Match ends, Tottenham Hotspur 1, Borussia Dortmund 2.
Tottenham Hotspur 1-2 Borussia Dortmund (agg 1-5)
Tottenham Hotspur were unable to produce a shock second-leg comeback as Borussia Dortmund cruised into the Europa League quarter-finals.
Trailing 3-0 from the first leg, Spurs needed to score at least five times when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's swerving shot flew into the far corner.
The Gabon striker fired in the German side's second after a swift counter.
Son Heung-min reduced the arrears as toothless Spurs failed to make the last-eight for a third successive year.
Premier League focus for Spurs
Few would have backed Tottenham to turn around this last-16 tie at White Hart Lane against the in-form Bundesliga giants.
The damage was done seven days earlier in Germany when Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino decided to play a weakened and inexperienced team against one of the favourites to win the Europa League.
But the reasoning behind the Argentine's decision was clear - his main priority this season is leading the north London club to the English league title for the first time since 1961.
Second-placed Tottenham are five points behind Premier League leaders Leicester and, with another important top-flight game looming against Bournemouth on Sunday, Pochettino again decided to leave top scorer Harry Kane on the bench.
Without their talisman, the home side never looked like troubling a Dortmund team which had not been beaten in their 13 previous matches.
Spurs had 61% possession, without dominating the territory inside the Dortmund third, and only managed one shot on target - Son's second-half consolation goal.
But that only came because of a defensive mistake from away centre-back Neven Subotic, whose weak backpass was pounced on and punished by the South Korea international.
Aubameyang adds to growing reputation
Dortmund forward Aubameyang has become one of the hottest properties in European football, with Barcelona, Paris St-Germain and Manchester United reported to be eyeing a summer move for the 26-year-old.
And he enhanced his burgeoning reputation with two clinical finishes at White Hart Lane, taking his tally to 35 goals in all competitions this season.
Aubameyang provided a clinical edge for the visitors, who were defensively compact throughout and ready to spring forward at pace.
It resulted in Tottenham, who boast the meanest defence in the Premier League, being sliced open regularly and perhaps lucky not to lose by a wider margin.
Who can stop Dortmund?
Dortmund are bidding to become only the fifth club to win all three major Uefa trophies (European Cup/Champions League, Europa League/Uefa Cup and Cup Winners' Cup) after Ajax, Bayern Munich, Juventus and Chelsea.
Based on their performance over the two legs against Spurs, few would bet against Thomas Tuchel's side lifting the trophy in the Swiss city of Basel on 18 May.
One man who can help stop them is former manager Jurgen Klopp.
Klopp led the Bundesliga club to successive league titles in 2011 and 2012, as well as the 2013 Champions League final where they were beaten by Bayern Munich.
A meeting with Klopp's Liverpool remains a possibility after the German led his side into the last eight at the expense of Manchester United.
The pair, along with current holders Sevilla, will find out who they face in the quarter-finals when the draw is made at 12:00 GMT on Friday.
|Who's reached the quarter-finals?|
|Athletic Bilbao||Borussia Dortmund|
Man of the match - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Dortmund)
What the managers said
Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino:
"I'm very disappointed we're out of the Europa League but we need to recognise we played against a very good team who are playing at a Champions League level. Borussia Dortmund is one of the best teams in Europe.
"Tonight we showed we can compete at this level.
"I think we improved a lot, learned a lot from last week in Germany. We competed and we need to take positives.
"We have a lot of young players that need to feel what it means to compete in Europe and I think for the team it was a good test and we can take positive things.
Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel:
"I think a 5-1 aggregate scoreline is a fair reflection and that makes me proud.
"We could have scored more in our home game, we were very dominant there, and we could have scored today even more with the transition game and the counter attacks.
"In the end it's 5-1 and that means a lot for us, to beat Spurs, second in the Premier League, in both legs."
Stats of the day
- Spurs have scored in 19 consecutive home Europa League games (47 goals)
- Son Heung-min has contributed seven goals for Spurs in the Europa League this season (three goals, four assists)
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has scored seven goals in eight Europa League games this season
- Aubameyang has now been involved in 43 goals (35 goals, 8 assists) in 40 games for Borussia Dortmund in all competitions this season
- Borussia Dortmund have progressed to the quarter-final of a European competition for the third time in four seasons, reaching the Champions League final in 2012-13 and the quarter-final in 2013-14
- 4AlderweireldBooked at 79mins
- 33DaviesSubstituted forRoseat 13'minutes
- 11LamelaBooked at 26minsSubstituted forOnomahat 75'minutes
- 20AlliSubstituted forCarrollat 70'minutes
- 7Son Heung-Min
- 25PapastathopoulosSubstituted forDurmat 54'minutes
- 10MkhitaryanSubstituted forKagawaat 71'minutes
- 27CastroBooked at 65mins
- 11ReusSubstituted forPulisicat 60'minutes
- Nicola Rizzoli
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Tottenham Hotspur 1, Borussia Dortmund 2.
Attempt missed. Shinji Kagawa (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Attempt missed. Tom Carroll (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Kieran Trippier.
Attempt missed. Gonzalo Castro (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Christian Pulisic.
Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Foul by Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur).
Shinji Kagawa (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Eric Dier tries a through ball, but Son Heung-Min is caught offside.
Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Josh Onomah replaces Erik Lamela.
Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Kevin Wimmer.
Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 1, Borussia Dortmund 2. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.
Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Shinji Kagawa replaces Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Goal! Tottenham Hotspur 0, Borussia Dortmund 2. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Substitution, Tottenham Hotspur. Tom Carroll replaces Dele Alli.
Foul by Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur).
Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Attempt blocked. Nacer Chadli (Tottenham Hotspur) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Danny Rose with a cross.
Gonzalo Castro (Borussia Dortmund) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Gonzalo Castro (Borussia Dortmund).
Foul by Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur).
Henrikh Mkhitaryan (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur).
Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Christian Pulisic replaces Marco Reus.
Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund).
Attempt missed. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Gonzalo Castro with a through ball.
Erik Lamela (Tottenham Hotspur) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Marcel Schmelzer (Borussia Dortmund).
Dangerous play by Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur).
Erik Durm (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Erik Durm replaces Sokratis.
Foul by Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur).
Neven Subotic (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside, Tottenham Hotspur. Dele Alli tries a through ball, but Erik Lamela is caught offside.
Foul by Ryan Mason (Tottenham Hotspur).
Gonzalo Castro (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Dele Alli (Tottenham Hotspur).