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Jan Vertonghen crossing from the left wing is a sight of pure unalduterated beauty

The Belgian might well be the best crosser of a ball in Europe

Some things are just better with a left foot.

Left footers seem to have an innate ability to make things look cool.

Jan Vertonghen is an absolute master of it.

Son knows who to thank for that one

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Son knows who to thank for that one

Deployed as a makeshift left wing-back the Belgian showed once again what a beautiful left peg he has.

Borussia Dortmund had been so tight as a defensive unit throughout the first half but Spurs’ breakthrough just after half-time was all down to Vertonghen.

His cross for Heung-min Son to volley home was a thing of pure beauty.

The Belgian helped to start the move by pressuring Achraf Hakimi into losing the ball high up the pitch.

Lucas Moura laid it off to him on the flank and he took one touch to get the ball out of his feet before delivering one of the best crosses you will ever see.

With half the Dortmund box completely empty, he curled it over all Axel Zagadou to land perfectly in the path of the onrushing Son.

All the South Korean had to do was direct it past the keeper on the volley, and he did expertly.

Sissoko isn’t too sure how to get involved

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Sissoko isn’t too sure how to get involved

This ball was next in a long line of inch-perfect balls delivered with style and sophistication from Vertonghen on the left.

He is quickly becoming one of the best crossers of a ball in Europe.

Against Newcastle in the league Vertonghen spent the whole game seeing how many perfect balls he could send in from left-back, but unfortunately there wasn’t anyone to get on the end of them.

This time Son burst away from Zagadou in the box for a simple finish.

Better yet, Vertonghen followed it up with a sumptuous volley to make it 2-0.

Who needs Harry when you’ve got Jan, eh?


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