Lucas Moura Receives 10/10 Rating From L'Equipe After Incredible Hat-Trick
After scoring a sensational hat-trick to send Spurs into their first ever Champions League final, Lucas Moura has deservedly been given a perfect match rating by French newspaper L'Equipe for his heroics last night.
3-0 down on aggregate to Ajax after Matthijs de Ligt produced a bullet header past Hugo Lloris before Hakim Ziyech made it 2-0 on the night, Moura stepped up to the mark.
The Brazilian scored two goals in quick succession after half-time to make it 2-2 and then, in the 96th minute, Moura scored the latest goal in European Cup history to seal the most incredible comeback in Amsterdam and set up an all-English final with Liverpool.
Moura became the fifth player to score a Champions League semi-final, following on from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski, Alessandro Del Piero and Ivica Olic.
And he also joined the esteemed of list of players to have had the perfect score bestowed upon by L'Equipe, renowned for being pretty harsh markers.
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The first 10/10 rating was handed to former Sochaux ace Franck Sauzée in 1988 and typically the first player post 2000 to earn the grade was the one and only Lionel Messi, who is the only player to have had the mark given to him on more than one occasion thanks to his Champions League masterclasses against Arsenal and Bayer Leverkusen.
In March, L'Equipe had no choice but to give Dusan Tadic the optimum score courtesy of his insane display, which comprised of two glorious first-half assists and a wonderful curling effort against Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16.
The Serbian supplied a tidy assist in the first half last night but was Moura who dropped the 10/10, becoming the 10th player to achieve the rating - and the third Brazilian after compatriots Neymar and Carlos Eduardo.
The former PSG man was shown his last-gasp winning goal in the mixed zone after the game and couldn't hold back tears.
É IMPOSSÍVEL VOCÊ NÃO SE EMOCIONAR! @LucasMoura7 assistindo à narração do @jorgeiggor após a classificação HISTÓRICA do @SpursOfficial para a final da @ChampionsLeague é para QUEBRAR O TWITTER! :microphone2:️: @ArthurQuezada #CasaDaChampions pic.twitter.com/uHGXyqQZaO
- Esporte Interativo (@Esp_Interativo) May 9, 2019