What a terrible way for the Spurs to debut at home in the UEFA Champions League! On Tuesday Tottenham welcomed Bayern Munich for the second round of Group B of the Champions League. The atmosphere looked pretty decent, and Spurs even opened the scoring through South Korean Son. However, led by an inspired Serge Gnabry, Bayern Munich turned it around and ended up beating Tottenham 7-2 in London. One of the most humiliating defeats of all time.
With the result, the Spurs are third in Group B, with a sole point gained. The Bavarians led the group with six points.
Next Saturday, Mauricio Pochettino’s team visits Brighton for the English Premier League. Niko Kovac’s men on the same day host Hoffenheim for the Bundesliga.
Matching the high expectations of the North London fans of the Spurs at the brand new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the home team didn’t take long to open the scoring. 12 minutes into the game, the Bavarian defense messed up as the ball went to Sissoko, who quickly unleashed Son into the area. The South Korean was in a great condition to fire home and open the scoring. 1-0 Spurs.
Three minutes later, however, the Germans reacted through Kimmich, who from outside the box, rounded the defense and in a beautiful effort equalized the match. 1-1.
After that, both sides slowed down the pace, as the next goal came in just at the stroke of the half. On 45 minutes, after a moment of mayhem inside the Spurs’ area, the ball was left to Robert Lewandowski, who slotted past Lloris, making it 1-2 Bayern.
In the second half, Bayern took the whole control of the game and initiated the run to the Spurs humiliation at home. On 52, Serge Gnabry showed up for the first time and extended the Bavarian lead in a beautiful solo play. Two mins later, the same Gnabry capitalized on a poor ball in the Spurs defense and made it 4.
On 61, the Spurs diminished through Harry Kane. Wait… Kane scored in a big game? It can only mean one thing… It was from the penalty spot, right? Exactly! The English international stepped up and converted the penalty for the home side. 2-4.
Gnabry completed his hat trick on 83 mins, as he received a pass from Thiago Alcantara, and slotted past Lloris. On 87 Philippe Coutinho was the playmaker, receiving on the edge of the box, and flicking to Lewandowski, who inside the area, made it 6. Just a minute later, Gnabry went on to make his fourth goal in the match from a good pass from Tolisso. Spurs 2-7 Bayern Munich.
Wow, what a piece of offensive football Bayern Munich displayed in London. The Germans gave no chances for the Spurs, who might have nightmares just thinking about what happened. The good news is that there are still 4 games left, and Mauricio Pochettino’s side can still recover themselves, as they did last season in the Champions League.