Wednesday night’s games included Wolves (Kevin Connolly) against Hibernian (Graham Mcintyre) and Hamilton (Jack Beasley) versus The New Saints (Chappers FIFA)
The first game was Wolves against Hibs.
This game ended in a 1-1 draw as both players looked to gain a vital win in a very tight league table. Both players had their fair share of possession and both were guilty of wasting a number of key opportunities. It was a game dominated by super goalkeeping performances.
The keepers really stood up to chances and their defences did not make things easy for them. Both goals came early on in the game and after the flurry of goals the game seemed to lose its fast-paced tempo and turned into a game of attrition and possession-based play. In the end the result was a fair reflection of the player’s efforts and dominance.
The second leg pitted England (Kevin) against France (Graham)
France took the W here with a great 2-0 win in what was a masterclass by the French players up front, as per usual in this tournament. The likes of Antoine Griezmann and Dimitri Payet were nothing short of world-class in this game; the likes of Luke Shaw and Nathaniel Clyne had a torrid time.
One of the players of the tournament, Griezmann, scored the French brace as he out smarted the English defence and was clinical with the few chances he created. The French midfield provided the platform to attack and the English players had no answers. The English did have chances but none were clear cut. A deserved French win.
The final leg was an all Real Madrid affair
This one went in favour of Graham as managed to sneak a goal late on to give him a 2-1 win. The score stayed at 1-1 for the majority of the game and it was a match dominated by the defence as neither attacks, which included the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, could gain any momentum or go forward ball down the flanks or the middle.
The midfielders on both sides had quiet games as the match seemed to pass them by. Graham will have been delighted with the sneaky win as it helps him progress in the Celtic E-Sports League.
The second game of the night was Hamilton against TNS (The New Saints)
A thoroughly exciting affair as Hamilton won 3-2. They took a commanding 3-1 lead at one stage and seemed to take their foot off the peddle in the latter stages of the game. TNS showed a great team ethic as they managed to claw the game back to a near draw but Hamilton’s quality shone through in the end.
A mighty relief for the Scottish club in the end as they managed to continue their winning streak and avoid a major blip.
The second leg was an all France affair
This game was a near exact copy of the first leg, as the game was won 4-1 by Jack. He used the blistering pace of wingers such as Ousmane Dembele in his favour punishing the French loose defending.
The five goals all came in a 25-minute period just after half-time. Even though the players were the exact same on paper, it appeared that Jack’s French team were a step ahead of their opposition and were much more clinical in the big moments.
The last leg was an El Classico between Barca (Jack) and Real Madrid (Chappers)
In a frankly extraordinary final 18 minutes, there was a goal in the 72nd minute and two more in the 90th minute. Barcelona were very lucky to come out as victors as they dodged a number of bullets throughout the game and Madrid will feel hard done by with the result.
The game seemed to be fizzling out to a draw but it was set alight by a Neymar goal. After this the defences seemed non-existent and both attacks enjoyed plenty of the ball.
It was a suitable ending to an enthralling contest.
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