Heung-min Son, a man of the match Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente all netted for Spurs during a terrific second-half display at Wembley that simply blew away Lucien Favre’s Bundesliga leaders.
Things have not gone smoothly at all since then for Mauricio Pochettino’s side on the domestic front, however,
with successive defeats to Burnley and Chelsea ending their title hopes and dragging them into the crowded battle for a top-four finish.
They drew 1-1 in the north London derby against Arsenal on Saturday after Harry Kane’s contentious penalty canceled out an early goal from Juventus-bound Aaron Ramsey.
Dortmund, meanwhile, completely collapsed on young Jadon Sancho’s return to England and followed that up by failing to break down bottom club Nuremberg in the German top-flight, allowing Bayern Munich to further close the gap at the summit.
And although they later saw off Bayer Leverkusen, defeat to Augsburg on Friday evening combined with Bayern’s 5-1 demolition of Borussia Monchengladbach means they remain top on goal difference only.
Tottenham will take a 3-0 advantage into their Champions League last-16 second leg tie against Borussia Dortmund as they aim to reach the quarter-finals.
Heung Min-Son, Jan Vertonghen, and Fernando Llorente all scored in the opening game at Wembley three weeks ago, with Tottenham aiming for just their second Champions League quarter-final.
Every team who has won 3-0 at home in the first leg of a knockout game in the competition has made it into the next round, and Mauricio Pochettino says his side are focused on victory.
Borussia Dortmund vs Tottenham team news
Tottenham will make a late decision on the fitness of midfield duo Eric Dier and Harry Winks, ahead of their Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund.
Winks missed Saturday’s north London derby draw with Arsenal because of a hip injury, while Dier has been out since the start of February because of illness.
That meant Victor Wanyama had to make his first start since November in midfield alongside Moussa Sissoko, and the pair were largely overrun.
Both Winks and Dier have travelled with the squad to Dortmund for the second leg of the last-16 tie which Spurs lead 3-0, and Pochettino said they would be assessed after training in Germany.
Kieran Trippier has been rested and has not travelled with the squad, while Dele Alli is back in training but is not yet fit enough to be involved and has also stayed in London.
Dortmund captain Marco Reus missed the first-leg loss with a thigh problem, though will be fit for the return fixture after making his comeback with a 66-minute showing against Augsburg at SGL Arena.
Future Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic did not play in that Bundesliga defeat after suffering his own thigh injury at Wembley, but is back in first-team training and should also be available.
Marcel Schmelzer sustained a knock to his foot in training on Thursday and Lukasz Piszczek remains sidelined with a heel issue.
Dortmund XI: Burki, Hakimi, Akanji, Zagadou, Diallo, Witsel, Delaney, Sancho, Reus, Pulisic, Alcacer
Tottenham XI: Lloris, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Aurier, Davies, Sissoko, Wanyama, Eriksen, Son, Kan
Score prediction: Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Tottenham
TV channel and live stream, and online coverage
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The two sides have met on five previous occasions, with Tottenham boasting three wins to Dortmund’s two.
In addition to this season’s last-16 first leg, they met in the Champions League group stage in 2017-18, with Spurs winning 3-1 at home and 2-1 away.