Tottenham Hotspur suffered a second International Champions Cup defeat after Diego Godin’s goal gave Atletico Madrid a 1-0 victory at the MCG.
Godin was on hand to flick home at the far post from a free-kick late in the first half, Anton Walkes heading into his path.
The result was a harsh one on Spurs, who saw both Josh Onomah and Erik Lamela rattling the woodwork in the opening half and Jan Oblak in inspired form between the Atleti sticks.
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Despite defeat, Spurs looked far sharper and more threatening than they did in defeat to Juventus, several youngsters including the likes of Walkes, Cameron Carter-Vickers, Harry Winks and Marcus Edwards giving Mauricio Pochettino encouragement for the future.
ottenham's Vincent Janssen in action with Atletico Madrid's Filipe Luis.
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Spurs next face Inter Milan in Oslo next week whilst Atletico face Melbourne Victory on Sunday.
Encouragement for Spurs despite loss. Only the woodwork and Jan Oblak denied Spurs a draw at the very least, but they can take some credit from the performance, with youngsters stepping up to the plate against quality opposition.
MAN OF THE MATCH
Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid) After an early wobble, the keeper denied both Vincent Janssen and Ryan Mason with two world class saves.
Tottenham Hotspur: Vorm 6; Trippier 6, Walkes 6, Carter-Vickers 7, Yedlin 6; Wanyama 6, Winks 7; Lamela 7, Eriksen 6, Onomah 6; Janssen 7. Subs: McGee 6, Walker-Peters 6, Ball 6, Carroll 6, Mason 7, Miller 6, Edwards 7, Son 6, Chadli 6.
Atletico Madrid: Oblak 8; Vrsaljko 6, Godín 7, Savic 6, Filipe 6; Gabi 7, Partey 6, Tiago 7, Saúl 6; Héctor 6, Torres 6. SUBS: Diedhiou 7, Moreno 6, Hernandez 6.
5’ – TORRES HEADS OVER: It’s a great chance for the striker at the near post only a few yards out but he puts his header over the bar.
6’ – ERIKSEN CLOSE! His shot from distance bounces awkwardly in front of Oblak, who shovels it awkwardly over the bar.
9’ – CROSSBAR! Atleti fail to clear a bouncing ball from a corner and Onomah rattles the bar with a fierce volley.
21’ – POST! Lamella plays a neat 1-2 with Janssen and smashes the ball back off the inside of the post.
40’ – GOAL! Spurs 0-1 Atletico Madrid: Anton Walkes flicks on a free kick into Godin’s path at the back post and he taps home.
59’ – SAVE! Great reactions from Oblak to deny Ryan Mason arriving in the box.
61’ – OBLAK SAVES AGAIN: The Atleti keeper is at his best to palm away Janssen’s free kick.
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