Watch highlights from Barcelona's win over Tottenham as new signing Arthur scores stunner

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La Liga giants Barcelona got their International Champions Cup campaign off to a winning start with a 5-3 penalty shootout victory over Tottenham.

Munir El Haddadi opened the scoring for the Catalans before Arthur scored from outside the area to double their advantage.

Spurs drew level in the second half though before the Spanish giants won on penalties.

Watch the highlights below.

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Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel wants Adrien Rabiot to stay amid Barcelona talk

David Cooper 29/07/2018
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Adrien Rabiot featured against Atletico Madrid during the club's pre-season friendly.

Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel wants midfield star Adrien Rabiot to stay at the Parc des Princes, amid speculation the 23-year-old will sign for Barcelona before the transfer window slams shut.

The Frenchman, who missed out on Didier Deschamps’ World Cup-winning squad after struggling to secure regular game time last season with the Parisian giants under Unai Emery, has been given a new lease of life by Tuchel.

The German wants PSG to hold onto the midfielder and has urged Rabiot to sign a new contract extension, given his existing terms expire next summer.

However, with Blaugrana waiting in the wings to offer him a deal, Rabiot has a big decision to make over his future.

Although Barcelona have yet to table a substantial bid for his services, PSG are sending out all the right noises.

“I think there are still more levels for Rabiot to reach and I’m convinced there are still next levels to reach in this club, in his club where he comes from the youth academy,” Tuchel said ahead of his team’s friendly with Atletico Madrid stateside.

He added: “But we know about his contract situation and in this kind of situation it’s on the players to make a commitment.”

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Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde impressed by Arthur's display against Tottenham

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Ernesto Valverde expects a bright future for Brazilian star Arthur who scored a brilliant goal on his debut for the club, as Barcelona won 5-3 on penalties against Tottenham in a pre-season friendly.

After the departure of legendary midfielder Andres Iniesta to J-League side Vissel Kobe and the exit of Paulinho to China, the €40 million signing from Gremio will have a lot to prove.

And the 21-year old didn’t disappoint in his first outing, in the International Champions Cup encounter against Spurs that ended 2-2, after Arthur had scored a wonderful goal.

“He is a player that can give us a lot. He can give us possession, goals and he was really motivated today. He had a great game during the minutes that he played,” Valverde said.

Arthur is expected to lead Barca’s midfield in the coming season, alongside fellow Brazilian Philippe Coutinho, Spanish defensive midfielder Sergio Busquets and Croatian star Ivan Rakitic.

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