Tottenham rally to win
DORTMUND, Germany (AP):
Tottenham came from behind to beat Borussia Dortmund 2-1 and book their place in the Champions League last 16 as group winners ahead of Real Madrid yesterday.
Harry Kane and Son Heung-min cancelled out Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's strike for Dortmund to keep Tottenham on top of Group H. Madrid are three points behind.
With one round remaining, the defending champions cannot catch the English Premier League side on account of their inferior head-to-head record, despite their 6-0 rout of APOEL Nicosia in Cyprus. Tottenham drew with the Spanish champion in Madrid, then won the return fixture in London.
"It's done and now we can enjoy it," said Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who hailed "a big achievement".
The best Dortmund can hope for, with two points from five games, is Europa League qualification. The side is struggling badly with only one win - in the German Cup - from nine games across all competitions.
Aubameyang made the breakthrough after half an hour, firing to the far corner after Andrey Yarmolenko sent him through with a back-heel.
Aubameyang, who was back in Dortmund's lineup after being suspended by the club for "disciplinary reasons" last Thursday, was fortunate minutes later not to be booked for swiping at the back of Davinson Sanchez's head.