Monday, 10 June 2013

Report of the Singapore tournament

Here's a brief write up on Leste' Aquila Champions League 2013 on 8/8/2013 A total of 9 Singapore players representing 4 clubs including Templeuve United (Belgium) came and battled it out for 6 hours for the coveted Leste’ Aquila Champions League 2013 Gold medal.

Powerhouses Erza was making long overdue return were paired with Mr Elias SC, Rizal T, home grown talent Azhar & newbie Fauzi were drawn in Group A. While home favourites Rudy, Michael and Fadhly were in Group B together with Raising Woodlands SC star, Anas and veteran player Ezan a.k.a Zizou.

As expected, Erza & Rizal T. qualified comfortably to the Semi-Finals of the Main draw. In Group B, Rudy topped the group with 10 points but against all odds,, dark horse Fadhly scrap a 1-0 win against Michael in the group game to finish ahead of Anas and Michael who came in 3rd & 4th respectively. Got to be a heartbreaker for Anas as he just missed out on goal difference.

In the Main draw Semi-Finals, Erza went onto 4th gear and crashed Fadhly 3-0 while Rudy managed to win 1-0 against Rizal courtesy of a defensive blunder by the latter.

The final was a tense affair between old rivalries. Erza and Rudy dished out an ala "Classico" game with Erza scoring in the 1st minute of the game from a counter attack. Rudy eventually managed to equalized after his opponent keeper slipped and the ball manage to bundle into the net. The game ended 1-1 in full and extra time thus the dreaded shootout was required. Rudy eventually manage to win the shoot-out 3-0 and was handed prestigious Champions Cup.

Fadhly manage to secure the Bronze after upsetting Rizal T. 3-1 while Anas emerged as the winner of the Plate draw after overcoming a resilient newcomer Fauzi 1-0.

(report by Fauzi Ghani)
Group picture

The presentation of the trophies

Mohammed Rizal Taib vs Erza Aripin & Erza's son