoord and  Sevilla vs Liverpool 7:39PM Hat act Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund Credit: Getty 7:30PM The players are out on the pitch Here is Poch: "we want to finish on the top, will be difficult because Dortmund is fighting to stay in the Champion League. We have a great squad [hence four changes]. Give some frehsness to the teams. We are in a different peiod to the last time we played Dortmund." 7:23PM Owen Hargreaves on BT Sport "Dortmund had so many issues in that match against Wembley, that was really the start of their struggles. They have been so vulnerable defensively. This is a good time for Tottenham to play them. "Both team are incredibly dangerous going forward. I am expecting an exciting game." 7:10PM Mellow yellow Signal Iduna Park, home of Borussia Dortmund Credit: Getty 7:08PM Tottenham line up, p'raps Tottenham v Dortmund Credit: BT Sport 3 7:06PM Here is how the telly see the teams lining up Credit: BT Sport 3 6:58PM So Danny Rose returns to the XI Poch left him out of the matchday squad at the weekend, but whatever was going on there appears to have been sufficiently resolved for him to be selected for this match*. Well done Broadway Danny Rose. * unimportant match. 6:46PM Noice Our dressing room in Dortmund looking#COYSpic.twitter.com/pdteIRtgwI— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 6:41PM Tough place to come carved out of rock, innit. 1 - @BVB have lost just 1 of 11 home games against English clubs (W6 D4) and have never conceded more than 1 goal in these games. Fortress.#BVBTHFCpic.twitter.com/VTOXyIeWMV— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) November 21, 2017 6:37PM Here's the Spurs team #THFC: Lloris (C), Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Winks, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane. #COYSpic.twitter.com/1sfXv7Qkrj— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 6:28PM Can Tottenham bounce back from the Arsenal game? Spurs were really disappointing at the weekend, losing 2-0 to their greatest rivals and really puncturing all the talk of North London supremacy. Spurs were outplayed, and they were at times out-fought by Arsenal, and there will be major concerns about the performance, not least because key trio Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen looked short of fitness, sharpness, or both. Eriksen said this week: "It’s probably good that we have a game so quickly afterwards and you can have a bit of revenge, you can show the world that you are a bit better than what you saw last Saturday." “The players spoke about it after the game and at training and so forth. There has not been any team meeting, you can’t call it a crisis after you lose one game.” This match, then represents a chance to put the record straight, against a team from the European second tier who have consistently over-performed in the last few seasons. But not this year: Die Schwarzgelben have been a let down this season in Europe and have just two points to show for their efforts. Spurs have ten, so qualification is already assured, but they could do with a solid performance tonight for morale's sake. Tottenham were favoured to win the north London derby and were criticised on multiple fronts after the poor showing but Mauricio Pochettino has welcomed the increased expectations saying it showed the club's improvement during his reign. "The expectation now is that we win the Champions League and Premier League and I am happy with the pressure and the criticism," Pochettino added. "It means people expect more of us. We know very well we have improved in every single aspect." We will have the team news and the build-up as soon as the sides are named, hope you enjoy the evening. Oh, it's Tyers by the way. Hello.  

Borussia Dortmund 1 Tottenham 2: Harry Kane back in business as visitors secure top spot in group

Mauricio Pochettino banked on his two certainties in Dortmund and it paid off as Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son clinched top spot in Group H of the Champions League for Tottenham Hotspur. Kane may not be much more than half fit, but he only needed half a chance to take a step closer to hitting his target of 50 goals for the calendar year. Kane made it six goals in the Champions League this season by netting Tottenham’s equaliser against Borussia Dortmund and took his tally for club and country in 2017 to 46. And it was no surprise that Son was the man who grabbed the Spurs winner with his eighth career goal against Dortmund, who had taken the lead through returning bad boy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Despite the fact his team had already qualified for the knockout stages by beating Real Madrid, manager Mauricio Pochettino resisted the temptation to rest all his stars as he had done 20 months earlier when Tottenham were beaten 3-0 by Dortmund in the Europa League. Running free: Dele Alli was allowed too much time and space Credit: Reuters Instead, Pochettino went on the attack in Germany and partnered Harry Kane with Heung-Min Son in a front two. The South Korean went into the game having scored seven goals in nine games against Dortmund, dating back to his time at Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg. Son had opened the scoring in Tottenham’s 3-1 victory over Dortmund at Wembley and went straight on the attack on Tuesday night. Borussia Dortmund vs Spurs shots on goal The forward chased down a long ball forwards and almost beat Dan-Axel Zagadou, but the Dortmund defender manged to divert his shot out for a corner. Another notable decision from Pochettino was to restore Danny Rose to his team at left wing-back, having left the England international out of his squad entirely for the North London defeat to Arsenal. It was Rose who took the corner that resulted from Son’s blocked effort, but Dortmund managed to clear the danger in what was an even start to the game. Dortmund's Andrey Yarmolenko, left, is challenged by Tottenham's Danny Rose  Credit: AP Dortmund brought Aubameyang in from the cold, following his omission for disciplinary reasons, but the striker missed a great chance to get himself straight back into the home club’s good books. Andriy Yarmolenko sprung the Spurs offside trap with a chipped pass over the defence, but, with only goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to beat, Aubameyang scuffed his shot wide. Yarmolenko had also tested Lloris with a shot and it was the Ukraine international’s link up play with Aubameyang that helped Dortmund open the scoring in the 31st minute. This time, Yarmolenko flicked the ball expertly into Aubameyang’s path and the Gabon international made no mistake by driving the ball low beyond Lloris and into the net. Aubameyang had seen a goal incorrectly ruled out at Wembley and clearly enjoyed getting back on the scoresheet on his return for the Germans. Bad boy: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored but did not celebrate Credit: AFP Just seconds before the home side had gone ahead, Son had failed to steer a Jan Vertonghen ball into the area past Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burkl. Christian Eriksen tried to get Spus back on level terms quickly, but his tame effort from outside the penalty area was easily gathered by Burki before the goalkeeper produced two brilliant saves to keep the hosts ahead. First, Burki prevented Eriksen from scoring after the Dane had tried to finish off a lovely move he had started. And, from the corner, Eric Dier’s header looked to be heading in until Burki somehow palmed the ball out. Pochettino had warned Dele Alli to be wary of the presence of referee Clement Turpin, who was in charge of the England match in which the 21-year-old was caught making an offensive gesture and subsequently banned for one match. Hail: Roman Burki made one world class save Credit: Reuters Alli’s best work during the opening 45 minutes against Dortmund had come inside his own penalty area, when he managed to get in the way of Raphael Guerreiro’s flicked header. But Alli was involved at the other end of the pitch at the start of the second half, as Tottenham got back on level terms. Kane had been quiet in the first period as he works his way towards full fitness after hurting his knee against Crystal Palace, but the striker was on target just four minutes after the break with what was his first sniff of the goal. And farewell: by Burki had to go off after a heavy challenge by sub Llorente Credit: Reuters Rose won possession and found Alli, who passed to Kane and the England international beat Burki with a shot low into the goalkeeper’s right-hand corner. Kane turned provider shortly afterwards with a back-heel into the path of Alli, who was off target with his right-foot effort. Sensing the opportunity to make sure of top spot on Group H, Spurs were now pushing forwards at every opportunity and Marc Bartra had to be alert to cut out a through ball from Eriksen that nearly sent Kane away. But the winner eventually came with 14 minutes remaining, as Alli got his second assist of the evening by laying the ball off for Son to net yet another goal against Dortmund.   9:43PM Full time: Borussia Dortmund 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 That'll do it. Nice workout for Spurs, and with a very tasty prize at the end of it: topping their Champions League group. Dortmund, while having some attacking talent, are a shell of the side that were regularly among the top few in Europe just a couple of years back.  Matt Law will be here with his match report very shortly. I shall bid you good night. 9:39PM 90 mins That Toljan one has shoulder barged Broadway Danny Rose, and who amongst us has not occasionally fancied doing that? A booking for Toljan, who misses the next match. 9:37PM Roman Holiday!  This has to be a first. Dortmund take off their keeper Roman Burki, and bring on their sub keeper.... Roman Weidenfeller. Double Roman! Go on sir. He's 37, and he looks as pleased as punch. Roman Weidenfeller having a lie down yesterday Credit: Bongarts 9:34PM 87 mins Crikey, poor Fernando Llorente. What has HAPPENED to the lad? Only a few seasons ago he was one of the most feared strikers in Europe, he now looks like he barely knows what the goal IS, much less how to kick the ball in it. He's sent through by Son, and should have scored. But his touch is absolutely woeful, and it means that poor Burki can/has to rush out. Llorente might not be able to hit the target, but he's hit poor Roman Burki here, absolutely battered the chap. Stretchered off. 9:29PM 85 mins Kane's coming off, he'll be better for the run. To say nothing of the goal. Oh, Llorente's on. Eriksen off, Sissoko on. 9:28PM 83 mins These might be a shambles at the back but they're useful going forward. Here's Yarmers coing out wide, sliding it down the right flank for Aubameyang, he crosses and it's lucky for Spurs that Dier is there, and lucky for Dier that he manages to slot it behind, as opposed to in, his own goal. Guerreiro the man lurking. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Christian Eriksen, 81 min) Dembélé in - Alli out 9:24PM 80 mins Here's Erikssen now, allowed to wander happy and free through the Rur Valley sized hole in this Dortmund defence. Alli picks him out, Eriksen heads over. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Christian Eriksen, 81 min) Omer Toprak on for Zagadou, who was getting treatment a second ago. I'm not too sure what happened, rest well, you mighty giraffe. 9:21PM GOAL! Son! Spurs! Cracking finish from Son, but it all comes about from brave, game work from Alli. Alli has two for company out on the left flank, he pulls away, beating the hapless Bartra far too easily and teeing up Son, who crunches the drive home. Good persistence from Dele Alli but "there is no way that Alli should come away from that situation with the ball" as Owen Hargreaves. Just so, Owen. That was pathetic from Dortmund. Poor coach Bosz must be tearing his one remaining hair out. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Son Heung-Min, 76 min) 9:13PM 68 mins Foul by Aurier gives Dortmund a usefully placed free. Where's the big man? Gie it to tha big man. Zagadou lurking but not able to get involved with this delivery. 9:12PM 67 mins Spurs are starting to happen, this is a really nice quick move. Winks, having a good game, is prompting. Broadway Danny Rose bombing forward. Alli looking more like himself. nearly finding Sir Harry. It's all good. They're getting back to something like their best here. But Dortmund still carry a hope here. 9:09PM 64 mins Kagawa, nice little player, but he's done nada tonight. Comes off. Castro on. 9:06PM 61 mins A sloppy Sally, that Bartra, he's given it away in a bad position. Offside flag saves his blushes. 9:02PM 58 mins Yarmolenko is a curious case. Built like a brick privvy, bit of a wuss, lovely skills, looks like a centre forward but likes to drift out wide. 8:57PM 53 mins Yarmolenko heads the ball and falls over in pain. Iron man Yarmolenko they call him. The ref stops the match while they check his head is okay. Gawd, Madrid have got TWO more. That's 0-6 an counting. Ronaldo has his second. Dortmund must be badly regretting the fact that they twice failed to beat the Cypriots. 8:55PM 51 mins Clear booking for skipper Schmelzer for a sore foul on Aurier. 8:54PM Well done Sir Harry WE'RE LEVEL! Guess who? #COYSpic.twitter.com/Zzelx3smwG— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 Honourable mention to Danny Rose in that goal, it was he who pressured Toljan into an error, and then slipped it to Alli.  8:52PM GOAL! Harry Kane!  You Spurs! As Glenn and Jermaine were just saying. Alli plays the ball into Kane and his first touch, to  be fair, is awful. It pings off his shin, but he gets the rub of the green and it just sits up nicely, shifted to open up a shot. He strikes it okay, and it's in. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 1 Spurs (Harry Kane, 49 min) 8:49PM Ha A snapshot of what life under a Sean Dyche dictatorship might be like. pic.twitter.com/otYJ6IT0sM— Matt Summers (@Matchewww) November 20, 2017 8:49PM 46 mins Dortmund kick off, no changes for either side. Mousa Dembele warmed up con brio during the break. 8:48PM The players are back out Let's hope we have another half like that one, enjoyable stuff. Jenas: "Harry's not quite right. It's sometimes when you're coming back from injuries it's not so much that you are not fit but you are not confident [in your physical game]." Hoddle: "I think he is worried about his hamstring." 8:32PM Half time: Borussia Dortmund 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 A world-class save, and a world-class little flick to set up a goal were the highlights. But Spurs have probably been the better side and I fancy them to get something out of this, still. Sorry, Cyprus pals, it's four. Benzema has his second after neat from one C Ronaldo. 8:30PM 43 mins Son down under a tackled from Bartra. Kane with the freekick but it's an abject effort. Harry's been a little quiet. Is Eriksen just finished with free kicks? Why do we always let Kane take them now? They're never good.— Spurs News Today (@TodaySpurs) November 21, 2017 8:29PM 42 mins It's a pasting in Cyprus though, Madrid are three nil up. Nacho the man this time. Nacho, Nacho man. 8:27PM 40 mins And this save is even better! This is a fantastic bit of goalkeeping. A spot-on corner from Spurs, Dier with a perfect header but the lad Roman Burli has produced a proper worldie, somehow clawing it away. 8:26PM 39 mins Nice move Spurs. Like a dagger, sir. A dagger! It's a brisk move down the left, a low Son centre, and a crisp shot from Eriksen. Good save Burki! Corner. 8:25PM 38 mins Further bad news for the Germans,  Madrid have scored their second against Nicosia. 8:20PM 34 mins Aubameyang sent through again, and this is a superb tackle from Dier. 8:19PM 32 mins Spurs look to hit back right away. Win a corner. Cleared. 8:18PM GOAL! Dortmund! Aubameyang! And it's lovely, lovely stuff. Spurs pressing with a high line, nice ball played by Guerreiro in to Yarmolenko for a gorgeous flick that opens Spurs up and sends Aubameyang through. He slots it home this time. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 0 Spurs (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31 min) 8:16PM 28 mins In the build up, one heard about how Dortmund were a bit of a defensive shambles, but Toljan is defending well. Denies Rose. Vertonghen is being allowed to pick out passes. 8:14PM 24 mins The big man Zagadou is having a good game, keeping Son away from goal here after a nice Spurs move. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Son Heung-Min, 24 min) 8:10PM 23 mins Aurier excellent run down the flank, he's overlapping at pace. Schmelzer, the full back, is getting a roasting.  Aurier showing his mettle at the other end now with a well judged interception. 8:05PM 18 mins Yarmolenko has been the best in show so far, and chips the ball forward now for Aubameyang. The three Spurs centre backs step up, the two wing backs don't, and Aubameyang is clean through. Fluffs the chance horribly. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in a poor trot. He made a wonderful start to the season, scoring 15 (FIFTEEN) in the first 12 games but he has not found the net now for five matches. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 19 min) More bad news for Dortmund: Modric  has scored for Real Madrid. 8:04PM 17 mins Very poor from Bartra, dithering and playing an awful back pass under pressure from Kane. He's a very fortunate Marc Bartra, in that the ref rules that The People's Harry had fouled him. Doubtful. 8:01PM 14 mins Aurier with some impressive defensive nous and positioning, snuffs out an elegant ball from Yarmo. 7:59PM 12 mins That's a nice bit of play, moment of the match so far. Intricate, clever attacking stuff from Borussia D, and Yarmolenko is able to curl a shot at goal. Attempt Saved: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Andriy Yarmolenko, 13 min) 7:56PM 8 mins Corner for Dortmund, Schmelzer aims it at Zagadou, who is a lovely big boy and dangerous from a set-piece. Spurs are well aware that he is an aerial threat, but knowing and preventing are two separate things. Zagadou, all 1.96 metres of him, up to win the header. Effort at goal, but very weak. Bounce back? Spurs train Credit: Getty 7:52PM 6 mins Yarmolenko, an exciting talent going forward, is chopped down by Rose. 7:51PM 5 mins Rose makes some decent progress forward. Spurs have another corner. Decent ball in, Alli within a whisker of having a chance there. 7:49PM 3 mins Dele finds Son with a good ball over the Dortmund high line, Son strong run. No support. Wins a corner from the challenge with Zagadou. Corner. Nothing doing. 7:48PM 2 mins Spurs are top if they match Madrid's result. Peter Bosz, the Dortmund coach, is 54 today. 7:47PM 1 mins  Kick off. Whites v yellow and back. Spurs with three at the back, Dier on the right, Vertonghen on the left, Sanchez in the middle. Weigl with an early foul. He's on a yellow prior to the match, as is Toljan. 7:46PM Ruddy Buquet is on deputy linesman detail, good to see. Referee is Clement Turpin, to whom Dele Alli appeared to give the finger playing for England 7:41PM Also on Telegraph.co.uk We've got live blogs of  Man City vs Feyenoord and  Sevilla vs Liverpool 7:39PM Hat act Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund Credit: Getty 7:30PM The players are out on the pitch Here is Poch: "we want to finish on the top, will be difficult because Dortmund is fighting to stay in the Champion League. We have a great squad [hence four changes]. Give some frehsness to the teams. We are in a different peiod to the last time we played Dortmund." 7:23PM Owen Hargreaves on BT Sport "Dortmund had so many issues in that match against Wembley, that was really the start of their struggles. They have been so vulnerable defensively. This is a good time for Tottenham to play them. "Both team are incredibly dangerous going forward. I am expecting an exciting game." 7:10PM Mellow yellow Signal Iduna Park, home of Borussia Dortmund Credit: Getty 7:08PM Tottenham line up, p'raps Tottenham v Dortmund Credit: BT Sport 3 7:06PM Here is how the telly see the teams lining up Credit: BT Sport 3 6:58PM So Danny Rose returns to the XI Poch left him out of the matchday squad at the weekend, but whatever was going on there appears to have been sufficiently resolved for him to be selected for this match*. Well done Broadway Danny Rose. * unimportant match. 6:46PM Noice Our dressing room in Dortmund looking#COYSpic.twitter.com/pdteIRtgwI— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 6:41PM Tough place to come carved out of rock, innit. 1 - @BVB have lost just 1 of 11 home games against English clubs (W6 D4) and have never conceded more than 1 goal in these games. Fortress.#BVBTHFCpic.twitter.com/VTOXyIeWMV— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) November 21, 2017 6:37PM Here's the Spurs team #THFC: Lloris (C), Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Winks, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane. #COYSpic.twitter.com/1sfXv7Qkrj— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 6:28PM Can Tottenham bounce back from the Arsenal game? Spurs were really disappointing at the weekend, losing 2-0 to their greatest rivals and really puncturing all the talk of North London supremacy. Spurs were outplayed, and they were at times out-fought by Arsenal, and there will be major concerns about the performance, not least because key trio Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen looked short of fitness, sharpness, or both. Eriksen said this week: "It’s probably good that we have a game so quickly afterwards and you can have a bit of revenge, you can show the world that you are a bit better than what you saw last Saturday." “The players spoke about it after the game and at training and so forth. There has not been any team meeting, you can’t call it a crisis after you lose one game.” This match, then represents a chance to put the record straight, against a team from the European second tier who have consistently over-performed in the last few seasons. But not this year: Die Schwarzgelben have been a let down this season in Europe and have just two points to show for their efforts. Spurs have ten, so qualification is already assured, but they could do with a solid performance tonight for morale's sake. Tottenham were favoured to win the north London derby and were criticised on multiple fronts after the poor showing but Mauricio Pochettino has welcomed the increased expectations saying it showed the club's improvement during his reign. "The expectation now is that we win the Champions League and Premier League and I am happy with the pressure and the criticism," Pochettino added. "It means people expect more of us. We know very well we have improved in every single aspect." We will have the team news and the build-up as soon as the sides are named, hope you enjoy the evening. Oh, it's Tyers by the way. Hello.  

Borussia Dortmund 1 Tottenham 2: Harry Kane back in business as visitors secure top spot in group

Mauricio Pochettino banked on his two certainties in Dortmund and it paid off as Harry Kane and Heung-Min Son clinched top spot in Group H of the Champions League for Tottenham Hotspur. Kane may not be much more than half fit, but he only needed half a chance to take a step closer to hitting his target of 50 goals for the calendar year. Kane made it six goals in the Champions League this season by netting Tottenham’s equaliser against Borussia Dortmund and took his tally for club and country in 2017 to 46. And it was no surprise that Son was the man who grabbed the Spurs winner with his eighth career goal against Dortmund, who had taken the lead through returning bad boy Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Despite the fact his team had already qualified for the knockout stages by beating Real Madrid, manager Mauricio Pochettino resisted the temptation to rest all his stars as he had done 20 months earlier when Tottenham were beaten 3-0 by Dortmund in the Europa League. Instead, Pochettino went on the attack in Germany and partnered Harry Kane with Heung-Min Son in a front two. The South Korean went into the game having scored seven goals in nine games against Dortmund, dating back to his time at Bayer Leverkusen and Hamburg. Son had opened the scoring in Tottenham’s 3-1 victory over Dortmund at Wembley and went straight on the attack on Tuesday night. The forward chased down a long ball forwards and almost beat Dan-Axel Zagadou, but the Dortmund defender manged to divert his shot out for a corner. Another notable decision from Pochettino was to restore Danny Rose to his team at left wing-back, having left the England international out of his squad entirely for the North London defeat to Arsenal. It was Rose who took the corner that resulted from Son’s blocked effort, but Dortmund managed to clear the danger in what was an even start to the game. Dortmund brought Aubameyang in from the cold, following his omission for disciplinary reasons, but the striker missed a great chance to get himself straight back into the home club’s good books. Andriy Yarmolenko sprung the Spurs offside trap with a chipped pass over the defence, but, with only goalkeeper Hugo Lloris to beat, Aubameyang scuffed his shot wide. Yarmolenko had also tested Lloris with a shot and it was the Ukraine international’s link up play with Aubameyang that helped Dortmund open the scoring in the 31st minute. This time, Yarmolenko flicked the ball expertly into Aubameyang’s path and the Gabon international made no mistake by driving the ball low beyond Lloris and into the net. Aubameyang had seen a goal incorrectly ruled out at Wembley and clearly enjoyed getting back on the scoresheet on his return for the Germans. Just seconds before the home side had gone ahead, Son had failed to steer a Jan Vertonghen ball into the area past Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Burkl. Christian Eriksen tried to get Spus back on level terms quickly, but his tame effort from outside the penalty area was easily gathered by Burki before the goalkeeper produced two brilliant saves to keep the hosts ahead. First, Burki prevented Eriksen from scoring after the Dane had tried to finish off a lovely move he had started. And, from the corner, Eric Dier’s header looked to be heading in until Burki somehow palmed the ball out. Pochettino had warned Dele Alli to be wary of the presence of referee Clement Turpin, who was in charge of the England match in which the 21-year-old was caught making an offensive gesture and subsequently banned for one match. Alli’s best work during the opening 45 minutes against Dortmund had come inside his own penalty area, when he managed to get in the way of Raphael Guerreiro’s flicked header. But Alli was involved at the other end of the pitch at the start of the second half, as Tottenham got back on level terms. Kane had been quiet in the first period as he works his way towards full fitness after hurting his knee against Crystal Palace, but the striker was on target just four minutes after the break with what was his first sniff of the goal. Rose won possession and found Alli, who passed to Kane and the England international beat Burki with a shot low into the goalkeeper’s right-hand corner. Kane turned provider shortly afterwards with a back-heel into the path of Alli, who was off target with his right-foot effort. Sensing the opportunity to make sure of top spot on Group H, Spurs were now pushing forwards at every opportunity and Marc Bartra had to be alert to cut out a through ball from Eriksen that nearly sent Kane away. But the winner eventually came with 14 minutes remaining, as Alli got his second assist of the evening by laying the ball off for Son to net yet another goal against Dortmund. 9:43PM Full time: Borussia Dortmund 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 That'll do it. Nice workout for Spurs, and with a very tasty prize at the end of it: topping their Champions League group. Dortmund, while having some attacking talent, are a shell of the side that were regularly among the top few in Europe just a couple of years back.  Matt Law will be here with his match report very shortly. I shall bid you good night. 9:39PM 90 mins That Toljan one has shoulder barged Broadway Danny Rose, and who amongst us has not occasionally fancied doing that? A booking for Toljan, who misses the next match. 9:37PM Roman Holiday!  This has to be a first. Dortmund take off their keeper Roman Burki, and bring on their sub keeper.... Roman Weidenfeller. Double Roman! Go on sir. He's 37, and he looks as pleased as punch. Roman Weidenfeller having a lie down yesterday Credit: Bongarts 9:34PM 87 mins Crikey, poor Fernando Llorente. What has HAPPENED to the lad? Only a few seasons ago he was one of the most feared strikers in Europe, he now looks like he barely knows what the goal IS, much less how to kick the ball in it. He's sent through by Son, and should have scored. But his touch is absolutely woeful, and it means that poor Burki can/has to rush out. Llorente might not be able to hit the target, but he's hit poor Roman Burki here, absolutely battered the chap. Stretchered off. 9:29PM 85 mins Kane's coming off, he'll be better for the run. To say nothing of the goal. Oh, Llorente's on. Eriksen off, Sissoko on. 9:28PM 83 mins These might be a shambles at the back but they're useful going forward. Here's Yarmers coing out wide, sliding it down the right flank for Aubameyang, he crosses and it's lucky for Spurs that Dier is there, and lucky for Dier that he manages to slot it behind, as opposed to in, his own goal. Guerreiro the man lurking. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Christian Eriksen, 81 min) Dembélé in - Alli out 9:24PM 80 mins Here's Erikssen now, allowed to wander happy and free through the Rur Valley sized hole in this Dortmund defence. Alli picks him out, Eriksen heads over. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Christian Eriksen, 81 min) Omer Toprak on for Zagadou, who was getting treatment a second ago. I'm not too sure what happened, rest well, you mighty giraffe. 9:21PM GOAL! Son! Spurs! Cracking finish from Son, but it all comes about from brave, game work from Alli. Alli has two for company out on the left flank, he pulls away, beating the hapless Bartra far too easily and teeing up Son, who crunches the drive home. Good persistence from Dele Alli but "there is no way that Alli should come away from that situation with the ball" as Owen Hargreaves. Just so, Owen. That was pathetic from Dortmund. Poor coach Bosz must be tearing his one remaining hair out. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 2 Spurs (Son Heung-Min, 76 min) 9:13PM 68 mins Foul by Aurier gives Dortmund a usefully placed free. Where's the big man? Gie it to tha big man. Zagadou lurking but not able to get involved with this delivery. 9:12PM 67 mins Spurs are starting to happen, this is a really nice quick move. Winks, having a good game, is prompting. Broadway Danny Rose bombing forward. Alli looking more like himself. nearly finding Sir Harry. It's all good. They're getting back to something like their best here. But Dortmund still carry a hope here. 9:09PM 64 mins Kagawa, nice little player, but he's done nada tonight. Comes off. Castro on. 9:06PM 61 mins A sloppy Sally, that Bartra, he's given it away in a bad position. Offside flag saves his blushes. 9:02PM 58 mins Yarmolenko is a curious case. Built like a brick privvy, bit of a wuss, lovely skills, looks like a centre forward but likes to drift out wide. 8:57PM 53 mins Yarmolenko heads the ball and falls over in pain. Iron man Yarmolenko they call him. The ref stops the match while they check his head is okay. Gawd, Madrid have got TWO more. That's 0-6 an counting. Ronaldo has his second. Dortmund must be badly regretting the fact that they twice failed to beat the Cypriots. 8:55PM 51 mins Clear booking for skipper Schmelzer for a sore foul on Aurier. 8:54PM Well done Sir Harry WE'RE LEVEL! Guess who? #COYSpic.twitter.com/Zzelx3smwG— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 Honourable mention to Danny Rose in that goal, it was he who pressured Toljan into an error, and then slipped it to Alli.  8:52PM GOAL! Harry Kane!  You Spurs! As Glenn and Jermaine were just saying. Alli plays the ball into Kane and his first touch, to  be fair, is awful. It pings off his shin, but he gets the rub of the green and it just sits up nicely, shifted to open up a shot. He strikes it okay, and it's in. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 1 Spurs (Harry Kane, 49 min) 8:49PM Ha A snapshot of what life under a Sean Dyche dictatorship might be like. pic.twitter.com/otYJ6IT0sM— Matt Summers (@Matchewww) November 20, 2017 8:49PM 46 mins Dortmund kick off, no changes for either side. Mousa Dembele warmed up con brio during the break. 8:48PM The players are back out Let's hope we have another half like that one, enjoyable stuff. Jenas: "Harry's not quite right. It's sometimes when you're coming back from injuries it's not so much that you are not fit but you are not confident [in your physical game]." Hoddle: "I think he is worried about his hamstring." 8:32PM Half time: Borussia Dortmund 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 A world-class save, and a world-class little flick to set up a goal were the highlights. But Spurs have probably been the better side and I fancy them to get something out of this, still. Sorry, Cyprus pals, it's four. Benzema has his second after neat from one C Ronaldo. 8:30PM 43 mins Son down under a tackled from Bartra. Kane with the freekick but it's an abject effort. Harry's been a little quiet. Is Eriksen just finished with free kicks? Why do we always let Kane take them now? They're never good.— Spurs News Today (@TodaySpurs) November 21, 2017 8:29PM 42 mins It's a pasting in Cyprus though, Madrid are three nil up. Nacho the man this time. Nacho, Nacho man. 8:27PM 40 mins And this save is even better! This is a fantastic bit of goalkeeping. A spot-on corner from Spurs, Dier with a perfect header but the lad Roman Burli has produced a proper worldie, somehow clawing it away. 8:26PM 39 mins Nice move Spurs. Like a dagger, sir. A dagger! It's a brisk move down the left, a low Son centre, and a crisp shot from Eriksen. Good save Burki! Corner. 8:25PM 38 mins Further bad news for the Germans,  Madrid have scored their second against Nicosia. 8:20PM 34 mins Aubameyang sent through again, and this is a superb tackle from Dier. 8:19PM 32 mins Spurs look to hit back right away. Win a corner. Cleared. 8:18PM GOAL! Dortmund! Aubameyang! And it's lovely, lovely stuff. Spurs pressing with a high line, nice ball played by Guerreiro in to Yarmolenko for a gorgeous flick that opens Spurs up and sends Aubameyang through. He slots it home this time. Borussia Dortmund 1 - 0 Spurs (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 31 min) 8:16PM 28 mins In the build up, one heard about how Dortmund were a bit of a defensive shambles, but Toljan is defending well. Denies Rose. Vertonghen is being allowed to pick out passes. 8:14PM 24 mins The big man Zagadou is having a good game, keeping Son away from goal here after a nice Spurs move. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Son Heung-Min, 24 min) 8:10PM 23 mins Aurier excellent run down the flank, he's overlapping at pace. Schmelzer, the full back, is getting a roasting.  Aurier showing his mettle at the other end now with a well judged interception. 8:05PM 18 mins Yarmolenko has been the best in show so far, and chips the ball forward now for Aubameyang. The three Spurs centre backs step up, the two wing backs don't, and Aubameyang is clean through. Fluffs the chance horribly. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is in a poor trot. He made a wonderful start to the season, scoring 15 (FIFTEEN) in the first 12 games but he has not found the net now for five matches. Miss: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, 19 min) More bad news for Dortmund: Modric  has scored for Real Madrid. 8:04PM 17 mins Very poor from Bartra, dithering and playing an awful back pass under pressure from Kane. He's a very fortunate Marc Bartra, in that the ref rules that The People's Harry had fouled him. Doubtful. 8:01PM 14 mins Aurier with some impressive defensive nous and positioning, snuffs out an elegant ball from Yarmo. 7:59PM 12 mins That's a nice bit of play, moment of the match so far. Intricate, clever attacking stuff from Borussia D, and Yarmolenko is able to curl a shot at goal. Attempt Saved: Borussia Dortmund 0 - 0 Spurs (Andriy Yarmolenko, 13 min) 7:56PM 8 mins Corner for Dortmund, Schmelzer aims it at Zagadou, who is a lovely big boy and dangerous from a set-piece. Spurs are well aware that he is an aerial threat, but knowing and preventing are two separate things. Zagadou, all 1.96 metres of him, up to win the header. Effort at goal, but very weak. Bounce back? Spurs train Credit: Getty 7:52PM 6 mins Yarmolenko, an exciting talent going forward, is chopped down by Rose. 7:51PM 5 mins Rose makes some decent progress forward. Spurs have another corner. Decent ball in, Alli within a whisker of having a chance there. 7:49PM 3 mins Dele finds Son with a good ball over the Dortmund high line, Son strong run. No support. Wins a corner from the challenge with Zagadou. Corner. Nothing doing. 7:48PM 2 mins Spurs are top if they match Madrid's result. Peter Bosz, the Dortmund coach, is 54 today. 7:47PM 1 mins  Kick off. Whites v yellow and back. Spurs with three at the back, Dier on the right, Vertonghen on the left, Sanchez in the middle. Weigl with an early foul. He's on a yellow prior to the match, as is Toljan. 7:46PM Ruddy Buquet is on deputy linesman detail, good to see. Referee is Clement Turpin, to whom Dele Alli appeared to give the finger playing for England 7:41PM Also on Telegraph.co.uk We've got live blogs of  Man City vs Feyenoord and  Sevilla vs Liverpool 7:39PM Hat act Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang of Borussia Dortmund Credit: Getty 7:30PM The players are out on the pitch Here is Poch: "we want to finish on the top, will be difficult because Dortmund is fighting to stay in the Champion League. We have a great squad [hence four changes]. Give some frehsness to the teams. We are in a different peiod to the last time we played Dortmund." 7:23PM Owen Hargreaves on BT Sport "Dortmund had so many issues in that match against Wembley, that was really the start of their struggles. They have been so vulnerable defensively. This is a good time for Tottenham to play them. "Both team are incredibly dangerous going forward. I am expecting an exciting game." 7:10PM Mellow yellow Signal Iduna Park, home of Borussia Dortmund Credit: Getty 7:08PM Tottenham line up, p'raps Tottenham v Dortmund Credit: BT Sport 3 7:06PM Here is how the telly see the teams lining up Credit: BT Sport 3 6:58PM So Danny Rose returns to the XI Poch left him out of the matchday squad at the weekend, but whatever was going on there appears to have been sufficiently resolved for him to be selected for this match*. Well done Broadway Danny Rose. * unimportant match. 6:46PM Noice Our dressing room in Dortmund looking#COYSpic.twitter.com/pdteIRtgwI— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 6:41PM Tough place to come carved out of rock, innit. 1 - @BVB have lost just 1 of 11 home games against English clubs (W6 D4) and have never conceded more than 1 goal in these games. Fortress.#BVBTHFCpic.twitter.com/VTOXyIeWMV— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) November 21, 2017 6:37PM Here's the Spurs team #THFC: Lloris (C), Aurier, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Rose, Dier, Winks, Eriksen, Dele, Son, Kane. #COYSpic.twitter.com/1sfXv7Qkrj— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 21, 2017 6:28PM Can Tottenham bounce back from the Arsenal game? Spurs were really disappointing at the weekend, losing 2-0 to their greatest rivals and really puncturing all the talk of North London supremacy. Spurs were outplayed, and they were at times out-fought by Arsenal, and there will be major concerns about the performance, not least because key trio Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen looked short of fitness, sharpness, or both. Eriksen said this week: "It’s probably good that we have a game so quickly afterwards and you can have a bit of revenge, you can show the world that you are a bit better than what you saw last Saturday." “The players spoke about it after the game and at training and so forth. There has not been any team meeting, you can’t call it a crisis after you lose one game.” This match, then represents a chance to put the record straight, against a team from the European second tier who have consistently over-performed in the last few seasons. But not this year: Die Schwarzgelben have been a let down this season in Europe and have just two points to show for their efforts. Spurs have ten, so qualification is already assured, but they could do with a solid performance tonight for morale's sake. Tottenham were favoured to win the north London derby and were criticised on multiple fronts after the poor showing but Mauricio Pochettino has welcomed the increased expectations saying it showed the club's improvement during his reign. "The expectation now is that we win the Champions League and Premier League and I am happy with the pressure and the criticism," Pochettino added. "It means people expect more of us. We know very well we have improved in every single aspect." We will have the team news and the build-up as soon as the sides are named, hope you enjoy the evening. Oh, it's Tyers by the way. Hello.  

Americans Abroad: McKennie stands out for Schalke

The teenager put in a confident performance against Hamburg, contributing to build-up play and popping up in the right places

Americans Abroad: McKennie stands out for Schalke

The teenager put in a confident performance against Hamburg, contributing to build-up play and popping up in the right places

Americans Abroad: McKennie stands out for Schalke

The teenager put in a confident performance against Hamburg, contributing to build-up play and popping up in the right places

Americans Abroad: McKennie stands out for Schalke

The teenager put in a confident performance against Hamburg, contributing to build-up play and popping up in the right places

McKennie impresses again; Schalke goes 2nd

Schalke will enter the Revierderby in the Bundesliga's second place after a 2-0 win over Hamburg on Sunday.

McKennie impresses again; Schalke goes 2nd

Schalke will enter the Revierderby in the Bundesliga's second place after a 2-0 win over Hamburg on Sunday.

McKennie impresses again; Schalke goes 2nd

Schalke will enter the Revierderby in the Bundesliga's second place after a 2-0 win over Hamburg on Sunday.

Schalke's Max Meyer and Hamburg's Kyriakos Papadopoulos argue during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA

Schalke goes 2nd in Bundesliga, Werder Bremen finally wins

Schalke's team celebrates after the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburg SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday Nov. 19, 2017. Schalke defeated Hamburg with 2-0 and is now on the second place of the table behind Bayern. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Schalke goes 2nd in Bundesliga, Werder Bremen finally wins

Schalke's Max Meyer is carried by Schalke's head coach Domenico Tedesco during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburg SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Schalke goes 2nd in Bundesliga, Werder Bremen finally wins

Schalke's Guido Burgstaller scores his side's second goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburg SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Schalke goes 2nd in Bundesliga, Werder Bremen finally wins

Schalke's head coach Domenico Tedesco reacts during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburg SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Schalke's team celebrates after the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburg SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday Nov. 19, 2017. Schalke defeated Hamburg with 2-0 and is now on the second place of the table behind Bayern. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Schalke's head coach Domenico Tedesco reacts during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburg SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Schalke's Max Meyer is carried by Schalke's head coach Domenico Tedesco during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburg SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Schalke's Guido Burgstaller scores his side's second goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburg SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Sunday Nov. 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Schalke's striker Guido Burgstaller celebrates scoring against Hamburg on November 19, 2017

Schalke's striker Guido Burgstaller celebrates scoring against Hamburg on November 19, 2017 (AFP Photo/PATRIK STOLLARZ)

Schalke's forward Franco di Santo celebrates after scoring a penalty against Hamburg in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, on November 19, 2017

Schalke's forward Franco di Santo celebrates after scoring a penalty against Hamburg in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, on November 19, 2017

Schalke's forward Franco di Santo celebrates after scoring a penalty against Hamburg in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany, on November 19, 2017 (AFP Photo/Ina Fassbender)

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Schalke's Max Meyer and Hamburg's Kyriakos Papadopoulos argue during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Schalke's Max Meyer and Hamburg's Kyriakos Papadopoulos argue during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Schalke's Max Meyer and Hamburg's Kyriakos Papadopoulos argue during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Schalke's Max Meyer and Hamburg's Kyriakos Papadopoulos argue during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Schalke's Max Meyer and Hamburg's Kyriakos Papadopoulos argue during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Gelsenkirchen (Germany), 19/11/2017.- Hamburg's Gotoku Sakai talks to Hamburg's Kyriakos Papadopoulos during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Hamburger SV in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, 19 November 2017. (Hamburgo, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

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