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Tottenham wins the Audi Cup on penalty shootout against the Bavarians

Tottenham Hotspur beat Bayern Munich on penalties to win the Audi Cup on Wednesday evening.

An end-to-end match saw Spurs take a two-goal lead. Erik Lamela put his side ahead in the first-half before Christian Eriksen rifled a shot into the bottom corner to double their advantage.

Yet Bayern fought back. Jann-Fiete Arp scored a minute after Eriksen and Alphonso Davies levelled the game with a fine strike from the edge of the box.

However, Paulo Gazzaniga was equal to Jerome Boateng’s penalty and won the clash for Spurs.

Tottenham dominated the German champions in the first-half on Wednesday evening and Manuel Neuer was called into action early doors. Kyle Walker-Peters burst down the right before centering the ball for Lucas Moura.

Moura connected with a header but the goalkeeper, at full stretch, managed to parry the ball away. Lamela then put Spurs into the lead in the 19th minute as the winger met a Georges-Kevin Nkoudou cross to the back post before sliding it into the net.

Niklas Sule was then lucky not to double Spurs’ lead as he hammered a backpass towards his own net, with Neuer watching on as the ball flew past the post.

A series of changes at half-time did not alter the flow of the game and Sven Ulreich, on for Bayern, had to be at his best to divert a Heung-min Son shot past the post with his foot in the 58th minute.

A minute later, though, Eriksen did increase Spurs’ lead with a fine shot into Ulreich’s bottom corner. Bayern came back. Summer arrival Arp burst past the visiting side’s defence and fired past Paulo Gazzaniga to trim Tottenham’s lead to just one.

Spurs then suffered a blow as Juan Foyth went down injured. He was unable to make it back to the dressing room without being loaded onto a stretcher.

Then Bayern levelled the game as Davies struck from the edge of the area past Gazzaniga.

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