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Juventus v Tottenham Hotspur Live Commentary, 21/07/2019

2 - 3
G. Higuaín (56)
Cristiano Ronaldo (60)
E. Lamela (30)
Lucas Moura (65)
H. Kane (90+3)
The National Stadium


That's it for the time being, goodbye!
Both teams have some work to do defensively, moving forward. However, at this stage in their preparations for their upcoming domestic campaigns, Juventus and Spurs will be pleased with the attacking fluency on display here.
Juventus and Spurs put on a brilliant show here! After an edgy first half, the game erupted in the second period. Juve scored a quickfire double to take the lead through some smart finishes from Higuain and Ronaldo. However, Ndombele made an instant impact to slide Lucas in for a well-worked equaliser. Before, Kane won the game for Spurs, with an exquisite lob over Szczesny from the halfway line in the dying seconds to enrapture the crowd in Singapore.
Lucas Moura
Tottenham Hotspur
90' + 4' Lucas pressured the Juventus backline into surrendering the ball to Kane. But surely even he didn't expect his team-mate to unleash that!
H. Kane
Tottenham Hotspur
90' + 3' WHAT A GOAL! ABSOLUTELY INSPIRED FROM KANE! With the game seemingly plodding towards penalties, Kane launches an instinctive shot from the halfway line, and almost impossibly, it loops over Szczesny and in!
J. Bowden
O. Skipp
Tottenham Hotspur
90' + 2' Substitution Oliver Skipp Jamie Bowden
89' Skipp is down after a leg injury. He's thrown himself into everything today, and you'd imagine that he'd be taken off as a precaution here.
87' Higuain is almost in again, from Kastanos's looping pass over the top. This time Gazzaniga is alert though, and he rushes out to head the threat clear.
85' 29 shots in total now, after a relentless second half! Both teams will fancy their chances at stealing a winner in these last few minutes.
83' Higuain almost gets a second! Juventus counter immediately from Kane's miss, as Higuain is slipped through on goal down the right-hand side. His run is timed to perfection, and he fires a low shot across Gazzaniga, but it trickles agonisingly wide of the far post.
81' Kane comes close! Fantastic burst from Sissoko as he wins the ball on the halfway line, before releasing Kane. The England striker stands De Ligt up, and opens up space on his left foot to curl an effort which goes narrowly wide of the left-hand post.
80' White sweeps a cross into the penalty area, but there's not quite enough pace on it and Kane can only head the ball harmlessly over the bar.
78' Juventus mirror Spurs, by bringing on two inexperienced academy players. The game's taking on a youthful feel as we approach the last 10 minutes here.
G. Kastanos
B. Matuidi
76' Substitution Blaise Matuidi Grigoris Kastanos
S. Muratore
M. Pjanić
76' Substitution Miralem Pjanić Simone Muratore
75' Lovely move from Spurs! A series of rapid interchanges in midfield ends with the ball being switched out to Marsh who makes progress down the right flank, before sliding a low pass to Lucas who can't quite engineer a shooting opportunity.
73' Two more changes for Spurs, both of which feature two academy players coming on for valuable experience.
H. White
A. Georgiou
Tottenham Hotspur
71' Substitution Anthony Michael Georgiou Harvey White
G. Marsh
K. Walker-Peters
Tottenham Hotspur
71' Substitution Kyle Walker-Peters George Marsh
70' Almost! Bernardeschi unleashes a fierce driven from distance which angles from the left towards Gazzaniga's near post. The Spurs goalkeeper does well to palm the ball away from danger, though.
68' Well, this period's been frenetic! After multiple substitutions for both sides, the game's completely opened up - either team could be leading here!
66' Almost a third for Spurs! Ndombele's been electric since coming on, and his shot from 25 yards curls just past the right-hand post.
T. Ndombèlé
Tottenham Hotspur
66' Spurs fans will have been excitedly waiting for that all summer from Ndombele. As soon as he stepped onto the pitch, the English side's record signing showed the vision to carve Juve open, and set up Lucas for a simple finish.
Lucas Moura
Tottenham Hotspur
65' GOAL! An immediate response from Spurs! Friendlies usually get broken up by a raft of substitutions, but not here. Ndombele's first touch is a reverse pass releasing Lucas, who slides a shot powerfully beyond Szczesny. The game's really opened up in the second half!
J. Roles
H. Winks
Tottenham Hotspur
63' Substitution Harry Winks Jack Roles
T. Ndombèlé
E. Lamela
Tottenham Hotspur
63' Substitution Erik Lamela Tanguy NDombèlé Alvaro
M. de Ligt
L. Bonucci
63' Substitution Leonardo Bonucci Matthijs de Ligt
Matheus Pereira
Cristiano Ronaldo
63' Substitution Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro Matheus Pereira da Silva
M. De Sciglio
61' De Sciglio's cut-back was perfectly measured here. Too hard and Ronaldo would have been forced into taking a touch, too soft and it would have been intercepted.
Cristiano Ronaldo
60' GOAL! A rapid turnaround from Juventus! Fresh from Kane's miss, de Sciglio piles forward down the left and cuts the ball back to Ronaldo, who slams a shot off Gazzaniga and into the roof of the net!
58' Almost an immediate response! Lamela hangs a cross in after a period of possession, and Kane tamely nods a free header just wide of the back post.
F. Bernardeschi
56' Bernardeschi was integral here! His interplay with Higuain created plenty of space for the striker to roll past Vertonghen and rifle into the corner.
G. Higuaín
56' GOAL! A lovely equaliser! Higuain and Bernardeschi work a quick one-two on the edge of the box, before the Argentinian slams a low shot past Gazzaniga into the bottom right corner.
55' Spurs in again, as Lamela slips Walker-Peters behind the Juve backline. His low cross is adeptly caught by Szczesny though.
54' Almost a stunning goal! Juventus back off Lucas and he gratefully leathers a swerving effort from distance, that narrowly whips past the right-hand post!
52' Despite Spurs' superiority in the first half, they only managed two shots on target compared to Juve's one. They'll be hoping to convert more of their openings into clear shooting opportunities in this period.
50' Almost a second! Winks bypasses the entire Juve midfield, with a threaded pass releasing Lucas. The Brazillian skips into the box and is seemingly hacked down, but somehow no penalty is awarded!
48' Walker-Peters loses the ball in a dangerous area to Bernardeschi. He releases Ronaldo, who advances into the area, but Foyth does superbly to marshall him away from goal.
46' So, there's been a series of substitutions for both teams. Perhaps most notably, for Juventus, is the return of Higuain after his loan spell at Chelsea. Meanwhile, Spurs have called upon plenty of experience, with Kane and Vertonghen in particular, replacing their younger counterparts.
Lucas Moura
Son Heung-Min
Tottenham Hotspur
46' Substitution Heung-Min Son Lucas Rodrigues Moura da Silva
J. Foyth
T. Alderweireld
Tottenham Hotspur
46' Substitution Toby Alderweireld Juan Marcos Foyth
M. Sissoko
D. Alli
Tottenham Hotspur
46' Substitution Bamidele Alli Moussa Sissoko
J. Vertonghen
J. Tanganga
Tottenham Hotspur
46' Substitution Japhet Tanganga Jan Vertonghen
H. Kane
T. Parrott
Tottenham Hotspur
46' Substitution Troy Parrott Harry Kane
M. Demiral
D. Rugani
46' Substitution Daniele Rugani Merih Demiral
G. Higuaín
M. Mandžukić
46' Substitution Mario Mandžukić Gonzalo Gerardo Higuaín
A. Rabiot
E. Can
46' Substitution Emre Can Adrien Rabiot
W. Szczęsny
G. Buffon
46' Substitution Gianluigi Buffon Wojciech Szczęsny
45' The whistle sounds and we're underway for the second half!
Still, the second half should offer Juventus opportunities. Both sides figure to make a multitude of substitutions: Ndombele and De Ligt, in particular, will be exciting to watch should they be called upon.
A deserved lead for Spurs at the break. They've done a fine job of pressing Juventus high up the pitch, and it paid off when Parrott's shot was palmed to Lamela for the simplest of finishes. Meanwhile, Juve have struggled to gain a foothold so far - their one opening fell to Ronaldo who surprisingly failed to score from six yards, with Alderweireld recovering to bravely block his effort.
45' + 1' Juventus seem content to spray passes around the back four as we enter stoppage time. Pjanic finally delivers a magnificent diagonal out towards Cancelo, but his cross is easily cleared by Tanganga.
T. Parrott
Yellow Card
Tottenham Hotspur
44' Parrott catches Cancelo with a dangerously high foot near the halfway line. In a competitive fixture, Parrott would be worrying about a red card, but on this occasion, he only receives a yellow.
41' Matuidi robs Son, and Juventus almost break but an errant pass ruins the counter-attack. Another moment of frustration for the Serie A side.
39' Winks switches the play to Georgiou and he advances down the left flank, before unleashing a cross that Cancelo blocks. Juventus attempt to break but get foiled by Skipp once again.
38' Juventus enjoy a period of possession in the Spurs half. Matuidi eventually whips in a devious cross from the left which somehow evades the onrushing Ronaldo. Better signs for the Italian side.
36' Spurs probe the Juventus backline, with a pattern of measured passes around the box. The ball eventually finds Walker-Peters, but de Sciglio does excellently to dispossess the English full-back.
34' Spurs are almost in again, as Winks threads Son in behind. He's narrowly offside though, and Juventus breathe a sigh of relief.
32' Juventus have pondered on the ball one too many times when passing around the backline. From kick-off the Italian side simply try to regain their footing with a series of short interchanges.
E. Lamela
Tottenham Hotspur
30' GOAL! Spurs get the opener their play has deserved! Parrott robs Rugani near the halfway line and quickly releases Son. A three on three emerges and Son advances to the edge of the box before laying off to Parrott. His low driven effort is parried only as far as Lamela who taps in on the rebound!
28' Son cracks off another shot from distance, but this one floats over from 30 yards.
27' Spurs string together a series of clever passes on the edge of the box, before Dele attempts to slip Son in behind. Son just checks his run however, and the chance is lost.
25' After a quick start featuring plenty of errors, the game is beginning to settle down now. Both sides are content to build possession slowly from the back.
22' Much will be made of Parrott starting today at just 17. Spurs have been desperate for a reliable understudy to Kane for the last few seasons and the youngster has looked bright so far up top. He's made two key passes while also pressing in the efficient manner that Pochettino demands.
20' Worrying signs for Spurs as Son lands awkwardly on this hand. He grimaces but seems okay to carry on: an injury to the lively attacker would be a disastrous start to pre-season.
18' Juventus work the ball out the backline more effectively this time, as Pjanic drops in to receive the ball from Buffon. The Italian side promptly march up the pitch and force a corner from Bernardeschi's cross. The resulting corner is worked short but ends with a looping delivery floating harmlessly over the bar.
16' Both teams have had chances early on here - primarily through pressing high up against the other's defence. Spurs will be buoyed by just how fluent they look in transition though.
14' Walker-Peters flys forward down the right flank and is cynically brought down just as he almost broke through. The resulting free-kick is swung in by Lamela and it's cleared to Georgiou who speculatively fires a shot well wide from distance.
12' Huge chance for Ronaldo! Spurs are dispossessed on the edge of the box and it falls to Ronaldo in plenty of space. However, his touch is uncharacteristically heavy, allowing Alderweireld to recover and make a vital block.
10' Both sides have also met in the International Champions Cup before, in 2016. Juve, again, recorded a 2-1 victory over Tottenham, with Medhi Benatia and Paulo Dybala scoring the goals against a youthful Spurs side.
8' Son once more finds a little space on the left side of the box, and rips another fizzing shot towards the near post. This time it comfortably ends up in the side netting, though.
6' The English side nervously deal with both corners, before Georgiou scampers down the wing, beating Bernardeschi and winning a throw-in to relieve the pressure.
5' Ronaldo gets on the ball for the first time on the half-way line. He quickly progresses down the left flank before laying the ball off to de Sciglio, whose cross is cleared for a corner.
4' Almost the opener! Spurs continue their early pressure, as Skipp robs Matuidi 25 yards out, before releasing Son who lashes a fierce shot against the near post from a tight angle.
2' Son races through the heart of the Juventus midfield, beating two men before he's finally apprehended by Bonucci on the edge of the box. Sharp start from Spurs here.
1' The whistle sounds and Spurs get us underway, attacking from right to left. Immediately they press Juventus all the way back to Buffon who only just manages to scoop the ball clear.
Both sets of players have made their way to the tunnel - kick-off is seconds away!
The teams last met in the last-16 stage of the 2017-18 Champions League. What followed was a 2-2 draw in the first leg in Turin, before Juventus edged a 2-1 victory in London to make the quarter-finals.
Well, the big news for Juventus is that club legend Buffon, makes his return to the side after a year away at PSG. Aside from that, their line-up has a similar feel to last year with the highly anticipated new signing De Ligt, not quite ready to start yet. Meanwhile, Spurs are fielding a rather youthful XI: record signing Ndombele, is also only given a place amongst the subs.
SUBS: Alfie Whiteman, Jonathan de Bie, Brooklyn Lyons-Foster, George Marsh, Jan Vertonghen, Harry Kane, Moussa Sissoko, Juan Foyth, Jack Roles, Harvey White, Jamie Bowden, Christian Eriksen, Lucas Moura, Tanguy Ndombele.
SPURS (4-2-3-1): Paulo Gazzaniga; Kyle Walker-Peters, Toby Alderweireld, Japhet Tanganga, Anthony Georgiou; Harry Winks, Oliver Skipp; Erik Lamela, Dele Alli, Son Heung-Min; Troy Parrott.
SUBS: Wojciech Szczesny, Carlo Pinsoglio, Leonardo Loria, Matthijs de Ligt, Merih Demiral, Alessandro Di Pardo, Luca Coccolo, Pietro Beruatto, Adrien Rabiot, Grigoris Kastanos, Simone Muratore, Idrissa Toure, Nikolai Baden Frederiksen, Matheus Pereira, Gonzalo Higuain, Stephy Mavididi.
JUVENTUS (4-3-3): Gianluigi Buffon; Joao Cancelo, Leonardo Bonucci, Daniele Rugani, Mattia de Sciglio; Miralem Pjanic, Blaise Matuidi, Emre Can; Cristiano Ronaldo, Mario Mandzukic, Federico Bernardeschi.
Hello and welcome to live coverage of this International Champions Cup fixture between Juventus and Tottenham. This is the first game of pre-season for either team, with the Italian side’s last match coming against Sassuolo back in May – and of course, Spurs were last in action for the Champions League final.