Despite having to go with much of their second-string Tottenham Hotspur had the best of their opening match in the International Champions Cup with an impressive 4-1 win over AS Roma. Much of the Tottenham Hotspur roster, including superstar striker Harry Kane,
is recovering from the grueling World Cup earlier this month at Russia. Meanwhile, Barcelona is yet to take the pitch in the ICC but will open up their campaign Saturday night at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena against the Spurs.
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2018 International Champions Cup Barcelona vs. Tottenham Hotspur
Date and Time: Saturday, July 28, 2018, 11 p.m. ET
Location: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
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Barcelona vs. Tottenham Hotspur TV Coverage: ESPN
The Rose Bowl in Pasadena is home of college football “Granddaddy of Them All” as the biggest and grandest college football bowl game each year that usually takes place on New Year’s Day. Opened in 1922 the Rose Bowl is located in a picturesque setting that is a draw in and of itself. With a seating capacity of over 90,000 the facility has gone through several recent renovations. It is home of the UCLA Bruins college football team and has hosted Super Bowls and major soccer events including matches from the 1994 World Cup.
FC Barcelona Tradition of Excellence
Barcelona exemplifies the whole idea of the International Champions Cup in which the greatest clubs from the biggest league get together in dream matchups that are played all over the world. In fact, FC Barcelona is one of the biggest marquee names in the sport with a grand tradition of glory and championships. Barcelona has taken the European championship a total of three times in the past decade while playing a style of football that can only be described as dominant. And once again in the recent La Liga standings they were leading from the front for most of the campaign.
What to Watch with FC Barcelona
FC Barcelona is world renowned for its possession football tactics that is taught to children early on at their famous La Masia youth academy. The emphasis of play is based on crisp and incisive passing. Although their tactics are not quite up to par with past teams the fact remains that this current squad can very well be considered more solid and complete. Most of all Barcelona is known for its superstar talent Lionel Messi, considered by many to be the best player in the world. Messi is certainly the greatest player in the history of FC Barcelona with well over 500 goals for his career.
What to Watch with Tottenham Hotspur
Tottenham Hotspur is not quite as famous as some of its English Premier League rivals such as Manchester United. Liverpool or even Manchester City but they are among the best clubs in the circuit and are led by the dynamic Harry Kane, who won the Golden Boot at the recent World Cup as top goal scorer. Manager Mauricio Pochettino has performed a radical transformation of the team that used to languish in mediocrity into a regular at the Champions League. In the past Champions League competition, they earned a tremendous win over powerhouse Real Madrid that served to enhance their credibility on the world stage. Pochettino’s tactics call for pressing the opposition up the pitch to force turnovers and then counter. This style worked to perfection in their opening 4-1 ICC win over AS Roma. Fernando Liorente and Lucas Moura each scored two goals in the victory.
Barcelona vs. Tottenham Hotspur Free Picks
Tottenham Hotspur has an impressive win under their belt despite missing Kane and eight other senior players and should continue momentum. They have proven to have superior depth and tactics.
Barcelona vs. Tottenham Hotspur Pick: Bet the money line on Tottenham Hotspur
Barcelona vs. Tottenham Hotspur Score Prediction: Tottenham Hotspur 2, Barcelona 1
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