Melbourne - Spain's Atletico Madrid beat England's Tottenham
Hotspur 1-0 in their International Champions Cup match in Melbourne with their
goalkeeper Jan Oblak pulling off two magical saves on Friday.
Uruguayan defender Diego Godin scored the winner five
minutes before halftime and the Atletico defence screened out Spurs in the
second half to protect their lead.
Skipper Gabi's free-kick was flicked on allowing Godin to
tap home from close range at the far post.
Spurs, who lost their opening ICC game 2-1 to Italian
champion Juventus on Tuesday, came close a couple of times but were denied by
magnificent shot-stopping from Slovenian goalkeeper Oblak.
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Oblak, who kept 24 clean sheets for Atletico in last
season's La Liga, pulled off a point-blank reflex save to block a scorching
shot from Ryan Mason midway through the second half.
And minutes later he kept out new Dutch signing Vincent
Janssen's curling free kick with his right hand to again deny Spurs.
In the first half Josh Onomah and Argentinian Erik Lamela
both hit the woodwork for Spurs.
It was Atletico Madrid's first match in Australia and comes
after their penalty shoot-out loss against Real Madrid in their second
Champions League final in three years.
Atletico will stay in Australia and face A-League team
Melbourne Victory on Sunday, while Spurs return home and play Internazionale in
Norway next Friday.
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