Champions League Betting: Tottenham 16/1 for European glory after big win over Borussia Dortmund
Son Heung-Min Tottenham Borussia Dortmund Champions League 12022019
Catherine Ivill
A close game was expected at Wembley but Spurs blew away the Bundesliga leaders with three second half goals to put one foot in the quarter-finals

Tottenham have been to cut to 16/1 (17.0) to win the Champions League after a stunning 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their last 16 match on Wednesday.

Late goals from Jan Vertonghen and Fernando Llorente added to Son Heung-min’s earlier strike and gave Spurs a commanding aggregate lead, prompting bet365 to shorten them from 25/1 (26.0).

The scoreline may have flattered Spurs as just five of their 15 shots were on target, whilst at the other end a string of fine saves from Hugo Lloris ensured there was no precious away goal for Dortmund.

Son Heung-min, Tottenham

That ended a streak of 13 consecutive matches in which the Bundesliga leaders have scored and it is no surprise to see them pushed out to 150/1 (from 25/1) to win the tournament.

Only three teams have ever overturned a three-goal deficit in the second leg of a Champions League tie so Dortmund will join prestigious company if they are able to make it into the quarter-finals.

Also on Wednesday night, Marco Asensio struck a late winner for Real Madrid at Ajax and allow the reigning champions to take a 2-1 lead back to the Santiago Bernabeu.

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There was an air of controversy in the first half as Nicolas Tagliafico become the first player in Champions League history to have a goal disallowed by VAR, but Real took full advantage and the aggregate lead.

They are now 9/1 (in from 10/1) with bet365 to lift the trophy for the fourth season in a row, whilst the Amsterdam outfit can be backed at 200/1 (201.0) - although they were 125/1 (126.0) pre-match anyway.

Manchester United’s Champions League dream appears to have all but ended after they lost 2-0 at home to Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday, putting Ole Gunner Solskjaer’s men all the way out to 125/1 (126.0) from 25/1 (26.0).

PSG are third-favourites at 5/1 (6.0) ahead of the return leg in the French capital, whilst Tuesday’s other winner Roma are still 80/1 (81.0) despite holding a 2-1 lead against 150/1 (151.0) Porto.

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Match Facts

  1. This will be the first competitive encounter between Manchester Utd and Paris SG. Four of the last five two-legged encounters between teams from England and France in the Champions League knockout phase have seen the French side progress.
  2. No French team has ever beaten Manchester Utd away from home in European competition (D4 L10). In the Champions League, only two French sides have avoided defeat at Old Trafford: Monaco in March 1998 (1-1), Lille in October 2005 (0-0).
  3. Paris SG have won only one of their 10 away games in all competitions against English opposition (D4 L5). It was a 2-1 victory against Chelsea in March 2016 in the round of 16, the last time they progressed through a knockout round of the Champions League.
  4. Manchester Utd have won only one of their last nine Champions League knockout games (D3 L5), it was against Olympiakos in March 2014 (3-0).
  5. Paris SG have reached the Champions League knockout stages for a seventh consecutive season, the longest current run after Real Madrid (22), Barcelona (15) and Bayern Munich (11). However, they have never progressed further than the quarter-finals in that time, dropping out at the round of 16 in each of the last two campaigns.
  6. Paris SG scored more goals than any other team in the Champions League group stages this season (17 in six games).
  7. 57% of Manchester Utd’s goals in the Champions League this season have been scored after the 85th minute (4 out of 7).
  8. Manchester Utd’s Old Trafford stadium witnessed the fewest goals in this season’s Champions League group stages (2 in 3 games).
  9. After scoring three goals in his first two Champions League games last season, Manchester Utd striker Romelu Lukaku has only found the net twice in his subsequent 11 appearances in the competition. He’s had two shots on target in 365 minutes this season.
  10. 69% of PSG forward Kylian Mbappe’s Champions League goals have come away from home (9/13), that’s the highest ratio in the competition for players with more than 10 goals in the competition.
  11. If he plays, this will be Marco Verratti’s 50th Champions League appearance. The Paris SG midfielder has as many goals (3) as red cards (3) in the competition.
  12. Among the 16 managers left in this season’s Champions League, Ole Gunnar Solskjær is one of three to have won it as a player (with Man Utd in 1999), alongside Pep Guardiola (with Barcelona in 1992) and Santi Solari (with Real Madrid in 2002).
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