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Harry Kane effort enough as Tottenham edge Real Madrid in Audi Cup

Kane intercepted a wayward back-pass by Marcelo and slotted what turned out to be the winner past Keylor Navas.

Harry Kane scored the winner as Tottenham beat Real Madrid 1-0 (Mike Egerton/PA)
Harry Kane scored the winner as Tottenham beat Real Madrid 1-0 (Mike Egerton/PA)

Harry Kane’s first-half strike proved enough as Tottenham claimed a narrow 1-0 victory over Real Madrid in their pre-season Audi Cup meeting in Munich.

Kane intercepted a wayward back-pass by Marcelo after 22 minutes and slotted what turned out to be the winner past Keylor Navas.

Christian Eriksen and Danny Rose both started for Spurs despite recent transfer speculation, while Gareth Bale was left in Spain purportedly due to illness.

Tottenham started well with Navas forced to make early saves to prevent an own goal from Raphael Varane and deny an effort from Erik Lamela.

Kane’s goal marked yet another defensive blunder by Zinedine Zidane’s men, still smarting from their 7-3 humiliation by city rivals Atletico in New Jersey at the weekend.

Dele Alli maintained Spurs’ dominance after being introduced at half-time, testing Navas twice, and Heung-min Son was also denied by the goalkeeper.

Real striker Rodrygo saw a goal disallowed for offside before fellow teenager Troy Parrott almost grabbed Tottenham’s second in the dying moments but saw his low shot strike the post.

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