Trust Tottenham to bag a hatful just as Jose Mourinho is finally getting his wish to buy a striker.
New boy Carlos Vinicius is expected to undergo a medical on Friday ahead of his impending loan move from Benfica.
But he might have a job on getting into this team any time soon, with star man Harry Kane bagging his 15th career hat-trick.
Despite Mourinho’s repeated moaning about a lack of firepower, his side were 4-1 up by half time after goals from Kane, Lucas Moura and a brace from Giovani Lo Celso.
Those helped settle the nerves after a spectacular Tjarron Chery equaliser, and even though Nikita Rukavytsya scored a second half penalty, Spurs weren’t done.
Kane hit two more to make it 35 European goals for the club – and even forgotten man Dele Alli got in on the act off the bench.
Good luck to Vinicius, but Gareth Bale has yet to play his first game since returning from Real Madrid, and Heung-min Son will also soon be back!
Mourinho made nine changes from the team which beat Chelsea, with Eric Dier getting the night off after his emergency toilet break in that one.
And Spurs made a fast start to go in front in less than three minutes when Ben Davies played a one-two with Steven Bergwijn before finding Kane for a tap-in.
Joe Hart then did well to deny Dolev Hazizia with a diving save after the home side were carved open too easily.
Jose Mourinho told how to deal with Harry Kane at Tottenham by Gareth Southgate
And Lo Celso should have done better when he found himself clean through moments later, firing into the side netting when Bergwijn was better placed.
Bergwijn, who had just had a shot saved, then failed to offer a challenge as Maccabi equalised with a screamer.
The Dutchman was the closest to Chery when he let fly but could only look on as the former QPR forward’s effort curled into the top corner.
But Bergwijn made amends with the corner that put Spurs back in front via a near-post Moura header.
Gareth Bale pictured back in Tottenham training with potential debut identified
And Lo Celso made it three after mopping up a spot of pinball in the opposition box – before chipping the keeper from a Kane pass for number four.
Maccabi got themselves back into the game when Matt Doherty was called for a harsh handball at the start of the second half.
Doherty’s arms were by his side as the ball hit him from close range, but French referee Ruddy Buquet awarded a penalty and Rukavystya sent Hart the wrong way from the spot.
Mohammad Abu Fani, the man who got himself into trouble by mocking Kane in the build-up, then forced Hart into a flying save.
But Mabouka Massoussi promptly conceded a penalty for another harsh handball at the other end, and Kane buried it.
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Bergwijn should have made it six on a fast break but his attempted lob was saved by Maccabi keeper Josh Cohen.
But Kane completed his hat-trick with a deft chip after a good Bergwijn run and pass before coming off for a rest.
And when Bogdan Planic fouled Alli, making his first appearance off the bench since rumours he is on his way out surfaced, it was penalty time again.
Alli, who invited the foul with a brilliant nutmeg, took it himself and suddenly Spurs were looking at a magnificent seven.
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