GOALS GALORE AT THE THE SYDNEY FOOTBALL STADIUM
On an evening whereby Tours FC had the believe that they are gonn' be taking all 3pts at the Sydney football Stadium with almost a near full strength team being fielded and the manager @Zoneboy knowing that they are playing a good football after their previous win against @Lucky7 side Nurnberg, hoping to make it a record of 2 wins consecutively since the manager took over but unfortunately the TFC were blown away by a very good Iwobi performance. The Nigerian born winger gave a man of the match performance after an impressive display with an Hat-trick to win the match in the 85th minute for the home side.
Things started off well for the home team,Sydney FC as they scored early in the 9th minute courtesy of Alex Iwobi who managed to slot in a wonderful pass from Jermaine Defoe to give his team the lead. The visitors responded quickly in the 13th minute and just 4 minute after the home side opened the score. The visitors equalised through Jack Wilshare who curls in a perfect shot towards goal. The Both teams had good chances to score again but it was the home team who restored their lead in the 20th minute through Zullo and assisted by that man again Defoe who drifts in an inch-perfect cross towards the penalty area before the midfielder Michael Zullo poked the ball at goal easily with a neatly finish. The home side, Sydney thought they are gonn' be taking the lead to second half of the match but again the lead was brought down to earth again for the visitors fans when the guest, Tours put the ball in the back of the net through Cristian Pavon in the 40th minute to make it 2-2, just minutes before the half time ends.
Right in the second half of the match and with the away side now level before the first half ends @Zoneboy had to motivate his side as his team took to the field for the second half and just few minutes after the second half commenced, the guest took a surprised lead in the 46 minute courtesy of a goal from Daniele Verde who fires a shot at goal as the keeper just couldn't help but watch as the ball sails into the net. The home team after giving away the 2 goal advantage in a couple of minutes kept the pressure on the away side, and eventually their pressure pays off as they were rewarded in the 51st with an equaliser through Alex Iwobi again with a double in the night to gift his team a much deserved equaliser to make it 3-3, soon after the goal the home side found themselves up again with their third lead in the match with a goal from Jackson Martinez and yet another assist from Jermaine Defoe to make it a 4-3 advantage for the host. The match seems to heated up as the guest were not giving up easily with a lot of attacks and counters just to get an equaliser and eventually they were rewarded with a penalty in the 71st when the Netherlands Center Back Jop Van Der Linden slightly makes a late challenge on Pavon on the penalty box, and the referee immediately points to the spot which was later converted easily by Oleksandr Zinchenko who blasts the spot-kick at the back of the net to make it 4-4. The guest seems to be getting away with a point in the match but however, the home team Sydney FC did not stop battling and then they hit what would end up being the winner just 5 minutes before the game draws close. The Nigerian Born Alex Iwobi once again comes to his team rescue by powering a low drive shot into the back of the net to make it 5-4 in the night for the home side and also with his first ever Hat-trick for the club. The manager @Kolumbus had this to say after the match:
''That was one hell of a match and probably one of the toughest game we've played so far since the start of the season, Tours just wouldnt give up, they fought right to the end...But we were very fortunate with that last minute grasp from Alex Iwobi. Now i'm up for a beer, to ease the comedown''.
OTHER MATCH REPORTS
FC Slovacko 2-1 AFC Tubize
Slovacko stops Tubize unbeaten Streak
5 straight wins for Tubize with just one draw in their last six outcomes and it seemed that they would make it 7, particularly in the eyes of the media, fans who knows they are quite good on the road with 3 wins out of their last 3 matches away from home. Before the game, the newly installed manager @Wills Williams was seemingly confident ahead of his sides game against the league leaders and also the favorite for the game. However, his confidence was repaid when his side took the lead on 15 minutes courtesy of a Tomas Zajic goal, linking on to Kang Yoo's assist. Few minutes after the goal the home team shocked the visitors again with another quick goal from Kang Yoo who fires a shot towards goal which the keeper gets a hand to it but unfortunately can't keep it out. The home side failed to keep up this intensity for the rest of the half and allowed Tubize back into the game, however they were unable to score in the first half.
Tubize kept on pushing for a goal just to save their unbeaten records and the pressure pays off when they get themselves back in the game in the early part of the second half, 48 minute through Gun Lee after he ran past Slovackos defense and his quick finish made it 2-1 for the visitors. The second half was a drab affair with a lot of missed chances from the guest but unfortunately they were unable to add to that goal and FC Slovacko ran out the winners to make it their first ever win in 7 league matches played.
ABC 0-0 FC Nurnberg
It was a goalless draw at Frasqueirao as the both teams were unable to convert a single chance created in the match. FC Nurnberg dominated the game for the most part, both in shots and possession, but man of the match Victor Enyeama was the highlight of the game has he denied the guest from scoring with his astounding saves.
Slovan Liberec 4-0 Perth Glory
Slovan Liberec have been very active in the transfer market since the start of the season and now have the benefit of a massive squad to choose from. A convincing display saw them comfortably beat Perth Glory.
AE Larissa 0-5 NK Lokomotiva
A spectacular Quagliarella display helped NK Lokomotiva to their second win in the last 6 matches played. @virus77 had this to say about the strikers performance. '' Quagliarella may be 35 years of age but to me he is an accomplished striker, and also he's the type of player you can trust and I believe this is just the beginning as he has shown a sign of qualities he had in him.
Charlton Athletic 0-5 KSC Lokeren
Lokeren are now the only unbeaten team in the league with their win against Chalton Athletic. KSC Lokeren are one of the strongest in this division right now with 5 draws, 2 draws and without a single loss since the start of the season. They are now challenging for top spot with just 1 point separating the from the 1st position SSC Bari.
AS Nancy Lorraine 0-4 SSC Bari
Bari got the 3 points as they kept possession well and didn't allow the home team to capitalize and made them shoot from long distances. Cheltenham have lost both of their games.
Bolton Wanderers 0-2 Adelaide United
Adelaide United have now won their first ever back to back wins since the start of the season. impressive Boland, Santi Mina score and two assist from Thorgan Hazard gave the away team a much deserved win against Bolton.