LONDON (AP) — Son Heung-min sparked Tottenham's second-half overwhelming of Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League on Wednesday, setting the London club on its way to a 3-0 victory in the last-16 first leg.
After being on the back foot throughout the first half, Tottenham took complete control once Son netted two minutes after the break to make it four goals in as many games. And Spurs then netted two late goals inside three minutes at Wembley Stadium to take a commanding lead to Germany for the return leg on March 5.
Having created Son's opener with a cross, Jan Vertonghen found the net himself in the 83rd minute after combining with fellow wing back Serge Aurier. Vertonghen raced into the penalty area and arrived at the back post to volley in Aurier's cross.
With Dortmund struggling, Fernando Llorente scored the third in the 86th when he got a slight touch with his head to turn in Christian Eriksen's corner.
Both teams were without their top attacking threats as Dortmund captain Marco Reus and Tottenham's top scorer Harry Kane are injured.
It was a night to forget for United States international Christian Pulisic, who will be playing in London for Chelsea next season, and Jadon Sancho, the former Manchester City attacker who faded in the second half.
While Dortmund has a five-point lead in the Bundesliga, Tottenham is five points off the pace in the Premier League in third. This is first time the London team has made the knockout phase in Europe's elite competition in successive seasons. Unlike Dortmund, Tottenham has never lifted the European Cup.
In the night's other game, Real Madrid scored a later winner to beat Ajax 2-1 in Amsterdam.
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