Lucas Moura scored a quite incredible second-half hat-trick as Tottenham Hotspur booked their spot in the 2019 Champions League final at Ajax’s expense.
Ajax recorded a 1-0 win in the first leg of their semi-final last week, and led 2-0 at the interval of Tuesday night’s second leg to place themselves in a very strong position.
Spurs had other ideas, though, and Lucas netted a second-half treble – including a 96th-minute winner – to help the Premier League outfit make the final of the competition.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side needed someone to step forward in the absence of Harry Kane.
It was a tough first 45 minutes against a brilliant Ajax side, but Tottenham netted early in the second period and the pressure was always building late on.
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It would be fair to say that the London club’s fans were absolutely delighted with Lucas’ contribution and his performance will go down in the annals as one of the very, very best.
A selection of the Twitter reaction to his performance on what was an unprecedented night of football can be seen below:
BUILD A STATUE, GIVE HIM A LIFELONG CONTRACT, NAME THE STADIUM AFTER HIM.
— Diego (@Buried_Horizons) May 8, 2019
I swear god I said it before this man is BEAST and he will have a GREAT future ,, what amazing a great a beast player you are LUCAS ,, woooooooow wooooooooow woooooooooow ??
I swear he is LEGEND LEGEND player Congratulation for you and your baby this win LUCAS
— Nasser FUN (@sassertube) May 8, 2019
He is the GOAT
— Joao (@TheFreZing) May 8, 2019
BUILD THAT MAN A STATUE!!!!
— Ragged (@RaggedHotspur) May 8, 2019
— cooperativeness (@cooperativeness) May 8, 2019
— Ben Stern (@bennoisalegend) May 8, 2019
— Stephen Phillips (@StevePhillipsPR) May 8, 2019
— Jason W (@HomeSweetSoccer) May 8, 2019
— An Engineer (@paulgrain99) May 8, 2019