Lions open their season at la Creperie and beat Japan 5-0 !
We had a nice first Lions dinner at our new sponsor La Creperie, at their great location in Jing’an. Thomas the manager made sure that we enjoyed the set menu and the restaurant looked promising and great. We love sponsors who show interest in football and especially in the Lions. La Creperie is a young hard working group of passionate people and they try to make a footprint in the competitive Shanghai Restaurant market. Lets support each other and hopefully we can be more successful in the years ahead of us !
The food had a positive impacts on some of the Lions, as we had a very early game vs the Japanese the next day at 9 AM at SCSC WGQ. Usually, that would cause some trouble for the Lions but not this time. Our motivation was high so early in the season and our game plan was a solid win without conceding. Ahmet was our surprise factor scoring two goals and Azz, Romain and Patrick took one each to make 5 ! The Japanese came very close to scoring as they got a penalty awarded after a unjustified foul by Charles in the box, what a big mistake from the refereee…but Dim our goalie was motivated to stop the ball and so he did ! 5-0 final score !
Lions keep training especially during the October break as soon we will get the Shooters on our plate !