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Jul 29, 2018 at 4.05am UK at ​White Hart Lane
SpursTottenham Hotspur
2-2
Barcelona
Heung-min (73'), N'Koudou (75')
FT(HT: 0-2)
El Haddadi (15'), Arthur (29')
Monchu (69')
Barcelona win 5-3 on penalties

Result: Barcelona get the better of Tottenham Hotspur on penalties after draw

Result: Barca overcome plucky Spurs on penalties
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Barcelona claim a 5-3 penalty shootout victory against Tottenham Hotspur after the two sides play out a 2-2 draw in the International Champions Cup.

Barcelona have claimed a 5-3 penalty shootout victory against Tottenham Hotspur after the two sides played out a 2-2 draw in the International Champions Cup.

The La Liga champions dominated proceedings in the first half at California's Rose Bowl and were two goals up at the break.

Barca opened the scoring on the quarter-hour mark as Sergi Roberto's cross from the left flank to the back post was flicked on by Rafinha and finished off by Munir El Haddadi's simple header.

The Blaugrana added a stunning second in the 29th minute through debutant Arthur, who deftly controlled a pass from the right before unleashing a ferocious effort into the top corner from 20 yards.

Tottenham's only serious attempt on goal in a meek first half came via Christian Eriksen, whose free kick forced Jasper Cillessen into action.

Things then got worse for Spurs as they lost Moussa Sissoko on 35 minutes to what appeared to be a hamstring problem.

Spurs improved after the break, with Eriksen coming even closer from the dead ball when his free kick cannoned off the Barca post.

The breakthrough for the North Londoners came on 73 minutes, when Son Heung-min was on hand to side-foot the ball home after Eriksen's shot was saved by Cillessen.

Two minutes later Spurs were level, a scramble in the box culminating in the ball falling to Georges-Kevin N'Koudou, who made no mistake from point-blank range.

With the scores level at full time, penalties were needed to decide the outcome of the encounter.

Sadly for Spurs, Anthony Georgiou's miss was decisive as Barca scored all five of their penalties with Malcom, who joined from Bordeaux earlier in the week, scoring the winning kick.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR (4-4-2): Gazzaniga (Vorm 62'); Aurier, Carter-Vickers, Davies, Walker-Peters (Sanchez 46'); Amos, Sissoko (N'Koudou 35'); Son, Eriksen, Moura (Georgiou 62'); Llorente (Skipp 46')

BARCELONA (4-4-2): Cillessen; Semedo (Palencia 46'), Miranda (Cucurella 46), Marlon (Garcia 46'), Lenglet (Cuenca 46'); D Suarez (Perez 22', Tabla 70'), Roberto (Collado 46'), Gomes (Puig 26'), Rafinha (Malcom 46'); Arthur (Monchu 46'), El Haddadi (Ruiz 46')

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City97202632323
2Liverpool97201631323
3Chelsea96302071321
4Arsenal970222111121
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs9702167921
6Bournemouth95221612417
7Watford95131312116
8Everton94321512315
9Wolverhampton WanderersWolves943298115
10Manchester UnitedMan Utd94231516-114
11Leicester CityLeicester94051515012
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton93241013-311
13Burnley92251017-78
14West Ham UnitedWest Ham9216814-67
15Crystal Palace9216511-67
16Southampton9135614-86
17Cardiff CityCardiff9126819-115
18Fulham91261125-145
19Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9036418-143
20Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9027614-82

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