Alderweireld, Vertonghen, Rose 5/10 as Spurs' defence crumbles vs. Bayern

Tottenham Hotspur were made to pay for lacklustre first-half finishing by a ruthless Bayern Munich side as they were humiliated on home soil, with the Bundesliga champions romping to a 7-2 victory in the Champions League group stage on Tuesday.


Spurs were by far and away the better of the two sides for large periods of the first half, with Tanguy Ndombele particularly bright as the north Londoners dominated the midfield in the opening stages, while Serge Aurier was a great outlet out wide as last season's Champions League finalists carved out several opportunities.


Poor finishing early on meant Spurs were always in Bayern's crosshairs, and their defence completely crumbled in the final half hour as the Bavarians sliced open their opponents with ease in a pathetic second-half showing from Mauricio Pochettino's side.

Manager rating out of 10

5 -- There wasn't too much wrong with Pochettino's team selection, but the Argentine should have made adjustments at half-time as Bayern began to control proceedings towards the end of the first period.

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Player ratings (1-10; 10 = best, players introduced after 70 minutes get no rating)

GK Hugo Lloris, 6 -- Made a good early save to deny Kingsley Coman, but could do nothing about Joshua Kimmich's accurate strike to haul Bayern back into the game, or Robert Lewandowski's brilliant arrowed shot to put Bayern ahead. Ruthless finishing made life difficult for the Tottenham stopper.

DF Serge Aurier, 6 -- The full-back was a man on a mission following his Premier League red card against Southampton at the weekend, and was a great outlet on the right-hand side as Tottenham found joy against the struggling David Alaba in the first half, but needs to take his share of the blame for Tottenham's defensive capitulation.

DF Toby Alderweireld, 5 -- The Belgian could do nothing to prevent Serge Gnabry gliding past him on his way to putting Bayern 3-1 up, and inexcusably gave the ball away under no pressure for Bayern's sixth.

DF Jan Vertonghen, 5 -- Bamboozled by Gnabry in the build-up to Bayern's second as he got too tight to the Germany international, and looked woefully out of sorts as the winger raced clear to complete his hat trick late on. A poor showing.

DF Danny Rose, 5 -- Caught out by a smart run by Gnabry in the build-up for Bayern's equaliser, but nipped in ahead of Coman to win a penalty to give his side hope heading into the final half hour.

MF Moussa Sissoko, 5 -- The Frenchman had a strong opening 20 minutes but his influence on the game waned as Bayern wrestled control of the midfield. Needs to do more to impose himself in big games.

MF Tanguy Ndombele, 7 -- A superb opening 15 minutes saw the Frenchman lay on three glorious openings for Son Heung-Min, but his colleague found the net with only one of them. Booked for bringing down Philippe Coutinho on the edge of the Tottenham box, and withdrawn for Christian Eriksen after 63 minutes, but was his side's best player.

MF Harry Winks, 5 -- An uncharacteristic lapse in concentration saw the England man robbed of possession in his own half, leading to Gnabry slotting home his second of the match and a game-killing fourth goal for Bayern. A disappointing day in the office for the England man. Replaced by Erik Lamela late on.

MF Dele Alli, 6 -- The former MK Dons starlet was by no means Tottenham's best player, but some nice touches and forward runs suggest he's moving in the right direction as he looks to force his way back into Pochettino's Premier League plans. Replaced by Lucas Moura for the final 20 minutes.

MF Son Heung-Min, 6 -- Fluffed his lines twice early on when in great positions in the penalty area, but made amends with a smart finish past Manuel Neuer in the 12th minute to open the scoring. Critics will say he should've scored more than one, and he will agree.

FW Harry Kane, 6 -- Rounded Neuer but was denied by a goal-line clearance by Alaba during a frenetic opening 20 minutes, but there was no stopping his confidently dispatched second-half penalty on the hour mark to make it 4-2. Booked for going in arm-first in an aerial challenge with Corentin Tolisso.


MF Christian Eriksen, 6 -- Terrific effort from the edge of the box expertly tipped over by Neuer as Spurs turned the screw, before firing over from distance as the game became stretched.

MF Lucas Moura, N/R -- Failed to make an impression.

MF Erik Lamela, N/R -- No impact from the Argentine.