In week 4, the Saturday Academy League entered the second half of its season. Coaches and spectators were treated to another feast of skill, goals and excitement while players hopefully left with an immense feeling of pride in their performance. Here are the results and standings after the fourth week of competitive fixtures.
EPL 2 – 3 pm
Chelsea 3 – 4 Liverpool
Liverpool maintained their impressive recent form with a close fought victory over Chelsea. At times both teams overwhelmed the opposition defence but it was Liverpool who were the more clinical.
Tottenham 2 – 2 Man City
A game which had it all. Fantastic finishing, missed penalties, skilful dribbling and resolute defending. Neither team deserved to lose this enthralling encounter.
Bundesliga 3 – 4 pm
Bayern Munich / Wolfsberg 3 – 3 Dortmund / RB Liepzig
Due to some last-minute illnesses and a mystery bug teams in the Bundesliga combined to play an epic 8 v 8 scrimmage on the big field down at JPSC. Both teams took Coach Joe Palumbo’s early tactics on board and executed them to near perfection. Each team led at some point during the game but unfortunately couldn’t hang on to take home all three points.
La Liga 4 – 5 pm
Real Madrid 1 – 4 Barcelona
In the second El Classico of the season Barcelona were triumphant and ran away 4 – 1 winners. Barcelona have now scored 16 goals in their last three games are a formidable force in front of goal. Real Madrid showed glimpses of their best soccer, keeping possession and controlling the tempo but couldn’t find a way best a resolute Barca defence.
Sevilla 7 – 5 Valencia
This could be one of the games of the Saturday Academy League with attackers in sublime form collectively scoring 12 goals. Both teams passed the ball with finesse and created chance after chance with complementary movement.
Serie A 5 – 6 pm
Roma 3 – 3 Napoli
Each side has been in impressive form throughout the season and so it may not be a surprise they couldn’t be separated at the final whistle. Marta Behan caught the eye with two very special solo goals but every player on the field should be proud of their contribution to this enthralling fixture.
Juventus 3 – 6 AC Milan
AC Milan showed from the first minute they meant business taking an early lead through a superb long distant effort. They were to continue their impressive play and by the half time whistle had opened up commanding lead by half time. Juventus rallied in the second half and nearly found a way back in to the game before the extra effort took its toll and Milan were able to secure all three points.
Below are the updated standings! We are looking forward to the continuance of this magic THIS WEEKEND, June 2nd!!!