Kane scored from half-way mark | Picture: Tottenhamhotspur.com

Harry Kane’s late strike secured a win for Tottenham over Italian champions Juventus at Singapore National Stadium on Sunday.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored for Juventus but the Bianconeri went down 2-3 against beaten Champions League finalists, Spurs.

The Old Lady from Turin started with an experienced squad with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Mario Mandzukic and Leonardo Bonucci amongst the ranks.

New signings, Adrien Rabiot and Merih Demiral also started while Matthijs De Ligt came on to replace Bouncci later on.

However, it was Spurs who broke the deadlock at the half-hour mark. Erik Lamela tapped in from close range after Gianluigi Buffon saved the initial effort from Troy Parrott.

Tottenham was the better team in the first half and got their reward.

Juventus got their equaliser 11 minutes after the break when substitute Gonzalo Higuain scored after combining with Federico Bernardeschi.

Juve took the lead 4 minutes later, as Cristiano Ronaldo’s deflected shot wrong-footed the goalkeeper. However, the Portuguese couldn’t play any further part as he was substituted.

Ronaldo’s substitution took the heat of the game and Spurs soon started to dominate the exchanges.

Spurs levelled the match after Tanguy NDombele, who signed for a club-record fee of €62m assisted Lucas Moura minutes after coming on.

Kane and Higuain went close at either end with 10 minutes to go and penalties looming. Harry Kane, however, produced a moment of magic as he scored from the halfway line out to humiliate Wojciech Szceszny in the Juventus goal.

The Juventus Revolution under New Manager

This was also Juventus’ first game under new manager Maurizio Sarri. The Italian had earlier revealed his plans for Cristiano Ronaldo’s position under him.

“Cristiano Ronaldo has won everything on an individual and collective level starting from slightly out on the left,” Sarri said.

“The first attempt will be to start him from that position, but given his quality, it wouldn’t make any difference to move him 10 metres.”








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