Kane scores 93rd-minute winner from halfway line as Spurs beat Juventus – The Sun
RECORD buy Tanguy Ndombele made an instant impact on his Tottenham debut – as he set up a goal with his first touches.
But it was Harry Kane who stole the show by scoring the last-gasp winner with a shot from the HALFWAY LINE.
It proves that whoever Spurs sign and however much they will pay for them – they will always end up relying on one of their own.
It was harsh on Ndombele, the £65million signing from Lyon, who came off the bench – along with Juve’s new recruit Matthijs de Ligt – in
the 65th minute with Spurs trailing 2-1.
But the Frenchman outshone the £67.8m Dutchman as he played in Lucas Moura, who made it 2-2 with a fine finish.
Ndombele then almost scored himself with a 25-yard shot as he made an impressive start to his Spurs career.
A crowd of 50,000 flocked to the Singapore National Stadium to see Tanguy and ended up watching Tanganga – as Tottenham boss Mauricio
Pochettino gave Japhet Tanganga, 20, a surprise start in the heart of his defence.
The roof of the 55,000-seater arena was closed, except for a section behind one goal, which did little to keep out the humidity.
In addition to Tanganga, Pochettino started Anthony Georgiou, 22, at left-back, Oliver Skipp, 18, in midfield and Troy Parrott, 17, up
Parrott could be a name you find yourself repeating a lot in seasons ahead as he showed he was more than just a pretty boy.
While Kyle Walker-Peters was given the nod at right-back following Kieran Trippier’s £21.7m switch to Atletico Madrid.
For Juventus, veteran Gianluigi Buffon, 41, started in goal after his shock return to the club and Cristiano Ronaldo played in attack.
Tottenham’s young defence, skippered by Toby Alderweireld, kept Ronaldo well shackled before the break as the North Londoners had the
better of the first half.
Son Heung-min hit the post and fired into the side-netting inside the opening eight minutes.
Walker-Peters and Alderweireld then did well between them to snuff out Ronaldo’s shot after a mistake by Georgiou allowed Juve to tee up the Portuguese superstar in the box.
Spurs took a 31st-minute lead when Son, bursting into the box, slipped the ball to the overlapping Parrott, whose first-time shot was parried by Buffon. And Erik Lamela was on hand to tap the loose ball into an empty net.
Tanganga was one of the players who went off as both teams made a string of substitutions at the break. Buffon likewise. While Harry
Kane and Moura entered the fray for Spurs.
Indeed Moura should have been awarded a penalty after he was clattered in the box just seconds after the restart but local ref Ahmad A’Qashah waved play on.
The Brazilian then fired a 25-yard shot just wide with Juve sub keeper Wojciech Szczesny rooted to the spot.
Former Chelsea loanee Gonzalo Higuain, on as a half-time sub, levelled with a low shot in the 56th minute.
And after Kane had headed against a post, Ronaldo fired Juve 2-1 ahead on the hour mark with a deflected shot.
That was the cue for new-boys Ndombele and De Ligt to come off the bench for their respective teams.
But the new Ajax defender was found wanting as Ndombele played in Moura to slot Spurs level.
Tottenham’s record £65m signing Ndombele then curled a bouncing shot just wide of the Italians’ goal.
Kane and Higuain each shot wide as both teams tried to avoid a dreaded penalty shootout.
Then in the third minute of stoppage time Kane netted the winner with an incredible shot from the halfway line that sailed over former
Arsenal keeper Szczesny and into the net.
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