Shanghai Lions Football Club

Lions back to winning again !


After our first defeat in 50 games we knew that we had to go back to winning again. We had a few players arriving late for various reason but a puncture of Fabi’s motor bike 5 km away from the field left him and Francois stranded for a while. Luckily they just made it a few minutes before kick off ! The game plan was to start strong and finish strong mainly because we are not back to full fitness yet and 90 minutes can be a long time to play if you are not fit enough ! The spirit was good and we were up against the Azzurri who had a complete new team. The lions took the possession and played strong in the first 15 minutes. It resulted in a great goal from our upcoming right back Aga who surprised the Azzurri defense and tipped a long pass from Azz into the net. This opening goal tasted for more and it was good old Tomas who scored our second after a good dummie from Felix from another Azz pass. It looked like we would go into half time with a 2-0 lead but with 20 seconds to go the Azzurri tall and strong striker wrestled himself away from Jack and Fabi and scored 2-1. As we played well we decided to be patience and tried to score the 3-1 on the break but we were not clinical enough upfront. The Azzurri played better in the second half and it kept the game interesting but our defense was solid and didn’t give away much opportunities. So we kept strong and with 5 minutes to go Azz sealed our faith after he went one on one with Azzurri’s keeper, Alex.

It was a solid 3-1 win and after the game besides the beers we had our two new Dave’s on the table for a British song and Thomas for a French song to make the great day complete !

On Sunday the SPL game vs. Galacticos got postponed as our opponent didn’t have enough players !

We expect all Lions to come to the training this Tuesday and work on our fitness ! (Please register here)

Cheers Freek

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