Tuesday’s Joan Gamper Trophy winner Barcelona stunned Tottenham Hotspur by scoring three goals in the span of 12 minutes.
With nine minutes remaining in regulation, the Catalan club was down 2-1, but Ferran Torres tied the score, and then Ansu Fati gave Barca the lead before Abde Ezzalzouli made it 4-2 in stoppage time.
After Barca took an early lead thanks to Robert Lewandowski and Oliver Skipp of Spurs scored twice before halftime to give his team a 2-1 advantage, all three players entered the game in the 61st minute.
Barca finished their preseason with a fourth victory in five games before starting their LaLiga title defense away to Getafe on Sunday.
As Camp Nou is undergoing renovations, Barca played its inaugural match at the Monjuic Olympic Stadium, which will serve as the team’s temporary home for the 2023–24 season.
Barca’s summer additions A throng of over 35,244 people saw the introductions of Ilkay Gündogan, Oriol Romeu, and Iigo Martnez before the game. Coach Xavi Hernandez addressed the crowd and stated that “winning all the titles is his team’s biggest aim this season.”
Ousmane Dembele of France, who is anticipated to go to Paris Saint-Germain for €50 million, and Franck Kessie of Ivory Coast, who is completing a move to Saudi Pro League team Al-Ahli, were left out of the squad.
In the meantime, Harry Kane stayed in London with his team while in negotiations with Bayern Munich about a prospective transfer.
Lewandowski, LaLiga’s leading scorer last season, scored for Barca in the third minute after a superb run by Raphinha. The Brazilian should have increased the lead soon after, but his close-range attempt went over the crossbar.
Lewandowski’s 30-yard attempt was subsequently blocked by Tottenham goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario, who had to extend.
Spurs equalized the score in the middle of the first half. In the box, Giovanni Lo Celso was assisted by Reguilon. The Argentine’s shot hit the post, but Skipp was there to make the save.
In the 37th minute, Skipp headed Ivan Perisic’s cross into the goal as Tottenham continued to press forward.
Gündogan was one of six Barca players who joined the game after the hour mark, and the German midfielder received a thunderous cheer from the crowd. When Yamine Lamal crossed the ball into the area and Torres scored from six yards out in the 81st minute, Barca appeared to be the more threatening team.
The Spurs defense was caught off guard by a wonderful play by Lamal, who then used a square pass to find Torres, who then passed Fati in the box for a flawless finish to give Barca the lead.
Fermin Lopez set up Abde in the area, and when he shot the ball into the goal, Barca had the perfect night.
Tottenham begins Premier League action on the road at Brentford on Saturday.