2017

Games watched this year  124

January                    24
February                    8
March                       11
April                            9
May                             7
June                            1
July                             1
August                      14
September               12
October                      9
November                  8
December                20

Countries Visited                   8
Gabon
Sweden
Germany
Portugal
Lithuania
Slovenia
Bahrain
United Arab Emirates

Best game of the season

Al Jazira 1 v Real Madrid 2
The semi final of the Club World Cup, played at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi.

The hosts were totally outplayed and their goalkeeper Ali Khaseif made a string of unorthodox saves. Indeed he registered the most saves

of any goalkeeper against Real Madrid in one half with – 8. Instantly earning him this……

instant Legend status.

Unfortunately he was injured after only twenty minutes, but managed to keep playing until the 51st minute. By this time Al Jazira were 1-0 upbeat it could have been two as the VAR decided to intervene and disallow a goal that had been given and celebrated for at least 30 seconds and most of the crowd did not realise it had been disallowed.

The inevitable happened after Khaseif went off. The first shot the new keeper faced, went in as Ronaldo scored his 7th CWC goal. Bale came on and scored with his first touch, although Ronaldo might claim he touched it!

Overall Real Madrid had 35 shots and 70% possession. Had Khaseif stayed on, or the VAR not been used this result would have been different!

 

 

Advertisements