LONDON — Harry Kane scored twice as Tottenham opened its Champions League campaign by beating Borussia Dortmund 3-1 on Wednesday, overwhelming last season’s semifinalist with a formidable attacking display.
It gave Tottenham only its third victory in 13 matches in a decade at Wembley Stadium which is the north London club’s temporary home for the season while White Hart Lane is being redeveloped.
Tottenham only won once here last season in the group stage — against CSKA Moscow — when its hopes of advancing were already over. But Kane’s double after Son Heung-min’s opener will give Tottenham hope it can progress this season from one of the toughest groups. Holder Real Madrid beat Cypriot champion APOEL 3-0 in the other game in Group H.
The only setback for Tottenham was finishing with 10 men after Jan Vertonghen was dismissed after a challenge for catching Mario Goetze in the face with a swinging arm. A ban could follow for the centre back.
But to start rectifying a wretched record at Wembley required something special quickly. For Son, that was scoring Tottenham’s quickest goal in a Champions League game after …read more