Barcelona came back in the second half to beat Tottenham and win the Joan Gamper Trophy yesterday at their temporary new home, the Estadi Olimpic Lluis Companys.
Lamine Yamal, a teenager, helped score three goals in the last 10 minutes of Xavi’s team’s 4-2 win over Spurs in the final of the Joan Gamper Trophy. The first half of the game was not good at all.
Ferran Torres, Ansu Fati, and Ez Abde scored late goals to make up for what was otherwise a lackluster performance by Barcelona. Spurs were left in a state of shock.
After Robert Lewandowski’s early goal, Oliver Skipp scored twice to put Ange Postecoglou’s team up 2-1, and they were deserving of that lead until the late attack.
But it was Barcelona that took the lead early. In the first three minutes, they opened up Spurs. Raphinha ran down the right side of the field for Barcelona and crossed the ball in a way that was easy for Lewandowski to hit home with a half-volley with his left foot.
After Giovani Lo Celso’s shot hit the post, Postecolgou’s team quickly replied when Skipp scored.
Ivan Perisic’s hard work on the Spurs’ left side was the start of that move. And the Croat was also involved in Skipp’s second goal, which made it 2-1 when the English player headed in a cross from Perisic that was almost too good to be true.
Spurs seemed to be in charge. But when 16-year-old substitute Lamine Yamal came on in the last 10 minutes, he changed the game. First, he set up an onrushing Ferran Torres to score from close range to tie the game at 2-2. Then, he showed off with a spectacular turn before setting up Fati, who scored the winning goal past Spurs goalkeeper Guglielmo Vicario.
Fermin Lopez then broke up Spurs again, giving Abde the chance to finish off the 4-2 win in the last practice game for both teams.