Barcelona beat Tottenham 4-2 to win Joan Gamper Trophy

Xavi’s FC Barcelona faced Ange Postecoglou’s Tottenham Hotspurs for the Joan Gamper trophy and Barca completed a comeback to win the match 4-2.

Both teams started with good lineups, although Spurs were without Harry Kane, who played against Shakhtar Donetsk on Sunday. Richarlison started in place of the Englishman, with Ivan Perisic and Giovanni Lo Celso among the big names in the attack.

Within the third minute of the game, a cross from the Brazilian, Raphinha, led to a goal because of a precise finish from Lewandowski.

Tottenham equalized in the 24th minute when Oliver Skipp scored on a rebound after Lo Celso’s effort hit the side post.

A cross from Ivan Perisic resulted in a goal due to a spectacular header from Oliver Skipp, who scored twice as Spurs looked to go all the way.

However, substitutes changed the game as their renowned academy, La Masia, led to their comeback.

Abde Ezzalzouli, Ansu Fati, as well as Ferran Torres and Ilkay Gundogan, all proved their worth to Xavi by putting pressure on Spurs in order to force a comeback.

Lamine Yamal, who came on in the 80th minute, was magnificent as he seemed to take on the Spurs’ opposition displaying his flair, skills and tricks.

The youngster Yamal made a quick impact by helping teammate Ferran Torres with a  pass using his outside foot to help score the second goal.

Barcelona fullback Marcos Alonso also came close with a free kick, which he fired from the right wing and nearly squeeze it in.

However, it was Yamal who was at the heart of all of Barcelona’s attempts, evading the defender as he passed the ball to Ferran Torres, who set up Ansu Fati to score.

La Masia was in the spotlight when the academy’s young players united to score the game-winning goal. Yamal had a superb cameo, dribbling past the opponents and passing to Fermin Lopez, who crossed for Abde to score and secure the comeback win.

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