A VERY THRILLING MATCH BETWEEN CHARLTON AND TUBIZE AS BOTH TEAMS MAINTAINED THERE UNBEATEN STARTS TO THE SCORUM SM LEAGUE WITH A DRAW AT STADE LEBURTON.
The both teams have now extended their unbeaten run to 6 games courtesy of a goal draw on Thursday Turn 6 match. On an evening whereby the both clubs had the confidence and are fully motivated coming to game with the belief of taking all 3 points at the Stade Leburton, without sharing the spoils. The host Tubize are the slight favorite coming to the game with five straight consecutive wins without a draw or loss and also the fans tends to get behind them whenever they are playing any matches on their turf, scoring ten goals in their last two matches played at home. But unfortunately they were matched by the guest Charlton Athletic who has also been undefeated in their last 5 outings, with a perfect away record of two wins in their last two away matches as a guest, Scoring a total of 8 goals in the process.
AFC Tubizes quality almost shone through in the Sixth minutes when the Nigerian forward Simon Zenke received a brilliant pass from Sakho at the edge of the box but unfortunately he was denied a goal from inside the box when Gianluigi Buffon shows strong hands as he makes the save. Buffon was called into action again in the 11th minute when their Most Expensive player Ivan Rakitic tried his luck from even further out, and his dipping strike needed to be tipped away by the wonderful goalkeeper Buffon who shows a good attempt to equal it. After so much pressure from the home side Tubize it was the guest that open the deadlock in the 25th minute through the young 19year old lad Justin Kluievert. Kluivert was in the right place at the right time when Saidu Berahino gets to the byline and dinks a high ball towards the penalty spot, Kluivert quickly smash the ball at goal and the ball hits the back of the net before the keeper could even move.
As the second half commenced, the home side Tubize where looking more dangerous with the attacks and more improved side especially with the extra boost from their fans who are really satisfied so far with the performance of the players. The home team later got on the score sheet immediately in the 47th minute when Sawaneh Ibou poked one home to gift them a much deserved equaliser.
AFC Tubize continued to press with a lot of possesion in 2nd half, going all out in attack again just to grab their second goal, However in the 56th minute the home team saw a very good chance begging when Ahmed Musa was very clear on goal with only Buffon to beat, Ahmed Musa drives in a low shot but the keeper gets down low quickly to deflect the ball away from goal. Despite a number of attempts from the host, it just wasn't gonna be their day as the guest managed to hold on in an hard fought display. Having shared the points, the home side Tubize remains at the top of the log with 16points and just a point difference from the second position ASC Bari with 15 points following their win at home against Slovan Liberec. Charlton Athletic on the other hand, have dropped to the third position on the table log with 14 points, after the stalemate.
Charlton Athletic manager @Usman Azeez had this to say after the match, He said: '' I'm very pleased with this result and also with the performance of my players. We knew its going to be a tough match being that the home team Tubize are also unbeaten in the league coupled with the fact that they are strong at home,with 2 wins out of their two previous home matches but we managed to match them and the players doesn't hid the instructions given to them by committing unnecessary fouls because that can seriously lead to our own loss. It was a good game for us. My Goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon showed a great performance, He really saved our ass today.
OTHER MATCH REPORTS:
Sydney FC 1-0 Bolton Wanderers
Another game, Another Jermaine Defoe goal to gift his team a much needed win as they fight to move up on the table log. The sky blues have now won their first back to back wins since the start of the new season. The English striker Defoe, continued where he left off last week on match day 5 after scoring Four(4) goals making him the first ever player to do so for the club...And He has once again managed to secure a win for his club after netting in the 42nd minute. The home team could have made it 2-0 on a few occasions but struggled to finish the chances they created.
NK Lokomotiva 0-0 ABC
The guest, ABC will surely be scratching their heads here on how not they are unable to convert a total of 7 shot on target as they fizzles out into a goalless draw. ABC had the lions share of the possession by dominating the game from the first half to the end of the game but unfortunately they were denied a countless of times by the Brazilian Goalkeeper Diego Alves who had an amazing performance and was later voted man of the match.
Adelaide United 3-1 FC Slovacko
@Austino gets off the mark as Adelaide manager after their back to back failed result, the club have now managed to secure their first ever win since the start of the Scorum SM League but wait...it was against Newly managed club FC Slovacko who are also yet to win a single game since the start of the League, and they are at the bottom of league with 20 goals conceded in their last six outings. Slovacko new manager @Wilkls had this to say after the game. ''I'm so glad we didnt take the hammering I was dreading. I'm still getting to know my new players as I've just signed with them just yesterday. We did very well, an matched Adelaide United for shots on target...but other than that they dominated us, an fully deserved the victory!. But for now I will believe in my players and hopefully look to the transfer market to try and fix some major issues at the club.
ASC Lokeren 3-0 AS Nancy Lorraine
Lokeren knocked off Nancy with consummate ease, with a double from Overmeire and a late Beauveu goal gave them 3 points as they continue their 100% record unbeaten run since the start of the Scorum SM league.
SSC Bari 2-1 Slovan Liberec
Slovan Liberec drew the first blood in the 25th minutes through Alexander Pato and the away fans were ecstatic at there lead, but as pressure grew and grew on Nancy from the Home side, the host finally scored on 32nd minutes to level things. The visitors were ready to take a point but it wasn't meant to be as E Benitez scored on the 71st minute to steal the 3 points.
Tours 1-0 FC Nurnberg
After claiming their first league win in their previous match against .... FC Nurnberg does look and believed that the players are starting to adjust to the league and tactics of their boss @Lucky7 but unfortunately they fell short to a 1-0 defeat against a side who are also on winning streak in their last two matches since their new boss @Zoneboy took over.