Tottenham were none too convincing in Friday’s tournament opener against Celtic. The Premier league team still managed to claim three points in a 2-0 win however. On Sunday it soon became clear that Spurs were going to run out winners again, although this time they did so with more style.
The foundations for victory were laid as early as the ninth minute. Darren Bent added to his goal against the Scots with one against the Germans, via a rasping drive that gave keeper Marc Ziegler no chance whatsoever.
After the opener the Premier League outfit were in full control. Borussia did have a go, but Spurs were rock solid. There was one chance for the Germans though. Nelson Valdez brought the ball down beautifully on his chest before shooting, but Gomes was not troubled by the effort, which went wide.
The disparity in quality was even greater in the second half. Giovani skilfully controlled a long ball before shooting in the second goal of the evening nine minutes in. Borussia almost got one straight back after the restart, but Gomes saved shots from Klimowicz and substitute Nuri Sahin. Spurs were more effective at the other end in the final minutes of the game, O’Hara scoring the third of the game. Tottenham Hotspur – Borussia Dortmund 3-0
9’ 1-0 Bent
54’ 2-0 Giovani
87’ 3-0 O’Hara Bookings:
Owomoyela, Hajnal, Klimowicz Tottenham Hotspur:
Gomes; Zokora, Huddlestone, Dawson, Gilberto; O’Hara, Jenas (71’ Smith), Bale (46’ Berbatov), Bentley (62’ Gunter); Giovani and Bent (46’ Lennon). Borussia Dortmund:
Ziegler; Owomoyela, Subotic, Hummels (71’ Tinga), Schmelzer; Federico (82’ Hille), Kringe, Kruska, Hajnal (59’ Sahin); Petric and Valdez (59’ Klimowicz).