Spurs mark new era with a celebration of the club’s history

Tottenham Hotspur Jurgen Klinsmann in action during the legends test event match at Tottenham Hotspu

Tottenham Hotspur Jurgen Klinsmann in action during the legends test event match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (Pic: Steven Paston/PA) - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

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Tottenham Hotspur Paul Gascoigne in action during the legends test event match at Tottenham Hotspur

Tottenham Hotspur Paul Gascoigne in action during the legends test event match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (Pic: Steven Paston/PA) - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

Spurs Legends fall short in a nine goal thriller as the club marks the opening of the club’s new stadium and celebrates it’s history.

Inter Forever sealed a 5-4 victory in the match but the result was overshadowed by the star-studded line-up including the likes of Jurgen Klinsmann, Paul Gascoigne, David Ginola and Robbie Keane.

Spurs had the likes of Keane, Klinsmann, Rafael Van der Vaart, David Howells Darren Anderton amongst the starting line-up.

Paul Gascoigne, Dimitar Berbatov and David Ginola started on the bench in the second test event at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Tottenham Hotspur Robbie Keane celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the lege

Tottenham Hotspur Robbie Keane celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the legends test event match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (Pic: Steven Paston/PA) - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images


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While, Inter Forever’s starting line-up included Javier Zanetti, Juan Sebastian Veron, Laurent Blanc and David Suazo to name a few.

The hosts took the lead in the seventh minute as Teemu Tainio poked home a Darren Anderton cross inside the box.

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Only five minutes later Inter Forever levelled the score as David Suazo fired into the bottom right corner from point blank range.

A huge roar went round the ground in the 16th minute when the 11th all-time goal scorer Robbie Keane back tracked onto a long ball over the top and lobbed goalkeeper Julio Cesar to restore Spurs’ lead.

Tottenham Hotspur Robbie Keane celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the lege

Tottenham Hotspur Robbie Keane celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the legends test event match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (Pic: Steven Paston/PA) - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

In the 30th minute Suazo grabbed his second goal of the game to make it 2-2 as the 39-year-old striker nodded home a Benito Carbone cross.

Less than a minute later Spurs went back in front as Allan Nielsen slotted home from inside the box after Robbie Keane over-head kicked the ball to his fellow attacker.

Inter once again levelled the score this time through Juan Sebastian Veron as he poked home the rebound from a Carbone free-kick to make it 3-3 in the 37th minute.

They went into the break with the score line at 3-3 before both side’s rang in the changes at half-time.

Two big roars came when Paul Gascoigne and David Ginola were both brought onto the pitch.

Internazionale took the lead for the first time in the match when Nicola Ventola fired into the bottom corner of the net after being played in by Karagounis in the 61st minute.

Seven minutes later Stephen Carr delivered a beautiful cross that found Dimitar Berbatov at the back post.

The former Bulgarian International latched onto the cross with a stunning header that went past Luca Castellazzi to make it 4-4.

The Spurs faithful erupted once again as Gascoigne made way for Temmu Tainio to return to the pitch.

A minute before time Inter attacker Houssine Kharja fired his side into the lead as he drilled a shot past Neil Sullivan after the shot-stopper pulled off a wonder save moments before.

Spurs Legends: Thorstvedt (Sullivan 45), Carr, Taino (Stalteri 45), Howells, Bassong, Anderton (Ginola 58), Keane (Berbatov 41), Van der Vaart (Gascoigne 55), Nielsen (Freund 36, Hazard 60), Klinsmann (Nayim 45, Falco 74), Chimbonda (Perry 45).

Inter Forever: Cesar (Castellazzi 45), Zanetti, Berti (Dabo 8), Carbone, Veron, Galante, Karagounis (Kharkja 21), Silvestre, Suazo (Ventola 45), Ferrari (Bianchi 38, Klinsmann 69), Blanc.

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