Strong jokers ensure late Barça victory over the Spurs

Strong jokers ensure late Barça victory over the Spurs

Xavi’s FC Barcelona started somewhat surprisingly with Garcia for Christensen, who, like Gündogan, initially sat outside. De Jong started instead, Gavi played up front on the left. Spurs coach Ange Postecoglou completely dispensed with Kane, who was courted by FC Bayern, in the squad, and other well-known players such as Romero, Maddison, Höjbjerg and Kulusevski were also missing. Perisic and Richarlison, for example, started at the front.

Lewandowski is there early

Barça started energetically and went straight into the lead: Raphinha made Sanchez look old and crossed softly to Lewandowski, who volleyed in coldly (3′). The assistant had the chance to make it 2-0 a little later, but missed (5th).

The Spurs got along better and better in Barcelona’s Olympic Stadium, FCB got things to do at the back. Except for a Sanchez header, which did not pose any problems for ter Stegen (14th), there was little – then Skipp stabbed: The six dusted off after Lo Celso’s post hit (24th).

Skipp punishes Barça’s gaps – Araujo has to go

While Xavi’s team failed because of Spurs keeper Vicario (19th Lewandowski, 27th Raphinha) or how de Jong needed too long to make a decision (20th), the North Londoners remained ice cold: Skipp nodded off from close range, the defense of the The home side didn’t look good again (36′). The intense first half didn’t end well for Barça, also because Araujo had to go down (32′).

After the break, Barcelona got better again, but the timing of the passes was lacking. Xavi’s side looked better at the back, but because Garcia stayed too far away, Richarlison was able to pull away easily, but shot just over the bar (54′). On the other side Pedri missed (58th).

Ter Stegen saves – Gündogan conducts

Ter Stegen’s save against Pedro Porro (59th) was followed by numerous changes, the German national keeper also left, Gündogan was sometimes on the lawn. The footballer of the year 2023 immediately introduced game scenes well.

Yamal & Co. turn up the heat

Only with the substitution of the only 16-year-old Yamal (80th) did Barça convert their superiority back into goals: First, the talent prepared Ferran Torres’ equalizer (81st), then it directed the late goals of Ansu Fati (90th) and Abde (a). The FCB offensive jokers scored, and Fermin also prepared a goal alongside Ferran Torres.

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Lewandowski (3′)

Skip (24′)

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Barcelona FC


Ter Stegen – Araujo Koundé, Garcia Balde – Oriole Romeu Pedri F. de Jong-Raphinha Lewandowski Gavi

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Tottenham Hotspur


Vicario-Pedro Porro, DierD. Sanchez, Reguilon-Skipp Bissouma Solomon, Lo Celso, Perisic – Richarlison

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FC Barcelona won the Gamper trophy for the 46th time, even if they initially had problems with the Spurs B-Eleven. On Sunday (9.30 p.m.) Xavi’s team starts at Getafe FC in La Liga. Tottenham have to start the Premier League at 3 p.m. at FC Brentford.


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