Poch: We’ve learned from last season
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.