Tottenham down Juventus 3-2 in ICC

Tottenham down Juventus 3-2 in ICC
Tottenham players celebrate with Harry Kane after his stunning last-gasp winner.
Singapore, Jul 21 (Agencies) | Publish Date: 7/21/2019 11:51:01 AM IST

Harry Kane struck a sensational stoppage-time winner from the centre circle as Tottenham claimed an entertaining 3-2 International Champions Cup win over Juventus in Singapore on Sunday.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side, who won the competition last year, forged ahead in the 31st minute courtesy of Erik Lamela’s close-range strike, but the Serie A champions stormed back thanks to goals from Gonzalo Higuain and Cristiano Ronaldo.

Half-time substitute Lucas Moura pulled Spurs level in the 65th minute, though, before Kane beat goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny from just inside Juve’s half deep in added time.

Tottenham continue their preparations for the 2019-20 campaign against Manchester United in Shanghai on Thursday, while Juve face Serie A rivals Inter in Nanjing a day earlier.

Champions League finalists Spurs started in confident fashion, with Son Heung-min striking the outside of the post from an acute angle inside the opening four minutes.

Ronaldo fizzed a half-volley wide from the edge of the penalty area in what was Juve’s only clear opening of the first half.

Spurs’ positive approach was rewarded when Lamela bundled home from close range after Gianluigi Buffon got down well to parry Troy Parrott’s low strike from an incisive break.

Lucas crashed a powerful long-range drive wide shortly after the restart before Higuain – linked with a loan move to Roma – pulled the Italian champions level in the 56th minute, stroking into the bottom corner from 16 yards after some slick passing outside the area.

That was followed four minutes later by Ronaldo’s strike, the Portugal superstar meeting Mattia De Sciglio’s low cross with a first-time effort that flew past Paulo Gazzaniga.

The lively Lucas restored parity in the 65th minute, however, after flicking a clever pass from debutant Tanguy Ndombele over Wojciech Szczesny from 12 yards.

With the game looking destined for a deciding penalty shoot-out, England captain Kane spotted Szczesny off his line and beat him from just inside Juve’s half with a precision strike that will live long in the memory.

Bayern beat Real Madrid 3-1 in Texas

Bayern Munich beat Real Madrid 3-1 in an entertaining ICC match in Houston on Saturday.

Real started with full-strength that included a debut for former Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard  but went 1-0 down after just a quarter of an hour.

David Alaba cut the ball back from the left and although Corentin Tolisso’s first shot was saved off the line he hammered the rebound into the roof of the net to put the Germans 1-0 ahead.

Real’s young and speedy forwards started the second period on top but instead it was two of Bayern’s substitutes who helped seal the result. First Robert Lewandowski held off his marker to turn midway through the second half and then Serge Gnabry took advantage of sloppy defending to score from a similar position two minutes later.

Rodrygo got a consolation goal from a free kick with six minutes to go after the most controversial moment of the match.

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