SFI wins the first match of the season against Inter Taoyuan
The first half was intense. This was the first match of the season for both teams. No one took any risks, as the teams were critically assessing each other’s strengths and weaknesses..
In the 44th minute, Inter midfielder Hung-Chih Hsu scored the first goal of the match, from winger Song-Yu Gu’s brilliant pass inside the box.
Inter Taoyuan's one goal lead lasted only for 21 seconds. After the kick-off, Alexsandro Silva ran through the Inter midfield with the ball, all the way to the edge of the box. Silva passed the ball to Cheng-Jui Chang who’s powerful shot caught the Inter goalkeeper by surprise.
With Cheng-Jui Chang’s goal, the first half ended 1:1.
Just a minute after the second half started, SFI Gambian attacking midfielder Amadou Jallow sent a perfect pass from the right wing to the danger zone in front of Inter’s goal. Silva’s timing was spot on, as he tapped the ball in the net; thus, handing SFI the 2:1 lead.
In the 59th minute, Inter’s Japanese midfielder, Shinya Okada sent a long cross into the box. After bouncing around, the ball landed in front of the Inter’s Indonesian striker, Edi Rintoko. The Indonesian shot and scored the equalizer.
The score was 2:2, with about 30 minutes left. The stakes were high. Both teams knew that the next goal will most likely determine who will win this match.
Then, in the 79th minute Alberto Vale, SFI’s Brazilian midfielder dribbled his way to the edge of the Inter box. He was fouled before he could go any further.
Joao Sousa, the Brazilian defensive midfielder knew that this free kick could win the match for SFI. Sousa is a specialist in these kinds of free kicks. He was concentrating for a few seconds, then kicked the ball over the wall, curving it to enter Inter’s goal, just slightly inside the near post. With Sousa’s superb free kick, SFI wins the first match of the season 3:2 against Inter Taoyuan.
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