Billed as one of the two must-see matchups of the Europa League’s round of 16, Marcos Reus and Borussia Dortmund seized control of its tie against Tottenham, steamrolling the London club by a 3-0 score line.
Most of it comes down to the finishing of Marco Reus.
Facing a rotated Spurs side, with one eye on the English Premier League title race, Dortmund dominated from the opening kickoff. After some typically wayward finishing, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang opened the scoring with a clinical header, with Reus adding two more in the second half.
His second goal summed up the gulf in class between the two on the day.