Serge Gnabry stuck the knife into Tottenham fans after his four goals helped Bayern Munich to a 7-2 Champions League win.
And Gnabry’s performance saw him become only the 11th player to receive a 10/10 rating from French newspaper L’Equipe, who are notoriously stingy for handing out top marks.
He joins football stars Lionel Messi, who has been given a perfect rating on two occasions, Robert Lewandowski and Neymar on the list.
Lucas Moura also makes the list for his virtuoso performance for Tottenham against Ajax en route to last season’s Champions League final.
Players to receive a 10/10 rating from L’Equipe
- Franck Sauzee -France vs Greece, 1988
- Bruno Martini – France vs Greece, 1988
- Oleg Salenko – Russia vs Cameroon, 1994
- Lars Windfeld – Nantes vs Aarhus, 1997
- Lionel Messi – Barcelona vs Arsenal, 2010 and Barcelona vs Bayer Leverkusen, 2012
- Robert Lewandowski – Borussia Dortmund vs Real Madrid, 2013
- Carlos Eduardo – Guingamp vs Nice, 2014
- Neymar – Paris Saint-Germain vs Dijon, 2018
- Dusan Tadic – Real Madrid vs Ajax, 2019
- Lucas Moura – Ajax vs Tottenham, 2019
- Serge Gnabry – Tottenham vs Bayern Munich, 2019
Gnabry spent five years with Arsenal before joining Werder Bremen for just £5million in 2016 and has gone on to star for Bayern Munich and Germany.
Following his four-goal haul in the second-half at White Hart Lane, Gnabry tweeted, in clear reference to Arsenal: “North London is RED!!!”
Goals from Joshua Kimmich and Lewandowski cancelled out Heung-min Son’s opener, before Gnabry’s quickfire brace gave Bayern a 4-1 lead.
A Harry Kane penalty offered Spurs a glimmer of hope, which was diminished in the final seven minutes as Gnabry scored twice in-between another Lewandowski strike to complete the rout.
The thrashing was Tottenham’s heaviest home defeat in the club’s 137-year history.
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While Arsenal fans took pleasure in seeing Gnabry dominate their fierce rivals, they will be wondering why the club let such a talent go.
The 24-year-old admitted leaving Arsenal was the hardest decision of his career.
He said: “Arsenal had so many wingers at the time – Ox [Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain], [Tomas] Rosicky, Theo [Walcott], [Santi] Cazorla, Alexis [Sanchez], Mesut Ozil – so I just had to go, sadly.
“I was still confident I could have got in the team but I didn’t want to wait.
“It was the hardest decision I had to make in football, leaving a club like Arsenal – the fans, the players – but to keep playing I had to take a step back and it was the right decision.”