Roma Edge Spurs In Five-Goal Thriller
Roma Edge Tottenham Hotspur In Five-Goal Thriller
Former Manchester City star Aleksandar Kolarov made his Roma debut in a thrilling 3-2 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the International Champions Cup on Wednesday morning.
The match, played in New Jersey, got off to a scrappy start, but it was the Serie A side that took the lead when they were awarded a penalty.
Spurs youngster Cameron Carter-Vickers was deemed to have handled the ball in the penalty area after the match referee consulted with his fourth official.
Argentine Diego Perotti stepped up to convert the spot-kick to make the score 1-0 to Roma.
Fans had to wait until late in the second half to see more goals, and Spurs came close to finding an equaliser as Dele Alli and Federico Fazio came close after the hour mark.
Against the run of play, however, the Italian side doubled their lead thanks to Turkish starlet Cengiz Under, who latched on to a cross in the 70th minute to score.
Spurs finally got on the score sheet in the 87th minute, when Harry Winks managed to knock the ball in past Roma goalkeeper Lukasz Skorupski after Vincent Janssen hit the post.
Four minutes later, the Dutchman levelled matters for Spurs when he tapped in following a cross from Georges-Kevin N'Koudou in injury time.
The game was not done, however, as in the 92nd minute, Roma managed to find enough energy to get them over the line, with 18-year-old Marco Tumminello getting on the end of a Kevin Strootman cross to seal a 3-2 win for the Italians.