In their twelfth UEFA Champions League campaign, Borussia Dortmund were defeated for the fourth time in their opening match of the tournament. Here, the facts on the game away at Tottenham Hotspur.
Goal against: After 360 minutes without conceding a goal in the Bundesliga and DFB Cup, it took only three revolutions of the second hand before Roman Bürki was beaten. In total, he had to fish the ball out of the back of the net three times. The last time this happened was during the 4-3 win over Werder Bremen on 20 May.
Goals against: Since the 1-0 victory in the Champions League semi-final away at Manchester United in 1997, BVB have let in at least one goal in the following eight away games on the scepter'd isle.
Away-day blues: None of the last four away games on the European stage could be won (Madrid, Lisbon, Monaco, and now Tottenham). The last win came in October last year at Sporting Lisbon.
Record: Borussia Dortmund's return in games played on English soil now reads: four away wins, one draw, and seven defeats.
Borussia's bête noire: Heung-Min Son has scored a total of seven goals against Borussia in his career.
Everything to play for: Borussia also lost their opening group match in 1995 (1-3 against Juventus), 2002 (0-2 at FC Arsenal) and 2013 (1-2 in Naples), but still made it out of the group in each case. (br)