Soccer News: Kane absent as the Spurs react after Ziyech Brace


A Tottenham side lacking the services of man star Harry Kane reacted after two goals from Hakim Ziyech to earn a 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Ziyech’s goals on both sides of the interval gave Chelsea a well-deserved two-goal lead, but Lucas Moura and Steven Bergwijn nullified the Blues lead with their second-half goals.

Having flaunted the Champions League trophy in front of an almost small crowd before kick-off, Chelsea got off to an emphatic start with Ziyech rushing low from the edge of the box to capitalize on Lucas’ laziness in possession. of ball.

Timo Werner thought he had added a second after bypassing Pierluigi Gollini, though the offside flag denied it – with no VAR in operation, the Germany striker couldn’t argue with the decision, despite apparently looking onside.

Tottenham, who were still without the absent Kane due to his apparent desire to leave, named an excellent starter at 11, including Son Heung-Min and Dele Alli, but fell two behind when Ziyech punched just one second. two minutes after intermission.

Lucas responded for Nuno Espirito Santo’s team, scoring a third in the pre-season thanks to a fortuitous ring deviation from Antonio Rudiger that surprised Edouard Mendy.

Bergwijn equalized 14 minutes later with a grand final behind Mendy after Moura and Son played on the left wing.

After dominating for long periods, the draw could frustrate Chelsea, who face Villarreal in the European Super Cup on 11 August, while Tottenham will complete their pre-season preparation against Arsenal three days earlier.


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