Jan Vertonghen v Mario Gotze

UEFA clarify Jan Vertonghen’s red card in Spurs win over Dortmund

Tottenham 3 – Borussia Dortmund 1

Spurs enjoyed an excellent night at Wembley on Wednesday, as they saw off Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund 3-1.

Heung Min Son put Spurs ahead on four minutes played. Andriy Yarmolenko equalised with a terrific goal seven minutes later.

Then came the Harry Kane show, as Tottenham’s talisman scored two fine goals on 15 and 60 to secure a crucial three points for the north London side.

Tottenham will take great heart from this win at Wembley that looks to have set them up well for the Champions League and their upcoming home games.

The only Spurs sour note: Jan Vertonghen sent off

A brilliant night for Mauricio Pochettino’s side did have one sour note: The late red card handed out to Jan Vertonghen.

Just before the hour mark, Jan Vertonghen was booked by referee Gianluca Rocchi for a foul on Andriy Yarmolenko.

This first booking was harsh on Vertonghen, but nothing compared to his sending off in the 92nd minute.

Jan Vertonghen v Mario Gotze

Vertonghen clashed with Borussia Dortmund substitute Mario Gotze and Rocchi thought the Spurs man had elbowed his opponent.

Referee Gianluca Rocchi appeared to show just a red card to Vertonghen, but UEFA have clarified on their website that it was a second yellow card.

UEFA confirm Jan Vertonghen received two yellow cards

UEFA confirm Jan Vertonghen received two yellow cards

Jan Vertonghen to miss 1 game & not 3

There is a big difference between Vertonghen receiving a second yellow and not a straight red.

As a result, Vertonghen will miss the next Champions League match at APOEL in Cyprus.

Had it been a straight red card, Vertonghen would have been out of three matches, which include APOEL and then two matches versus Real Madrid.

The fact it was two yellows, also means Vertonghen is unable to appeal the decision.

Jan Vertonghen made no mention of his red card in his celebratory Instagram post after the Dortmund win.

Jan Vertonghen on Instagram

Fantastic team performance. A great @uefachampionsleague win. #COYS

A post shared by Jan Vertonghen (@jvertonghen) on

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