Tottenham celebrate Audi Cup after penalty shootout win… much to the amusement of rival fans on social media



Posted Thursday, August 01, 2019 by Thesun.co.uk

GAZZA was the hero as Spurs beat hosts Bayern to win the Audi Cup.

Sub keeper Paulo Gazzaniga saved Jerome Boateng’s spot kick as the shootout went to sudden death.

Tottenham celebrate Audi Cup after penalty shootout win… much to the amusement of rival fans on social media
Tottenham players lift the Audi Cup trophy - and were mocked by rival fans on social media Credit: Reuters

It saved the North Londoners’ blushes after they a blew a 2-0 lead in normal time.

But victory came at a cost as defender Juan Foyth was carried off on a stretcher after getting injured and now looks set to miss the big kick off.

Mauricio Pochettino was finally able to enjoy a trophy win coming in what he described as a "very important tournament".

He added: "It’s always better to win then lose and that is why I am happy and there’s a lot of positive things we can take from these two games.”

And fans revelled in their curse finally being broken - and were mocked by rivals.

Spurs fans were "celebrating a pre-season friendly kickaround-up-the-park trophy", according to one Arsenal fan.

Forgotten winger Georges-Kevin Nkoudou was handed a surprise start and the Frenchman burst down the left and whipped in a low cross for Erik Lamela to slide Spurs in front in the 19th minute.

Sarpreet Singh almost levelled for Bayern on the stroke of half time with a low shot just wide of Hugo Lloris’ left post.

Spurs made NINE changes at half-time, with Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Christian Eriksen among those sent on.

Son was denied twice by Bayern keeper Manuel Neuer before Eriksen doubled Tottenham’s lead with a powerful shot into the bottom corner in the 59th minute.

But Bayern pulled one back a minute later when their new signing Jann-Fiete Arp slotted past Gazzaniga.

Kane had shot saved by Neuer before fellow half-time sub Foyth had to be carried off on a stretcher in the 77th minute after appearing to hurt his leg while kicking the ball clear.

Alphonso Davies then made things worse by making it 2-2 with a 25 yarder.

New record £65million signing Tanguy Ndombele was rested after a gruelling pre-season campaign but Spurs insisted the France midfielder is NOT injured.

Earlier, Karim Benzema scored a hat-trick as Real Madrid beat Fenerbahce 5-3 in the third-place play-off.

Spurs now play their final pre-season friendly at home to Inter Milan on Sunday before they kick off their Premier League campaign with the visit of Aston Villa next Saturday.

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