Matchday 7: XMIFC v Tianyu Shihe

XMIFC:  5

Tianyu Shihe: 2

XMIFC faced Tianyu Shihe in the Xiamen City Super League this weekend.  It was expected to be a tough game for XMIFC, but after two weeks XMIFC wanted to get back to the winning ways! Tianyu Shihe got their first win last weekend against Jinlong and they came in this game with confidence and wanted to cause an upset.

XMIFC started the game fast, finding back of the net with Alessio in 5th minute to make it 1-0. After the goal XMIFC pushed harder to get the second goal, creating several clear cut chances but they were unable to score. After weathering the XMIFC storm Tianyu Shihe pushed forward, taking advantage from an XMIFC mistake they`ve got a corner. With a fast taken corner they have caught XMIFC  offguard and equalized: 1-1.

XMIFC responded rapidly to this, in 30 seconds XMIFC found back of the net once more with Alessio. Taking the lead once more, 2-1. After this goal XMIFC pushed forward to kill off the game but they were again unable to convert their chances. Hitting the post 3 times.

Near the end of first half Tianyu Shihe started to push forward a bit more and at 45th minute they score a wonderful goal from nearly 30 meters to equalize once more, against the run of play: 2-2.

Second half, Tianyu Shihe was encouraged by their late equalizer at the end of first half, started to push forward more and more and created two clear one on one chances but they were unable to get past XMIFC goalkeeper Oz in both occasions.

Later in the half XMIFC found their balance and started to create chances. In 54th minute XMIFC took the lead one more time with Martin, his first goal of the season, it was a fantastic diving header. Now in the lead once more XMIFC started to play with more confidence, and just 5 minutes later they have found the back of the net one more time with Fabian: 4-2.

After 4th goal Tianyu Shihe started to lose their team structure pushing more and more forward to get a goal back on XMIFC but they were unable to create any chances, XMIFC defended fiercely.

The last goal of the game came from Alessio, completing his hat-trick. He scored a wonder-goal from almost 40 meters, giving goalkeeper almost no chance. Final score: XMIFC: 5 Tianyu Shihe: 2.

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