Friendlies: Spurs beat Juventus; Bilbao beaten by Liverpool

  • Liverpool 3-1 Athletic Bilbao

Liverpool concluded their warm-up games with a victory, beating La Liga side Athletic Bilbao 3-1 in Dublin.

Roberto Firmino, Ben Woodburn and Dominic Solanke scored the goals in front of over 51,000 fans in Ireland.

Roberto Firmino’s penalty was cancelled out by Inaki Williams’s well-taken strike in the first half.

Jurgen Klopp’s side will go into the new Premier League season, which they begin at Watford next Saturday, off the back of a pre-season campaign during which they were unbeaten inside 90 minutes.

  • Tottenham 2-0 Juventus

Tottenham concluded their pre-season campaign with a 2-0 victory over Serie A champions Juventus at Wembley Stadium.

Harry Kane opened the scoring with a header in the 10th minute and Christian Eriksen added a second seven minutes after half-time after receiving a Dele Alli pass and beating Gianluigi Buffon.

The victory at their home for the season might have been even more emphatic, but Kane and Moussa Sissoko both struck the woodwork, while Hugo Lloris made two fine saves to deny Juan Cuadrado and Paulo Dybala.

The only sour note for Mauricio Pochettino was an injury to right-back Kieran Trippier, who set up Kane’s goal but limped off after 42 minutes.

    • Southampton 2-0 Sevilla

Southampton gave themselves a boost ahead of next weekend’s Premier League opener against Swansea City with a 2-0 victory over Sevilla.

Goals from Jack Stephens and Manolo Gabbiadini did the damage for Mauricio Pellegrino’s team.

Stephens’ first-half volley gave Saints the advantage going into the break, before Gabbiadini doubled the advantage with a neat finish eight minutes from time.

  • Swansea 4-0 Sampdoria

Swansea left out Gylfi Sigurdsson once again as they brushed Sampdoria aside in their final friendly before the Premier League season starts.

Everton and Leicester have had £40m bids rejected for the Iceland midfielder, who Swansea value at £50m.

Leroy Fer’s header put the Swans 1-0 up, before Sampdoria’s Ricky Alvarez put a back pass into his own net.

Tammy Abraham bundled in a third and then Federico Fernandez nodded in to complete the rout.

Stoke City benefitted from an own goal to steal a 2-1 win away to RB Leipzig. Last season’s Bundesliga runners-up took a fifth minute lead after Jack Butland conceded a penalty that Emil Forsberg created, but Mame Diouf equalised following a corner just before the break. But on 78 minutes, Leipzig’s Marvin Compper headed a seemingly harmless cross up and over his own goalkeeper.

Frank de Boer’s first game in the Selhurst Park dugout ended in stalemate as Crystal Palace drew 1-1 with FC Schalke.

The Eagles trailed at the break when Pablo Insua netted just before half-time but Christian Benteke equalised on the hour mark with a header after some speedy work down the flank by Wilfried Zaha. T

he result means Palace are unbeaten in their last three pre-season matches ahead of their season opener with Premier League new boys Huddersfield next weekend.

  • Watford 0-0 Real Sociedad

The Graham Taylor Trophy was shared as Watford and Real Sociedad played out a goalless draw on a poignant day to celebrate the Hornets legendary former boss.

  • Burnley 1-0 Hannover (ABANDONED)

Burnley’s pre-season friendly at home to Hannover had to be abandoned on police advice. The Clarets were leading 1-0 at half-time thanks to a goal from Ben Mee when the announcement came.


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