Shanghai Lions Football Club

Lions take first spot in the SIFL

[ SIFL ] Oranje FC 0-6 Shanghai LIONS (24 Nov 2012)


Before the game on Saturday against FC Oranje (dutch team) I gave the players 2 options:

  1. either you play as if you were still in Phuket or
  2. you play for the record 7th consecutive win of the season.

Luckily all lions understood the message and started the game well. Especially the defense looked solid and played with full confidence.

The Oranje tactic was to build a wall and it seemed to work after the Lions score a quick 1-0. However in the very last second of the first half the Lions clinched a second by a good corner from Pablo tipped in by Dani.

Second half it came down to fitness and the Lions were clearly more fit and managed to find the holes in the Orange Wall. One of the highlights of the game was a beautiful bicycle kick from Dani.  What I liked most of that moment wasn’t the goal itself but the reaction of the other players who all came to congratulate Dani with his goal. Of course after that his was substituted immediately as enough was enough ! Martin who came on in 2nd half managed to score a hat-trick as well. That’s 6-0 and with DIB’s draw versus reunited it start to look good !

We played 7 games scored 41 one goals and conceded only 6 / Shooter lost 4 points and DIB already lost 7 points / Our goal difference vs shooter Lions + 35 and Shooters +18. Hope we all know by  know what is at stake a win vs the Shooters in two weeks will give us a major step into the right directions ! First the Azzuri in the Hebeiguchi Cup and after that gooooooooooooooo LIONS !!!

Coach Freek

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