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Watch Erik Lamela's hat-trick against Monaco!

Posted on 13 September 2016  - 18:00

Our 'brief history' tells us it took five attempts to beat AS Monaco - and it was worth the wait!


Erik Lamela's hat-trick in the space of just 36 minutes in the first half provided the foundations for a convincing 4-1 victory in the Europa League last season. Tom Carroll was also on target at the Lane on December 10.

Watch Erik's hat-trick and highlights in 90 seconds below...



Our first match against French opposition came in 1913 - a 2-1 win against Red Star Amical - but it wasn't until 1988 that we faced AS Monaco. By then, they were well known to Spurs fans as legendary midfielder Glenn Hoddle joined the Red and Whites from Spurs in 1987. Over 21,000 fans turned up to watch Monaco - managed then by Arsene Wenger - beat us 4-0 on February 15. Monaco were packed full of stars including England striker Mark Hateley, who scored twice.

Below: Glenn Hoddle in action for Monaco



Monaco, this time without injured Glenn Hoddle, were back a year later for a second friendly match, this time as Ligue 1 champions. They won 3-1 with Hateley on target again. George Moncur replied from the penalty spot.

Below: Hugo Lloris challenges Radamel Falcao in 2013



Another friendly, and another impressive performance from Monaco! This time, they included the likes of Radamel Falcao, James Rodriguez and Joao Moutinho and ran out 5-2 winners at Stade Louis II. One of our goalscorers - a certain Harry Kane.

Below: Erik Lamela all smiles after grabbing his hat-trick last season



Our first competitive meetings, this time in the group stage of the Europa League. Erik Lamela was the star, first tapping home the opening goal as it ended 1-1 in Monaco in October before lighting up the Lane in the return match in December. The Argentine wizard conjured up a hat-trick as we raced into a 3-0 lead. Stephan El Shaarawy replied but Tom Carroll had the final word in a fine 4-1 win as we topped the group.