The match is over. Score: 3-0. Tottenham’s latest attempt at landing a trophy to validate the enormous success of Mauricio Pochettino’s tenure – as if his record isn’t impressive enough already – resumes as they host Dortmund, who have pulled clear of Bayern Munich domestically and could be forgiven for having matters at home foremost in their minds. It was almost six years ago that a Dortmund side coached by Jurgen Klopp met Bayern in the final of this competition at Wembley, with the Bavarians claiming a 2-1 win. A number of key figures from that Dortmund team later jumped to Bayern, giving the current state of the Bundesliga table even more meaning to the ascendant BVB. Dortmund have so far this season capitalised on Bayern’s struggles at home while at the same time making solid progress in Europe. They came through a competitive Group A level on points with Atletico Madrid, qualifying in top spot by virtue of a better head-to-head goal difference. Tottenham had an even tighter margin for qualification as they ended up second in Group B behind Barcelona, and only ahead of Inter in third thanks to having scored more away goals than the Italians. And even though Dortmund are top of the table in Germany, Spurs might feel they got a fortunate draw, avoiding the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and Real Madrid, Of course, Dortmund could say the same about being paired with Spurs and not, for example, Liverpool, or the resurgent Manchester United. They’ll have felt their luck was in even more so when Harry Kane was struck down with injury, but the England international could be involved here. What is more certain is that neither side will look to shut up shop and frustrate their way to a win. Pochettino and counterpart Lucien Favre are attack-minded coaches and bookies should expect both teams to score. Tottenham can edge a tantalising encounter 2-1.