Dortmund Goes All Donner-und-Blitz over Spurs
What St Nick was doing naming reindeer for Thunder and Lightning when all they were doing was delivering kids' toys says something for the power of glühwein.
In mass quantities, of course.
But would we expect anything less from a land where the Brothers Grimm did a job for the ages in scaring the snot out of die Kinder?
In sporting terms, that's the sorta stuff Tottenham Hotspur got laid on them by Borussia Dortmund in the form of a 3-0 whitewash in the UEFA Europa League.
Foreign competitions are not the forte for English clubs this season, and that's been proven again. Spurs may be high flyers in the Premiership, but that didn't stop the steady stream of Pommie smackdowns on the continent. In any language.
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang was the first to find twine for Der BVB at the 30-minute mark:
This dude is definitely heading in the right direction.
Marco Reus, Dortmund's anointed savior this season, literally blasted away for the second.
Close range or long, he only knows how to bring the thunder and lightning.
Die Borussen came up with a nifty play for Reus 11 minutes later that virtually confirmed their progression in this competition.
Elegance is the name of the game.
The second leg has very little to offer for and from Tottenham now, unless Harry Kane can rustle up another miracle goal.