It was a beautiful day on Sunday close to 20 degrees and no pollution. We had three legends taking part in the Shanghai half marathon in the morning before the game and all finished with decent times. Believe or not the same 3 turned up for the game after the half marathon which showed the spirit and commitment to the team ! Well done Max , Bob & Nicolas ! Last but not the least, Fred Fuseau, who just got a knee operation a few days back, was helping out on the side line.
On the pre-game highlights, Matze had the unique chance to play a game with his son Victor who was visiting Shanghai; Big John played his first 80 minutes for a long time & Adil made his debut in the Legends team !
It was a must win game for us and hopefully we could score goals to work on our goal difference. The first 20 minutes we had to warm up & some Halloween liquids were still in some players legs. However we created a few good opportunities… best came from James after a great build up but Super 48 goalie stopped this great effort.
In the second 20 minutes we brought in Bob and Nicolas to have more fire power upfront and it helped as we got a penalty rewarded after a foul on Bob. He didn’t hesitate to step up to take the penalty kick himself knowing that (the other) Fred was on the side line watching… we were all happy to take a 1-0 lead.
In the next 20 minutes we played better and better and started to create more and more opportunities. It was on one of those our President himself got on the score sheet one day short of his 53rd birthday with a cool finish after Super 48 forgot to clear the ball.
In the final 20 minutes we wanted to score more goals and did that with a “aka Azzeddine” step over from our President which set up Matze’s son, Victor, to make it 3-0 for the legends !
We have two games to go and all four title contenders Japan, Emerald and Scotland will still play each other… Looking at our spirit we will never give up to clinch the title !