LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Borussia Dortmund justified its tag as favorite to win the Europa League by beating Tottenham 3-0 in a one-sided first leg in the last 16 on Thursday, with star attackers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang & Marco Reus the goalscorers.
Shakhtar Donetsk beat Anderlecht 3-1, Fenerbahce won 1-0 at home to Braga, & defending champion Sevilla drew at Basel 0-0 in the other early kickoffs.
In contention to win the English Premier League, Spurs rested key players against Dortmund & paid the price by being overwhelmed in Germany.
p>Aubameyang kept up his prolific form with the opener for his 33rd goal in all competitions this season, & Reus scored in the 60th & 70th minutes to hand Tottenham an uphill task in the second leg at White Hart Lane next week.
Liverpool vs. Manchester United headlined the late games.
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