Shanghai Lions Football Club

It was another good weekend for the Lions !



On Sat., the weather was amazing with 24 degrees and no wind. We were up against our old rivals ReUnited in the semi final of the Hebiguchi Cup. Without Azzedinne, we knew we had to step up as a win would also give us a boost for the remaining 4 league games. The lions were ready for business straight from the kick off. We try to get the possession in hands and dominate the midfield. It was a cross in from captain Benji which took a slight deflection that give us the 1-0 lead. In the 2nd half, the game was more open as due to the hot weather players started to get tired and it gave the Lions plenty of counter attacking opportunities. It was the ReUnited winger who tried to cross the ball in from the left but to his horror saw his ball going back to the middle line where Danni picked it up and went straight to the goal. In a split second, he saw the Reunited goalie a bit far from his goal line and lobbed the ball perfectly over him to make it 2-0 for the Lions. After this, we dominated the game but failed to score on countless occasions and as it goes in football if you don’t score the other team will and ReUnited pulled one goal back with 5 minutes to go. The tried to push for the equalizer but in the end the Lions defense held strong. The beers tasted good after the final whistle and we are set up for a classic Shooters vs Lions battle in the final of the cup mid May !


Our next game will be against the Krauts this Saturday and we need to win to stay in the title race of the SIFL !


On Sunday the weather changed as it was cold (8 degrees) and foggy. We were up against the Galacticos in the SPL. Our opponent had not won a game this season and we knew that if we stayed focused we could work on our goal tally. Nicolas opened the score after 10 minutes and soon Dave with a light hamstring injury got his two goals enough for him to take rest and let our young Lion Giacomo (15) make his debut. Arnault was too fast for the Galacticos defenders and netted two goals to make it 5-0 at half time. In the second half it was time for the President to try and get on the score sheet and he did it a few seconds after kick off with his second touch of the ball after great assist from Teves. Soon teves got hims self on the score sheet to make his first Lions goal and snatch another deflected ball. The president finished a poor goal kick and was looking for a hat- trick…..! Arnault scored one on a fast break and with another break the President got his hat-trick to end a great day for the Lions Tomas got his goal as well. It ended 12-0 good result for the Lions and a club record win. Its worthwhile to mention that Simon came close to scoring on three occasions but………he only killed a few birds !


Next will be a BIG game for the Lions in the SPL as we will play against Gremio with 8 games to go this season !


Let’s all go to the training and prepare for the decisive part of the season !


Cheers Freek

Reunited game on Sat. March 5th 2016 pics:

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Galacticos game pics:

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