Discussion in 'Thread Archive' started by Michael Woodward, Jun 15, 2013.
Shakhtar Donetsk 3 - 5 Tottenham Hotspur
Benteke - MOTM (9.7)
2' Benteke Robben
5' Benteke Giovinco
29' Inan Holtby
39' Giovinco (pk)
56' Benteke Giovinco
This was a game where the defenses didn't really show up at all. Benteke started Spurs off with 2 quick goals inside the first 5 minutes. Shakhtar answered back in the 28' when Mkhitaryan got past Kaboul and slotted it past Lloris. Spurs replied almost instantly with Inan finishing a Holtby pass to go back ahead by 2. Traore held off Kaboul long enough to finish past Lloris, pulling Shakhtar to within a goal. Then controversy struck in the 39' when Robben dribbled the ball in the box. Alaba seems to nudge the Dutch winger slightly, and the referee awarded a penalty kick. The Shakhtar fans were not pleased with the call, prompting the official to be escorted by heavily armed police after the match. Giovinco converted the spot kick, restoring Spurs 2-goal lead.
The 2nd half was much less offensive for both sides. Rakitskiy powered a free kick in to bring Shakhtar within a goal once again, but Benteke seemed to deliver the death blow with another header from a Giovinco corner.
Great game, Michael Woodward!
Damn, lots of goals in that match! Good stuff boys.
Amazing presentation electrickeeper. That was really cool to watch.
Two more things.
1) That PK was horse shit. Alaba never touched him.
2) Savvy move by the Sp*rs media department by not broadcasting which way Gio went on the PK....My goalkeeper coaches were drooling in anticipation to try to get an edge .
I've had 3 PK's thus far this season, haven't shown a direction yet. (all 3 have been different )
Tottenham Hotspur 4 - 2 Juventus
Robben MOTM (8.9)
2' Robben Torres
19' Giovinco (pk)
84' Okore Giovinco
90' Tevez Robben
Arjen Robben got Tottenham started off on the left right foot with an early goal that sent the White Hart Lane crowd into raptures. Sebastian Giovinco was then hauled down int he box from behind by Leonardo Bonucci, leaving no doubt in the referee's mind whether to call the penalty or not. Giovinco converted the penalty to put the hosts up 2-0. Even though Spurs peppered Buffon's goal for the rest of the half, the score remained 2-0 at halftime. The second half saw Juventus play with more purpose going forward, and it paid off when Fernando Llorente finished his own rebound, to pull the Old Lady within a goal. Spurs were struggling to regain their rhythm, and it cost them again in the 77' when Llorente netted the equalizer. Jores Okore, making his debut for Spurs this season, was the man that would play hero today, flying across the box on a Giovinco corner in the 84' to put his side ahead for good. Carlos Tevez added a late goal when Juventus' defense was caught trying to find the equalizer.
Helluva game, Andre, looking forward to our next match! ConiglioSG
Arsenal 2 - 1 Espanyol
28' Balotelli Jovetic
70' Stuani (penalty)
2 Goals 1
9 Shots 6
4 Shots on Target 2
51% Possession 49%
19 Tackles 22
1 Fouls 0
1 Corners 2
Arsenal secured all 3 points at the Emirates, beating Spanish outfit, Espanyol 2 goals to 1. A free flowing game with hardly any fouls, both sides looked to keep the ball on the carpet and play futbol. Arsenal enjoyed an early possession advantage and looked to use width to find holes in the Spanish defense. Jovetic for Arsenal enjoyed a free role, and caused Espanyol some problems in front of the back four. After 28 minutes, Jovetic found Balotelli who took one touch and blasted a laser into the upper 90 from about 25 yards out to put Arsenal on the board 1-nil. Arsenal went up two-nil, after Jovetic hit a scorcher with the outside of his right foot. The ball bent around the goalkeeper, but slapped the post. Santi Cazorla was first to the rebound and flicked it past the keeper for the goal. Espanyol never gave up and hit some good long range shots on Szczezny. Controversy struck in the 70th when Espanyol was rewarded a penalty on a 50/50 ball with the keeper. Stuani finished the PK and Espanyol was back in the match. Arsenal, however, were able to hold on to the victory. The will Gunners travel to Spain for the return leg against Espanyol. GG F l Wence2 l S
Thanks for the game. Sorry, but at some point it was just auto pilot from side . Did my best to keep up with ya i just couldn't handle the game in that state. Was surprised to score 2 goals hahah. Didn't see your message on Xbox, sorry about that.
Juventus 1 - 0 Arsenal (week 3)
F. Llorente L. Baines
MoM L. Baines
Game was good. Played well the first half, but I was out of energy by the second half i just didn't know what i was doing . Heskey had a couple of chances in the second half but his aim was off and if not Buffon was there to do what hes is paid to do. I think we both had 6 shots and the possession of the game was even.
Cant say anything else, doing my best to complete my games. 38.7 fever
eheskey11 Always a pleasure playing him. Good sim player!
eheskey11 is Liverpool, not Arsenal
Just a heads up that i'm Liverpool, not Arsenal.
The 2 headers were his 6'3" 89 strength striker over my 6'8" 94 strength striker too
The first one Benteke was in front of Traore, I don't care if that's Lennon or Giovinco, he's not winning that header, his STR rating is irrelevant (if you're going to mention him defending, his 17 marking should be noted). The second Traore was drifting backward into a stationary Benteke. Again, I don't care what his rating is, winning headers is more about positioning and momentum, IMO.
If ratings were the only thing that mattered, I would never score with a 74 striker in this league.
With headers, I don't think marking matters. It's not like your guy is making a run and my guy isn't realizing it. There is a ball in the air and one or the other has to jump and win it. Regardless, I was saying it was frustrating that he let it happen, not that it never would. As it is frustrating that the PK was called for not much.....It happens though. However, I will say that the guy on the near post would never just stand there and wait for Benteke to dive in and finish it off like he did haha Maybe Benteke would still beat him to it but he would definitely be scrambling, not just watching it a foot from him.
Arsenal 1 - 1 Espanyol
M'Vila (Walcott 77')
Herrera (Forlin 77)
Simao (Wakaso 77)
67' Sergio Garcia
1 Goals 119 Shots 110 Shots on Target 151% Possession 49%14 Tackles 203 Fouls 01 06 Corners 0
Espanyol steal 2 points at home in one of the more disappointing draws in The Arsenal manager's career. With a 19 shots to 1 advantage, this was a game dominated by Arsenal, however a blinder by Espanyol keeper, the post, and terrible finishing by Mario Balotelli saw the Spanish side escape with a draw. The first half saw Espanyol work to keep possession, but they struggled to win the ball back when the Gunners got ahold of it. Balotelli hit the post once in each half, but could not find the back of the net. Arsenal were made to pay for their wasted chances in the 67th, when Sergio Garcia scored on Espanyol's only shot of the match. Devasted, Arsenal fought back to tie it in the 77th, but could not score the winner. Tough one for the Gunners, and they will look to bounce back against the Reds of Liverpool at home.
The crossing/heading mechanic is broken IMO. It is far too easy to score that way (especially on manual), and there doesnt seem to be much rhyme or reason to it. Personally, I prefer to play a futbol and keep the ball on the carpet. I'd probably score alot more on manual with the pump and dump method, but I just can't bring myself to play that way--way too random/glitchy IMO.
lol, thank you for showing us mercy.
Just a personal preference. Your Stoke-City style is serving you well, carry on!
2-1-0. You're right, it does.
Fixed your post
You fixed it to not make sense. Thanks.
Awww, Over your head? Typical Sp*rs fan!
Chill the fuck out. Good gosh
Liverpool 1 - 2 Dortmund
Suarez (48') Coutinho
Lewo (18') Gotze
Gündogan (90') Gotze
Late winner seals a need win for Borussia Dortmund. Early on, Dortmund began to show their presence in the box, throwing Lewo and Matic forward. The squad had a chance but Cesc short footed the cross and Lewo became in effective in the air. In the 13th, a quick turnover and counter allowed Mario Gotze space to try a hard shot. The young midfielder struck it wide left. The first goal came when a give and go play. Lewo laid off a pass to Gotze and made a diagonal run. Gotze place a perfect lofted ball to the box, where Lewo one timed a low hard finish. Liverpool equalized when Coutinho made a nifty move in traffic and found himself in a position where Suarez could run onto a pass, and placed a hard shot past Weidenfeller. Not a great way to open the second half. Weidenfeller made up for his goal allowed on a Suarez free kick, making a diving catch on a hard bending shot. The final goal came when Błaszczykowski dribbled all the way to the goal mouth, he attempted to squirt it under Pepe Reina but the keeper saved the shot and the ball deflected to the middle of the box. Gündogan made a box to box run and ran onto the bouncing ball and made himself tonight's hero with a scissor kick finish. GG eheskey11
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