Serge Gnabry scored four second-half goals as Bayern Munich embarrassed Tottenham 7-2 in the Champions League on Tuesday — the biggest-ever margin of defeat suffered by an English team at home in any European competition.
Bundesliga champions fell behind to an early Son Heung-min goal but then clicked into gear, producing a ruthless display of finishing in the north London rain as Spurs fell apart.
Harry Kane briefly gave the home side hope with a penalty to reduce the deficit to 4-2 but that was merely the prelude to another masterclass in finishing from the five-time European champions.
Gnabry had never scored in the Champions League before netting all four of his goals in the second half, with his first two coming in a two-minute span to put Bayern 4-1 up in the 55th. He completed the rout with the final goal in the 88th, one minute after Robert Lewandowski had scored his second.
Tottenham reached the final of the Champions League last season but squandered a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2 against Olympiakos in its opening group game and again let a lead slip after Son Heung-min opened the scoring in the 12th minute.
Joshua Kimmich answered Son’s strike three minutes later, cutting inside a defender and then shooting inside the left post from 20 meters.
Spurs continued causing problems for Bayern’s defense, but Mauricio Pochettino’s side was to rue missed chances as the visitors gradually improved.
The result leaves Bayern in pole position in Group B with two wins from two matches while Spurs have just one point.