Barcelona scored three objectives in 12 minutes to stun Tottenham Hotspur and win the Joan Gamper Trophy on Tuesday.
The Catalan membership trailed 2-1 with 9 minutes of regulation remaining, however Ferran Torres equalised earlier than Ansu Fati put Barca forward within the ninetieth minute and Abde Ezzalzouli made it 4-2 in stoppage time.
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All three had come on within the 61st minute after Barca had an early lead by Robert Lewandowski and Spurs’ Oliver Skipp scored twice earlier than half-time to offer his aspect a 2-1 lead.
Barca, who start their LaLiga title defence away to Getafe on Sunday, rounded up their preseason with a fourth win in 5 matches.
The encounter was Barca’s first recreation on the Monjuic Olympic Stadium, the staff’s short-term dwelling for the 2023-24 season with the Camp Nou present process a revamp.
Barca’s summer time reinforcements Ilkay Gündogan, Oriol Romeu and Iñigo Martínez have been all introduced to a crowd of over 35,244 forward of the sport and coach Xavi Hernandez addressed the followers saying that “successful all of the titles is his staff’s largest intention this season.”
France ahead Ousmane Dembele, who is anticipated to hitch Paris Saint-Germain on a €50 million switch, and Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie, who’s finalizing a transfer to Saudi Professional League aspect Al-Ahli, have been not noted of the squad.
Spurs’ Harry Kane, in the meantime, remained in London along with his membership in talks with Bayern Munich over his potential switch.
Barca wasted no time and took a third-minute lead when LaLiga’s prime scorer final season Lewandowski struck from point-blank vary after a improbable run from Raphinha and the Brazilian ought to have doubled the lead quickly after just for his close-range try to go over the bar.
Tottenham goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario was then pressured to stretch to maintain out Lewandowski’s 30-yard effort.
Halfway by the primary half, Spurs equalised. Reguilon discovered Giovanni Lo Celso within the field and the Argentinian’s effort got here off the publish however Skipp was there for the faucet in.
Tottenham pressed ahead and went forward within the thirty seventh minute when Skipp headed Ivan Perisic’s cross into the again of the online.
Gündogan was one among six Barca gamers that got here on after the hour mark, with the Germany midfielder getting a giant ovation from the group as he entered the pitch. Barca regarded extra harmful and bought the equaliser within the 81st minute when Yamine Lamal squared the ball into the realm and Torres, who made no mistake from six yards.
A superb transfer by Lamal left Spurs defence scrambling and he picked out Torres with a sq. move who then fed Fati within the field for an ideal end to place Barca forward.
Barca accomplished a beautiful night time when Fermin Lopez arrange Abde within the space and he struck the ball into the again of the online.
Tottenham start Premier League play away to Brentford on Saturday.
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