Our Spring Academy League is now under way with coaches Joe Palumbo, Diego Escandell and Mike Whittall all chuffed to be back watching mightily impressive soccer from all of the teams on display.
Here are the results and standings after the first week’s competitive fixtures:
EPL 2 – 3 pm:
Man City 5 – 5 Tottenham
A game between two heavy weights of the English game showed tremendous firepower as they combined for ten goals in a thrilling tied game.
Chelsea 2 – 3 Liverpool
An open game with teams showing fantastic work rate and skill. The result could have gone either way but Liverpool eventually edged this thrilling end to end game.Bundesliga 3 – 4 pm:
Bayern Munich 3 – 5 Borussia Dortmund
The two giants of German Soccer came head to head on Saturday and the game did not fail to disappoint. Both teams oozed attacking flair with chances coming thick and fast at both ends. Dortmund were however to be the more clinical and came away with the three points.
Wolfsberg 3 – 3 RB Leipzig
Either side could have won this game right up until the final whistle. Players left the field knowing they had given their all in what was a pulsating encounter.La Liga 4 – 5 pm:
Real Madrid 4 – 8 Barcelona
It is called El Classico for a reason. Spectators were treated to 12 goals which started with Barcelona playing at their very best and taking a commanding lead into half time. Real Madrid can be proud of their display in the second half however battling back into the game and should use this momentum in the upcoming fixtures.
Valencia 2 – 5 Sevilla
The game started with a whirlwind opening ten minutes with both teams scoring and looking to take the game away from their opposition. Sevilla however made slight defensive changes which eventually paid off. Credit must go to Valencia who right up until the end tested and probed looking for a route back into the game.
Serie A 5 – 6 pm:
AC Milan 3 – 9 Roma
Roma looked a formidable team in this encounter playing slick soccer and seemed to have the game won at half time. AC Milan however showed tremendous heart and scored two beautiful team goals early in the second half. A true goal fest.
Juventus 1 – 4 Napoli
A crunch tie between two sides who every year expect to challenge for the domestic title in Italy. Juventus, a team who is treasured by certain members of staff, showed moments of brilliance and were unlucky not to score more. Napoli were clinical, both in and out of possession and left very satisfied with a complete performance.We look forward to another competitive, passionate round of games in this Saturday’s upcoming games.
Thank you for your continued support and we’ll see you soon!