Tottenham became the first English side ever to concede seven in a European home game as they were dismantled 7-2 by Bayern Munich.
In a lightning start by last seasons finalists, Heung Min Son, who had already missed two golden opportunities to make it 1-0, swept home from Moussa Sissoko’s pass to put Spurs on course for their first Group B Champions League victory of the campaign.
But that’s as good as it would get for Spurs, who were caught cold less than three minutes later as Joshua Kimmich’s capitalised on some poor defending to equalise before Robert Lewandowski’s classy finish put the German’s 2-1 ahead at the break.
Harry Kane scored a second-half penalty to make it 4-2 after Serge Gnabry had netted two goals in two minutes. Mauricio Pochettino’s were briefly back in the contest before Gnabry added two more and Lewandowski helped himself to his second of a clinical evening.
And former Tottenham striker Gary Lineker, summed up a night to forget in one simple tweet, which you can see below.
But that wasn’t the only grim record that Spurs set tonight. BBC Sport revealed a number of other gruesome statistics for Pochettino’s men.
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- It was the first time in Spurs’ 137-year history that they have conceded seven goals in a home game.
- It was the first time since a 7-1 Premier League defeat by Newcastle on 28 December 1996 that they have let in seven goals.
- They are the first English side to concede seven goals in a home European match (they were also the first to concede six).
- They are the first English side to concede seven goals in a European game since the last time they did it – when a makeshift Spurs lost 8-0 to Cologne in the 1995 Intertoto Cup.
- The most goals Spurs had conceded in a European home game was last season in a 4-2 defeat by Barcelona.
- This was Mauricio Pochettino’s joint heaviest defeat as a manager, alongside a 5-0 loss to Real Madrid in March 2012 when in charge of Espanyol.