Harry Kane shows him worth once again to the world by putting Tottenham forward against Dortmund, helping them qualify into the Quarter final stage.
He was given just one sight of goal on an evening largely spent chasing defenders and holding possession for as long as he could, but when the time came for Harry Kane to do the single thing he does best of all, Tottenham Hotspur’s great goalscorer never looked like missing.
And so it was that a potentially difficult European second leg was decided, a once-hopeful home crowd persuaded to drift home, and Spurs cruised through into just the third quarter-finals of their history in this competition.
Borussia Dortmund had tried everything in the first half, and there was no question that they whipped up a storm of attacks that had Spurs rattled at times but they did not have a finisher at the disposal of Mauricio Pochettino.
Kane netted the only goal of the match in the 48th minute with the help of a pass from Moussa Sissoko, and then doubled-back to the right side of the line. He was away off the shoulder of the last defender before the latter had time to turn to see where Sissoko’s pass had gone.
This time there was a great deal more certainty about the outcome as Kane assessed the space in front of him and lifted a right foot shot away and out of the grasp of the goalkeeper Burki.
For Dortmund, Kane’s goal put into perspective all the chances that had passed them by in the first half, and although they had plenty of the possession the energy had gone out of their fans.
Borrussia Dortmund had a fair run in the match as they put up some much effort and a fight for a win but was denied by Tottenham’s Defence.