Spurs suffer heavy defeat to German giants Munich
PUBLISHED: 21:50 01 October 2019 | UPDATED: 08:33 02 October 2019
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Champions League: Tottenham Hotspur 2 Bayern Munich 7
Tottenham Hotspur suffered a heavy 7-2 defeat to German giants Bayern Munich in the Champions League group stages thanks to a four goals from former Arsenal man Serge Gnarby.
His four goals along with goals from Joshua Kimmich and a brace from Robert Lewandowski sealed the win for the visitors at the Tottenham Hotsput Stadium.
Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino made just one change from the starting line-up that sealed a 2-1 win over Southampton in the Premier League on the weekend with Dele Alli coming in to replace Christian Eriksen.
Munich got off to a strong start with the ball breaking to winger Serge Gnarby who fired a shot on target and forced Spurs skipper Hugo Lloris to push his effort away.
Four minutes later the hosts had their first chance of the match as midfielder Moussa Sissoko played a great ball in behind the Munich backline for Heung Min-Son to run onto.
The South Korean attacker latched onto the ball and fired a shot off but German shot-stopper Manuel Neuer was on hand to deny his strike.
The 27-year-old was then denied again shortly after as Tanguy Ndombele played him in this time round for a very similar play but is shot failed to beat Neuer.
But it was third lucky as he ired into the bottom left corner after breaking in down the right instead of the left this week to get on the end of a Sissoko ball into him to make it 1-0 in the 12th minute.
It only took three minutes for the visitors to strike back as right-back Joshua Kimmich fired into the left side of the net from distance to make it 1-1.
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Moments later Spurs striker Harry Kane was played in by attacking midfielder Dele Alli where he rounded goalkeeper Neuer to only be denied by defender David Alaba who raced back to clear the ball.
In the 25th minute Harry Kane played it wide to right-back Serge Aurier who picked out Ndombele inside the box but his shot was comfortably held by Neuer before Son then dragged a shot wide after a ball in from Alli.
Bayer then took the lead on the stroke of half-time as Spurs failed to clear the ball as Aurier's header only goes as far as the edge of the box where Ndombele doesn't kick it clear.
French winger Kingsley Coman flicked the ball over to Polish striker Robert Lewandowski who smashed the ball into the bottom right corner to take a 2-1 lead into the break.
The visitors then strecthed their lead lead to 3-1 in the 53rd minute as Gnarby raced down the left flank, faked a shot and cut inside of Toby Alderweireld, and fired into the bottom right corner.
Two minutes later the former Gunners winger then netted his second of the match as he fired into the corner to make it 4-1.
Spurs did then pull one back in the 60th minute as Kane fired into the bottom right corner from the penalty spot after Coman went in studs up on left-back Danny Rose.
Niko Kovac's side then made it 5-2 with seven minutes left in the clash as Gnarby completed his hat-trick before Lewandowski netted his second of the match in the 87th minute.
Gnarby then scored his fourth of the match a minute later to seal a 7-2 victory.Tottenham Hotspur: Lloris, Aurier, Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose, Winks, Ndombele, Sissoko, Dele, Son, Kane.
Unused subs: Gazzaniga, Dier, Sanchez, Davies, Eriksen, Lamela, Moura.
Bayern Munich: Neuer, Pavard, Sule, Boateng, Alaba, Kimmich, Tolisso, Coutinho, Gnabry, Lewandowki, Coman.
Unused subs: Ulreich, Thiago, Martinez, Cuisance, Perisic, Davies, Muller.