Tottenham Hotspurs were totally and utterly humiliated at home by a ruthless Bayern Munich, who ran out 2-7 winners.
In fact, the result is the worst beating Spurs have received at home in any competition in their 137-year history.
If the result wasn’t bad enough, there was more salt to be rubbed in the wounds.
Four of Bayern’s seven goals came by way of North London rivals Arsenals former player Serge Gnarby.
Spurs got off the mark first with a 12th-minute goal from South Korean international Son Heung-min.
Son fired a low shot to the far post, which deflected off the Bavarian giant’s goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and into the net.
Tottenham 1 – 0 Bayern
But it did not take long for the visitors to restore parity.
Three minutes later, Joshua Kimmich drove a shot of phenomenal power from outside the 18-yard box.
While Hugo Lloris made a valiant effort to reach it, the ball went beyond the Frenchman and into the back of the net.
15 Minutes player and the score was Tottenham 1- 1 Bayern
Spurs and Bayern exchanged attempts for the next half an hour.
With Tottenham’s Son, Harry Kane and Tanguy Ndombele having attempts saved by Neuer.
Bayern had Coman, Coutinho, and Lewandowski making the Tottenham defense work hard too.
However right on the stroke of half time, considered by many perhaps the worst possible time, to concede. Tottenham was undone.
Failure to clear the ball from the edge of the penalty area proved detrimental.
The ball popped up at the right foot of one of the deadliest strikers in football. Robert Lewandowski didn’t need to be asked twice. He neatly put it past a hapless Hugo Lloris.
Halftime: Tottenham 1 – 2 Bayern
Within eight minutes of the restart, Bayern had asserted their dominance, Gnarby got the demolition of Mauricio Pochettino’s men up and running.
He put the ball faraway from the keeper into the bottom right-hand corner.
It then appeared that the flood gates were open, as was Gnarby’s account.
Only two minutes later he had himself a second and Bayern’s fourth, putting the ball in exactly the same spot of the net.
55 minutes on the clock, Tottenham 1 – 4 Bayern.
Spurs would have been forgiven if they thought they had a glimour of hope after Danny Rose was fouled by Kingsley Coman in the penalty area in the 61st minute.
Up stepped Harry Kane to put the ball in the back of the net.
Tottenham 2 -4 Bayern
Spurs held firm for around 20 minutes, as again both sides exchanged opportunities, but were able to keep the other at bay.
But as the game entered the last ten minutes, the game started to open up more.
The 81st minute, saw Gnarby grab his hattrick, after latching on to Thiago Alcantara’s through ball.
Tottenham 2 – 5 Bayern
Then four minutes later Mr. Lewandowski was in on the action for his brace, after partnering up with the supplier Philippe Coutinho.
87 minutes played, Tottenham 2 – 6 Bayern.
The North London clubs humiliation was complete, only one minute later.
Gnarby wrapped up his fourth and Bayern’s seventh with a shot from outside the box that beat Hug Lloris once again.
Final Score: Tottenham 2 – 7 Bayern Munich.
What will concern Mauricio Pochettino more than anything, is the fact that his side was so easily undone at will.
Plus the opposition who dominated in all facets of the game at their own home.
The result leaves Tottenham tied for the last place in group B with only one point from the first two games.
— FC Bayern München (@FCBayern) October 1, 2019