Gnabry Scores Four as Bayern Munich Puts Seven Past Tottenham in Champions League Rout
An unbelievable performance from Bayern Munich embarrassed Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday night in the Champions League. Four goals from former Arsenal player Serge Gnabry, a brace from Robert Lewandowski and a great finish from Josua Kimmich guaranteed a 7-2 result for Niko Kovac's side and a devastating reality check for Mauricio Pochettino's team.
The first moments of the game were as predicted, fast and furious from both sides. Manuel Neur had to come to action in the fifth minute as Son Heung-min was given a great opportunity to go ahead but the German stopper was up to the task and denied the South Korean star.
Son was in once again as he tried to side his effort from the left hand side but instead of squaring it for Kane, the attacker put it in the hands of Neuer.
But third time's a charm and in the 11th minute, Son does convert after capitalizing on Tottenham's aggressive press.
Moments later, however, Joshua Kimmich made it 1-1 with a fantastic finish and just like that, in less than 15 minutes, we had a great game on our hands.
After Kimmich's goal, both sides became more alert defensively but the action continued as Coutinho and Dele Alli looked to pull the strings at both ends. After Ndombele received a yellow card for a foul on Coutinho, Lewandowski had a good chance at making it 2-1 with a free kick but his attempt deflected and went wide of Hugo Lloris's goal.
But moments later, the Polish No. 9 made it 2-1 with a lovey finish as he quickly took his chance from a half turn towards goal. It was the last piece of action before the main official blew his whistle for the break.
The second half picked up where the first left off as this game refused to slow down. Dele Alli picked up a great ball from Toby Alderweireld but it went straight into the hands of Neuer.
Bayern hit right back and Gnabry, who was finding acres of space throughout, made it 3-1 with a great solo effort in the 53rd minute.
He wasn't done as two minutes later he had his brace with a well placed finish and just like that, it was 4-1 for the Bavarians.
Spurs needed an answer and they got one as Kane delivered and scored a penalty. Danny Rose was fouled just inside the box by Kingsley Coman and VAR confirmed the referee's original decision.
Tottenham continued to push for at least two more goals but time was running out as the Bavarians held on to their lead. And the more the home side pushed, the more vulnerable it looked and in the 83rd minute, Thiago Alcantara provided a delicious assist for Gnabry, who made it 5-2 thanks to his hat trick.
Things got worse and wors for Tottenham and by this point, Bayern were all over Pochettino's side. Gnabry scored one more and Lewandowski netted his brace and by the final whistle, the German side embarrassed Spurs with a 7-2 scoreline.
It was a devastating match for the North London side and complete jubilation for the boys from Munich, who have now firmly taken control of Group B.
Here were the lineups for today:
In the next round of the tournament, Tottenham hosts Crvena Zvezda while Bayern Munich visits Olimpiacos.