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MSA CUP 2015 Match #4 July 11th View Full Story

Winnipeg Juventus and the Winnipeg Lions met for an MSA Cup Semi-Final rather than in a Championship Final for what is believed to be the very first time.  In the past 5 years each team has won a Cup Championship match against the other.  So this game represented the rubber match between these two teams and began with Juventus creating and squandering a few quality scoring chances.  As usual the Lions played solid ball, but it was Juventus that eventually proved they can now play successfully in the air by scoring off a tic-tac-toe play from Prince Amara feeding a cut-back pass to Elom Akpalo who bent a one-time cross to Norvin Campos for a header highlight goal that gave the Lions Keeper no chance. 

 

In the first half the Lions rallied and got a few great scoring chances which were initially stopped by the Juventus Keeper Josue Dubon and any second balls quickly cleared by the Juve defenders.  The half ended 1-0 and the Lions returned to their dressing room to get refocused for the second half restart.  But within the early minutes of the second half it was Juve that once again took control of the match.  The Lions appeared a bit emotionally flat and Juve managed to catch them and get a second goal to extend their lead 2-0.

 

At the 62′ mark the game was stopped due to lightning in the area and it was about an hour delay until the game resumed.  This lengthy break in time seemed to be exactly what the Lions needed and likewise exactly the opposite for Juventus because after the restart the play was controlled completely by the Lions.  The Lions made attack after attack while Juventus was caught out and just bunkered in to a defensive mode to fend off the onslaught of the sheer numbers pushed forward by the Lions in the attack.  The Juve coach tried to settle down the team but to no avail as late in the half with about 6 minutes left to play, the Lions scored off a routine cross from the Flank.

 

Immediately after the Lions scored they took exception to the Referee holding the ball in what they interpreted as an act preventing them a quicker restart of continued play.  Nonetheless the Lions continued to press and control play through to the end of the game.  The Lions were unlucky in missing a few more quality chances that would’ve sent the game into overtime.  Juventus ends up with the 2-1 victory and wins the rubber match statistic in the Cup between these two teams.

MSA CUP 2015 Match #4 July 11th

Winnipeg Juventus and the Winnipeg Lions met for an MSA Cup Semi-Final rather than in a Championship Final for what is believed to be the very first time.  In the past 5 years each team has won a Cup Championship match against the other.  So this game represented the rubber match between these two teams and began with Juventus creating and squandering a few quality scoring chances.  As usual the Lions played solid ball, but it was Juventus that eventually proved they can now play successfully in the air by scoring off a tic-tac-toe play from Prince Amara feeding a cut-back pass to Elom Akpalo who bent a one-time cross to Norvin Campos for a header highlight goal that gave the Lions Keeper no chance. 

 

In the first half the Lions rallied and got a few great scoring chances which were initially stopped by the Juventus Keeper Josue Dubon and any second balls quickly cleared by the Juve defenders.  The half ended 1-0 and the Lions returned to their dressing room to get refocused for the second half restart.  But within the early minutes of the second half it was Juve that once again took control of the match.  The Lions appeared a bit emotionally flat and Juve managed to catch them and get a second goal to extend their lead 2-0.

 

At the 62′ mark the game was stopped due to lightning in the area and it was about an hour delay until the game resumed.  This lengthy break in time seemed to be exactly what the Lions needed and likewise exactly the opposite for Juventus because after the restart the play was controlled completely by the Lions.  The Lions made attack after attack while Juventus was caught out and just bunkered in to a defensive mode to fend off the onslaught of the sheer numbers pushed forward by the Lions in the attack.  The Juve coach tried to settle down the team but to no avail as late in the half with about 6 minutes left to play, the Lions scored off a routine cross from the Flank.

 

Immediately after the Lions scored they took exception to the Referee holding the ball in what they interpreted as an act preventing them a quicker restart of continued play.  Nonetheless the Lions continued to press and control play through to the end of the game.  The Lions were unlucky in missing a few more quality chances that would’ve sent the game into overtime.  Juventus ends up with the 2-1 victory and wins the rubber match statistic in the Cup between these two teams.

  • DATE
  • TYPE
  • HOME / VISITOR
  • LOCATION
  • TIME/RESULT
  • TEAM
    GP
    PTS
    1. Hellas FC
    8
    22
    2. FC Wpg Lions
    7
    18
    3. Wpg Juventus FC
    8
    15
    4. Italinter
    7
    14
    5. Germania FC
    8
    11
    6. Granite Focus 9 FC
    7
    8
    7. World Soccer Academy
    8
    7
    8. Lucania FC
    8
    7
    9. NKMB Saints
    8
    7
    10. Hanover Kickers
    7
    0

Full Stats

MMSL STATS

TEAM
GP
PTS
1. Hellas FC
8
22
2. FC Wpg Lions
7
18
3. Wpg Juventus FC
8
15
4. Italinter
7
14
5. Germania FC
8
11
6. Granite Focus 9 FC
7
8
7. World Soccer Academy
8
7
8. Lucania FC
8
7
9. NKMB Saints
8
7
10. Hanover Kickers
7
0

TOP SCORERS STATS

PLAYER
GOALS
1. Genio Cisternino
7
2. Marouane Imaghri
7
3. Justin Castalanos
6
4. Edin Kurbegovic
6
5. Brendan Rattai
6
6. Amos Ganyeaa
6
7. Ross Pinhammer
5
8. Matthew Mclaren
5
9. Mahdi Khattabi
5
10. Andrew Patton
5
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18.