Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena celebrates his game-winning penalty kick during the shootout in an International Champions Cup tournament soccer match against Tottenham on Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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Ernesto Valverde expects a bright future for summer signing Artur after the Brazilian midfielder netted a stunning goal on his Barcelona debut.The 21-year-old made an instant impression in Barcelona's opening encounter in the International Champions Cup pre-season tournament Saturday after firing home in a 2-2 draw against Tottenham Hotspur, before the Catalans triumphed 5-3 on penalties.Another new Brazilian signing, Malcom, was introduced by Valverde at halftime and he came close to marking his Barcelona debut with a goal after taking on right-back Serge Aurier and firing a low shot towards the near post which was smartly diverted behind by goalkeeper Michel Vorm.First, the Barcelona defense failed to deal with Ben Davies' left wing cross and after Christian Eriksen saw his shot blocked, Son Heung-min latched onto the rebound to divert a shot into the unguarded net.In the penalty shootout that followed, Anthony Georgious missed for Spurs, with Barcelona converting all five of their spot-kicks.
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