Tottenham Hotspur 2-7 Bayern Munich Match Report

It was a night to forget for Spurs as Bayern Munich sank seven past Hugo Lloris in game week two of the Champions League group stages.

It was a night that had the potential to be something special. A European night under the lights in Europe’s best stadium. Fans were hopeful that this clash could live long in their memories as they try to replicate the Champions League journey they were sent on by this Spurs team last season.

Mauricio Pochettino decided to include Dele Alli in the starting eleven which may have surprised a few people as the Englishman has struggled for form and fitness this season. Spurs went close early on through Son Heung-min, only to be denied by the recently criticised Manuel Neuer on a couple of occasions.

Bayern looked a little shaky in the opening stages and their complacency on the ball cost them as Thiago gave the ball away on the edge of his own area and Moussa Sissoko played in Son Heung-min and he finally got the better of the colossus ‘keeper and slotted the ball into the net. Spurs leading 1-0 is as good as it got I’m afraid.

Tottenham’s lead evaporated in the blink of an eye as Kimmich struck from outside of the box with a peach of an effort in the 15th minute. Spurs still had a lot of chances after Kimmich’s goal at 1-1 and who knows how this game may have panned out should they have taken their chances, in particular N’Dombele who fluffed his lines from 10 yards out.

Lewandowski was identified as the biggest goal-scoring clash heading into this fixture and he made the Tottenham defence look silly as he flicked the ball over Vertonghen’s head and Spurs couldn’t clear the lines as the big Polak swivelled and powered past Lloris from the edge of the area. A lovely finish. Everything from there on in was nothing but a disappointment for Spurs.

Gnabry ran past Serge Aurier far too easily who then breezed past the Spurs defence and scored from 15 yards out. He wasn’t done there. Harry Winks was caught in possession and Tolliso played in Gnabry for his second. Spurs 1-4 Bayern Munich after just 55 minutes.

Spurs were awarded a consolation penalty after Danny Rose was fouled in the area and Harry Kane stepped up and dispatched it.

Bayern were denied a clear penalty not long after but it didn’t matter as Gnabry bagged his hat-trick. The German is a former Arsenal player which makes it all the more bitter.

Lewandowski made it six after a lovely ball from Coutinho put the ball on a plate for him and he passed it into the corner of the net.

An utterly disastrous night was rounded off by Serge Gnabry has he scored his fourth of the evening. Bayern Munich had romped to victory scoring seven on the road in England. Spurs will look to instantly bounce back. Final score on the night, Tottenham Hotspur 2-7 Bayern Munich.

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Poch’s Thoughts

“To stay calm is most important, to stay together,” said Mauricio. “The right assessment is so important, not to take rash decisions and make a rash assessment. It’s so important to stay calm.

“We started really well. After 30 minutes, no-one expected that (final scoreline). They were very clinical in front of goal, every time they arrived, they scored.

“The feeling is so bad, but we need to stay all together, to be strong all together and move on. We damaged our pride but now we need to stay together and from tomorrow, to think and move on.

“It’s difficult to say something for our fans. We feel embarrassed for the result, but what I can say is that we feel as bad as they feel, very disappointed and we need to bounce back all together again.

“To stay together is most important.”

Next Up

Spurs travel to Brighton this Saturday in the 12:30 kick off.

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