Tottenham 0-1 Roma LIVE! Pre-season friendly result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

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Tottenham concluded their pre-season preparations in disappointing fashion as they fell to a 1-0 defeat against Roma. Roger Ibanez’s first-half header proved to be the difference in Israel as Jose Mourinho came up against his former side, Spurs suffering their first defeat of the summer.

It was a strong lineup as expected from Antonio Conte, with the majority of those starting against Roma likely to do the same next weekend. Mourinho’s side started quickly though and very nearly took the lead through new signing Paulo Dybala inside the opening minute. The goal did come for Roma, just before the half hour mark, as Ibanez powered home a header from a corner and that was all the Serie A side needed.

Attention now turns to the serious business, when Tottenham welcome Southampton to north London to get their Premier League campaign up and running next Saturday.

Tottenham vs Roma latest news

  • OFFSIDE! Kane denied by linesman’s flag

  • GOAL! Ibanez heads Roma in front

  • Tottenham team news: Perisic starts

  • Roma team news: Dybala starts

Match report

21:52 , Matt Verri

Tottenham concluded their pre-season preparations in disappointing fashion as they fell to a 1-0 defeat against Roma.

Roger Ibanez’s first-half header proved to be the difference in Israel as Jose Mourinho came up against his former side, Spurs suffering their first defeat of the summer.

Attention now turns to the serious business, when Tottenham welcome Southampton to north London to get their Premier League campaign up and running next Saturday.

Read the full story!


Tough conditions

21:24 , Matt Verri

No surprise we had so many water breaks in Israel. Roma shirts might have to be peeled off the players, judging by the state of them at the full-time whistle.

Attention turns to Southampton...

21:18 , Matt Verri

Spurs host Southampton a week today, to get their Premier League campaign up and running.

Obviously can’t read too much into a friendly, but Conte will be frustrated to go into the new season after a stumbling display like tonight’s.

FT: Tottenham 0-1 Roma

21:10 , Matt Verri

Roma get the better of Spurs, Ibanez’s header the only goal of the match.

Tottenham fall to defeat in their final game before the Premier League season gets underway. Not a particularly impressive performance but the serious business starts next week.

21:09 , Matt Verri

90+6 mins: Patricio runs down the clock, makes Kane jog all the way out to him before picking up the ball.

That will pretty much be that.

21:07 , Matt Verri

90+3 mins: Back underway, probably still at least four minutes to be played.

Lenglet swings a cross in, Emerson wins the header but it’s wide of the far post. Wing-backs have been so advanced for Spurs all night, whoever has been on the pitch.

21:05 , Matt Verri

90 mins: Five minutes added on. Might be a bit more as Richarlison is sent tumbling over again.

Roma doing everything they can to see this match out!

Looks like Pellegrini has a lot of blood coming from a cut on his face, so he’ll need treatment.

21:03 , Matt Verri


Sessengon swings a great cross into the box, Kane completely free six yards out but he heads over the bar. Had to score from there.

21:01 , Matt Verri

87 mins: This time Kane does get the decision, using his body in trademark fashion and then collapsing to the ground. Clever play, free-kick 25 yards out. Dier and Kane standing over it.

Very optimistic on Dier’s part. Kane takes it, low into the wall. Dreadful.

20:58 , Matt Verri

84 mins: Really good from Richarlison, direct running into the box and he commits four Roma defenders.

Onto his right foot, can’t quite find the room for a shot and ends up in a heap on the floor. Door got slammed shut on him.

20:57 , Matt Verri

82 mins: Roma seeing this out in very professional fashion, using every second they can.

Helps when Romero gives away another foul and then squares up to the entire Roma team. Frustrations boiling over on both sides.

Referee waves the yellow card in the direction of about three players. Romero is one of them.

20:54 , Matt Verri

80 mins: Kane drives into the box, goes down appealing for a penalty under a challenge from Ibanez.

Referee blows his whistle... and gives Roma a free-kick. Decides that Kane caught the defender with an elbow as he tried to hold him off. Kane not thrilled with that decision.

20:51 , Matt Verri

77 mins: Romero is deep in the Roma half, really just kicking anything that moves. This is not a friendly in his eyes.

Eventually he cleans out a Roma player and that will be a free-kick. Bit fortunate it’s nothing more.

20:47 , Matt Verri

74 mins: Superb challenge from Romero, slides in and wins all of the ball just as Zaniolo was through on goal. Got a bit of the player too, did Romero, but he doesn’t look too worried about that.

Corner swung in, doesn’t beat the first man. And now we have a pitch invader going up to Kane for a picture.

20:46 , Matt Verri

72 mins: We’re going for the world record here. Most water breaks in a match. Another break in play as the players drag themselves over to the touchline, heat clearly a real problem.

Safe to say that’s not helping Spurs build up any sort of momentum!

20:43 , Matt Verri

69 mins: Kane must be getting fed up with these linesmen. Again he thinks he’s made a good run, but he looks over to see the flag has gone up.

Roma defence continues to prove very difficult to break down.

20:41 , Matt Verri

67 mins: Four changes from Spurs, as Conte turns to his Brazilian contingent. And Forster.

Forster, Richarlison, Lucas and Emerson all introduced, replacing Lloris, Doherty, Kulusevski and Son.

20:38 , Matt Verri

64 mins: Not a huge amount of pace in the game, hasn’t been all night. Both sides able to get lots of numbers behind the ball.

That’s better from Spurs, pass sends Perisic into the box. Heavy touch, Smalling can get across and just about clears before Perisic can poke it away from him.

20:35 , Matt Verri

61 mins: Son and Kulusevski combine nicely, but the ball bobbles away and Roma can clear.

Spurs swiftly back on the attack, Perisic played in on the left and dinks a cross into the box, but the offside flag is up. He was definitely off there.

20:33 , Matt Verri

58 mins: Abraham getting a bit of treatment, so the referee used the opportunity to call for a water break.

When we get back underway, looks like Matic will be coming on for Roma.

20:28 , Matt Verri

54 mins: Lenglet drives forward, crosses it in. Romero heads wide.

Nice move from Spurs, match starting to open up a bit which will certainly work in their favour.

20:25 , Matt Verri

51 mins: Kulusevski fouled in his own half, free-kick Spurs. He had a swift look around at who did that, safe to say he was not particularly impressed with the challenge.

He’s been fairly quiet so far.

20:22 , Matt Verri

48 mins: Roma on top since the restart and they win a corner.

Swung into the box, Dier is there in the six-yard box and gets plenty of distance on the header.

Here we go again...

20:19 , Matt Verri

We are back underway in Israel!

Bentancur on at the break for Bissouma, while Lenglet is also on in place of Sanchez.

20:10 , Matt Verri

Spurs failed to register a single shot on target in the first-half... not what Conte would have been looking for.

A couple of shots went close and Kane had a goal ruled out for offside, but still plenty to improve for Tottenham after the break.

HT: Tottenham 0-1 Roma

20:03 , Matt Verri

Roma lead at the break through Ibanez’s header, which was probably deserved after they made a quick start to the match.

Spurs on top since then and a few nice moves, both they’ve been mostly limited to shots from distance.

20:01 , Matt Verri

45 mins: Two minutes added on at the end of the half.

Looks like Mourinho’s side will take a slender lead into the changing rooms.

19:59 , Matt Verri

43 mins: Spurs pinning Roma back. Played back to Dier who whips a great first-time cross into the box.

Son makes the run across his man to the near post, ball just over his head though. Anything on that and it’s probably 1-1.

19:57 , Matt Verri

41 mins: Kane drops deep to get on the ball, as Bissouma plays it in to his striker.

Turns, onto his left foot and looks to curl an effort into the top corner. Over the bar. Spurs continue to shoot on sight but it’s not causing Roma too many problems.


19:53 , Matt Verri

38 mins: Kane has the ball in the back of the net but the offside flag is up.

Right decision too, just about. Ball was cut back to him, confident finish as you’d expect from Kane but there was an offside in the build-up.

19:52 , Matt Verri

36 mins: Son lays it wide to Perisic, he has Sanchez on the overlap but uses him as a decoy.

Left-footed striker drilled towards the far corner, flies wide. Patricio wasn’t fully sure if that was sneaking in or not.

19:49 , Matt Verri

34 mins: Perisic the latest Spurs player to try his luck from miles out. Catches it sweetly, but always rising over the bar.

Tottenham need a bit more patience, no need to go for goal every time they can see the goalkeeper.

19:47 , Matt Verri

32 mins: So then, work for Spurs to do.

Son tries to do that all by himself, going for goal from about 35 yards out. Shot makes it five of those before it’s blocked.

GOAL! Tottenham 0-1 Roma | Roger Ibanez 29'

19:44 , Matt Verri

Great block from Sanchez. Abraham was away and driving into the box, fired a left-footed shot at goal but Sanchez slides in and gets his body in the way. Behind for a corner.

Swung in and headed home by Ibanez! Not the best defending from Spurs, he had a run at it and powered the header past Lloris.

19:42 , Matt Verri

27 mins: Brief pause, both sets of players over to the touchline for some water and instructions.

Back underway now - Spurs certainly on top before that stoppage.

19:40 , Matt Verri

24 mins: Another nice move from boys in blue, black, yellow... bit of everything really.

Ball played over the Roma defence from Hojbjerg is bringing success. Perisic nods it down for Son, who sends his volley high and wide.

19:38 , Matt Verri

22 mins: HITS THE POST!

Stand down, calm down. Offside flag was up. Doherty off by about two miles.

It was a nice ball over the top to him though, and his header was tipped onto the post.

19:35 , Matt Verri

20 mins: Much better from Spurs, seeing plenty of the ball and moving it around confidently.

As you’d expect though, a Mourinho side are looking very solid when they sit behind the ball. No space there at all.

19:32 , Matt Verri

17 mins: And yet they very nearly took the lead!

Lovely ball swung into the box from Hojbjerg, Doherty and Kane both make the same run at the back post but neither can get on the end of it.

19:30 , Matt Verri

15 mins: Spurs centre-backs getting plenty of practice at heading crosses away. Sanchez the latest to clear a ball aimed at Abraham.

Tottenham solid in their shape, not offered a huge amount going forward yet.

19:27 , Matt Verri

12 mins: Roma happy to go with early crosses into the box, Abraham always a threat. Romero reads this one well, gets his body in the way and Lloris can come out to claim.

It’s the Serie A side dominating possession, and they’ll have another corner. Dier puts it behind.

19:25 , Matt Verri

9 mins: Pellegrini goes for goal from the free-kick, well over the bar.

Lots of space out there for both sides, got to fancy goals. Apologies if it now finishes 0-0, which it almost certainly will.

19:23 , Matt Verri

8 mins: Cross swung into the Spurs box, Dier heads it away. Lloris had come flying off his line behind him, got nowhere near it.

Bissouma then brings down Dybala 30 yards out, free-kick.

19:20 , Matt Verri

5 mins: Tottenham target Zaniolo goes down in the box, appealing for a penalty. Looked a bit of a clumsy challenge, but referee waves away his appeals.

Spurs break quickly, ball played across the face of goal. Son not far away from having a tap-in.

19:17 , Matt Verri

2 mins: Roma should be in front after a matter of seconds! Dybala and Abraham almost bundle the ball in. Lloris just about claws it out on the line.

Corner comes to nothing but it’s a shaky start from Spurs.


19:16 , Matt Verri

We are underway for the final time in Tottenham’s pre-season!

19:11 , Matt Verri

Players will be out in just a couple of minutes. Plenty of storylines to look forward to!

Main one for Conte and Tottenham will be another strong performance going into the new season.

18:58 , Alex Young

So, Ivan Perisic and Yves Bissouma are both in, which could well lead to them facing Southampton from the off next week.

Richarlison will be pushing for some more minutes. Spurs target Nicolo Zaniolo also starts for Jose Mourinho’s side.

Roma XI

18:32 , Alex Young

A first start for Dybala.

Tottenham XI

18:30 , Alex Young

Will this be the same team for next week’s Premier League opener against Southampton?

18:14 , Alex Young

Team news to come shortly. Both Harry Kane and Son Heung-min are expected to start.

Conte ready to stay up

17:55 , Alex Young

It was music to Tottenham fans' ears yesterday when Antonio Conte suggested he could remain as manager for "many years".

The Italian has long been coy over his future at Spurs, with this current deal expiring at the end of the season - though with the option of a further year.

Speaking to reporters in Israel ahead of tonight's friendly, Conte said: "As I've said before, our project, our plan is to try to become competitive, more than the past, but you know very well that in football you cannot build something important in one day, one month, one year.”

Read more here.

Score prediction

17:43 , Alex Young

Conte has his squad looking fit and fresh and will give Roma a good test in Israel. Spurs are slightly ahead of their opponents in pre-season - the new Serie A campaign starts a week later than the Premier League - so should be able to keep the Italians at arm’s length.

Spurs to win, 2-0.

 (Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)
(Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

Roma team news

17:32 , Alex Young

Roma handed a debut to new signing Paulo Dybala in the defeat by Ascoli, and Jose Mourinho should give him another run out, likely alongside former Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham.

Tottenham team news

17:23 , Alex Young

Conte has handed debuts to every summer signing, and a few more are expected to be on show in Haifa.

Matt Doherty, who faces plenty of competition at right-back, did not get off the bench against Rangers, so could start in what is expected to be a strong lineup, with Ben Davies back after a knock.

 (Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)
(Tottenham Hotspur FC via Getty Images)

Where to watch

17:14 , Alex Young

TV channel: Tonight’s match will not be televised live on TV in the UK.

Live stream: Subscribers will be able to watch the game online via the club’s official website and their SpursPlay service.


17:05 , Alex Young

Good evening and welcome to the Evening Standard’s LIVE coverage of the pre-season friendly between Tottenham and Roma.

Kick-off at the Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa, Israel, is at 7.15pm BST.

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