Poch: We’ve learned from last sea­son

Irish Examiner - Sport - - SOCCER -

Tot­ten­ham and Dort­mund’s only pre­vi­ous en­counter was in the last 16 of the 2015-16 Europa League. The Ger­man side won 51 on ag­gre­gate (3-0 in Ger­many, 2-1 in Eng­land), cour­tesy of three goals by Pierre-em­er­ick Aubameyang and two by Marco Reus.

Tot­ten­ham are in the Cham­pi­ons League group stages for the third time, af­ter 2010-11 (quar­ter-fi­nals) and 2016-17 (group stages). It is the first time they have reached it in con­sec­u­tive sea­sons.

Spurs have won only two of their past nine Cham­pi­ons League games (D2 L5). They have also won only one of their three games at Wem­b­ley in the com­pe­ti­tion (L2).

This is Borus­sia Dort­mund’s 12th ap­pear­ance in the Cham­pi­ons League - only Bay­ern Mu­nich can boast more among Ger­man clubs (21).

Dort­mund have reached the knock­out stages in their past four Cham­pi­ons League cam­paigns. This in­cludes 2012-13 when they were beaten fi­nal­ists against Bay­ern Mu­nich.

Marco Reus has scored 12 goals and de­liv­ered four as­sists in his past 16 Cham­pi­ons League games.

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