By 90Min
December 17, 2018

Tottenham will play Borussia Dortmund in the last 16 of the Champions League after the draw was made on Monday.

Spurs have played against Dortmund in recent seasons, getting knocked out of the Europa League by BVB in the 2015/16 term before beating them twice in the group stages of the Champions League in the 2017/18 campaign.


Dortmund have been in terrific form this year and deservedly sit nine points clear at the top of the Bundesliga, but Tottenham fans are optimistic they have what it takes to dispatch the German side in the knockout stages.

However, not everyone shared the same sense of optimism, with a few pointing out that Tottenham's defence may not be able to cope with Dortmund's exciting attackers.

Tottenham won their first group stage game against Dortmund last year thanks to Harry Kane's double and Son Heung-min's strike, while the same duo scored in the return fixture at Westfalenstadion.

However, Dortmund have taken advantage of a sloppy start to the season from Bayern Munich to top the Bundesliga table, while Tottenham are six points behind Premier League leaders Liverpool.

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Spurs were knocked out by Juventus in the last 16 of the competition last year, while Dortmund's best run in recent years came during the 2016/17 season when they were knocked out in the quarter finals by Monaco. They previously reached the final in 2013, losing to Bayern Munich.

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