Lion City Cup 2011

June 25, 2011 by staff 

Lion City Cup 2011Lion City Cup 2011, CR FlamengoU15s crushed the U-15 team 3-0 in Singapore City Cup semi-final Lion to demonstrate why they were favorites to win the event.

Cubs no match against the instinct and speed of the Brazilians as they struggled to prevail in the match. After an error in the first half led to the finish line first, the visitors sealed the game with two goals after half time in the final cruise. Despite the outcome, Dejan Gluscevic, U-15 coach of Singapore, I felt I had learned much about their positions from the game.

“Despite losing this game, I’m happy because I have been coaching the limits of my players playing against a team physically and technically better,” said Gluscevic.

The semifinal draw seemed the same since as both teams fought hard for possession. However, both teams could not find the end the most important ball in their attacking end. With clever and difficult number 10s, both Adam and Caio Swandi Singapore Flamengo Rangel led the spectacle of their equipment, issuing attack and magic tissue.

Singapore calm under pressure, but there’s a fine line between calm and casual. The local team’s defense was sometimes too relaxed, giving the ball low cost. Although it managed to recover most of the time, never settled into the game. It was also clear that the Flamengo had a slight technical advantage over local children. However, the Chicago Cubs, wearing blue, it was with the disciplined and relentless defense.

At this point, the game was very close. It felt like a magical moment is taken or a failure to decide the outcome of the game.

The deadlock was broken on 38 minutes abruptly by Jorge Marco (CR Flamengo # 6). After a good job on the right, the boys of Brazil Jorge Marco changed sides and found the left. As dribbled forward seemed to be lack of space, but believes his chances, he launched a shot at the near post. Everyone waited for the goalkeeper to make a routine save, but seemed to have an eye on the ball as the shot palmed into his own net in place, to the surprise of fans in Singapore on the stand. Heirul Suhana (Spain U-15 # 1) must have wanted the earth to swallow him up when he was overcome with anguish.

With Flamengo comfortably in the lead and provide care for another goal in Singapore, the two sides became very cautious in the final minutes of the first half.

The Cubs were reluctant to play long balls because of their disadvantage in height. Therefore, choose to play almost its entire kicks goal short. In the second half, the Brazilian boys took advantage of this pressure from above, much higher, closing the defense of Singapore quickly when they had the ball.

It almost paid off when Leonardo Poubel (CR Flamengo U15 # 7) intercepted a series of short shots Heirul goal. However, the defense was slow to react and the visitors could not take advantage of that error. However, only accumulated more pressure on the shoulders of young U15 Cubs. Singapore Boys struggle to impose the game as Flamengo dictated the game with his delightful pass and dribble.

In the race time, the Brazilians began to walk away. Aaravin (Spain U15 # 5) receives a yellow card for a lunge at the last minute of Caio Rangel (CR Flamengo # 10) and the resulting free kick led to the second goal. When the ball is launched, Muhelmy Suhaimi (Spain U15 # 8) thought he could get to the ball jumped to head the ball away. However, could not get enough power as he headed the ball back to the goal, catching Suhana Heirul off guard.

Two goals in half an hour to play, the game plan for Singapore was crumbling. Credit to the Chicago Cubs, never stop as they continued to battle hard for possession and were always seeking to deny their opponents space and time.

Sasidharan Ehvin summed up the mentality of the team today: “The players we played against today were difficult, but whatever the result, my team will always give 100% until the last minute.”

However, the Cubs offense also on holiday, it seemed impossible a return to Flamengo scored with 10 minutes remaining. As Muhelmy received the ball in the middle of the park, close, allowing Leandro Carvalho (CR Flamengo # 11) to steal the ball to launch a counterattack. View Caio Rangel before him, instinctively played a ball through his team to pound on the back of the net.

Costing the final Flamengo received a blow when the referee produced a second yellow card to dismiss Herson Pinheiro (CR Flamengo # 8) after a late challenge. The decision meant that seemingly lasts Pinheiro is out for Sunday’s final against Singapore U-16.

The Brazilians were clearly pleased with the decision Celso Martins, Flamengo coach said after the game: “I am very upset with the way the match officials carried out the match, which is even worse for the player who was expelled.

“It is unfair especially as it traveled 24 hours all the way here only to lose the final. What happened in the field was particularly unfair because the player was a leader in the field, so being outside the end, especially such a young age, children are devastated. ”

The team manager, Carlos from Brazil, added: “Football was good, but the officials did a really dirty.”

Singapore U15 Lineup
Heirul Suhana (# 1), Ehvin Sasidharan (# 2), Mahathir Azema (# 3), R Aaravin (# 5), Amirul Azmi (# 6), Zulfadhmi Suzliman (# 7), Suhaimi Muhelmy (# 8), Irfan Iezran (# 9), Adam Swandi (# 10), Azhar Ramli (# 11), Taufiq Hossain (# 21)

CR Flamengo U15 Lineup
Thiago Rodrigues (# 1), Ian Evans (# 2), Fernando Lincoln (# 3), Mathu Carvalho (# 4), Jorge Marco (# 6), Leonardo Poubel (# 7), Herson Pinheiro (# 8), Arlindo Net (# 9), Caio Rangel (# 10), Leandro Carvalho (# 11), Pedro Fernandez (# 14)

Man-of-the-Match: Caio Rangel (CR Flamengo U15 # 10)

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