Harry Kane Makes History For Spurs As They Reach Last Eight Of Champions League
Harry Kane became Tottenham Hotspur's top scorer in European competition with a clinical finish against Borussia Dortmund.
The England skipper struck early in the second half after Borussia Dortmund dominated the opening stages with a string of good chances. It was Kane's 24th goal in European competition.
Spurs keeper Hugo Lloris dealt with everything that the Bundesliga side could throw at him during a one-sided first half as they kept their 3-0 lead from the first leg intact. The visitors rarely got out of their own half but Kane's goal knocked the stuffing out of the home team and silenced the noisy Dortmund crowd.
Chasing a 4-0 aggregate deficit, Dortmund continually left themselves exposed in the closing stages but Spurs could not add to their lead.
Kane now has the same number of goals in Europe as the Brazilian Ronaldo. He looks back to his best after suffering an injury in the 1-0 defeat against Manchester United at Wembley Stadium.
The result puts Spurs into the last eight of the Champions League and could yet represent their best chance of silverware with their Premier League title chase effectively over after recent defeats against Burnley and Chelsea.
Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino spoke passionately before the game about the fact Premier League fans disadvantaged in Europe because of the number of fixtures clubs have to play compared to those in France. But he was all smiles tonight after his gameplan worked to perfection with Kane's goal proving to be the deciding factor.