Dortmund – Tottenham SOCCER PICKS
The confrontation between Borussia Dortmund and Tottenham Hotspur after the 3-0 from the first game played. Or are the Germans capable of performing a mini-miracle?
Borussia Dortmund has made it very difficult for itself in this eighth final. In the first leg, the difference in power was not as big as the 3-0 final score might suggest. In the first half Dortmund weathered fine, but after the counterstay that fell just after half time, Der BVB did not reach his level anymore. The two hits that fell in the final phase have ensured that the Germans are close to elimination.
“Every match is different and the first match is over,” coach Lucien Favre spoke at the preparatory press conference. “We know we can make goals, but we also have to be smart,” the trainer said on the fact that a goal on Tuesday is fatal. Then the Germans have to make five, which seems impossible. Dortmund will therefore have to check the attack in this match. Marco Reus said that he, despite recently injured, is ready for Tuesday’s game. “If it takes a hundred twenty minutes or more, I’m ready,” says the Dortmund attacker.
Tottenham Hotspur has, after the match three weeks ago, excellent papers to reach the last eight of the Champions League. The British booked a 3-0 victory on the basis of a strong second half in the first game, in a match in which Jan Vertonghen and Heung-Min Son pulled the cart for the Spurs. Harry Kane was missing in the first leg, but he is back on Tuesday.
Kane also played with his team last Saturday, in the derby against Arsenal. Tottenham did not play very well, although the match was not lost in any case. Arsenal, by missing a penalty in the final phase, left the chance to win the match. The game ended in a 1-1 draw. The league title has been defeated by the recent loss of points for the Spurs. The team from London will even have to stay in class to avoid falling outside the top four. Perhaps Tottenham will be able to achieve European success this season, although there are naturally larger favorites for the final win.