Lions beat Japan 3-0 to stay in title race of SIFL !
It was a beautiful day last Saturday ! A rare blue sky with 17 degrees all in all a great day for football in Shanghai. We had to play Japan who had tied against us in the previous encounter and also gave trouble to other title contenders ! So we knew we had to take the game serious and that’s what we did. Japan opted for a 9 player defense and hoped for one or two counters to score. However the Lions took possession during the first half and looked dangerous in the built up. Danni was brought down by the goal keeper and Azzeddine stepped up to give the Lions the lead. The Lions kept pressing and soon after Azzeddine blasted the ball behind the Japanes goalie with a low strike. Knowing the goal difference is important at this stage of the competition the Lions scored a third by a good run and finish of Danni ! It was three nil at half time and maybe that was the problem for the second half as the game was basically over. Our objective was to keep the clean sheet and Radouane our goalie had to make a few great saves to make that reality !
We are level on points with the Shooters but have one game in hand and 4 games to go we will take it game by game and stay focused as we like to end the season in the swimming pool !
This coming Saturday we will play Reunited for the semi cup final ! Let’s stay focused and train hard so that we peak in the last games of the season !