It was obvious after the first 5 minutes that this match will be a though battle. Both teams were fully committed to win this game. It was clear that any mistakes on either side would be punished immediately by the opponent.
In the 43rd minute, it was a MCU corner. MCU is specialized in short corners. SFI knew about this and tried to defend against it. But, the ball bounced out after the unsuccessful short corner attempt. Since an SFI defender touched the ball, MCU had a second chance with another short corner. This time, after the ball was bouncing around a couple of times, MCU #10 Yao-Hsing Yu quickly reacted and tapped the ball in the SFI goal. MCU took a one goal lead with only a couple of minutes left before half time.
One minute later (in the 45th minute), MCU #2 Yu-Hao Liu received the ball from a throw-in inside their own box. Alexsandro Silva started pressing the defender right away. Due to what it seemed like a miscommunication, the MCU goalkeeper Yung-Sheng Li was completely outside his goal area. Not knowing who to pass to, Yu-Hao Liu hesitated for a second, which was enough time for Silva to kick the ball away from the defender, directly into the MCU net. With Silva’s goal, the first half ended 1:1.
In the 57th minute, SFI’s Wen-Han Syu sent a perfect cross in front of SFI attacking midfielder Kun-Wei Wang. SFI took the lead when Kun-Wei lifted the ball over the head of the goalkeeper, directly in the MCU net.
Although the fierce battle continued between the two teams with several chances on both sides, there were no more goals in the game. SFI won the match. The final score was SFI 2:1 MCU.
Jeh-Ming Jhang's two goals and assist keeps SFI on top spot
Alexsandro Silva's opening brace leads the way to a 5:0 victory
Kun-Wei Wang's winning goal secures a crucial victory for SFI