When Spurs signed Lucas Moura from PSG in 2018, nobody would have predicted what he would end up doing for the club.
Lucas Moura almost single-handedly sent Tottenham Hotspur into their maiden Champions League final last season.
It is for that exact reason why Lucas Moura is loved by every Spurs fan. His dedication to the club is second to none.
His three goals in that iconic match were all incredible, but it wasn’t just that match. Lucas Moura had an incredible season overall.
On countless occasions, Moura was the saviour for Spurs, most notably in the final group stage match against Barcelona.
Most recently Moura made the difference for Spurs against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium last weekend, scoring within 20 seconds after coming off the bench.
Following his impact last weekend and his tremendous previous season, we look at the top five best Lucas Moura goals of the 2018/19 season.
Hat-trick sealer against Huddersfield
Lucas Moura’s form was almost at a career-high peak during the latter half of last season.
Moura demonstrated his form in a man of the match performance against a struggling Huddersfield Town in April this year.
He scored a hat-trick in what would be his second in a month. All three of his goals against Huddersfield were excellent, but the third was arguably the best.
On a tight angle with a defender closing in, Moura fired the ball with power into the top left corner in the net, leaving the goalkeeper with no chance.
Opening match goal to open his goal-scoring account for Spurs
In the first match of the season, Lucas Moura scored his first-ever Premier League goal.
On the brink of halftime, Moura broke the deadlock between Spurs and Fulham by curling one in from just inside the box hitting the post and finding the back of the net.
What a way to introduce your goal-scoring ability to the Premier League.
Goal vs Barcelona at the Nou Camp
Perhaps more sentimental value rather than the goal itself, but Lucas Moura’s goal against Barcelona in 2018 was arguably one of the most important.
In a match where Spurs had to at least grab a point to keep their knockout stage dreams alive, Spurs were 1-0 with under 10 minutes to play.
Ousmane Dembele had opened the scoring within seven minutes for the home side after a defensive mishap from Kyle Walker-Peters.
It took Spurs until the 85th minute to find the equaliser, which came from an assist by Harry Kane reaching Lucas Moura with a low cross across goal that was tapped in.
The goal itself wasn’t one to light up the highlights reel, but it proved to be enough to send Spurs to the round of 16 after Inter Milan failed to win against PSV.
The second goal against Ajax – Semi-Final second leg
It was the goal that gave Spurs fans hope that they could actually turn the ship around and defeat Ajax.
They had defied the odds by beating Manchester City in the quarter-finals, and Lucas Moura gave the away fans something to be excited by when he scored in the 59th minute.
The goal came just four minutes after Moura had scored Spurs’ first of the half.
Not much description really needs to go into this goal as it sits pretty high in the memories of all Spurs fans.
But to put it simply, Fernando Llorente had missed a sitter from a cross into the box. The ball jostled around the box as the Andre Onana and the Ajax defenders failed to regain possession.
Moura claimed the ball, and with some fancy footwork, somehow found a way past all of the defenders and found the back of the net.
The fact that the goal was scored within minutes of the first goal gave everyone genuine belief that they could come from behind – something of which they certainly did.
The Hat-trick goal to send Spurs to Madrid
You saw this coming. How could we not include this goal as number one?
There is simply no goal quite like this one. Perhaps it is the greatest Spurs goal of all time, not just by Lucas Moura.
It was the goal that sent the away end at the Johan Cruyff Arena into pandemonium. It sent the commentators wild. Everyone that witnessed that incredible game was speechless – Arsenal fans most notably.
The goal itself was incredibly similar to the first goal scored in that half. Moura ran past the defenders and put the ball into the bottom right corner past Onana.
It came after Onana wasted around 30 seconds when taking a goal kick to try rub seconds away from the clock. But the referee was having none of it. Onana was booked and the referee kept the game ticking beyond the five minutes extra time.
The entire Spurs eleven on the pitch ran to the corner with Lucas and celebrated in front of the away supporters. Even the likes of Victor Wanyama from the sidelines was seen on the pitch celebrating.
It was an occasion like no other that nobody will ever forget.
Honourable mention –
Second goal away to Man United
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