Grilled 3 - 0 Champions
illed tactics involved an interesting 2-5-3 combination. Lineup: Kryus - 福泉 (Fuquan), Madaini - bin Jantan, 长春 (Changchun), Shun An, Djekshenkulov, 尊文 (Zunwen) - bin Mohd Kassim, 勇航 (Yonghang), Ying Lee.
Champions decided to use a 3-5-2 set up. The following players had been chosen: Ortega - Galambas, bin Muhammad Fahmi, Larose - Budai, 世昉 (Shifang), Ah De, Yong Teck, Pouderoux - 豪翔 (Haoxiang), Kian Lai.
Grilled used their ability to concentrate their attacks in the middle of the pitch, rather than on the wings. Benoît Pouderoux
did not have a good day today, often losing his footing on the muddy pitch. Many thought Seytek Djekshenkulov
ought to have been awarded a penalty 6 minutes into the game, as he went down trying to dribble around Edmundo Ortega
after a determined run through the middle. The cannonball from 35 metres by Dávid Budai
of Champions was an impressive sight, but didn't make it into the net. Grilled fans held their breath as Woon Shun An
scampered down the left side. He successfully avoided all challenges and cracked home the shot for 1 - 0! 1 - 0 was the score after the first half. Grilled had most of the ball, with 56 percent of possession.
Central attacks were the recipe of the day for Grilled, as they moved the ball from the wings to the middle with startling regularity. Mohd Safri bin Mohd Kassim
should probably have put his team up another goal after 47 minutes, but some great goalkeeping by Edmundo Ortega
kept the visitors in the game. Grilled's 田 (Tian) 勇航 (Yonghang)
saw his fine effort strike the top of the bar following some good work up the middle by his teammates after 58 minutes. Chow Ying Lee
's speed is always a threat when he gets a little room to move, and 60 minutes into the match was no different as he broke free of his man to send a delightful through ball to 田 (Tian) 勇航 (Yonghang)
who knocked it in for Grilled. 2 - 0! Grilled players heard their coach's words ringing in their ears and steered their wing attacks to the middle instead. Grilled solidified their lead at the 63 minute mark, as Chow Ying Lee
dribbled the ball through the opposing central defence and scored to make it 3 - 0. Confident in their lead, Grilled's players relaxed and focused more on defending the lead than increasing it. The coach of Grilled was happy with the game so far, but still wanted to change the line up. After 70 minutes, Shiya Shaahee
came on for Abdul bin Jantan
. Qassem Madaini
wanted to play on, but the Grilled coach had other ideas, and he was replaced 85 minutes into the game by Rashid bin Ahmad
. 田 (Tian) 勇航 (Yonghang)
was the new captain of Grilled - handed the armband by the departing player. Possession in the forty-five minutes was dominated by Grilled, with 56 percent of the ball. 田 (Tian) 勇航 (Yonghang)
performed admirably for Grilled. Edmund Kryus
on the other hand, had a terrible day. The most dominating Champions player was without a doubt Dávid Budai
. However, 甘 (Gan) 豪翔 (Haoxiang)
made a disastrous appearance. The match ends 3 - 0.